When Hasbro revealed the information on “Wave 3″ for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, there was quite a bit of confusion from those of us who were G.I. Joe fans in attendance. I spoke to Derryl DePriest about it, and essentially the way things break down is this:
The current “Wave 3″ that we are seeing at retail with Joe Colton, Lady Jaye, Alley-Viper, Dark Ninja, etc… is considered a “filler” wave. A Wave 2.5, if you will. The full blown Wave 3 will be hitting in May and will consist of the following butt-load of figures:
- Crimson Guard
- Cobra Combat Ninja
- “Ultimate” Movie Duke
- “Ultimate” Movie Firefly
- “Ultimate” Snake Eyes (Vintage inspired)
- “Ultimate” Movie Flint
- “Ultimate” Movie Roadblock
- Storm Shadow (Sunbow inspired)
- Cobra Commander (Sunbow inspired)
There will also be a Wave 4 featuring Blind Master, Jinx, Night-Viper and I believe the movie accurate Red Ninja, and that will also have some carry-forwards from previous assortments.
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures from 2013 Toy Fair
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation items on sale at Entertainment Earth – Wave 2 included!
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 2 Roadblock and Snake Eyes in hand images
- New in hand images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 2 at AC Toys
- G.I. Joe Convention Day 3 – the 2013 Product Slideshow!