Leaky Suit Brigade

A Blog About All Things GI Joe


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Put Cobra Stickers On My Cars!

Check it out, no hiding my geek side now. The wife’s car got the silver symbol, more incognito.


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Yahoo Spring Movie Poll

There is a Yahoo.com spring movie poll going on right now asking people which spring movie they are excited for the most. Only 2 movies have more than 10% of the vote GI Joe Retaliation and Oz the Great and Powerful. GI Joe comes in at #2 with 23% of the vote (20,765 at the time I voted) and Oz is first at 29% (26,223). I think that is really good news for the Joe Movie. I went last night and saw Oz, I have to admit, it was pretty good.


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My Funskool Rock N Roll

So I have talked about this before, but there is an update to the story. When I bought the figure, the seller could only find 2 of the accessories, but he said he would continue to look for the other pieces. Well, he contacted me again saying he found 2 more accessories! He found the green “sonic” backpack and the green stand for the big gun. Sadly I don’t have the big gun but I might just place an ARAH version on it to replace it. I also put sonic in quotes because the backpack is not sonic at all. It seems that for the Funskool version they retooled the backpack, eliminating the sound part and replacing the rubber buttons with hard plastic painted yellow, in what seems like an attempt to mimic buttons. The Funskool version also eliminated the red lights that were at the top of the backpack, leaving 2 empty holes. It just got delievered so it is a little dirty, but take a look at the backpack and a reposted pic of the figure!

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Another JP Figure Picture

Hey guys,

on the bottom of the JP package there is a yellow sticker covering up a picture of another dino and figure. The figure is the red head/eye patch figure that has been seen before. The yellow sticker makes me think it may not be part of the line…. But who knows. I certainly did not expect these things to hit stores already.

Here is the pic:

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Found the Jurassic Park Figures at TRU!

So with the news that the JP figures were hitting retail in SoCal, I hit my local TRU on my lunch break and came away with a great haul! I picked up both JP figures, 5 Wave 2 figures, and a Skystriker! I really hope that the JP line includes the awe strikers as well as the other prototype figures that we have seen. I’m glad I waited on the prototypes.

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Just Scored That Interesting eBay Auction!!!!

So earlier today I mentioned a secret interesting auction I found on eBay. I kept it close to the vest because this is the first time in about 3 years that I have seen this item for sale!  I scored the rare Funskool Lifelife yellow shirt/grey boots variant MOC! I have been checking eBay almost every day for this item. This figure has been high up on my target list for a long time because it is in the Tiger Force theme, one of my favorite sub-teams. I also picked up a MOC Funskool Eel from the same seller. I like the powder blue that this figure comes in. Can’t wait to see this in person! I also still have one more secret auction that I am waiting to pounce on, although it is more of a gamble.

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Interesting eBay Auctions

There have been several pretty cool auction on eBay recently (and a couple that are currently active that I will keep secret until they are over). There were several really rare international items: Manleh file card, Topson file card, Funskool Spearhead with gold boots and variant paint scheme, and two cool prototype auctions, resin ARAH Tracker and A Sludge(?) Viper resin (not pictured).

I like to post these kinds of things from time to time because unless you are looking for them, these types of things are rarely seen by the average Joe fan. The Argen 7 file cards are incredibly rare and super expensive. More expensive than the figures themselves. A little piece of cardboard can easily set you back $1,000 or more. I did not end up winning or bidding on these. It was bad timing for these to come up. I’ll have to wait till next time.

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The Art of GI Joe – Phoenix AZ Show!

Just wanted to plug this show I heard about coming up on Saturday March 23rd from 12pm-6pm at the Collectors Marketplace (1945 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85016).

“This will be the event of a lifetime for fans of GI Joe and the artwork behind and inspired by it. We will have local artists showcasing and selling their work, as well as a poetry reading and an exhibit of original Hasbro production art pieces! The BIG Guest is GI Joe Retaliation!!! That’s right, the movie opens March 29th and the promotional staff will be at the event with tickets and other swag so come celebrate the film with us! This event is free to attend. Artist space available please send us a message or contact grey@gijoevstransformers.com for information.”

 

I would love to be able to see all the original Hasbro production art! Having the Retaliation promotional staff there should also make it a great time! I don’t know where most of you guys are located, but if it is anywhere near Phoenix, take the time to check it out!


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GI Joe Jurassic Park Toys!!!!

So all those prototype/cancelled Jurassic Park figures that used GI Joe body parts are finally hitting retail. They are not out yet, but there are boxed pictures out now. And Jurassic Park toy site JPtoys.com says they should be hitting Toys R Us shelves (yes they are TRU exclusives) within the month.

It was really good timing for me because my will power was starting to fail and I almost bought both the archer and the dreadnok burnout figure. I may still pick up the tattoo joe because the price is $7.99 shipped, which is probably less than it will cost at retail.

Enjoy the pics!

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