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.