G.I. Joe Retro Line WalMart Exclusive Line Official Hasbro Images
Classic Retro Art with Modern Era G.I. Joe figures with updates.
Hot off the wire we just got word of a new G.I. Joe Retro Line via Walmart computer listings (@LivingRangerKey) on Twitter. This will be a welcome addition to all the ARAH 3 3/4 fans as the GIJOE line heats up again. Listings include G.I. Joe and Cobra Vehicles.
Check out all the new GIJOE Retro Line information after the jump.
This is definitely a fandom splitting topic, but if GI Joe were to return to retail this moment, how would you like to see it represented?
* Old school o-ring?
* A continuation of the 25th style packaging with new sculpts and a continuation of unreleased figures?
* 6 Inch!!
Let your opinion be heard by voting!
With the huge success of Haslab’s first outing, the Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna,) meeting roughly 175% of their goal to the tune of nearly four and a half million dollars, it’s safe to say Hasbro will go back to that well in the future. With this in mind, what would you honestly be willing to pay for a new Flagg?
USS Flagg image courtesy of 3DJoes.com
Discuss further after the jump!
Thanks to HissTank member KuuKuuSon for informing us that his Kickstarter for his Rank & File Volumes 2 & 3 are live!
The Rank & File Guide volumes 2 and 3 archive the remaining mass produced G.I. Joe product by fully displaying every G.I. Joe action figure produced between the The Rise of Cobra, The Pursuit of Cobra, 30th Anniversary/Renegades, Retaliation, 50, and G.I. Joe Basic Asst. series; complete with every accessory and variation produced.
Not only are the accessories shown alongside the action figures, they have been carefully cataloged in an upcoming volume to guarantee the proper shade of accessory goes to the appropriate action figure. To top it off, every vehicle and play set released in the 4″ era has been documented and every easily removable piece has been individually photographed, ensuring collector completion. Theses full color, 52 page and 48 page (respectably) resource manuals beautifully illustrate the six series’ combined 328 action figures, 77 vehicles, and every accessory, including all known variations.
Not only is every accessory present and accounted for, they have each been assigned a unique number and identified throughout the resource guides. Each action figure has been carefully examined between its initial run and further re-releases to ensure that an accurate sample is clearly and concisely presented; perfect for the collector who is identifying individual action figures or sorting through unorganized lots.
Back in 2007 we all got to see some wonderful images online and in magazines of a new line of GI Joe action figures. I personally remember seeing Snake Eyes and was super excited to learn more.
Initially we got two 5-packs, one Cobra and one GI Joe. Packaged in a beautiful box with either a Cobra or GI Joe logo music box, precut file cards, tons of accessories and figure stands.
We all soon discovered that with removable heads, body parts, and accessories, these became a customizer’s dream! They enabled us to tweak our figures to our individual liking and then be able to share our customs and collections online.
Soon after came yet another awesome 5-pack, featuring more Cobra baddies and then a series of carded figures with ARAH inspired art with characters like Beachhead, Flint and Shipwreck… the rest is history.
Tell us your 25th Anniversary story after the jump.
It’s the final countdown for the R.A.H.C. Guide Rank & File 1 Reissue Kickstarter Campaign! There’s less than 64 hours to go, but no worries, this campaign has long since been funded! If you’ve been on the fence, there’s no better time than the present to contribute to the campaign and get your copy!
The Rank & File Volume 1 Reprint is coming to a close in the next three days! Thanks to all who have contributed so far and, if you haven’t, please take the time to do so before it’s too late. There are a variety of contribution tiers, including the “One and Only Souvenir” option consisting of an action figure showcased in the guide and from my personal collection. Some sample images are provided in this update and check out further details via the Kickstarter link. I look forward to shipping out your contribution!
Here is a nice little bit of news. If you missed out on James Kavanaugh’s R.A.H.C. Guide Presents: Rank & File Volume 1 the first time around, here is your chance to get a reprint.
“Welcome to the Rank & File volume 1 reprint Kickstarter campaign! The Rank & File guides started off in 2015 and began archiving G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s journey in the 4″ format. This volume contains every action figure and vehicle produced in the 25th Anniversary and Resolute series. Volume 1 has been sold out for over a year and fan demand has reached the point of release! This was the perfect opportunity to rerelease volume 1 and update key elements in an ever evolving toy line.
This Kickstarter is designed to let YOU, the fans, bring Rank & File’s first volume back to print. Within this Kickstarter are some options to purchase the volume 1 reprint as well as the volumes 2 and 3 that are currently available as well as the R.A.H.C. guide that started it all! Not only are you able to pledge to pay for these guides, there are some additional options to enjoy the Rank & File experience.”
Show you support here if you looking to get a copy: R.A.H.C. Guide Presents: Rank & File Volume 1 Reprint!
You asked, KuuKuuSon listened! Mr. James Kavanaugh has shared word via the R.A.H.C. Guide Facebook Page that a re-issue of Rank & File volume 1 is coming to Kickstarter! James is fine tuning some nifty rewards (besides the super awesome Rank & File volume 1)!
Don’t forget, the R.A.H.C. and Rank & File volumes 2 & 3 are available now! Will you be joining in on this campaign once it goes live? Sound off after the break!