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General Joe Talk / Re: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Compendium Set
« on: June 15, 2024, 01:48:22 PM »
Man is this thing just cruising along. 

Almost $2,220,000US  (over $3 million Canadian) on a goal of $50,000US.

17 stretch goals unlocked and 11 days to go.

WOW!!!

Joe fans really came out for this.

Up next will have to be the rest of the ARAH (Hama) run through IDW onwards (#300) as the second compendium set.   I'm sure they are also looking at at Transformers one as well.

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General Joe Talk / Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« on: June 15, 2024, 01:41:57 PM »
Anyone else get a "shipping soon" notice from Pulse for the Ferret?

Can't wait.

Also just got in Mutt and Junkyard, along with a second Trouble Bubble from the Pulse sale (35% off as a Premium member).   Man Mutt and Junkyard are really great.   Can't wait for Gnawgahyde so I can put him against M&J in the display.

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General Joe Talk / Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« on: June 05, 2024, 12:35:37 PM »
It might still be the Rattler because that plane will be huge, in fact, too big for me. Imagine the wings to be as long as the total lengt of the plane.

Yeah probably the biggest hint to date was the T-shirt B-Mac (marketing guy replacing Emily) was wearing during the live stream.  It was the Rattler logo which, again, may be a huge hint.   We'll know in just over a month.

Also I broke my no preorder rule again.   I just loved the IG and IG BAT so I had to get in on them right away.  Just one of each, but when they finally hit later this year I'll probably get at least one more of each.  Alpine and Storm Shadow are easy to wait on because they won't sell out anywhere most likely.   The Stinger I'll have to preorder just because.  Same with Retro Cobra Commander.   Trooper and Stalker should be easy to wait on, though maybe not the Trooper.

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General Joe Talk / Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« on: June 04, 2024, 04:03:01 PM »
So overall not too many surprises, but what was shown was still great.

Next mainline wave is great as we had already seen from the leaks.  However I really love how they did some mixing and matching with the IG BAT and IG to give us some fun looks.   Definitely like the IG more after seeing it than with the pics.

STINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Man the in hand reveal just takes it to another level.  All the little details look great.  I'm surprised they didn't talk about the ground blast effects.   I will say I am a bit disappointed with the blast effects on the missiles.  They seem to be too heavy and you could see the missiles with them not sitting evenly with the other missiles.

The Retro wave was mostly as expected.  Love the vac metal CC with the more cartoon colours.  Great way to add extra variation from the HISS version.  Trooper already seen.  STALKER!!  We knew he had to be coming sometime, but nice to see.  Looks good for what it is and will do nicely.

MM Slaughter is as expected and the "itty bitty ditty bag" looks great.   Low-Light and Spirit also look good.   Now BBQ has some more teammates.

Loved the digital renders.  Dialtone looks great, though it is funny to include a cellphone with him while still giving him that unwieldy pack.   SAW Viper looks good except for the helmet.  It looks off to me for some reason.  Glad to know it can come off.

Footloose name only reveal is nice as well.

Interesting to hear that the Haslab is going to be at SDCC this year instead of Yo Joe June.  Looks like Hasbro is finally giving Joe a bit more credit after a couple of great years.   The only thing about it being at SDCC is could it be something a bit bigger than a Rattler???  High profile event so what about a bigger item that fits the event??  Much like the Ghost last year for SW.  I am good if it is just the Rattler, but maybe..........?

Oh and no mention of the 60th figures.

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General Joe Talk / Re: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Compendium Set
« on: June 03, 2024, 05:58:28 AM »
Thanks, I also place my preorder.

It is kind of weird that we get this content from Amazon and Kickstarter also at the same time.

I get it that the Kickstarter gives a nice packaging, but it cost a lot + shipping + duties + exchange.

It's just another in a long line of items being offered through the US that really is mostly only for those in the US.  So places like Amazon make it easier to just pick up the cheaper version.

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General Joe Talk / Re: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Compendium Set
« on: June 02, 2024, 05:59:03 AM »
looking at what's in this... still not "everything" they don't include yearbook 1 in compendium 2 and there's no European Missions. so it's not "complete".

I already have trades IDW did of the main ARAH series, Spec Missions and the Yearbooks. I'm not bothered about the sucky Transformers crossover or the OrBat books, so easy pass for me.

It really is more about the presentation than anything else.

I just preordered yesterday the soft cover version (issues 1-50) on Amazon.ca because it was on sale for $52Cdn.  Right now it is around $55Cdn on sale so still a big discount from the almost $90Cdn originally being asked.  I'll give it a try and if I like it I'll try and round up the next volumes on sale as well.

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General Joe Talk / Re: Sad news for the GI Joe community
« on: June 01, 2024, 01:05:22 PM »
3. Canadian Viper Island is filling complaints against Sh4rk, 3POA for copyright issues on YouTube.

I've never heard of this guy... Can any one fill me in on what's going on with this and why this is the fourth time I've seen this Viper Island dude being talked about?
Legit, I have absolutely no clue what it pertains to.

Basically he has been accused (with proof) of using other channels content as his own and then copyright striking those channels to shut down any attempt to confront him.   The biggest ones recently have to do with A Toy Kinda Mood and 3POA.

