Frequent GeneralsJoes contributor (a feat for which I am endlessly grateful) cmderinchief has posted yet another video review! Not content to cover just one item, though, he does a quick review of the TRU Exclusive Spirit, Quick Kick, the Pursuit of Cobra Duke & Snow Job, and also manages to say some words about the Canadian JoeCon convention sets!
It seems only appropriate as August 1st looms tomorrow, and I’ve officially lived out my promise for one review per day until the “official” Pursuit of Cobra launch, that I do a review of two figures that were walking the line between Cobra “Rising” and the Joes “Pursuing”.
While the fifth wave of single pack figures for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra officially kicked off the whole “pursuit” theme, both Doc and Shipwreck from the Toys “R” Us Headquarters for Heroes subline carried that torch as well. Both sporting “Arctic Assault” tags on their packaging, and both quite obviously designed to chase Destro through the snow and ice.
So as these figures bridged that gap between The Rise of Cobra and the Pursuit of Cobra, I figure it’s apt that I use them to bridge the gap here as well.
Gap? Did I say gap? Yeah, right. I’ve currently got about 125 images taken for upcoming Pursuit of Cobra product already, and while I certainly cannot promise the one review per day quota will continue to be met past August 1st, you have no worries, reviews will still be coming fast and furious. I’ve got both new Mechs in the wings as well as the two Wave 1 Alpha vehicles, and I still hope to finish off the Wave 1 Single Packs before too long.
It has always been a popular topic of discussion to rank the convention sets since the 3.75″ scale was re-introduced in 2002. What often gets lost are the convention EXCLUSIVES that are part of the set. For those of you who are not familiar with this, the Exclusives are separate from the con set. They are typically an extension of the con set story line and normally are more remembered than the actual set itself. The con exclusives normally are highly sought after in the secondary markets and they really cause a lot of collector angst if they decided to pass on it the first time to only see the prices triple or quadruple later down the road. These things are expensive enough, but have to pay four times as much can put a real pinch in your hobby. In my list, I did not include the convention attendee free exclusive. Technically, I consider those part of the con set. Basically, if it is anything I had to stand in line for in the club store, that is what is on this list. On that basis, I did include the para-drop figure even though they were given out a freebies early on, but now are either charged for or guarded by lock and key and David Lane. Let’s take a look at the past 8 years a’la cmderinchief: