I was at Toys R Us the other day when the Toy Gods smiled down upon me. Noisy found a TRU Exclusive Batman, but, as usual, they had nothing I had gone there for (still can’t find that Arcee). Since they were resetting I walked around hoping for a surprise.
JoeWeek is wrapping up her at ItsAllTrue.Net. We’re skipping our usual Saturday figure request for this week so we can get caught up on Joe reviews. We were going to have the Crimson Neo-Viper and Doctor today, but our local Wal-Mart brought a nice treat today, the “Offscreen” ROC 2pk of Shockblast and Night Creeper!
JoeWeek hits Friday! We’re going to forego our usual Friday Five for this week so we can get caught up on Joe reviews. Today, we’re opening up the General Hawk with Jetpack and the Paris Pursuit Baroness…
Buying Joes isn’t just about picking up a lot of individual figures, it’s about vehicles and playsets too. While some of my fondest memories of playing with Joes are vehicle-based, I’d been avoiding buying any ROC vehicles. There are a couple of reasons for this. One, my adult sensibilities kick in and remind me that
Since its Joe week here, I’ve got three Joe mini-rants to share… 1. I get that kids enjoy firing missile launchers, but can we make them a little more sensical? There are a couple of good ones like the Ice Viper’s (best one ever) or Sgt. Stone’s which looks like a remote
JoeWeek keeps on rolling! Today, we bring you two more third wave figures, Anthony “Flash” Gambello and the Para-Viper. Flash, like Helix, is another figure that’s design comes to us via the ROC video game while the Para-Viper is a repaint of the 25th Anniversary version, but in the red/black M.A.R.S color scheme.
JoeWeek keeps on rolling! In the bevy of movie Joes, two in particular caught a lot of folks attention, one for being unique and the other for being generic: Helix, a new Joe created as an unlockable character for the video game, and the Pit Commando, an army building Joe that comes packaged with 13
Yes, I know I’m a slowpoke, but last night I went and finally watched G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. When I was a kid, I watched the cartoon but I’ve never read the comic book. I collected the toys back then also, but until the recent movie figures; the last Joe toy I bought
We had a great time at JoeCon. Nearly everyone we met was very nice, helpful, and loved G.I. Joe. The panels were exciting. The new product blew us away. In one word, it was awesome. There was only one bad side effect to the whole thing: since we’ve gotten back, we can’t stop buying Joes.
You might remember that I ended my previous GI Joe ROC review, on Sgt. Stone and Shipwreck, with “The Ice Viper and that yellow Barbecue at Toys R Us are calling.” Well, they called and my wallet answered. But, it’s not that I’m weak – it’s that TRU had a 2 for $10
I love the toys I had as a kid and I’m not alone when it comes to my fellow toy collectors. While there are plenty of newer toy brands in the aisles, many of the toys from my childhood are back to being the juggernauts in the aisle. With G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra coming