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My guess is repros of the origionals,since that's what the star wars retro line is.

IMO those "retro" figures are most likely vintage repros but it is just my guess, at the end of the day who knows.

Ever since word broke earlier in the year that Hasbro was bringing G.I. Joe back to the toy aisle, many have been wondering what that would mean for 3 3/4” collectors.   While Hasbro

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Classified, Snake Eyes movie, now these Retros; it's all music to my ears, but could Hasbro try and maybe get a couple of figures on the shelves before they turn Joe into a new cottage industry.

 

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1 hour ago, chuckdawg1999 said:

If these are going to be $20 O-ring figures then I strongly recommend passing. It's not a question of if but when the O-ring will break, and if these will be like the last go round of 4" figures the plastic won't be wonderful.

Good point on the O-ring thing.  They have to make them so that the o_rings do not break!!!!  I am with you brother!

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2 hours ago, Neovorticism2 said:

I also lean towards the possibility of this line being repros of the vintage figures, but the possibility of modern 3 3/4 line in the 25th anniversary style and with vehicles included doesn't seem impossible to me, although I think we may see such line in a near future, once confirming the Classified line as a success.

A new USS Flag?????????????????

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3 hours ago, iRandom said:

I feel that 3.75" is ideal for GIJ since the vehicles were always such a great part of the line and the nostalgia. The fact that most vehicles included figures was a great way to get kids buying the vehicles. And once you picked up a vehicles you realized how fun it was and wanted more! I was tempted by the Battle Force 2000 stuff even after I had already sold off all toys in my misguided quest to grow up.

I'm following all the Joe news as a spectator since I'm trying to limit what properties I spend money on. However, I would definitely go for a rereleased version of the old Zartan and Serpentor sets.

You said it...a new updated but retro version of Zaratn and Swamp Skier and Serpentor and Chariot is what i need in my life right now!!!!!!!!!!!

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If these are O-Ring 3 3/4 figures, i'm not sure what "New" figures they can come up with except for Pythona and Dr. Venom?

They made every other figure I can recall from the comics or cartoon in "O-Ring" style. They did the entire Oktober Guard, Big Lob, Kwinn. They even did a Vietnam Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Crimson Twins in their Business suits. Unmasked figures, Hologram figures, General Flagg.

I believe the 25th anniversary style took it one step further, I think they've re-done the entire line and cartoon series,  as well as foreign variants and new figures. (But I don't collect this line)

 

I'm open to "New" O-Ring figures:

1) Pythona

2) Dr. Venom

3) Kwinn (Jungle costume)

4) Dr. Biggles-Jones

5) Snake (from Transformers)

6) Cobra Commander (Snake version from Movie)

7) Evey (from the DIC series) 

Rocky Balboa

Zanya from the Devils Due

Cobra Commander Movie Version with Cape and Staff

Dr. Mindbender Winter Gear

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13 minutes ago, Flounnderr said:

If these are O-Ring 3 3/4 figures, i'm not sure what "New" figures they can come up with except for Pythona and Dr. Venom?

They made every other figure I can recall from the comics or cartoon in "O-Ring" style. They did the entire Oktober Guard, Big Lob, Kwinn. They even did a Vietnam Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Crimson Twins in their Business suits. Unmasked figures, Hologram figures, General Flagg.

I believe the 25th anniversary style took it one step further, I think they've re-done the entire line and cartoon series,  as well as foreign variants and new figures. (But I don't collect this line)

 

I'm open to "New" O-Ring figures:

1) Pythona

2) Dr. Venom

3) Kwinn (Jungle costume)

4) Dr. Biggles-Jones

5) Snake (from Transformers)

6) Cobra Commander (Snake version from Movie)

7) Evey (from the DIC series) 

Rocky Balboa

Zanya from the Devils Due

Cobra Commander Movie Version with Cape and Staff

Dr. Mindbender Winter Gear

That is a great list!  How about some new Cobra La figures too?

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19 minutes ago, Flounnderr said:

If these are O-Ring 3 3/4 figures, i'm not sure what "New" figures they can come up with except for Pythona and Dr. Venom?

They made every other figure I can recall from the comics or cartoon in "O-Ring" style. They did the entire Oktober Guard, Big Lob, Kwinn. They even did a Vietnam Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Crimson Twins in their Business suits. Unmasked figures, Hologram figures, General Flagg.

I believe the 25th anniversary style took it one step further, I think they've re-done the entire line and cartoon series,  as well as foreign variants and new figures. (But I don't collect this line)

 

I'm open to "New" O-Ring figures:

1) Pythona

2) Dr. Venom

3) Kwinn (Jungle costume)

4) Dr. Biggles-Jones

5) Snake (from Transformers)

6) Cobra Commander (Snake version from Movie)

7) Evey (from the DIC series) 

Rocky Balboa

Zanya from the Devils Due

Cobra Commander Movie Version with Cape and Staff

Dr. Mindbender Winter Gear

Yes, but did they do The Wiper? For some reason that episode has stuck in my head all these years!

