First and foremost, I have to give a HUGE thanks to guys like Ben, John, John, and Chris from The Full Force who have all helped me immensely in getting these figures in hand. Without a local Target store, it’s been a challenge to say the least, and without these great friends in the Joe community, I would have paid through the nose on eBay, which isn’t a fun way to collect.
Fair warning – I try to stay out of the grousing about Target schtick in my reviews (though it does get mentioned here and there). These are meant simply to talk about the figure execution and not the challenges, difficulties or hassles in actually acquiring them.
A couple of folks had questions about certain elements of the two reviews I mentioned above, so I took a couple extra pictures to show case some things. People were inquiring about the look of Breaker using Duke’s body, so I whipped something up really quickly. I did the best I could without cutting off his belt. I also did a comparison image with recent Cobra Troopers that folks had been asking for.
Check out the two reviews to see the images at the links below, or the images are also mirrored in this story:
Moving full steam ahead on the discount store exclusive reviews! I’ve already covered Snake Eyes, Duke, and Shipwreck… today we tackle the Cobra Trooper! Is this a comic deco? Cartoon deco? A little of both? Read the review to find out!
You know things are picking up when I’m posting multiple “new sightings” posts in one evening! Along with the Wave 2 3-Packs, the variant running change discount store exclusives are also starting to appear…but not at Dollar Generals. At Marshalls!
Thanks to Rodimus88 of HissTank.com for reporting the first sighting, and more are incoming.
We are nearly a month into 2013, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation product has officially started hitting retail. Word is Target stores have started stocking the second wave of G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3 packs including the Cobra Invasion set with Firefly, Cobra Trooper, and Storm Shadow and the Tactical Ninja Team with Snake Eyes, Sgt. Airborne, and Agent Mouse.
Big thanks to James Doble (Jack Sparrow) for passing the word along. Images can be seen below.