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The holiday shopping season is approaching! Check out our latest news
and new product updates.
It’s been a very slow year for new GI JOE product but we’re offering
a full stock of the classic character appearance 25th Anniversary
modern-era GI JOE action figures. We also have Renegades, Rise of Cobra,
30th Anniversary, and the preview editions of the Retaliation figures from
the upcoming 2013 GI JOE film. Don’t forget to take a look through all of
the various categories for hundreds of vintage offerings as well.
We recently stocked the MRF Racing jeep and Police jeep. Produced under
license by Funksool in India, these are fun variations on the original
GI JOE VAMP jeep.
Also in are a variety of GI JOE convention offerings including many
sold-out items from the 2012 GI JOE convention. We have the Operation Bear
Trap Oktober Guard boxed set. Also available are individual figures,
convention set box only, and some attendee-only exclusives.
All of the latest GI JOE comics are available. These include ongoing
series GI JOE, COBRA, SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW, and A REAL AMERICAN
HERO. We also have a variety of new limited series and special items
such as the Danger Girl / GI JOE team-up and the new hardcover trade
compilation of the original Marvel GI JOE series.
Take note of our GI JOE comic book promotion running through the end
of the year. For each $25 of merchandise ordered, you will receive one
free (random) GI JOE comic book, selected by SMALLJOES.COM staff (no
requests). If you order $50 worth of merchandise you receive two comic
books, $75 worth of merchandise receive three comic books, etc. with no
limit. To qualify in addition to the order amount, your order must contain
at least one GI JOE-branded item.
GI JOE comic fans please read the last paragraph of this newsletter
regarding the future of our comic book offerings.
We have full stock of both assortments of Marvel Universe 3.75″ action
figures from 2012. Also available is a wide selection of older releases,
nearly 100 different items available.
FORCES OF VALOR & ELITE FORCE 1:18 SCALE
Some new Forces of Valor 1:18 scale military action figure assortments have
recently been added to stock. Also available are some 1:18 scale Elite
Force figures – Navy SEAL, special ops helicopter pilot, and fixed-wing
fighter pilot w/ helmet.
This section of our site has a lot of listings for items we want to clear
out of the warehouse. Great deals for you at our cost or less, many
excellent opportunities for holiday shopping on a budget. We have
some 1:6 scale figures, GI JOE, comic books, and much more.
THE FUTURE OF OUR GI JOE COMIC OFFERINGS
Over the last year we’ve noticed a significant decline in sales of our
GI JOE comic book offerings. We can speculate as to why (digital offerings,
the economy, changing collector demographics, etc.) but in the end we must
make a decision regarding whether or not this is a service that you, our
customer, is still interested in.
The GI JOE comic book offerings have been more or less a break-even
affair for us for a number of years but we have continued to offer the
books to support what we feel is a very important part of GI JOE’s
mythology. Nevertheless, we’re dealing with a what appears to be a
prevailing trend of disinterest. Also, there are some questionable
change-ups by IDW for the GI JOE comics in 2013 and we would be remiss in
not mentioning the perpetual service problems with Diamond Comic Distributors
(this is the most tactful way we can put that).
At the end of the year we’ll be making the decision as to whether to
continue offering the GI JOE comics. We’re asking all customers who
are interested in seeing this service continue to please step in and pick
up the issues you’re missing in the next six weeks. Our sales of the books
between now and December 31st will indicate to us if this is still a useful
offering for you.
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Thanks for reading, and we hope you’ll stop by and check out the site