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G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys released in Canada!

Thanks to HissTank member Nighthawk who sends along the following message…

“Retaliation toys are being released today in Canada and there will be NO restock until closer to movie. 
Here’s some tidbits:
CC is the black version
Joe Trooper has the brown helmet and cape

Singles: $10.99 each
Dojo sets: $29.99 each
AWE Striker and Fangboat: $14.99 each
HISS and Ghosthawk: $21.99 each”

These were all apparently found at a Candian Toys “R” Us, so Canadian Joe Collectors, have at ’em!!

Diamond G.I. Joe product images and potential release schedule

Now obviously take a lot of this info with a grain of salt as we don’t know how the film delay will impact any of this, especially the film oriented stuff.  It goes without saying that the Blu-Ray release date is invalid now, but I’m still a bit curious about all of the movie logo clothing.

Thanks to SNAKE EYES for sending these images and details along…I got them just before the big Retaliation news hit, so I’ve been a bit late in posting them.  Check out the details from the catalog below along with the image gallery.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full details.


Will Ryan and Carded Footloose confirmed for 2012 G.I. Joe Convention

Registration has been live for just over 24 hours now and we have news of a new guest, and a new exclusive!

Will Ryan will be making an appearance at the Convention, which we actually first learned when the Brochure was revealed.  Mr. Ryan, of course, was the voice for Footloose in the Sunbow animated series.  As expected as well, thanks to a Tweet from the GIJoe Collectors Club Twitter feed, we also now know for sure that they will have carded Footloose figures available at the convention!

Limits have not yet been revealed, but let’s hope there are enough to go around.

The website does not mention the carded Footloose figure yet (that I can see), but I have mirrored an image of the Tweet below.

Hasbro’s Official Statement regarding G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline

Well, it took a couple of days, but Hasbro has chimed in about the status of their G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline at retail, and as I think most of us expected, the news is not good.  Hasbro’s official statement reads as follows:

“G.I. Joe is an ongoing consumer franchise and therefore there is merchandise available to consumers.  There is a limited amount of G.I. Joe Retaliation product at retail now, but in light of the movie moving out to March 29, 2013, the majority of the movie line will be made available early next year in time for the film’s release.”

And…  that’s it.  With one small paragraph, almost 40 action figures that fans were very much looking forward to have now been pushed back to match the movie timing.  From the sounds of it, other than Wave 1 currently at retail, we’re in for another large scale hiatus until March of next year.

I will continue to keep my fingers crossed that they have some sort of information for us at JoeCon in New Orleans, but I don’t see how they could suddenly produce and distribute unplanned toys within the window of time we are currently looking at.

Obviously I will see if I can dig up any other information, and we’ll get updates to this story as they develop.


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