by Jason | April 19th, 2014
Just a heads up on something here. I was asked by Jay Cochran of ToyNewsi.com to write something on the current status of G.I. Joe. I’ve discussed it a couple of times on Twitter, along with some fellow collectors, but this is more than a 140 character limitation will allow.
First let me say, G.I. Joe is my favorite line from the ’80s. For me there was nothing better in the realm of action figures. Sure I collected other things as a kid, but G.I. Joe was it. So to see the current status of the line is kind of sad, but at the same time I think it has had a 30 plus year run at retail. That is truly impressive by most standards.
So head on over to TNI and read my editorial piece, “G.I. Joe is dead, long live G.I. Joe” and let me know what you think, either in the comments section there, or here, just below. Thanks, I look forward to hearing what you think.
by harkiri | April 10th, 2014
Thanks to GeneralJoes we have our first news in from JoeCon about the attendee exclusives.
So the Club comic has been frantically grabbed by the rabid fanboys down here in Dallas, so there are some added details about the Convention Exclusives we can hope to see this year!
According to the Convention program, we will be getting:
Steel Brigade Pilot w/ VTOL (LE800)
Cobra Septic HISS Tank mk II (DTC HISS repaint by the looks of the comic art) (LE 800)
G.I. Joe Rescue Ops 2-Pack (no idea, and no clear insight based on internal comic art) (LE 700)
Steel Brigade Zombie 3-Pack (LE 1,000)
Kre-O Zombie Initiative 7 Pack (LE 600)
Night Force Para Trooper Crazy Legs (LE 500)
Carded Cross Country and the HAVOC MK II should also be available in limited numbers at the Con.
Thanks to the Official Joe Con Facebook Page we also have a look at one of the Con Exclusive Vehicles. The Eco Force Eco Striker.
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by harkiri | March 31st, 2014
I am sure everyone already knows about this already, since I have been slacking in updating the main page, Thanks to FLYINGNINJAKICK (Formerly Getsomegrapesoda) we have a PSA Style Preview of NBC’S Community’s GIjoe themed episode airing on April 3rd.
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by harkiri | March 1st, 2014
Thanks to HissTank forum member Master Chief we have some pricing information for the Toys R Us Exclusive G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary line-up. From what he has posted the prices look pretty good, but TRU does have a habit of changing their prices.
The prices are as follows:
G.I. Joe: “Versus” 2-Packs (Item #082796) $14.99
G.I. Joe: “Outnumbered” Team Packs (3-Packs – Item #082801) $19.99
G.I. Joe: “Danger at the Docks” (VAMP and Night Landing Craft Set – Item #082754) $29.99
G.I. Joe: “Battle Below Zero” (Wolf and Sky Hawk Set – Item #082806) $39.99
Kre-O G.I. Joe: Terror Drome Set (Item #085927) $99.99
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by harkiri | March 1st, 2014
Sorry these took so long to get posted, I am catching up from a busy week. Tuesday the 25th the Club Teased us with the reveal of what appears to be a Zombie Pitbull named DAWG and Friday the 28th we were shown the final figure in the set, Repulsor.
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And Click Here to discuss Dawg
by harkiri | February 21st, 2014
We now have new images and a final price for the G.I. JOE H.A.V.O.C. MK-II.
G.I. JOE H.A.V.O.C. MK-II (Add-On Vehicle purchased separately) will be available in late spring from the GIJCC Store. This 2014 Limited Edition club exclusive vehicle will be $42 + shipping!
Based on the colors of the original H.A.V.O.C. driven by CROSS-COUNTRY, this vehicle features an opening canopy, free-rolling wheels, a moveable windshield wiper and hi-velocity X-1 torpedoes. Plus, you can elevate the vehicle’s launcher to rotate 360 degrees and fire four missile accessories!
[Vehicle will be bagged with accessories and some assembly is required. Cross-Country figure NOT INCLUDED.]
The H.A.V.O.C. [Heavy Assault Vehicle Ordnance Carrier] MK-II combines the stamina of a tank with the handling of an off-road vehicle. The result is a machine that makes its own road over tough terrain to battle the evil forces of COBRA.
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by harkiri | February 19th, 2014
The Ninth Figure is TOXO-ZOMBIE
COBRA COMPOUND Z TROOPER: TOXO-ZOMBIE
- 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
- Based on the 1992 Cobra Toxo-Zombie Design
- Features a NEW Battle-Damaged Head
- Box Set contains THREE Troop Builder Action Figures
- Includes Cobra Logo Stand, Pistol, Compound Z Explosive Projectile
One more figure to go….what does everyone think?
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by Jason | February 15th, 2014
Today Hasbro held their Toy Fair Fan/Press Event in New York. During the event they show off their brands for year. Included in their presentation was G.I. Joe. After not know for months now whether Hasbro had any plans for the brand, we now have an idea of what we can expect. Continue →