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6 minutes ago, iRandom said:

Yes, but did they do The Wiper? For some reason that episode has stuck in my head all these years!

YESSSS!!!!  The VIPER aka the wiper...it has always been in my mind as well.  I can still see how scared they were when that little old man showed up.  I watched that episode on regular TV as a kid!

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14 hours ago, jsmooth said:

YESSSS!!!!  The VIPER aka the wiper...it has always been in my mind as well.  I can still see how scared they were when that little old man showed up.  I watched that episode on regular TV as a kid!

That was an excellent episode with a lot of drama into it.

They also showed variations of the Cobra trooper attires in gym clothes.

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34 minutes ago, Roadpigmaster said:

That was an excellent episode with a lot of drama into it.

They also showed variations of the Cobra trooper attires in gym clothes.

Those were just the best episodes.  nothing like that on TV anymore...sad.

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9 hours ago, Goldbug said:

wouldn't it be great if they were just down-sized versions of the new 6 inch Joes on retro cards?

In that case, I think, many people (3 3/4 fans only) would get at least some, those whose designs do not seem so drastically modernized to them, and would only swap the new weapons with those from past lines.

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30 minutes ago, Neovorticism2 said:

In that case, I think, many people (3 3/4 fans only) would get at least some, those whose designs do not seem so drastically modernized to them, and would only swap the new weapons with those from past lines.

I agree, they have a better chance of more sales by making them 3 3/4.  

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I think the answer of which Figures are coming for the retro line will been found at www.gijoe.com

They have old characters and even comic characters that it looks to me are going to be part of the available GI Joe team coming up...

 

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Hate to be the Debbie downer but I really dont expect much from this line. My guess it will be re-issues of figures they already did, probably from the 25th Anniversary line. I almost guarantee thats what the HISS Tank and Awe Striker will be. If you dont have those then it will be cool, but I have to imagine most Joe fans that will be into these will have already gotten the figures previously. My hope however is perhaps Hasbro will re-release some of the figures that previously were only available exclusively through the GIJoe Collector Club. I ended up with a number of holes in my 25th Anniversary 3 3/4" collection due to the fact I wasn't willing to pay to join a club to then pay high prices for their figures.

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1 hour ago, JayC said:

Hate to be the Debbie downer but I really dont expect much from this line. My guess it will be re-issues of figures they already did, probably from the 25th Anniversary line. I almost guarantee thats what the HISS Tank and Awe Striker will be. If you dont have those then it will be cool, but I have to imagine most Joe fans that will be into these will have already gotten the figures previously. My hope however is perhaps Hasbro will re-release some of the figures that previously were only available exclusively through the GIJoe Collector Club.

Well, now that you mention it, if that were the case personally, I'd like it since most of the few figures I own are from the lines based on the movies, although at the moment the general consensus seems to indicate that this assortment will be all about vintage repros though.

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3 hours ago, JayC said:

Hate to be the Debbie downer but I really dont expect much from this line. My guess it will be re-issues of figures they already did, probably from the 25th Anniversary line. I almost guarantee thats what the HISS Tank and Awe Striker will be. If you dont have those then it will be cool, but I have to imagine most Joe fans that will be into these will have already gotten the figures previously. My hope however is perhaps Hasbro will re-release some of the figures that previously were only available exclusively through the GIJoe Collector Club. I ended up with a number of holes in my 25th Anniversary 3 3/4" collection due to the fact I wasn't willing to pay to join a club to then pay high prices for their figures.

I agree.  It is already beginning to look like something I will not collect.

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On 6/17/2020 at 3:48 PM, Flounnderr said:

If these are O-Ring 3 3/4 figures, i'm not sure what "New" figures they can come up with except for Pythona and Dr. Venom?

They made every other figure I can recall from the comics or cartoon in "O-Ring" style. They did the entire Oktober Guard, Big Lob, Kwinn. They even did a Vietnam Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Crimson Twins in their Business suits. Unmasked figures, Hologram figures, General Flagg.

