Color me a bit surprised on this one. Yesterday was “HTS Day” for many Joe fans who found their browsers perpetually directed to HasbroToyShop.com, hoping for a chance to snag one of the 2016 SDCC G.I. Joe exclusives at the retail price. Around 10am CST yesterday, the products went live and the site’s bandwidth was overwhelmed. However, after a few hours the digital dust cleared and something interesting happened.
The 2016 SDCC G.I. Joe exclusives were still IN STOCK.
The same is true as of Wednesday morning. So, if you’re looking for either of these sets and passed on the frenzy yesterday, use the links below and grab the 2016 SDCC G.I. Joe exclusives hassle-free!
The SDCC 2015 Desert Duel exclusive set review has been posted!
This year was a pretty good year for SDCC exclusives. The Crimson Strike set featured two new vehicle deco’s and four exclusive figures. Yet, it only told half the story– which was completed in the Toys R Us exclusive SDCC 2015 Desert Duel set. This set featured only two exclusive characters over the standard retail version that’s starting to hit stores now but it also introduced the Joe fandom to the upgraded FOE Striker and Cobra Basilisk!
Want to know what two long-time Joe fans thought of the SDCC 2015 Desert Duel set? Did the FOE Striker live up to the hype? Is the Cobra Basilisk going to replace the familiar HISS Tank any time soon? Can Fred and Chris agree on anything this time around?
The 2015 SDCC Kre-O Slaughter’s Marauders set has been reviewed!
When it comes to both Sgt. Slaughter and Kre-O, I know of no bigger fan than Todd Weinzierl of JBL’s sister site Magnum6Delta.com. So, when it came time to review this set I had to seek out the expert– and luckily he was willing to share his thoughts on the SDCC Kre-O Slaughter’s Marauders set that has taken the fandom by storm this summer. After all, many fans thought that they’d never see Hasbro have the opportunity to produce another Sgt. Slaughter figure again!
Looking for the SDCC Desert Duel set that is an exclusive to EntertainmentEarth.com? Well, check out Toys R Us’ SDCC exclusives page. It’s up for order RIGHT NOW!
To recap why this set is so unique, it not only includes all of the standard pieces but it has the exclusive Night Fox and Cobra Air Trooper figures! That’s right– two extras figures are included that won’t be found in the standard version. The entire set includes:
The SDCC 2015 Crimson Strike set has landed at JBL!
G.I. Joe has had a pretty good run of SDCC exclusives over the past few years. Starting with the infamous “Pimp Daddy Destro” and going all the way through the Danger at the Docks, fans have found themselves anticipating the announcement of each year’s newest piece.
The Crimson Strike is, by all means, a reverse of the forthcoming Silent Strike set that will debut at Toys R Us in August 2015. Here, G.I. Joe and Cobra have essentially traded vehicles– with the Cobra Scythe taking to the air while the G.I. Joe Chimera attempts to stave off its attacks. Somewhere on the ground, a random Alley Viper Officer runs around causing chaos.
Is the Crimson Strike set worth the effort to track down? Does the HISS work as a G.I. Joe vehicle? Is the Skystriker really flying for Cobra now?
The Kre-O Slaughter’s Marauders set has taken the fandom by storm since images first dropped online earlier this week. Now, thanks to the good folks at Hasbro and Hunter PR, we have even more images of this amazing set.
Here’s the offical press release from Hasbro with all of the details:
KRE-O GI JOE SLAUGHTER’S MARAUDERS VS DESTRO’S IRON GRENADIERS Set
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3213 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
ATTEN-TION! Sgt. Slaughter makes his KREON debut to lead the MARAUDERS into battle against DESTRO and the IRON GRENADIERS in this special edition set! Comes with 12 KREON figures — including BARBECUE, FOOTLOOSE, DARKLON, VOLTAR, and, in another KREON debut, DESTRO in his infamous leopard-print coat. Also includes pieces to build a SGT. SLAUGHTER TRIPLE T tank! This special edition set comes packed in special throwback “boxed set” packaging resembling your favorite ’80s & ’90s VHS cassettes, complete with Sgt. Slaughter and DESTRO file cards and art that re-creates classic G.I. JOE packaging! You’ll have a blast with this set, AND THAT’S AN ORDER!
Kre-O Slaughter’s Marauders are invading SDCC 2015!
Back at Joe Con 2015, the Hasbro team revealed several 50th Anniverary-themed SDCC exclusives for this year’s con. However, they hinted that one more “very special set” was coming. Attendees speculated briefly over what it might be but, in all honesty, it was quickly forgotten in light of the on-hand items shown. (GUNG-HO!) A few days ago, an image leaked out that seemed to indicated that a Kre-O set based on Sgt. Slaughter was coming.
Now, thanks to the intrepid folks over at Uproxx, we have confirmation that Kre-O Slaughter’s Marauders are coming! Not only that, but Sgt. Slaughter himself will be on hand on Saturday July 11, 2015 at the Hasbro booth for two separate autograph signings. Having had the privilege of meeting the man himself again last year at a logo baseball park, I can say that fans are in for a real treat with the Sarge himself attending!
We have new product images from Hasbro fresh from Joe Con 2015!
First off, I’d like to apologize for the tardiness of this posting. I’ve been commuting back and forth to Joe Con each day which means my internet access has been restricted to the times that I’m actually back at JBL HQ. However, let’s get on to the good stuff.
The Hasbro panel was today and Derryl DePriest and Mark Weber revealed a whole new slate of products that will be exclusive to both Toys R Us and BigBadToyStore.com. The line is essentially a continuation of the 50th anniversary series and will be available on August 1, 2015. Here are the vehicle set breakdowns and the images, both official and in case shots, for the vehicle packs:
I have to say that I hate him for it! Oh jealousy, you are truly a green-eyed monster.
After a quick phone conversation, I was able to get a few thoughts on the set:
Flint is built using the Resolute head and the Retaliation 3-pack torso.
The plastic on the vehicles, like much of the 50th product, is softer. Apparently he’s had some issues with the rear axle.
The Night Landing weapons crate appears to contain an updated version of Road Pig’s wrist crossbow.
Overall, he’s pretty happy with the set and would like to see a Cobra Stinger re-release soon!
Check out the images of the SDCC Danger at the Docks set below. These were posted to the JBL Facebook page earlier this afternoon. My set is scheduled to arrive tomorrow so I have the feeling tomorrow night will be spent putting together a review as fast as my greedy little fingers can type!