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I will agree...

"The toys are next to impossible to find anywhere." Except if you're shopping online and if you're willing to spend more.

I'm new to the G.I. Joe Classified toyline (I just got Duke today online) and I was warned by another toy collector that finding these figures at retail will be hard due to the crappy distribution of Hasbro. Not helping the fact that online prices for these are going to go up in the future. Which means that fans of the G.I. Joe toyline will be pissed and might be discouraged to pick these up in the long run.

This series has so much potential yet the crappy distribution and scalping will kill it. Then again, the Star Wars Black Series survived despite a rocky start.

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Posted by makaikishi on 31 August, 2020 - 06:44
Scalpers Do Suck

This is a line where I absolutely refuse to use scalpers. I refuse them in general anyways, but especially with a line like this that should be easy to get.

I really hope Hasbro gets it together.

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Posted by Optimal III on 31 August, 2020 - 11:43
Yeah, this line is pretty

Yeah, this line is pretty much online-only if you're collecting it. I still haven't seen a single figure from the line at any retailer. All I got right now is both Snake Eyes figures. Not sure who else I even want to get. Maybe some more Cobra guys. Not really feeling the Joe figures at all. Kinda feel discouraged to even try collecting the line, especially the Target exclusive ones. Good God are those super-scalped to hell. $100+ per figure on the aftermarket. ****ING DISGUSTING. It's "anyone who isn't He-Man or Skeletor in Masters Of The Universe 2002 gets scalped" all over again, except now it's an entire line. Screw this line. Let it die.

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Posted by netkid on 3 September, 2020 - 08:45
This online-only toy line sucks

I was planning to get Gung-Ho, Destro and Cobra Commander later on but after going through three toy stores yesterday without a single G.I. Joe Classified figure, I figured I'll just get Gung-Ho online and never look back at this toy line. There's no way I'm going to pay more than the SRP of these again online. The line had so much potential but Hasbro's methods are sending it to an early grave.

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Posted by makaikishi on 3 September, 2020 - 10:45
I'm just gonna stick with the

I'm just gonna stick with the 3&3/4" size. I had been for years and years. So why change? You're barely gonna get vehicles for the 6" scale, and bases are not happening at that size. No way in Hell.

The 6" Joes are just okay, most looking nothing like what you'd consider the "definitive" design or aesthetic of the character. They lack the "essence." Too much techy crap plastered onto them. No real guns either! Imagine how much better Duke would look without all the metal and blue glowy bits. He needs to just look like an officer in uniform. If they want to do an armored up, geared up, armed to the teeth Duke, then do that as a separate figure. Just look at how far Scarlett is off the mark. Dear God, she's asking to get shot up on the battlefield in those flashy gold colors. Roadblock here looks like he wants to be his Version 2 look but his colors are wrong and he too has gold armor.

However, Snake Eyes looks fine whichever way you slice him, that's just the versatility of his character. Storm Shadow too. Gung Ho and Beachhead do seem a bit more "toned down" though, than their flashy gold and blue wave 1 Joes. Honestly, all the Cobras look decent and fitting in their designs, even the various variants of the Commander cause he's known to be flashy and excessive. Yeah, Cobras are definitely the stars of this line so far. If you can even obtain any of them. LOL.

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Posted by netkid on 3 September, 2020 - 16:46
Profound Sadness

For whatever it's worth, I've got two extra of Scarlett unopened if anyone's looking for her specifically.

I'm still trying to find Beach Head & the Baroness. Have wave 2 pre-ordered with BBTS and Profit Director Destro pre-ordered at Hasbro Pulse.

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Posted by Optimal III on 4 September, 2020 - 22:02