It’s been a while since we’ve heard or seen any real update to the second edition of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service, and the Club is kicking things back off with a bang!
Over on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Facebook page they have shown off the first carded image featuring Cesspool! This is the first shot we’ve seen of the card and the figure, and I am loving this one.
I think I speak for nearly every G.I. Joe fan online when I gush about what a great resource YoJoe has been over the years. Tracking the new figures, in depth and intricate listings of variations, vehicles with their drivers, and even dipping into the accessory realm with the great Whobit.
But have you checked it out lately? And have you considered YoJoe Pro? YoJoe Pro is like YoJoe on steroids… you can track your collection based on the figures in the fantastic YoJoe database, and then sell or trade your extras with the simple click of a button.
Base membership is 100% free and allows you to organize your collection with checklists and provides unlimited listings to sell items in your collection for free. If you item sells, there is a miniscule .99 (or 2.5% of sell price) fee, which is a fraction of what eBay would charge you.
But if you think you’re going to be a heavy user, consider one of the paid plans. Starting at $20 per year (yes, less than $2 per month) you have all the same functionality as the free version, plus exporting your collection to Excel, and adding photos or notes to your collection entries. It really is awesome functionality that can really personalize your own collection. Along with this, you get 25 free sell listings per year. There are other paid options as well, and each offers more free sell listings.
These are all amazing resources for maintaining your collection of G.I. Joe figures, which can get out of hand very quickly (I speak from experience) and I would strongly recommend signing up and kicking the tires. I’m currently a member, and it’s been an awesome addition to my G.I. Joe life.
The news just broke today that G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 3.5 pre-orders are shipping from certain online retailers, but here at GeneralsJoes we’re getting a jump on things early. Big thanks to Glumby for hooking me up with some early samples of these upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures, and I’ve posted two new reviews to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page.
Yes, the 13th figure in the Figure Subscription Service was released over a month ago now, but I’m still trying to avoid spoiling too much…at least in the subject of this post. But let’s face it, if someone doesn’t know who the 13th figure is yet, they’re probably not on the Internet and aren’t reading this anyway!
It seems like forever since we’ve gotten new main line product, but the long, never-ending wait has officially ended. As of last week, the G.I. Joe Eaglehawk Helicopter is IN STOCK at e-tailers around the web! Site sponsor Kokomo Toys has already sold through, but they are currently in stock at Big Bad Toy Store, and certainly will be hitting other retailers shortly.
Check out the link below, and keep watching, you can bet a review for this beast will be going up immediately after I receive it!
If you’re like me you were kind of wondering why we hadn’t seen the digital turn arounds for Cesspool yet from the artistic wizards at Boss Fight Studios, well wonder no longer! Over on their Facebook page, we’ve got a great look at the upcoming Eco Warriors Cobra CEO. Looking scary good! Can’t wait to see it in person.
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!
G.I. Joe news over the past few weeks has been dominated by the Figure Subscription Service…whether it was the last shipments of FSS 1.0 or the exciting reveals of FSS 2.0, there’s been a bunch of talk about all of these figures, but a noticeable lack of that talk on the What’s on Joe Mind podcast. Well, with Episode 81 we are changing that in a big way with a huge Figure Subscription Service special! Not only are we talking FSS, but we brought in Erik Arana from Boss Fight Studios (one of the design brainiacs behind the new head sculpts for FSS 2.0) to discuss past and future FSS offerings as well.
Check out the latest episode on Podbean.com or with the embedded players below. Show Notes, as always, are after the jump.
The Figure Subscription Service has wrapped shipping and I’m finally getting those last loose ends tied up. Not quite done with the mythical “Number 13″ yet, but here are numbers 11 and 12. Barrel Roll is one of my all time favorite characters, especially in recent years, and I’m glad to see him released. Meanwhile, TNT was a very pleasant surprise, to be sure.
While other brands and toylines were revealing their coveted San Diego ComicCon exclusives, G.I. Joe fans were sitting on their hands saying “what about us”?!
Well, no longer! USA Today writer and geek extraordinaire Brian Truitt reveals today via USA Today that the 2013 San Diego ComicCon exclusive G.I. Joe set will contain a Skystriker redeco into Autobot Jetfire, a VAMP redeco into Autobot Hound, as well as Snake Eyes, the Baroness (with Ravage) and Bludgeon!
At JoeCon 2013, John Warden mentioned that this year’s set would “fill in some gaps” of past ComicCon sets and indeed it has, finally giving us some Autobots to battle against the Decepticons of the past two years. The USA Today article also posted a great gallery of all of the necessary images as well.
Check out the great USA Today article for all of the juicy details, and take a peek at the mirrored images below. That Jetfire looks GREAT. Awesome retooled thrusters on the back…and that Ravage? Woah. Another fantastic entry into the G.I. Joe/Transformers ComicCon Lexicon!
EDIT – Thanks to the crack staff at YoJoe we now have much larger images of the exclusives!