We started down this road on Monday and we keep plowing ahead. Today I offer FOUR new reviews of recently released 50th Anniversary figures!
The Troop Build Up pack with Steel Brigade Trooper and Iron Grenadier, as well as the Hunt for COBRA Commander with Shipwreck and the big kahuna himself.
Check out these reviews on my 50th Anniversary Review Page, or via the direct links below.
Well, it looks like things have changed a little bit since Toy Fair, and mostly for the better. Site sponsors Big Bad Toy Store and Past Generation Toys have posted some new press images for the upcoming 3rd wave of 2011 Pursuit of Cobra figures, and there is a very interesting alteration:
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While most of the subtle coloring differences are mostly a result of Photoshop, one look at Cobra Commander tells us that his legs are being reused from the previous version instead of the classic Cobra Commander look. I think it’s a big improvement. It will be interesting to see what the final result looks like.
Thanks to The Terror Drome for the info.
Over the past week we’ve received some conflicting information about upcoming releases from G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra, but it would appear that things have somewhat ironed out. Several online retailers including Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth, and Small Joes have received information from Hasbro that seems to finally confirm what waves 3 and 4 for 2011 will consist of. This is how it shakes out:
2011 Wave 3 (AKA “Wave 5”)
- Cobra – The Enemy
- Cobra Commander
- General Hawk
- Jungle B.A.T.
- Steel Brigade
2011 Wave 4 (AKA “Wave 6”)
- Snake Eyes Temple Guardian
- Crazy Legs
- Croc Master
- Rock Viper
- Iron Grenadier
To pre-order, make sure to visit Small Joes, Big Bad Toy Store (wave 3 and wave 4), or Entertainment Earth (wave “5” and wave “6”). Now, just to get some pictures! Keep your eyes peeled to GeneralsJoes.com next weekend as I visit New York City and attend the 2011 Toy Fair!
Well, it would certainly appear so, according to Ragi Foesmasher of HissTank.com.
Previews typically lists figures set for release a little ways in advance, and they report the following:
“For over twenty-five years, the G.I. Joe has been defending America and the cause of freedom from the evils of Cobra! Characters like Blowtorch, General Hawk, Steel Brigade Trooper, Cobra Trooper, Cobra Commander and the Jungle B.A.T. enter the fight for the fate of the world as these collectible 3.75″ figures! Blister card packaging.”
It’s pretty unusual for Hasbro to be able to keep assortments like this under wraps right up until release, but kudos to them for doing it, if that’s what this is. What sort of format these figures will come in raises some questions as well…obviously they’ve all been released as Anniversary figures already (except for the Steel Brigade Trooper), so are these some sort of Pursuit of Cobra upgrade figures? Curious…
According to the poster, this edition of Previews will hit comic shops in two weeks. It appears “on Page 360 will be a listing for item code FEB111522. With a title of GI JOE AF ASST 201103. The picture is of Wave 4 and the shipping date is 4/27/2011.”
Guess we know what to look for at Toy Fair!