GeneralsJoes Reviews final 2 Target Exclusive Vehicle Sets

No longer “canceled”, the third wave of “Target Exclusive” vehicle sets are now hitting Ross Stores nationwide (well…for folks unlike me who actually have one within 350 miles, anyway).

Thankfully I have some very kind readers who have extended their generosity and allowed me to get my full of these vehicle sets at killer prices.  I reviewed two of them yesterday, and today I will add the final two to the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page.  Check out the links below.

GeneralsJoes Reviews Target… errr… Ross Exclusive Vehicle Packs

Well, not all of them today, but I at least got two of them done.  The other two should be up tomorrow or the day after.

You can check out the reviews at the Pursuit of Cobra Review Index, or directly at the links below:

GeneralsJoes reviews the 2009 Canadian JoeCon Exclusives

I originally typed up these reviews to be shown in the JoeCanuck newsletter, and they were from January – April of 2010.  However, as the SDCC wraps up, and as the 2010 Canadian JoeCon is literally right around the corner, it seemed totally appropriate to reproduce this review on the site for my GeneralsJoes Review-A-Rama.

Originally the review was broken down into four separate issues, so if it seems a little disjointed, that’s why.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the 2010 Canadian JoeCon as much as I am…  you can find all the information you need right here, and if the 2009 set is any indication, I think we’re in for some very cool convention exclusives this year!

Check out the review right here.

GeneralsJoes Reviews the SDCC Sgt. Slaughter Figures!

The GeneralsJoes July Review-A-Rama continues on strong thanks to Hasbro’s Public Relations team…  A nice surprise package in the mail late last week provided me with the two San Diego ComicCon Exclusive Sgt. Slaughters that are hitting lucky collectors this weekend at ComicCon.

I’ve reviewed them both and for lack of a better place, linked the review on the Pursuit of Cobra page.  You can, of course, also check it out here.

GeneralsJoes reviews JoeCustoms JoeCon Exclusive Lt. Stone

Another day, another review…but maybe this one’s cheating, I dunno.

I wrote up a review for the Canadian G.I. Joe Collectors’ Newsletter about a month ago on the JoeCustoms Convention Exclusive Lt. Stone figure.  I’d always planned to get the review up on the site as well, just hadn’t gotten to it yet…  until now.

Produced for JoeCon on a yearly basis, some enterprising folks from JoeCustoms.com have taken it upon themselves to do up some custom figures, but you have to be at the convention in person to pick them up.  Of course, being the crazed Sigma 6 fan that I am, I was ecstatic to hear that Lt. Stone was getting the Real American Hero treatment this time around.

Check out the review in the Exclusives section, or just hit it up right here.

And if you want a chance to own one of these special figures in person, or just get to know the cool guys who make ’em, make JoeCustoms.com a regular hang out.  Trust me, you’ll learn something new every day.  Sometimes things you never even wanted to know.

Are you a member of the Tri-State Vipers? You want to be.

Vintage o-ring figures are become tough to come by these days, so I like to take whatever chance I can to get my hands on them.  Well, all you need right now is to be a member of the Tri-State Vipers regional message board.  Designed as a community forum for folks in the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut), the boards have formed a great group of guys and girls who get together on a regular basis and enjoy the world of G.I. Joe.

Well, as a treat to members of the forum, as well as a way to earn some cash for board and site improvements, the folks at Tri-State also teamed up with NomadCustoms to produce a special exclusive figure, the Tri-State Viper!  I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair of these, thanks to the guys over there, and I’ve reviewed the figure right here!

But what you really want to know…  how do you get one?  Check out the forum here, and also take a look at the guidelines below:

Please read the following rules and conditions:

* A donation of $20 is necessary in order to have a figure put aside for you. All proceeds go directly back into the board for future endeavors.

* A figure is not guaranteed until payment is sent!

* The figure is limited to one per member, while supplies last!

* You will not be guaranteed a figure until we receive your donation.

* From now until April 12th, ONLY members who have been a part of the board prior to 2010 will be able to pre-order. Starting on April 12th, the pre-orders will be open to everyone who’s a member of the board.

* To purchase your figure please send a pm to crimsonguardvet76. You MUST include in the pm whether you intend to pic up the figure at the G.I. Joe convention in Rhode Island or if you would prefer it mailed to you.

* Crimsonguardvet76 will then reply with payment information and the PayPal address.

* The figures will be making their premiere at the G.I. Joe convention in Rhode Island! Members who wish to pick up the figure at the con must have first pre-ordered the figure. Payments will not be accepted at the con!

