What Cobra is to G.I Joe, scalpers are to toy collectors. This dislike towards the dreaded scalper has led to the creation of a custom G.I Joe action figure, that would look fitting next to the likes of Cobra Commander, by HISSTank member Wyo. Called the Toy Capatalist , the figure represents a stereotypical depiction of the toy scalper, who scavenges stores to purchase hard to find toys, such as action figures, and sell them for much higher prices on internet auction sites and other eCommerce outlets.
The first images of the new G.I. Joe Retaliation Snake Eyes Figure Collectible Figure have been unveiled in anticipation of the March release of the G.I Joe Retaliation movie. Hasbro has teamed up with Hong Kong based Hot Toys to produce the 1/6th scale figure, making it the first time that Hot Toys, well known for its 1/6th scale figures, will be working with the G.I Joe license. The figure of Snake Eyes features him in his black military ninja bodysuit and also includes a fitting selection of accessories as well as swappable pairs of hands in a variety of grips. Hot Toys will also be releasing figures of Roadblock, Storm Shadow and Joe Colton based on characters from the G.I Joe Retaliation movie.
Source: Toy News International
The KRE-O G.I Joe lineup was finally unveiled at Hasbro’s New York Comic Con preview night event. Hasbro is giving the combination of G.I Joe’s and construction blocks a second try, after a previous short lived attempt in the 2000s with the Built To Rule line. The sets, which will be Toys R Us exclusives, will depict the staple cast of characters, scenes and vehicles from the long running media franchise. Continue reading New KRE-O G.I. Joe Building Set Line Revealed
February, 2013 will see the the latest addition to the Kre-O product line, G.I Joe. The Real American Heroes will be in good company with the Transformers and Battleship, the two Hasbro franchises that currently make up the Kre-O product line. Hasbro will be showcasing G.I Joe Kre-O at the upcoming New York Comic-Con 2012 preview night.
The upcoming G.I Joe Kre-O are very similar to Hasbro’s efforts in the mid 2000’s to create a construction block product line featuring its licenses, called Built-To-Rule. BTR, as it was commonly called, much like Kre-O, also featured a line of Transformers construction sets.
The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has previewed two new figures that will be a part of its soon to launch Figure Subscription Service. The two new figures include South American Bomb Disposal Expert: Theodore N. Thomas and the G.I. Joe team’s Criminal Investigations Division Military Police Officer: Sure Fire.
Source: G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club