This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, G.I. Joe fans! Finally pre-orders are going live for the mighty WAVE THREE assortment of upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures. This wave includes the following:
1x Crimson Guard
1x Snake Eyes
1x Storm Shadow
1x Cobra Commander
1x Combat Ninja
1x Budo Samurai Warrior
1x Data Viper
There are NO BAD FIGURES THERE. Hit up Entertainment Earth to grab you some G.I. Joe goodness, estimated delivery date is July, 2013.
Click the direct link below to pre-order this bad boy RIGHT NOW. I suspect they won’t last long.
Well, the notorious Gyre Viper is at it again, using his awesome connections to get the fandom some great images of upcoming product. With the release of Wave 3 on the horizon, he’s posted a bunch of images of these upcoming figures over on JoeDeclassified.com.
He has given me permission to mirror the images on my site as well, but be sure to hit up Joe Declass for some more great insight and conversation. Holy crap are these some nice looking figures!
Supposedly hitting in November, Wave 3 includes:
- Ripcord (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
- Scarlett (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
- Tunnel Rat (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
- Cobra Trooper (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
- Storm Shadow (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
- Techno Viper
It must be noted that Storm Shadow is not in here, and doesn’t seem as if Gyre Viper got his hands on that one. The reasoning for that is unclear, but it should be noted that every case packout we’ve seen on Wave 3 so far includes Storm Shadow in the list, so I don’t think there is any reason to get up in arms about his release. I will admit it’s very odd that he hasn’t been seen in carded form yet, but time will tell if he is actually in the upcoming assortment or not. A big thanks as always to Gyre Viper for the images and the intel! Hit up JoeDeclassified
for more great discussion.
With thanks to SNAKE EYES from HissTank.com, we know that Diamond Publications has a listing for G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra Wave 3, and Diamond has a release date for Wave 3 listed for December 29th.
It’s been widely believed that Wave 3 (which is technically “Wave 1” for 2011) would hit retail prior to the end of the year, though this seems a bit close to 2011. It should be noted, though, that many times these things hit brick and mortar retail before Diamond’s listed release date.
To see the full rundown of Wave 3, check out my Pursuit of Cobra SuperPage.