Wal-Mart “Street Date” for 30th Anniversary toys?

Across the country, Joe fans have been finding 30th Anniversary figures and vehicles littering the aisles of their local Wal-Marts (and recently, Toys “R” Us), but folks have been having issues getting the figures rung up at the register.

Well, turns out there could be a reason for it.  According to GeneralsJoes Twitter buddy “Twitziller“, a Wal-Mart manager has named September 20th as a “street date” for the new G.I. Joe releases.  What that really means remains to be seen…whether that means a great influx of toys will appear in all Wal-Marts, or if they will just show up in the computer system.  Whatever the end result, the fact that Wal-Mart has an established time for the 30th Anniversary is a good thing.

GeneralsJoes reviews Wal-Mart Exclusive LAW Battle Station

I bet you guys thought I was going to forget my “review of the day” today, didn’t you?  In all of the “Hub” hubbub, it sorta got lost in the shuffle, but I gotta keep up my end of the bargain.  I’ve already covered the Wal-Mart exclusive Heatseeker and Outpost Defender, but in the interest of filling in those holes, here is the Laser Artillery Weapon!

Of course you can find that review and many others linked back to the Rise of Cobra Review Page.

Enjoy.

Alexx Shorts covers the Wal-Mart Ninja Battles set

Normally I might not cover this, but I’m pretty sure I won’t end up owning this set, so I figured it’s only right to give it some due publicity by showcasing Alexx’s latest photographic onslaught, this time focusing on the Wal-Mart Exclusive Ninja Battles set.  Chock full of gear with some…  “interesting” paint application choices, Alexx breaks down exactly what’s in the box and whether it’s worth your time.

The review itself is right here, but check out the images below.

Very nice images of Tunnel Rat/Monkeywrench and upcoming Bench-Press TRU Exclusive

Our man cmderinchief is back at it again, with some more breakdowns of recently released and soon-to-be-released figures!  Over at JoeBattleLines, he’s posted a couple of very nice galleries of the upcoming Tunnel Rat/Monkeywrench Wal-Mart 2-Pack as well as the not yet released Bench-Press Toys “R” Us Exclusive.  Check ’em out below!

Wal-Mart Tunnel Rat/Monkeywrench

Toys “R” Us Bench-Press

New retail sightings recap – Wal-Mart & Target Exclusives

We’d already heard that the Wal-Mart 2-Packs were available online, but for the first time, according to a HissTank member, they’ve also been found at a brick & mortar store in New York.  Along with that revalation, another HissTank poster reveals that he scored the second wave of Target Exclusives at his local store as well.

Gotta love these August store shelf resets…  Let the hunt begin again!

SDCC Coverage Day 1 – Preview Night

I know other sites have some pictures up already, and I’m combing through them and picking out the good stuff, but I’m also expecting some images from JoeBattleLines and The Terror Drome potentially tonight as well.  But at this point, this is what we know about what was shown at SDCC (or what was peeked at behind enemy lines…  :shifty: )

Wal-Mart Exclusive Battle Stations

  • Heatseek Missile w/ Scrap Iron and Neo-Viper
  • Surveillance Port w/ MARS Trooper
  • Laser Artillery Weapon w/ Hawk and Hit & Run (YES!)
  • Outpost Defender w/ Tripwire and Roadblock

First impressions – I loved these battle stations as a kid, and they still look pretty cool, and I love that they’re coming with two figures.  Resolute Roadblock is GREAT, even if he looks different.  Love the QuaidHawk.  Please don’t tell me that funky green and silver Tripwire with tiger stripes is supposed to be Hit & Run…  :/

Toys “R” Us Exclusive Troop Builder Packs

  • G.I. Joe “Desert Set” w/ Dial Tone (female), Law & Order, Zartan, Footloose, and Repeater
  • COBRA set w/ Unknown

Tough to make out a whole lot here, but I’m loving that Joe set.  Repeater and Footloose are both winners (yeah, I know, Footloose needs to be in green camouflage, but these paint apps look GREAT, even if they’re not vintage accurate).  Female Dial Tone is awesome to see, too, for those of us willing and able to move on from 1986.

Hopefully more to come!

Images courtesy of HissTank.com.

G.I. Joe: Season 1 Part 1 up for pre-order on Walmart.com

I would expect more and more sites to start following the trend, but up for pre-order right now on Walmart.com is the upcoming G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Season 1 Part 1 DVD set from Shout! Factory.  These DVD sets promise to hopefully finally get the entire Sunbow series out on DVD and available in mass markets for fans (new and old) to purchase.

Thanks to thunderdan19 of HissTank.com for the info!