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05-18-2012, 07:49 PM
I know some of you collect GI Joe figures. I'm only dipping my tow in, as some of the recent ones I dig for pure aesthetics.

I'm not sure what the haps is on the current GI Joe Renegades line (they've shown up on clearance at local Targets), and I haven't seen them restocked recently. The one figure I've yet to see is Storm Shadow.

I saw Amazon also recently released a 4 pack of "preview" figures, including Duke, Snake Eyes, Storm SHadow and a random Viper Ninja. All styled like Renegades.

Has anyone picked either of these up, or seen them in their travels? I'd really like to get Storm Shadow and possibly the Snake Eyes from the Amazon set, but I already have the Duke, and have little interest in the others.

Any assistance in tracking down either Storm Shadows (I'd prefer the Amazon one) would be stellar and greatly appreciated.

05-23-2012, 10:40 AM
The whole Renegades line was a cluster:teek: from the get-go. The toys didn't get released till after the show was cancelled. The only figs I ever saw was the Cobra trooper, Ripcord, Tunnel Rat, Scarlett, Duke and Cobra Comander. Add in all the retailers hiked their prices on GI Joe when these came out when alot of places still had stagnant Rise of Cobra Figures shelfwarming. Stormshadow is one of the most sought after figs from the line, you can chekc Ross/Burlington/DD's Discount or places liek that around you, but you will probably have to resort to ebay.
You can also check the buy/sell/trade threads at www.hisstank.com

GK Punk
05-23-2012, 10:51 PM
I believe the preview set was an exclusive gift pack somewhere. I know for some reason I passed on it, but kind of regret it.

05-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Its exclusive to Amazon. You can still get it directly from Amazon. Just search GI Joe Renegades.

I broke down and got a set last night, for 34.75 (shipping included). Breaks down to just around 8 bucks per figure.

If anything, I can resell the Duke & Cobra Viper, and make back enough money to make it worthwhile to get Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow.

P-to-the-S. ANyone see the Retaliation figures yet? I saw them in store yesterday. MEH. I don't get the drop in quality/style between Renegades/Pursuit of Cobra and the movie lines. The movie lines always look lame as hell.

The best part of the movie line last time was the younger kid-friendly action feature figures. The super stylized ones of Duke, a Viper, Snake eyes & Storm Shadow. I picked up the ninjas from that line cause they looked neat.

Do we have a G.I. Joe thread? Should we just make this one?

GK Punk
05-24-2012, 01:23 PM
I haven't been able to find Retaliation figures here yet. I may pick a few up, but I always want to see them in person before making any purchases. I kinda want that Cobra Commander though.

Yeah, let's make this a GI Joe thread. I don't think we have one for it.

05-24-2012, 01:49 PM
None of the movie figs looked too spectacular, I was only planning to get LJ and Jinx. Haven't gotten much new stuff anyway, but I'm a sucker for female figs. I would probably pick up most of the Dollar General/discount chain figs if I can find them. now that the movie has been pushed back, I might get the ninja 4x4 cruiser/AWE Striker repaint (:lol:) on clearance to fix a custom I have.

05-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Whats the story with the Dollar General figures? I saw a few pictures of them, but have no idea what purpose they serve. They're legit, I gather, but are they just repaints of other releases? What got them into DG?

I was tempted to get the Cobra Commander and Ripcord Renegades figures on clearance at Target, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I kinda wish I picked up Tunnel Rat though, I saw him once, but passed. That one would probably be my choice for the best 'Rat figure.

05-27-2012, 10:02 PM
GI Joe in a Dollar Store? perhaps they'll make it to mine soon enough!

05-30-2012, 11:23 AM
My GI Joe Renegades set came in today. I'm surprised that the paint apps are as stellar as they are (they can be hit or miss), I'm usually apprehensive of ordering figures online for fear of getting awful paint applications.

I've seen pics of some peoples sets being pretty awful, but mine are great. Snake Eyes and Storm SHadow are awesome. I'm debating keeping the Cobra Viper or Duke. Considering what they sell for online, I could probably make back enough money to make purchasing the set a wash. But even Duke and the Viper are pretty neat looking.

06-06-2012, 10:16 AM
FYI, if people are still looking for a few Renegades, or random 30th anniversary figures---check out the clearance section at Target. I snagged Firefly for 3 bucks. They had Cobra Commander and Scarlett, but I passed. I'll get the Retaliation Commander.

06-12-2012, 11:48 AM
I was hoping to find one of the fabled $11 Skystrikers, Checked every Target in my area, and only found Artic Destro and Ripcord marked down. Even at $3.28 I wasn't interested in them.

GK Punk
06-13-2012, 06:51 PM
I've yet to find the Dollar General Figs yet, and I'm bummed about that. I really want the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. I always wanted them to remake those versions in the 25th line, I can't believe they've actually made them finally.

06-16-2012, 09:32 PM
I haven't spotted them at all. There's a lack of Dollar Generals in NH, and the few Ive seen haven't had ****.

06-19-2012, 07:23 AM
I bought the Dreadnok 7 pack for my birthday.
I'd give most of these fiugres a solid 8.5, while Roadpig gets a 9, and Zanzibar gets a 5 because I never liked him anyway. Also, this figure's face looks like Pedro from "Napoleon Dynamite".
I took Zandar's neckercheif off, its so big it looks like a bib.
Thrasher's boots dont look Thrashery enough, and Roadpig doesn't have his armored codpiece. Gnawgahyde looks very good, a definite improvement over the ARAH fig. I may need to get a Schleich warthog for him, though.
I also did a quick re-customization of my Anti-Hero's buggy, made from the Stargate all terain cruiser. A 25th compatible Thundermachine is in the works.