Posts Tagged ‘collecting’


G.I. Joe Hall of Heroes

April 18, 2009

Oh yeah. I resisted these guys when the news 1st broke that these repacks would be coming out. But once again, packaging wins out!

These figures are worth it for the display quality alone, but in addition to the gold foil goodness, each figure has subtle paint improvements and comes with many accessories. I’m glad I gave in to my weakness and ordered this set. Though at this time I am still awaiting the arrival of Storm Shadow (HoH:4).


G.I. Joe Comic Packs — Wave 6 (pt.1: MOC)

October 31, 2008

It’s nonstop madness as more Joes have come out this month than in the last year. My savings further dwindle away to nothingness, but here I am bringing you the latest wave of the G.I. Joe comic two-packs. Full review of the figures to follow.


G.I. Joe — Wave 10 (pt.2: review)

October 27, 2008

So, within a month of Wave 9’s release comes Wave 10 of this excellent line. Hasbro keeps offering interesting character selections; here they keep things fresh by including a mix of some fan favorites along with some new characters. What follows will be a review of the figures that came in this wave, with the exception of Tiger Force Duke. **UPDATE** See Tiger Force Duke review at the end of this post.

1) Mutt & Junkyard — K-9 Officer & Attack Dog

  • Head/Forearms/Lower Body — New
  • Torso/Biceps/Waist — Cobra Viper (w7)

One of my favorites from the original line comes back to life with this great likeness. The detail is great, even down to the scar on his face. The only issue I have with this version is that his face mask looks a little too bulky and doesn’t cover his mouth and nose convincingly. It’s a small gripe to this overall excellent figure. ***1/2

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Crashing Through The Sky… (pt.1)

October 19, 2008

Holy crap — the unstoppable flow of new G.I. Joe product continues unabated! For your viewing pleasure, a gallery of the Cobra F.A.N.G. and Cobra C.L.A.W. Reviews to come in a follow-up post.


He’ll Fight For Freedom… (pt. 1)

October 19, 2008

Cobra Extreme Conditions multipacks have arrived! This is the first set — the Desert Assault Squad. Figure reviews to come in a follow-up post!


G.I. Joe — The Rest of Wave 9

October 1, 2008

I realize that I may have been stingy when I just put up the images of Major Bludd a couple of posts back. So, in fairness of equal time, here are the rest of Wave 9 — definitely some of the cooler sculpts and characters to come out of the revamped G.I. Joe toy line.


I Can See Those Fighter Planes pt.2

September 15, 2008

As promised, here are a few pictures of the Target exclusive Conquest X-30 and Cobra Rattler jets.

Conquest X-30

Lt. Slip Stream

Cobra Rattler

Wild Weasel


I Can See Those Fighter Planes

September 14, 2008

For the past month and a half, I’ve been anticipating the arrival of the new Target exclusive G.I. Joe vehicle assortment of the Rattler and the Conquest. Back in the day I’ve always wanted but never had the Rattler so I was fairly excited for that, and I never had the Conquest but always dug its swept-forward wing design.

When the online pre-order was first announced back in July, I immediately placed my order. As far as I know, I placed it on the very first day they were made available for pre-order. And so with less than two months wait, my anticipation grew. My feelings reached fever pitch when late August/early September rolled around and the first reports of sightings/email notifications started hitting the boards at And you know how frenzied online news can put a bee up anyone’s backside.

I was one of the lucky few to get a positive email notice, stating I would get shipment the Friday of the products’ release date. Yeah!

So imagine my disappointment when the ship date came and went, and no final notice of products shipping. Now imagine my surprise and anger when I got another email notification stating a delay in shipment until November! Yeahbuhwha–!? “Alright,” I told myself, “I can weather this out. Besides, I’m low on funds. I should wait.” But then another thought popped into my head. What if there is no second release, then I’m screwed.

Until this morning that is.

Thank goodness for the HissTank boards. A lot of posts about visiting the site and checking availability on the two exclusives. I followed the links, discovered availability in two local Targets and went to the one I’ve never been to before because it’s out of the way, and I’m sure to never see my nemesis this other unshaven collector (more on him another day). So I walked in, grabbed the only set on the shelf, paid and walked out. Spoils for the vigilant collector!

In any case, to keep this post medium-ish, I will post reviews and pics in a separate entry. I just wanted to vent on the nerve-wracking experience of being an addict a collector.