I believe the 25th anniversary style took it one step further, I think they've re-done the entire line and cartoon series,  as well as foreign variants and new figures. (But I don't collect this line)

 

I'm open to "New" O-Ring figures:

1) Pythona

2) Dr. Venom

3) Kwinn (Jungle costume)

4) Dr. Biggles-Jones

5) Snake (from Transformers)

6) Cobra Commander (Snake version from Movie)

7) Evey (from the DIC series) 

Rocky Balboa

Zanya from the Devils Due

Cobra Commander Movie Version with Cape and Staff

Dr. Mindbender Winter Gear

To my mind most of the new sculpt era figures are so different in sculpt and design that if they were to be done in the more classic 80s o-ring style it would count as “new”.  So that opens up to include all of the GI Joe VS Cobra, Valor vs Venom, and Spy Troops original characters as well as many characters that had figures premier in those comic 3-packs or convention sets.  Then you have a bunch of characters that were only made as toys in the modern era style like Billy, Pythona, Helix, Dr Venom, Tombstone, Female Dial Tone, Crimson Asp, etc etc.  And there are other out of scale Joe characters like Sgt Savage, or Lt Stone that could certainly be done.  And then of course there are the ones that have never ever received a plastic figure like  Dawn Moreno, Col Sharp, Soft Master, Ronin, Mayday, Firewall, Wade Collins, Vance Wingfield, Agent Mara, Hector Ramirez, General Rey, the never made members of the Plague, etc etc.  Some are more obscure than others but all are ones I would love to see.  

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7 hours ago, JayC said:

Hate to be the Debbie downer but I really dont expect much from this line. My guess it will be re-issues of figures they already did, probably from the 25th Anniversary line. I almost guarantee thats what the HISS Tank and Awe Striker will be. If you dont have those then it will be cool, but I have to imagine most Joe fans that will be into these will have already gotten the figures previously. My hope however is perhaps Hasbro will re-release some of the figures that previously were only available exclusively through the GIJoe Collector Club. I ended up with a number of holes in my 25th Anniversary 3 3/4" collection due to the fact I wasn't willing to pay to join a club to then pay high prices for their figures.

You think the 25th will be 25th rereleases instead of O-Ring rereleases.  I don’t know, I have to think it will be O-Ring style.  Between Hasbro doing retro Kenner Star Wars and G1 Transformers, Playmates doing retro Turtles, and Mattel doing MOTU origins o-ring GI Joes are the last of the big 5 not to go back and get rereleases meant to look and feel like their 80s roots.  That seems to be what’s in vogue with the big toy companies right now (also lets not forget retro Kenner Ghostbusters).  That said I suspect either way it will just be straight up reproduction of the originals.  It will either be a small sample of the original 13 plus some Cobra or a sample of all stars like Duke, Snake Eyes, Flint, Scarlet, Roadblock etc.  Me listing New characters is just fantasy booking what I’d like to see not what I actually think I’ll see.  

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33 minutes ago, InspectorZartan said:

You think the 25th will be 25th rereleases instead of O-Ring rereleases.  I don’t know, I have to think it will be O-Ring style.  Between Hasbro doing retro Kenner Star Wars and G1 Transformers, Playmates doing retro Turtles, and Mattel doing MOTU origins o-ring GI Joes are the last of the big 5 not to go back and get rereleases meant to look and feel like their 80s roots.  That seems to be what’s in vogue with the big toy companies right now (also lets not forget retro Kenner Ghostbusters).  That said I suspect either way it will just be straight up reproduction of the originals.  It will either be a small sample of the original 13 plus some Cobra or a sample of all stars like Duke, Snake Eyes, Flint, Scarlet, Roadblock etc.  Me listing New characters is just fantasy booking what I’d like to see not what I actually think I’ll see.  

The Big Five???? What about Thundercats!!!!!

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48 minutes ago, InspectorZartan said:

To my mind most of the new sculpt era figures are so different in sculpt and design that if they were to be done in the more classic 80s o-ring style it would count as “new”.  So that opens up to include all of the GI Joe VS Cobra, Valor vs Venom, and Spy Troops original characters as well as many characters that had figures premier in those comic 3-packs or convention sets.  Then you have a bunch of characters that were only made as toys in the modern era style like Billy, Pythona, Helix, Dr Venom, Tombstone, Female Dial Tone, Crimson Asp, etc etc.  And there are other out of scale Joe characters like Sgt Savage, or Lt Stone that could certainly be done.  And then of course there are the ones that have never ever received a plastic figure like  Dawn Moreno, Col Sharp, Soft Master, Ronin, Mayday, Firewall, Wade Collins, Vance Wingfield, Agent Mara, Hector Ramirez, General Rey, the never made members of the Plague, etc etc.  Some are more obscure than others but all are ones I would love to see.  

How about a new Sgt. Slaughter!!!!!

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After watching the artworks at the official GI Joe web site I think Hasbro is going to re release the ARAH, Spy Troops/Valor Vs Venom Figures and probably new Figures based on the Comics like for example Rock'n'Roll, Chuckles, Major Bludd, Road Pig, Flint, Gung-Ho, etc...

Check out the list I'm talking about on the site.

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