GeneralsJoes Reviews SDCC Starstriker and Zarana Cold Slither variant

It’s a San Diego ComicCon wrap up!  I reviewed the standard release Zarana a couple of weeks ago, but had to wait a little while before I could the reviews wrapped up on these other two items.  As always, a big thanks goes out to longtime GeneralsJoes friend Gyre Viper for doing me yet another favor and getting me a line on the Cold Slither Zarana while old pal Mysterious Stranger is always there with the hook up for the SDCC Starstriker.

You can check out the review in the 30th Anniversary Section, or just hit the links directly below:

GeneralsJoes Reviews SDCC Exclusive Zarana (Regular Release)

SDCC is almost a faint memory, but the rage about the Zarana exclusive and Hasbro Toy Shop lives on!

I have as of yet been unable to get myself the Cold Slither variant of Zarana, but I decided to not let this stop me from posting a review for the regular release.  I’ve got this posted right now in the 25th Anniversary and 30th Anniversary sections, as well as linked to Exclusives.

Yeesh.  Anyway, if you don’t want to dig through all three of those other pages, just hit up the link below:

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!