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 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!
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!
The official registration hasn’t opened yet but last night Golden Ticket holders were able to pick up their con sets and receive the attendee bonus exclusive item– the Russian repainted Snarler cycle with side car.
A quick check of the web revealed that the crew over at HISS Tank have rushed to get some nice light-boxed in-hand images uploaded. I’ve mirrored a few of them below but you can check out the entire gallery over at HISSTank.com. There’s also the images from Madmac41 and Photonut from last night.
All-in-all it’s a pretty solid set! While I’m not overly crazy about the long-coated Iron Grenadiers I’m positively giddy over the Oktober Guard figures. (Okay, even Iron Bear who still looks like he’s 12. What? Comrade Doogie Hauser is now in Russian high command?!!)
Wow– didn’t see this one coming at all. Destro’s General was only ever given ONE figure in the classic ARAH era and that was back in 1988! This version works– in a way that the IG’s weren’t for me. Featuring a good mix of existing and new tooling this is pretty darned fantastic update to a fairly obscure ARAH-era character. (Who’d have thought the Accelerator Suits would see some new use?) Seriously– from the colors to the parts chosen, this is about the best possible parts combo for the character outside of a 100% newly tooled figure.
It just makes you wonder if someone is going to start producing 1:18 vultures to go with him.
Well played, Collector’s Club. Well played. Just two more figures to be revealed!
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