There have been many rumors and tales told about what “could have been” for the past year’s 50th Anniversary line from Toys “R” Us, many of them involving vehicle sets that were canceled due to the retailer’s request for a more scaled back exclusive line.
YoJoe hits us with some tangible proof that many of these items were in the production chain when canceled. An anonymous YoJoe supporter has uncovered what looks to be an early sample of a Rock n Roll figure with many similarities to the concept case version from a few years back.
Using parts from G.I. Joe: Pursuit of COBRA and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the figure looks very cool and I love the camouflage pattern on the legs. He’s got a new head and a pretty cool aesthetic, all told.
With the Collectors Club slates to release their own version of Rock n Roll v2 as a membership figure for 2018 it will be interesting to see how similar or different it is to this one. Check out the YoJoe forums for the full details, I’ve mirrored a couple of images below, but you’ll find many more over there.
For anyone who has been on the fence about buying a G.I. Joe figure from Sideshow Collectibles, this just might put you over the edge. Until the end of the month, Sideshow Collectibles is offering a free “mystery figure” to any collector who orders an in stock participating G.I. Joe item.
That’s right…buy any participating in stock G.I. Joe item, and you get a free item included! Participating items are listed below, I’d love to hear what folks are receiving:
Sixth Scale Figures
Rock n Roll
Exclusive Crimson Guard
Black Dragon Ninja
Exclusive Black Dragon Ninja
Pit Command Center
Urban Threat – Condition Red!
Recovery at Serpent Temple
Cobra Commander Diorama
Exclusive Cobra Commander Diorama
Flint Vs. Zartan Diorama
Exclusive Flint Vs. Zartan Diorama
Terms & Conditions (Click here)
Free G.I. Joe Figure Giveaway Terms And Conditions!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Click here)
The FREE ‘G.I. Joe Mystery Figure’ is selected by Sideshow and is available to collectors who place a qualifying order for an IN STOCK G.I. Joe Collectible from October 16th – 31st, 2012 at 11:59PM (Pacific Time), or while supplies last. Gift Cards, Rewards, discounts (unless otherwise notated), FLEXPay, coupons and gift certificates CANNOT be used in conjunction with this promotion, even if checkout allows it, and can only be applied to new orders, and can only be used once per customer/account. The free mystery item cannot be exchanged for an alternate choice and it cannot be returned for credit or cash value. Please read below for detailed participation information!
How To Redeem:
The option to add the Mystery Gift will appear on the check-out pages of qualified In-Stock orders. Upon check-out, customers must select the ‘Yes’ box if they would like to receive the FREE ‘Mystery Gift’ or the ‘No’ box if they would like to decline the offer.
Receiving Your Promotional item:
While every effort will be made to ship both items together, it may not be possible to pack your FREE item with your purchased collectible. Your FREE ‘Mystery Gift’ may arrive after your product purchase has shipped. Additional shipping fees will apply on your FREE ‘Mystery Gift’ if it is shipped separately.
International Participation Welcome!
International collectors (including EU regions) will be responsible for VAT, duties or import fees on the shipment of the promotional item. Due to customs requirements, the promotional item will need to be assigned a value of at least US$1.[Request a Ship Quote here]. Once you select the ‘Yes’ box and submit your order, you accept responsibility for all fees incurred on the entire shipment.
I know there has been an obvious G.I. Joe vacuum at retail, but don’t forget…all is not lost in G.I. Joe toy land. Those great folks over at Sideshow Collectibles still have tons of G.I. Joe products in stock and ready to ship!
Excellent figures like the Crimson Guard, General Hawk, Cobra Viper, Zartan, Rock n Roll, and many other great dioramas and statues are in stock at Sideshow Collectibles, so satisfy your G.I. Joe itch with some 12″ goodness.
Click the banner below to see what they’ve got in stock and use some of that “mad money” for some really cool conversation pieces for your G.I. Joe collection.
Unfortunately as I’ve mentioned many times in the past a majority of the Sideshow Collectibles’ offerings are simply out of my price range. Thankfully I have some good friends who devote some serious money and time to the Sideshow line and eagerly provide me with reviews for the site.
This makes me very happy.
The unique thing in this case is that long time friend of GeneralsJoes Mysterious Stranger has been a huge fan of Sideshow’s offerings and also claims Rock n Roll as his all time favorite G.I. Joe character. So posting his review here only makes sense. Check it out in the Sideshow Collectibles Reviews category, or the direct link below.
And posting this makes me realize that I really need to dedicate a specific page to Sideshow reviews and not just the category. They need to be easier to find.
Big props to GeneralsJoes Twitter friend Chad Lawless who has come through in a big way and sent along a very thorough review of the recently released Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Rock N Roll. Featuring a set of new muscular arms, some fantastic accessories, and a great design, Rock N Roll is a terrific addition to the Sideshow Collectibles’ G.I. Joe team.
Check out the link below to see this great guest review, and follow Chad Lawless on Twitter for more G.I. Joe insight as it happens.