Reinforcements have arrived!
It’s review-a-mania! With Hasbro’s G.I. Joe releases it is either feast or famine. For the past several months there has been not a whole lot of activity at retail for G.I. Joe, and now within the past 2 weeks I’ve gotten 30th Anniversary Wave 1 figures, the two Wave 1 Bravo vehicles, and UPS should be dropping off my Wave 2 G.I. Joe: Renegades figures this afternoon.
Well, not one to be intimidated, I’m continuing the review train full steam ahead, and loading ’em all up on my 30th Anniversary Review Page. The next two victims:
It wasn’t all that long ago that I reported a rumor stating that the 30th Anniversary toys would be hitting domestically on or around August 16th. Well, it’s the 21st, and while the target date of the 16th wasn’t quite right (my bad) we are starting to see the first signs of a full scale G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary invasion.
First and foremost, from HissTank.com, Lord Norin reports that he found a Black Dragon VTOL and VAMP Mark II at a local Wal-Mart! Not only have they hit, but they are retailing for around $20. In that same thread, many other reports of the same thing. HissTank member umanumanamo was even cool enough to share some images and a review of the incredibly awesome Steel Brigade Delta figure.
Also, Corey Stinson from SmallJoes.com reports that Hasbro has informed him his initial allotment of 30th Anniversary figures is processing, and he expects to get them within a week or so.
Last, but not least, over at Fighting 118th, soia339 received a carded Hazard Viper from Asia, and has posted several very nice images of that as well.
So rejoice Joe fans. The well has been dry for a little while, but we’re starting to see a trickle. It only gets better from here!
Over the weekend I posted a handful of packaged images from the upcoming 30th Anniversary figures, thanks to Gary and Stealth Viper. Well, the Fighting 118th has come through with even more images! They’ve got nearly every figure from the apparent initial release of the upcoming Joe line.
Interesting changes include:
Check out the thread right here, and I’ve also mirrored the images below. A big thanks to ’emike’ for the heads up!