A Toy Kinda Mood did an interview with the Joe team at SDCC last year and VI used the video, but cut out anything that would show it was done by them.  Then he also claimed/hinted at the video being connected to him with no credit given to A Toy Kinda Mood.

For 3POA the guy who runs it (Lazerpants) got, from a source, the photo of the Nemesis Immortal prototype heads and VI used it without credit and when he got called out on it he started copyright striking 3POA, Lazerpants and other channels that came to the defence of 3POA.

All in all it is pretty scumbag type of behaviour and what's worse is he is a Canadian who claims to have decades of experience in media (TV/Film/whatever).  So he knows full well that he should be, at the minimum, giving credit to the sources of anything he posts that isn't directly his.  However he doesn't and has gone scorched earth instead because the automated systems at the different social media companies allows for these kinds of bogus strikes without any real recourse that doesn't take weeks/months to resolve.

I had watched a couple of his videos over the years and thought he was pretty good.  Although I did question him including his son the way he did (it came across as phony/forced).   Now I couldn't be bothered, and that is saying something when I don't like 3POA or Analog Toys either.

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General Joe Talk / Re: Sad news for the GI Joe community
« on: June 01, 2024, 12:57:11 PM »
3. Canadian Viper Island is filling complaints against Sh4rk, 3POA for copyright issues on YouTube.

I've never heard of this guy... Can any one fill me in on what's going on with this and why this is the fourth time I've seen this Viper Island dude being talked about?
Legit, I have absolutely no clue what it pertains to.

What is sad is I like his videos. This guy knows how to edit and go to the point. But the trouble came from behind the scene. Now, who is telling the thruth? I don't know. Watch this:

Video 1:
https://youtu.be/8FCIGqRBjSo?feature=shared

Video 2:
https://youtu.be/jhgli8LuGDk?feature=shared


And to help to see both sides, VI posted this:

https://m.youtube.com/post/UgkxbRH6UYY94_SxSLGSSXj3DzQxHugvMef1

I don't think that post from VI you link to does anything to see both sides.

The guy basically doesn't address anything he is accused of (with proof in most cases) and just leaves a snarky post.

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General Joe Talk / Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« on: May 31, 2024, 05:37:28 AM »
So some online retailer has leaked a list of items he says he was able to order this week.  It looks like a list of what to expect for Yo Joe June reveals (at least the ones to go up for preorder). 

He had:

(Next wave):  Alpine, IG BAT, Iron Grenadier, Storm Shadow V2

A Stinger with Driver

Mad Marauders Sgt. Slaughter

60th Action Marine and Halo Jumper

Retro Cobra Commander and Retro Cobra Trooper

Some interesting tidbits.  Storm Shadow V2 is the only figure from the next wave that hadn't been spoiled/revealed.  There had been chatter about the possibility, but nothing really concrete.  The Stinger is a nice surprise, mostly because if the retailer can order it then that could mean it won't be a Pulse exclusive like the VAMP.  Otherwise not a big surprise once they revealed the VAMP.  MM Sgt. Slaughter had already leaked so not a big surprise.  I wonder if the MM Spirit/Low-Light two pack will show up as well?  The 60th is also not a big surprise, but the switch from a Pilot to the Halo Jumper is interesting.  I wonder if they might give us a cloth parachute pack-in?   The Retro wave is cool, but missing one more figure since there is supposed to be 3 waves of 3 figures for 2024.  Hopefully the final figure is either Flint or Major Bludd.   The retailer mentioned the possibility of the Cobra Commander being the hooded version, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Can't wait for Yo Joe June to start.  Should be fun and hopefully lots more reveals (name only, digital, physical) and maybe a Dragonfly unboxing?

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Thanks for that info guys.

I'll probably skip this then.  The price is already pretty high, and adding in taxes/duties/customs, shipping and exchange....Yikes.   I just don't see the value in what will probably end up being close to $600Cdn after all is said and done for a complete set.  Especially with so many other toy items coming this year (both Joe and non-Joe) that I have to "keep my powder dry" for them instead.

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Will you back this project?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skyboundent/gi-joe-a-real-american-hero-compendium-set?ref=checkout_rewards_page

I have never backed a Kickstarter before, but this is very tempting. 

How does it work for the pledge?  Meaning do they charge any taxes, or shipping after the funding is over or is it just the $300?  $300US is a big ask to get a whole set, but it would be nice to get one with everything and not have to worry about collecting the retail releases over the years.

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General Joe Talk / Re: Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« on: May 26, 2024, 05:30:05 PM »
I saw a post saying Roadblock & Tripwire Tiger Force 2-pack is now on sale at Target for $38.49 (USD). Since we don't have Target in Canada anymore I took a look on TRU... just in case.

I remember last time I checked price on TRU Classified figs, and they were $1 to $3 higher than Amazon. But now, the average GI Joe Classified fig is... $42.99!!!!

Really????

That is $7 more than Amazon...

Yep TRU after the new year went back to their wacky pricing.  Did you happen to see Buzzer's price?  I'm sure it is an error, but $60 is not a realistic price for a single figure.

So far I don't think TF Roadblock and Tripwire have shown up at any major Canadian retailer for preorder.   Maybe TRU will get it, or possibly Gamestop since they go the Tiger Paw.   However there are online etailers that have the two pack up for preorder so if you can't access Target there are some options available in Canada.

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