Overseas auctions provide first in hand loose images of Wave 3.5

Well, this is a great thing to wake up to on a Tuesday morning.  Certainly we’ve all seen loose images from Toy Fair, JoeCon, and other official places, but overseas seller viperkingdom this morning provides the first real in hand images of what we believe are production level versions of the highly anticipated Wave 3.5 figures from Hasbro.

Slated to be released in July or August, Wave 3.5 breaks the mold for case assortments, giving us a whopping 12 brand spanking new G.I. Joe figures in one single case assortment.  Pulling from over 30 years of history, Hasbro gives us vintage themed figures and G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie figures all in one case, filling in many collection gaps and providing some beautiful looking army builders in movie styling.

These are great looking toys and a testament to just how much better and further developed G.I. Joe toys are in comparison to other toylines.  I defy anyone to look at these images, and then look at pegs at your local stores and tell me there are any 4″ action figures that even come close to the level of detail, articulation, and accessories you see here.  It’s not even a contest.  Heck, I can’t even pick a favorite!  The Cobra Combat Ninja is a must buy, but so is Ultimate Duke…  Data-Viper and Ultimate Roadblock both look amazing.  It’s unreal, I get like five figures deep before I even realize we’re finally getting Kwinn!

Anyway, check out the mirrored images below to see these new amazing figures and prepare yourselves for July/August as G.I. Joe makes its triumphant return to retail and e-tail shelves!

Wave 3.5 contains the following:

  • Crimson Guard
  • Budo
  • Ultimate Cobra Commander (Vintage)
  • Ultimate Storm Shadow (Vintage)
  • Kwinn
  • Data-Viper
  • Ultimate Snake Eyes (Vintage)
  • Ultimate Duke (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
  • Ultimate Roadblock (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
  • Ultimate Flint (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
  • Ultimate Firefly (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
  • Cobra Combat Ninja

These figures are still available for pre-order from our fine sponsors at Big Bad Toy Store, SmallJoes, and Nerd Rage Toys.

Previews for IDW’s G.I. Joe #5, Cobra Files #3, and Real American Hero #191

It’s a new comic day trifecta!  After a couple of dry weeks, this week we have not just one…. not two… but three new G.I. Joe themed books all hitting on Wednesday!  Certainly there will be something for everyone at the comic book store this week.

G.I. Joe #5

Fred Van Lente (w) • Steve Kurth (a) • Juan Doe, Kurth (c)

HOMEFRONT reaches its explosive conclusion—and we do mean explosive: If BARONESS can’t hold the city of Warrenton, no one will! And the fate of the entire G.I. JOE team rests in the hands of its newest—and most inexperienced— member, HASHTAG. What will she decide? Plus: The return of a fan-favorite Cobra character YOU’VE been clamoring for since he first appeared!

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Variant Covers:

             G.I. JOE “Comics History” cover by Ryan Dunlavey, co-creator of the Comic Book History of Comics!

Bullet points:

  • The fate of the team—in the hands of HASHTAG!
  • The cataclysmic conclusion to the story that has everybody talking!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #191

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

G.I. JOE goes to the jungle! LADY JAYE’s team is led into the jungles of southeast Asia for a mission that will pit G.I. JOE against an enemy they thought long gone: MAJOR BLUDD! Will fortune smile on LADY JAYE and her team or will the ruthless mercenary gain the upper hand? It’s kill or be killed in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #191!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Variant Covers:

             Larry Hama variant sketch cover!

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #3

Mike Costa (w) • Antonio Fuso (a) • Michael Lark, Fuso (c)

SNAKES AND TIGERS! FLINT’s plan to trap the team’s new, elusive enemy may be crazy enough to work: offering up a target too irresistible to pass up, he thinks they can draw their opponents out. But when things start going south—fast—it’s up to CHAMELEON to salvage the mission. Will she put the team in danger in order finish the job?

*2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio

 

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Variant Covers:

             “CobraGraphic” variant cover by Tom Whalen!

 

Bullet points:

  • The critically acclaimed team of Mike Costa and Antonio Fuso present the most shocking issue yet!
  • The tables are turned—G.I. JOE is in COBRA’s crosshairs!
  • Will CHAMELEON choose her team or the mission?