Well, it looks like Toys “R” Us and Big Bad Toy Store exclusivity may be gone… pre-orders have been announced by Entertainment Earth, not only for G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary, but also for the Gentle Giant 12″ Rock n Roll!
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The following images link to sets of the 2 Packs and Full cases.
In many ways the G.I. Joe: Retaliation action figure line is a testament to the timeless greatness of the G.I. Joe brand at large. I know in many areas of the fandom the hate flows freely in regards to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys, but truth be told, I think we all have a lot to be thankful for, especially when looking around the toy aisles and seeing what other film properties were dealing with in their licensed action figures.
Yes, the vehicle drivers got cost cut to five points of articulation, but by and large, from start to finish, the G.I. Joe: Retaliation line provided a wealth of terrific figures from all different era’s of G.I. Joe’s 30 year history and we should all be thankful.
There are two fans who are especially thankful. So thankful in fact, that they went through some great trouble to assemble a book focusing on the greatness of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
When Hasbro unexpectedly divided up the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary 2-Packs into two separate waves, many fans grew a bit concerned that the move might mean some of the product wasn’t making it to market. However, recent reports have showed sightings of the second wave at Toys “R” Us stores across the country, and now Big Bad Toy Store has posted pre-orders for the shared exclusive line.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I reviewed the ComicCon exclusive Danger at the Docks set, and now it’s time for me to cover the regular Toys “R” Us release, a set that actually caught me a bit by surprise.
While many folks were busy caressing the SDCC set and appreciating its vintage accuracy, I found myself quite impressed with the new urban deco of this repaint.
I’ve already covered a couple of the selections from the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary 3-Packs (namely Leatherneck and Destro) thanks to some early samples, but now that these have hit retail, I’ve filled in the holes.
For folks who haven’t been following along on Facebook, a couple of enterprising G.I. Joe fans have been working on a great guide for the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline entitled “Total Retaliation“. The book will focus on the toys with the G.I. Joe: Retaliation theme. As we all know, there were some fantastic action figures and vehicles under the Retaliation banner, pulling from all era’s and generations of G.I. Joe. Total Retaliation features figures, file cards, and some incredible looking diorama shots.
Over on their Facebook Page, the Total Retaliation creators have been posting a ton of fantastic “in progress” shots featuring their page layouts, diorama snippets and other great tidbits of information.
Keep up with the latest news on Total Retaliation on their Facebook Page, and make sure you’re staying up to date with Roll Out Roll Call, too, as they celebrate 50 years of G.I. Joe and 30 years of Transformers on October 11th and 12th at the Jury’s Inn in Southampton, UK! All of those details can be found right here. Check out some of the great images from Total Retaliation below.
Yes, the recording schedule has been a bit hap hazard, especially with no real news to talk about, but that’s changed over the past few weeks as the news for G.I. Joe has had a resurgence, especially with the 50th Anniversary line being released to retail! We also talk about our favorite Marvel Comics Covers and talk Coil Con.
Continuing the momentum from my previous early 50th Anniversary reviews, I have now posted an exhaustive look at the Danger at the Docks San Diego ComicCon exclusive set!
It’s broken down into two reviews, one for the Night Landing with Eel and one for the VAMP with Flint. Included in the review is a rundown of every single accessory that comes with the foot locker and exactly what changed with each weapon (or if they stayed the same).
If you’ve pre-ordered your G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary product from Big Bad Toy Store, chances are your order is now processing! Reports are coming in from all over that BBTS has started receiving stock and is preparing to ship it out to folks’ homes right this very minute.
Heck, even if you didn’t pre-order, BBTS is showing G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary figures as IN STOCK NOW. Unfortunately the vehicles are sold out.
Add that to the fact that Toys “R” Us is shipping the ComicCon “Danger at the Docks” set and G.I. Joe fans should be having an action packed next 10 days!
We gave you some great “First Looks” right here at YoJoe.com and more reviews will be coming shortly as shipments are received. After a long dry spell, it’ll be great to set some new product in everyone’s hands again.