New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

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New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby rcm1234567 » 03 Dec 2008 11:26

Some of the New G.I.Joe Figures & Vehicles may be available in the UK next year.
The following scans are from the current issue of Previews (December 2008 #243 available Feb 2009).
For those that don't know Previews is a Monthly American Catalogue that lists forthcoming Superhero, Sci-Fi & Horror etc, Comics Magazines, Books, Toys & Games etc.
These items can then be ordered in advance.
Previews is available from many British comic shops.
The first two scans are in the American section of Previews.
NB in the first two scans only some of the Items are listed as being available in the UK.
The 12 Inch Cobra Commander figure in the third scan is listed in the Previews UK section.
Previews Joes 1a.JPG
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby Crimson Rage » 03 Dec 2008 13:05

TRU exclusives sometimes filter through to our stores, and I've seen "Target Exclusive" Transformers in Woolworths (Pretty useless fact given the current state of that store chain), so it's possible we may get limited quantities. The Forbidden Planet chain already has some 25th waves on their site, although I don't know if they're imports or an 'official' release.

I suspect Hasbro will mainly be pushing the movie figures & vehicles here though, otherwise non-fans may get confused by all the different COBRA COMMANDERS and DUKE's that would be flying about.
Not that I mind: I'm looking forward to the movie line.
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby buddusky » 03 Dec 2008 20:10

Yeah Forbidden Planet in Newcastle has had the 25th Joes for a while now, don't know if they're imports or not though. I was in London a couple of weeks ago and Forbidden Planet down there had quite a few as well.
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby Double-Tap » 03 Dec 2008 20:44

buddusky wrote:Yeah Forbidden Planet in Newcastle has had the 25th Joes for a while now, don't know if they're imports or not though. I was in London a couple of weeks ago and Forbidden Planet down there had quite a few as well.
strange, forbidden planet belfast has none and say they cant get any.
i'm having to buy my 25th figs from the states and with the weak pound its pretty expensive.
does anyone know of any uk sellers??
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 03 Dec 2008 20:48

Forbidden planet nottingham dont have any and say they are only available from them from the website...

Sheffield didnt haev any yesterday but then it is only a pokey small one... But they did have a princess bride dread pirate roberts figure! v impressed...
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby buddusky » 03 Dec 2008 21:21

I called in at FP Newcastle last night and off the top of my head they had:

HISS Driver
Flash
Hawk
Wild Bill
Viper
PP Cobra Trooper
Snakes Eyes (What I would know as version 3)
Spirit
Barbecue
Duke with Jet Pack
Bazooka
Gung Ho
TF Flint

and a few comic packs, a couple of weeks ago they had the Black Head Variant Destro. Don't really collect the 25th figures but there's something about seeing a Joe hanging on a peg so I ended up buying BATS and Torpedo, quite fancy Paravipers and Mutt!
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby King Wombat » 03 Dec 2008 22:08

That's the best news i've heard all day.

I've given up collecting everything but the 25th stuff and getting them all from the US is killikng me.
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby Golden Puma » 03 Dec 2008 23:26

If your getting them through ebay you are going to be paying well over the odds, best bet is to pre-order them from one of the retailers or get yourself onto one of the American forums and hit up some of the other members for them
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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby Goldbug » 04 Dec 2008 07:24

Golden Puma wrote:If your getting them through ebay you are going to be paying well over the odds, best bet is to pre-order them from one of the retailers or get yourself onto one of the American forums and hit up some of the other members for them
American forum members are here too. ;)
Loose shipping to the UK isn't very much.

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Re: New G.I.Joes coming to the UK?

Postby Malcolm Orr » 04 Dec 2008 19:31

Star action figures (google it) are excellent - free shipping over £40 I think (and they accidentally added a second Snow Job into my box) and their prices are low.

Also I've bought tons of Joes from FP Newcastle, so they'll definately be getting more in!!!

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