It’s G.I. Joe Kre-O Week at GeneralsJoes! First review – Mini Figures Wave 1

I’ve been thinking about how to structure and organize these reviews, and I decided that there really wasn’t enough detail to break the reviews of wave 1 down to individual figures.  They were much better tackled as a whole.  I’m sure folks will let me know if they’re not happy with that format.

Throughout the rest of this week I will endeavor to cover every G.I. Joe Kre-O set that’s been released so far!  It might be too tall an order, but I’m going to give it my best shot as we roll towards the theatrical release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Check out my newly launched G.I. Joe: Kre-O Review Page, or click the direct link below:

Are you hunting Kre-O? This code breakdown should help!

A short while ago I posted a  breakdown of the unique codes on the back of the Kre-O blind bags to help folks who are looking for a specific figure concealed within those blind bags.  The code breakdown was courtesy of HissTank.com and should be very helpful to folks trying to find that fuzzy headed Joe Colton or Quick Kick with authentic FUGEE bar!

I’ve been seeing some folks out there who must have missed the post the first time around, so I’m getting it back out on the front page here.  Bookmark this one, boys and girls!  Check out the blind bag codes below:

  • 23401 75 Alley Viper
  • 23401 76 Cobra Ninja Viper
  • 23401 77 Cobra Trooper
  • 23401 78 Crimson Guard
  • 23401 79 Cobra Axe Ninja
  • 23401 80 Kim Arashikage (Jinx)
  • 23401 81 Kamakura
  • 23401 82 Quick Kick
  • 23401 83 Rock-N-Roll
  • 23401 84 Scarlett
  • 23401 85 Adventure Team Commander
  • 23401 86 Torpedo

Thanks again to Tron at HissTank.com for the intel.

GeneralsJoes Reviews the Toys “R” Us Exclusive Quick Kick

While I had a chance to review Spirit quite some time ago, this is my first opportunity to follow up with the other recently released Toys “R” Us Exclusive…  Quick Kick!

Quick Kick has never been one of my favorites, did this new version change my mind any?  Check out the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page, or just hit the review directly right here.

Bruce Lee Wannabe

Another ten minute video figure review – Pursuit of Cobra galore!

Frequent GeneralsJoes contributor (a feat for which I am endlessly grateful) cmderinchief has posted yet another video review!  Not content to cover just one item, though, he does a quick review of the TRU Exclusive Spirit, Quick Kick, the Pursuit of Cobra Duke & Snow Job, and also manages to say some words about the Canadian JoeCon convention sets!

Wow.  Check out all the Gary Goodness right below.

Pursuit of Cobra Spirit and Quick Kick images unleashed

The Toys “R” Us exclusive figures have been somewhat hit or miss over the past twelve months.  While opinion was generally quite favorable over Firefly, Bench Press and the Snow Serpent Officer, I don’t think the fans were exactly wild about Barbecue, Doc, or Arctic Shipwreck.  However, with the upcoming Pursuit of Cobra line, I think Hasbro really took out the stops, and we’re getting  a pair of exclusives that are awesome homages to not only the vintage characters, but also plenty of other 80’s themes!

Spirit is pulled straight from the movie classic Predator, while Quick Kick is infused with a combination of Bruce Lee and the Karate Kid.  As he usually does, HissTank forum member Gyre-Viper showcases both figures in a unique way.  Check them in this thread, or mirrored below.

O-Ring fans rejoice…Funskool is distributing G.I. Joe figures again!

Well, don’t get too excited…there doesn’t appear to be anything new on the way, but with thanks to this thread from YoJoe, it would appear that India toy distributor Funskool is once again producing o-ring style G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero figures for distribution.  This eBay auction is for a Quick Kick, and the back of the card (with a date stamp of May, 09) can be seen below.

Pretty cool news.  Even if nothing new is coming out, it’s always good to see some o-ring stuff making it’s way to retail again, even with the sketchy Funskool quality.

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