New G.I. Joe Kre-O Blind Bags found in the wild… but with a twist!

Well, actually a couple of twists. First and foremost, the finding is from a retail Toys “R” Us in Utah, and reports that they have found Blind Bag Wave 5 in stores. So, the first question is… where is Wave 4? Perhaps Wave 4 is impending as well…

But the second and more pressing issue in my mind is there appears to be a lack of blind bag codes. This was reported on some Transformers Kre-Ons a short while ago, and unfortunately the tactic has officially passed along to the G.I. Joe side as well. I’m certainly not happy about it, and this will probably result in me just picking and choosing the loose figures on eBay or some other service. I don’t have a local Toys “R” Us, so I’m certainly not going to make a special 120 mile round trip just to buy an armful of Kre-Ons and hope I get the ones I want.

I kind of understand why Hasbro is doing it, but I don’t much like it.

Check out the image below and thanks to Edward G on Twitter for the info.

The fifth wave of G.I. Joe Kre-O contains the below list of figures, and a gallery from ComicCon can be seen right here.

  • Zarana
  • Bullet Man (!!!)
  • Lifeline
  • Outback
  • Stinger Driver
  • Dial Tone
  • Techno Viper
  • Ninja Ku
  • Leatherneck
  • Tele Viper
  • Iceberg
  • Battle Damage B.A.T.

Comic Book Resources interviews Karen Traviss about upcoming G.I. Joe relaunch

It’s officially September, which has been long promised by IDW Publishing as the “Fall of G.I. Joe”. With the first issue of the latest G.I. Joe relaunch incoming, Comic Book Resources interviewed new writer Karen Traviss, and also included some preview images to go along with the story.

Check out one of the previews below, and check out the interview at CBR.com.

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