I started these reviews with the bad guys yesterday, and today I finish off my reviews of the already infamous Dollar Store Joes with a look at the G.I. Joe side of the house. Like the Cobra figures, these guys use a ton of existing parts, not a huge array of paint apps, but a whole ton of creativity.
Check out the reviews on my 30th Anniversary Review Page, or just click the links below.
The figures currently available at Dollar General stores nationwide are causing quite a stir in the community. Hot demand combined with low quantities, and amplified by rumors of a recall (which I believe are totally false, for the record) has all jettisoned these figures towards the top of many fans’ want list.
But how are they really? Once you look past the insane demand, how successfully are these as G.I. Joe figures?
GeneralsJoes gets to the bottom of it! I’ve started with the bad guys first and will review the good guys tomorrow.
First, I do have to say I hope you all accept my apologies…I am still in mid-move, so as a result, my review station isn’t quite as optimal as it has been in reviews past. I’m forced to use the Flash a lot more as I’m having trouble finding consistent lighting sources. The result is that some images are washed out a little more than I would prefer. Also, most of my figures are packed in storage, which has greatly limited my ability to do comparison shots. I’m hoping once I’m settled at the beginning of July, I can straighten things out again and get my reviews back to the level you all expect, but I appreciate your patience until that happens.
Check out the first three reviews on my 30th Anniversary Review page, or linked below!
It’s four reviews in one!
To say I was excited to receive the Amazon Exclusive G.I. Joe: Renegades 4-Pack in the mail last week would be a massive understatement. Ever since I heard the animated style tooling was being pushed aside for more “realistic” figures, I’ve had a clamoring to see what these animated figures would have looked like…and now I have that chance!
It’s a somewhat funny dichotomy, though, because honestly I don’t see much “G.I. Joe: Renegades” in the Storm Shadow figure, even in the animated design. Just read my thoughts below if you’re interested!
The reviews are all hosted in the G.I. Joe: Renegades/30th Anniversary Review Page as well. Next up… G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures (finally)! Coming this week.