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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:31 pm

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Any idea on cheat codes for those guys?
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:58 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea on cheat codes for those guys?


Like markings on the packaging to tell you which ones you are getting before opening the package?

I looked at the bag. No obvious sign yet.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:24 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Any idea on cheat codes for those guys?


Like markings on the packaging to tell you which ones you are getting before opening the package?

I looked at the bag. No obvious sign yet.


Damn, they're learning from Japan
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:54 pm

I watched Operation Dragonfire. I haven't seen that since I was a kid. I was surprised how well that mini-series was produced. The animation quality is pretty good. And I was also shocked that it used a lot of the Sunbow music cues.

Then I watched the first episode of DIC Season 1... the animation quality takes a big dip. Yes, it's more slapstick compared to the Sunbow series but I'm enjoying it.

(And yes, I'm aware the original GI Joe series has it's silly moments like Red Rocket Burgers and Cold Slither :) )
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:22 pm

Ah, there are different Micro Force packaging with more figures inside. This looks randomly packed but at least you can see which ones you're getting. This has Zombie Cobra Commander!

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:27 am

At WonderCon, I was flipping through original art and came across a page from GI Joe #109 by John Statema. It's the page where Tomax and Xamot misunderstand Cobra Commander's order resulting in GI Joe executions.

It was relatively affordable and I picked it up!

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:12 pm

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Hey guys here's something really special, what started out as a recap of Retaliation turned into an interview with John Chu!

http://whatsonjoemind.podbean.com/2013/03/31/wojm-special-edition-28-our-review-of-retaliationand-jon-chu/
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:44 pm

I forgot to post this after WonderCon.

There was a booth with boxed GI Joe vehicles. It was an incredible display because they had the Defiant ($3000), Mobile Command Center, and the USS Flagg ($7500).

It turns out it was for a reality show about a toy dealer. I didn't realize it until I was staring at the boxes and they were filming me. It was pretty funny.

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Then last weekend, I saw this USS Flagg for sale at a toy show. It looks like it's seen better days.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:09 pm

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You really don't realize just how big those boxes are until you see them in person, even posed images with something for scale don't do it justice.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Thu May 02, 2013 12:47 am

I'm a sucker for mystery boxes/bags as I've posted before. I saw these GI Joe figures by Loyal Subjects. They sort of look like those Mighty Muggs from a few years go.

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I could not resist and bought one on a lark. I was about to walk away. The clerk is a big Joe fan and asked me to open it in the store. I opened it and immediately recognized the Cobra Commander's gun, so I was pleased to get a popular character.

I opened the sealed bag inside and was surprised to find a hooded Cobra Commander. The clerk freaked out because it's the rarest figure offered in the line.

Quite a cool line of collectibles!

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:53 am

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Ahhh those, Hipster stuff I get confused with Micro force. Any idea if there's a code or something to follow?
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Thu May 02, 2013 9:39 am

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ahhh those, Hipster stuff I get confused with Micro force. Any idea if there's a code or something to follow?


I looked all over the box. No indication or markings on what figure is inside.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu May 02, 2013 5:26 pm

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Supreme Convoy wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ahhh those, Hipster stuff I get confused with Micro force. Any idea if there's a code or something to follow?


I looked all over the box. No indication or markings on what figure is inside.


Ah Japanese Style blind box
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Wed May 08, 2013 11:57 pm

I just bought Michael Golden's GI Joe Yearbook Artist Edition Portfolio from IDW. For the uninitiated, IDW has a line of books called Artist Edition, which reproduces comic artists original art for a specific artist's, generally collecting six stories. For example, there was a John Romita Spider-Man Artist Edition.

The portfolio line isn't a book but collects a original art from a single story in a hardbound folder.

It's fantastic looking!

According to Scott Dunbier at WonderCon, the person that bought the entire original pages had them restored. The wordballoons were originally pasted onto the pages but were removed and placed on an acetate overlay so you can see it lettered and unlettered. For the portfolio, one side is lettered and the other side of the page is not. It's pretty neat!

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu May 09, 2013 12:42 am

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Hey all thought I'd share this, What's on Joe Mind? had a live show/panel at Joe Con this year and we finally got the go ahead to put it up.

http://whatsonjoemind.podbean.com/2013/05/03/wojm-special-edition-31-whats-on-joe-mind-live/

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:21 pm

I picked up...

GI Joe: Retaliation's Joe Colton figure.

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These dollar store figures based on my favorite Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow toys as a kid.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:27 pm

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Supreme Convoy wrote:I picked up...

GI Joe: Retaliation's Joe Colton figure.

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These dollar store figures based on my favorite Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow toys as a kid.

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You just picked up Joe Colton? Did you put him down when you were done?
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:07 am

chuckdawg1999 wrote:You just picked up Joe Colton? Did you put him down when you were done?


I had to put the figure down eventually. Can't hold it forever. :)
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:42 pm

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Supreme Convoy wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:You just picked up Joe Colton? Did you put him down when you were done?


I had to put the figure down eventually. Can't hold it forever. :)


I'd nestle it to my bosom forever; is it just me?
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:13 am

Picked up GI Joe Field Manual Volume 2.

There's not a lot of material from the animated movie but I was surprised to see character models from the commercials and the DIC series.

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Caved and bought a box of the GI Joe 1991 trading cards.

I was told that 9 out of 10 boxes have a complete card set. One of these days, I’ll open this sucker…

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Dagon » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:04 pm

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I got a Jungle BAT from Walgreens, of all places.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:31 pm

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Dagon wrote:I got a Jungle BAT from Walgreens, of all places.


Not surprising, I see later wave POC figs in Rite Aid all the time.

Last week I got Ultimate CC and Roadblock. This week I'm expecting SE, Firefly, and Kwin.
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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Supreme Convoy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:32 pm

I got my GI Joe dog tags from the mail. It was a mail away from the GI Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray. It's so cool!

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But little do they know...

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Re: GI Joe Fans Unite-- 25th Anniversary Fig Talk and More!

Postby Convotron » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:26 pm

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Friend or foe?

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Yo Joe!
Toys for sale, S.H. Figuarts, Revoltech, Robot Damashii, Figma, and more!

Discounts for purchases of 3 items or more! See sales thread for details.


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