Anyone who cannot make the con will have their figures mailed out to them after the con has concluded. Shipping will be via Priority Mail (approx. $5–international rates will apply), so that shipping cost will have to be tacked onto the $20 figure fee.

Pennsylvania JoeCustoms Picnic Exclusives Reviewed!

Along with the more well-known G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club and Canadian JoeCon, many smaller regional groups are getting into the “exclusive” figure game to draw folks to their meet ups, or just to have fun with. Last year, a crew of JoeCustoms faithful in the Pennsylvania area held a JoeCustoms get together and featured two exclusive figures, Auger, and Methane. Well, just in time for the next Pennsylvania JoeCustoms Picnic (May 30th in Pottsville, PA) I’ve posted a review for these two figures in my Exclusives section.

Check out the review here, and for all details about the upcoming JoeCustoms Picnic, check out this thread on JoeCustoms.com!

Exclusives Reviews – G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club

I’m breaking up the exclusive reviews a bit to put more focus on the excellent product provided by the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. They do great work, in my opinion, and deserve their own section.

Convention Exclusives:

  1. Project: Downfall (2016)
  2. Peril in Paradise (2015)
  3. Zombie Initiative (2014)
  4. Nocturnal Fire (2013)
  5. Operation Bear Trap (2012)
  6. Adventure Team Last Man Standing 12″ (2012)
  7. Special Mission: Brazil II (2011)
  8. Vacation in the Shadows (2010)
  9. Crimson Strike Team (2009)
  10. COBRA Headhunters (2008)
  11. Tanks for the Memories (2007)
  12. COBRA’s Most Wanted: Mercenaries (2006)
  13. MARS Invades Convention Set (2005)
  14. Dreadnok Rampage Con Set (2004)
  15. Operation: Anaconda Con Set (2003)
  16. Crimson Strike Team (2002)

Figure Subscription Service

Series 4

  1. Law & Order
  2. Nunchuk
  3. Barricade
  4. Night Creeper
  5. Jammer
  6. Pathfinder
  7. Bullhorn
  8. Inferno B.A.T.
  9. Billy
  10. Interrogator
  11. Tiger Force Sneak Peek
  12. Tiger Force Outback
  13. Carla “Doc” Greer

Series 3

  1. Psyche Out
  2. Repeater
  3. Muskrat
  4. Slice
  5. Spearhead
  6. Vypra
  7. Hit & Run
  8. Alpine
  9. Night Creeper Leader
  10. Bombstrike
  11. Crimson Guard Immortal
  12. Big Ben
  13. Frostbite

Series 2

  1. Airtight (Tiger Force)
  2. Shipwreck (Tiger Force)
  3. Wide Scope
  4. Skullbuster
  5. Tollbooth
  6. Desert Scorpion
  7. Night Force Lt. Falcon
  8. Cesspool
  9. Keel Haul
  10. Bombardier
  11. Big Bear
  12. Dragonsky
  13. Grand Slam

Series 1

  1. Cobra Ninja Dice (2013)
  2. Kim “Jinx” Arashikage (2013)
  3. Quarrel (2013)
  4. Nano B.A.T. (2013)
  5. Topside (2013)
  6. Big Boa (2013)
  7. Sure Fire (2013)
  8. Iron Klaw (2013)
  9. Cover Girl (2013)
  10. Grunt (2013)
  11. Barrel Roll (2013)
  12. TNT (2013)
  13. Blackout (2013)

Yearly Membership Incentives

  1. Pythona
  2. COBRA Wave Crusher w/ Sub Viper
  3. Dr. Mindbender (Arctic)
  4. Cross Country
  5. Iceberg
  6. Footloose
  7. Man of Evil (12″)
  8. Dial Tone
  9. Big Lob
  10. Undertow
  11. COBRA Commander
  12. Copperhead
  13. Nullifier
  14. Jungle Viper
  15. Heavy Water
  16. Clear Zartan

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe

  1. Marissa Faireborn w/ Afterbreaker
  2. Old Snake w/ Stealth B.A.T.s

Adventure Team

  1. Adventure Team Commander
  2. Dr. Venom
  3. Adventure Team “Air Adventurer”
  4. Adventure Team “Sea Adventurer”
  5. Adventure Team “Land Adventurer”

Operation: Flaming MOTH

  1. Arctic Theater
  2. Pacific Theater
  3. Desert Theater
  4. Jungle Theatre