If you’re a collector, it’s safe to say that you can find just about anything in a “retro” style nowadays. From Transformers to Ninja Turtles, it seems that every great toy line from the 80s has seen a re-launch in recent years.
When it came to G.I.Joe, sure, we saw relaunches, but nothing that was true retro. The Classified line caters t 1:12 (6″) collectors, where as the Walmart exclusive “Retro” line is/was based on the popular “Modern Era” style of G.I.Joe offerings.
Super7 has their 5 points of articulation G.I.Joe line, but to me, a 5 POA line defeats the purpose, doncha think?
Well my friends, it’s clear that Hasbro is listening to the market and collectors, as today at #HasbroPulseCon2021, a new O-Ring based retro 2 pack was revealed. Yes, you read that correctly, a two pack of o-ring figures is ready to go up for pre-order TODAY! Here’s the scoop –
The nostalgia is REAL with the G.I. Joe O-Ring Retro Collection Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow collection! You read that right, we’re bringing back the original o-ring design to these classic heroes and villains! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 1982 animated series with this 2-pack of figures on their own Retro cardbacks!
Available for pre-order today beginning at 4:00pm ET for Hasbro Pulse Premium Members and 5:00pm ET for all fans!
With the secondary market as inflated as it is, I know I speak for many when I say that I’m beyond excited to be able to pick up these two, in retro packaging, at an affordable price…especially now that I can have backyard battles with my son! 🙂
How many sets will you be snagging?