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General Joe Talk / Thoughts on Classified and Retro lines?
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:25:06 PM »
Well I think it is high time some discussion started up again on the board.  Don't know if anyone is still around, but here goes.

Retro:

I haven't seen much in store from this line so I can't speak to it very much.  Figure wise I am not impressed.  They look good, but the quality is pretty bad.  At least based on the Cobra Pilot I opened.  It felt "gummy" and cheap like it would be something you would find in a dollar store.

The Fang is the only vehicle I picked up since I never found the AWE or HISS.  The box art is great, and it definitely feels like a "retro" throwback.  However I find the updates to the Fang completely unnecessary, and frankly detract from the vehicle.

I get that it was done to add a bit of heft/weight to the vehicle, but it comes across as unnecessary fiddling.  I'm sure the AWE and HISS are fine since they seem to be simple re-releases.

Classified:

After a bit of an underwhelming start, the line is really coming on strong.  Excluding the stupid Cobra Island exclusives, I have been loving the newer releases.  Zartan and Cobra Infantry are outstanding.  Destro is amazing!  I can't wait for more reveals on April 9th during the Hasbro FanFest.

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Ontario / Gi joe classified / retro
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:00:16 PM »
I got my preorder Zartan and Cobra Infantry from EB Games this week.  Man they are both big steps up in quality and sculpt from wave 1 of Classified.

Also saw 2 Retro Cobra Fangs at my local Walmart today (Barrhaven).  I'm not a big fan of the new Fang, and the figure is terrible.

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General Joe Talk / New GI Joe toyline in the works!!!!
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:54:57 PM »
So over on Hisstank they are reporting that artist Furio Tedeschi is working as a freelance production artist for their new toyline.

Obviously with a new movie in production a toyline was all but inevitable.  However it is nice to have some hard evidence.  Can't wait to see what they come up with.  Hopefully the vehicles are a better offering than last two me.

Either way it will be great to see Joe on the shelves once again.

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General Joe Talk / GI Joe: Snake Eyes
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:40:07 PM »
So finally some news to report in the land of Joe.  The next movie, apparently titled "GI Joe: Snake Eyes" is in production.  They officially moved from pre-production to production.  Not actual filming yet, but a concrete step to get it going.

Anyone else happy to see the news?  The question now is how will they treat the character?  Will it be a reboot?  Questions, questions, questions....

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General Joe Talk / State of GI Joe and Joecanuck.
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:26:29 AM »
So I figured I would start a thread just to see how things are going.

Obviously GI Joe is at one of it's lowest points in the history of the brand.  No toyline, no show, and talk of another movie possibly being worked on but no signs of anything happening.  Hell not even a SDCC exclusive toy like the last few years.  Thankfully the comics are still going, but that seems to be all there is right now.

As for Joecanuck, well I think we (those of us still checking in) can safely say that it is the same here.  I personally still check in from time to time, but I no longer check daily like I used  up until earlier this year.  I miss the old days of course, but I understand why the site has gone so quiet.

I would love it if Hasbro could pull a surprise like they just did with a new round of G1 reissues for the transformer line, on old school packaging.  Do the same thing with GI Joe, even though most of the ARAH molds are gone.  It would be nice, but I know it won't happen due to lack of support, and the lack of interest in selling"war" toys.  Especially without a corresponding media tie-in.

Anyway, anyone still out there who wants to chime in with an opinion?

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General Joe Talk / SDCC 2017 Cobra Missile Command exclusive.
« on: June 15, 2017, 11:14:21 PM »
WOW!!!!!

Hasbro has finally done an exclusive that is above and beyond what I thought they could ever do.  Add in that it will only be $50 US and it is incredible!!!!  I don't really collect Joe anymore since there is nothing at retail, but this is a must buy for me, even at the ridiculous after market price we here in Canada will get stuck paying.  Here is a link:

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=29170

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Off Topic / Happy New Year everyone.
« on: January 01, 2017, 06:52:19 AM »
Happy New Year!!

Here's hoping that Hasbro's new shared universe (and IDW's) leads to great new things in 2017 for Joe.

Forgot to add...First post if 2017!!!!!  Haha

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General Joe Talk / Channing Tatum hates GI Joe: ROC
« on: July 01, 2015, 04:09:52 AM »
So......

http://www.enewsi.com/movies/190-28643.html

Can you blame him?  Spoiled baby because he is now a successful actor? 

I think most of us agree that ROC was, at best, not good.  However was it as bad as he makes it seem?  Would you prefer more actors be this honest with a project?  How about being this honest when you are still in the project?  It's super easy to bash something you did years after you did it, when you are now a successful actor, but how about standing on your high horse when it actually puts you at risk?

Anyway, wonder if there has been ANY movement on movie #3......hahahaha

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As seen here:

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=9&itemid=24900

Have to say, Kreo is really doing justice to the ARAH brand.  The price is pretty damn good for an exclusive as well.  $50 for 12 figures and the Triple T!!!!

Anyone out there still collecting Kreo, or has the piss poor availability in Canada all but killed it for you?  Love how well the Triple T turned out though.

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Here:

http://www.the3dstudio.com/gi-joe-micro-2-pack

I am really intrigued by these.  I would love to have the Jumbo figures, but price and space are way too much for me to seriously consider them.

However, these little buggers are really enticing and space would be less of an issue.  My only real concerns would be price and the fact that they state near the bottom that the figures are not articulated.  So I would probably want to see them in person before buying.

Thoughts?

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General Joe Talk / 50th TRU sets reduced, slightly, again.
« on: June 22, 2015, 05:39:20 AM »
So over on toysrus.ca they have reduced some of the 50th stuff again.

The remaining 2-packs are now $9.98 and the Danger at the Docks set is now $19.98.  BBZ and the 3-packs are still the same, but eventually they will probably reduce as well.  Especially since the new sets will be showing up soon (hopefully in Canada).

I actually notice this at my local TRU first, but then saw it online.  Too bad the only 2-packs left that I can find are either Lowlight/Night Viper and BBQ/Heat Viper.  Still, if we get another BOGO on clearance items, it will be worth it for a few extra figs/vehicles.

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