Tuesday, August 7, 2007

More Waves Of Joes

[25th Anniversary: more and more Joes equals a lot of Joes]
Written by GL

G. I. Joe fans should start hitting the deck because two more waves of the awesome action figure line are coming out - but this isn't just any ordinary G. I. Joe line: it's the 25th Anniversary editions. If any of you remember, one of the first posts on Classic Articulation focused on the very first 25th Anniversary wave released by Hasbro.

Personally, I have been waiting to see which characters would be released this time around, and I'm not disappointed at all. In fact, I want this line more. G. I. Joe 25th Anniversary figures are set to hit the online stores next month (September) and are therefore ready for pre-ordering now at all good websites.

Waves 2 and 3 are to be sold in packs of 5 figures and 8 figures. Note: if you're aiming on getting the 8 figure set, then be prepared for some repeat figures, such as Snake Eyes from wave 1. But, if you aim for the 5 figure set, you'll only get the new characters made just for that wave. I'd go for the 5 figure set (no one needs 2 Snake Eyes')

The new characters for wave 2 are:
  • Beachhead
  • Serpentor
  • Cobra Trooper
  • Buzzer
  • Lady Jaye
The new character for wave 3 are:
  • Zartan
  • Shipwreck
  • Stalker
  • Red Ninja
  • Firefly
Note: the Stalker figure currently shown is unpainted.

Expect to pay US$50 (B$75) for each set of 5 figures, or B$80 (B$12) for the set of 8 figures. If you're interested, get that credit card out of your wallet and head to:

Big Bad Toy Store: G. I. Joe 25th Anniversary

And remember, knowledge is power but good action figures makes you cooler than everyone else.