Why GI Joe fans hate me

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Hit three WalMarts yesterday, bought 3 sets of carded figures and two box sets each of the 25th Anniversary Figures.

    Guess Colorado stores got the "test" thing :) 
     
  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    The TRU over here had those last week. But I missed out on Hooded Cobra Commander, Flint (both of these had crappy QC), and Cobra Officer. They look damn nice.
     
  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I saw these yesterday and passed, and I've got a decent joe collection. I just like the joevscobra and vvv figures better.
     
  4. bugmenot

    bugmenot Banned

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    I've only been able to find the singles. I really only want the box set for Scarlet and Gung Ho.
     
  5. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Quick note.

    Cobra box set's Cobra Trooper has a different colored mask than the carded. Don't forget there are two Snakeeyes, one with a black wolf and one with a white wolf.
     
  6. bugmenot

    bugmenot Banned

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    The box set is a trooper, carded is an officer. The boxed Snake Eyes is the v1 Commando.
     
  7. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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  8. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I have only see one Snakes Eyes any where (white wolf) and grabbed him.
     
  9. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    I think the same thing. A couple of our members over@hisstank found theres in Colorado too, both during initial release more than a week ago, and up till recently. I think walmart's home office might be there.

    BTW also, the cobra trooper from the boxset and the cobra officer from the single card have different web gear in addition to helmets.
     
  10. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    This is why I'm not a huge GI Joe collector :) 
     
  11. Gort

    Gort Klaatu barada nikto TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's kind of how I feel. I've got enough Joes as it is and I can live without the new designs. It is pretty cool the way the redesigns looks just like the original figures.

    That said, I may pick up a few if I can afford them.
     
  12. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I can't wait to get these. I gave my Joes a long time ago and it'd be nice to newer Classics Joe to go with Alternators.
     
  13. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who prefers that particular era. I've heard the anniversary figs have articulation issues and they dont look like they'll mix with the older stuff, but I'm willing to give them a chance just to get the characters in their classic uniforms
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    dammit, joe-wise, we aint got shit here :( 
     
  15. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    After I got my two box sets I put the majority of my orginals on ebay(besides a few favs!) No, they do not mix well at all with older joes....Still need to find a few single packs though...
     
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    wow. I didnt even know they were out yet!
     
  17. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    My TRU has like 20 box sets.
     
  18. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    :( 

    I should have just pre-ordered. I would have saved $70 in gas over the last 2 weeks hunting for these sons of bitches.
     
  19. Leonhart621

    Leonhart621 Need more money

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    Got the single packs and the Joe set. Still can't find the Cobra set. Gonna hit TRUs when they open today.
     
  20. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Pre-ordered Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow from BBTS and got them last week.

    I haven't collected G.I. Joes since I was a kid in the '80s, but nostalgia hit me hard when I saw these guys.
     

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