An indication that items are soon to be hitting retail, and overseas seller has posted some auctions for the upcoming G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary product. Every item from Wave 1 (and from Wave 2) are listed for sale, but the more key points are the close up images we have of in hand product. In some cases these overseas sellers get carded samples and open them for sale, so it can be assumed that these are pretty close to production samples. There are certainly some interesting elements to look at with these images.
The vehicle sets have not appeared yet, but the 2 packs and 3 pack images can be seen below.
Thanks to these images there are some clear expectations… the biggest change right off the bat is that Leatherneck appears to be missing his camouflage paint deco. The Cobra Viper is also missing some paint deco on the grenades.
Changes like this are pretty normal throughout the production process, but what is a bit more concerning is an overall “soft” look to some finer details like Lady Jaye’s and Low Light’s eyes.
Granted, these were likely a single sample out of many, so don’t necessarily expect them all to look like this. Early hands on samples are always fun to dissect when they first appear. Check out the full run of auction items on eBay.com.