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Hasbro Reveals GI Joe 50th Anniversary Line at Toy Fair 2014!!!

Well some very exciting news came out over the weekend that definitely clamed the Joe fans out there who were worried that Hasbro would not offer anything for the 50th anniversary of the brand. Hasbro blew my expectations out of the water! I thought there would definitely be some Kreo figures and possibly a couple figures but I did not expect the huge amount of figures, vehicles and Kreo playsets that were announced!

I’ll start by summarizing the GI Joe Kreo 2014 offerings. Hasbro will again continue to release Kreo exclusively at Toys R Us and starting this March we will see Wave 3! The blind bag wave 3 figures include:

Wave 3 Blind Bags

  • Nunchuk
  • Atomic Man (Mike Power)
  • Snow Serpent
  • Cobra Air Trooper
  • Tomax
  • Lady Jaye
  • Night Creeper
  • Footloose
  • Scrap Iron
  • Low Light
  • Doc
  • Torch

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Wave 4 Blind Bags

  • Air Adventurer
  • Budo
  • Alpine
  • Chuckles
  • Cobra Shock Trooper
  • Cobra Viper
  • Nemesis Enforcer
  • Night Viper
  • Tripwire
  • Wet Suit
  • Zartan
  • Airborne

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Wave 3 & 4 Boxed Sets

  • G.I. Joe Firebat Attack w/ Recondo, Bazooka, & AVAC
  • G.I. Joe Outpost Defense w/ Storm Shadow & Beachhead
  • Cobra Terror Drome w/ Serpentor, Cobra Officer, Xamot, Gung Ho, Mainframe, and General Hawk

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I am really excited for all of the Kreo stuff! Hasbro has hit a home run with GI Joe and Kreo. The terror drome will be awesome and I can’t wait to set that one up! I read that the Firebat fits in the silo and that the silo raises and lowers! While most of this is not new, it was leaked on a customer service website several months ago, it is great to see that it ended up being true.

Now on to the 3 3/4″ line of figures.  First, this is a lot more than I expected and I hope collectors are happy that there will be GI Joe on Toys R Us shelves the entire year. The highlights of the figures and vehicles below for me are: Destro, Flint and Leatherneck. All three of those figures are straight from last year’s Joe Con Concept Vault.

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Possible Upcoming GI Joe Product?!?! New GI Joe Kreo and Zombies???

All the credit for this belongs to the Fighting118th. On Hasbro’s Customer Service site, they found SEVERAL listings for new/potential GI Joe product! While I want to jump on the hype train big time, we should take things slow. Lets take a look at the different screen shots.

First up the potential Kreo product:

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There are listings for: Outpost Defender, Firebat Attack, Figure Waves 3 and 4 (if I am reading that correctly), Figure Packs, Outpost Defense, a TERROR DROME, and the Wolverine vs Firebat. 

That is quite a list. Notice I omitted the “Serpent Snake Armor” as a set with a very similar name has already been released, but this could possibly be something different as well. The big thing that sticks out is the Terror Drome! It would be amazing to get that in Kreo form! I want to believe in the veracity of this list because of the Wolverine vs. Firebat listing that we have already seen in a TRU computer screen grab. But who knows….

The other 3 screen shots:

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Highlights from this list include: VAMP MK II, Ultimate Gift Set, Vehicle Collection Air, ZOMBIE Apocalypse, Vehicle Collection Land, Vehicle Collection Sea, and Desert SPec Ops Team!

This could lead to a VERY promising 50th Anniversary! But for the moment, it is all unconfirmed speculation. We will probably be forced to wait until Toy Fair in February for any of this to be confirmed or dismissed. 

 


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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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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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It’s Official, I’m a GI Joe Kre-o Collector!

I went over to my local TRU today with the goal of just checking out the Kre-o stuff, and maybe, just maybe picking up Check Point Alpha because I like the nostalgic feel of it. As soon as I got to the section, I saw the blind single packs and the Gotta Have Em All (yes Im crossing streams) took over. I pulled out my phone and found the assortment list and numbering for the blind packs, and after struggling to find the unique numbre for each figure I ended up with one of every figure from wave 1 plus a little army of Alley Vipers and Crimson Guards. The AV come 3 to a box and the CG are 2 to a box. I also would have grabbed the second Trooper but it seems someone got to it before I did and bought a single blind pack.

I also grabbed Check Point Alpha, my original goal and limit, as well as The Tactical Battle Platorm set and the Dragonfly set. I could have also picked up everything minus the Ninja Temple Battle set, as that was the only one missing, but I decided to leave the others for another day, and hopefully some new kid collectors.

In any event, Hasbro – you have at least one GI Joe Kre-o completionist. I cannot wait for the Dojo with the Hiss Tank, Destro and Baroness to come out, along with wave 2.

Here is the code list so you guys can know what you are looking for and not run into doubles, unless you want:

23401 75 Alley Viper (3/case)
23401 76 Cobra Ninja Viper (3/case)
23401 77 Cobra Trooper (2/case)
23401 78 Crimson Guard (2/case)
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

And, to help you not stand there like an idiot like I did trying to figure out where the code is printed check out the picture below. The code is printed in black on the back side of the pack, along the right edge.

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