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    2020 GI Joe Retro Collection (Wal-Mart)

    I haven't seen any posts on it here, so I was just curious on to what everyone's thoughts were on the new retro collection at Wal-Mart.

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    When I first heard of the line, I was hoping that they'd be o-ring Joes for a truly retro line. There have been Transformers reissues, Ghostbusters reissues, Star Wars reissues, so why not Joe?

    I mainly see them as repacks with some different part configurations having collected all throughout the 25th line and after up until 2016. I wish they'd release some characters that I missed out on having in 25th Sculpt form like Footloose and Dial-Tone, which go for a lot being Club exclusives. They could, also, make a much better '87 style Falcon. As far as vehicles go, I would like to see something like the Wolverine with a classic Cover Girl and a STUN. I'd like to see more variety. It seems every time the brand relaunches, they release figures of the same characters and the same vehicles. I'm sure I'm not the intended demographic, though. It's probably people that missed out on the whole 25th line and whatnot. But, still, plenty of figures of these characters can be found on the secondary market.

    I'd, also, like to add that Hasbro needs to put these figures on better cards. I'm sure the packaging is a selling point and the cards are very flimsy and sometimes tear at the tags from being on the pegs.

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    To be honest guys even back in teh day if a figure was far enough back on the peg that removing the figures in front was a hassle I'd reach around the peg and tear the top of the peg hole. Figure like most people I was going to open it anyway so why not.

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    Images of more figures for the Retro Collection are out (Duke, CC, and Lady Jaye). There are two ways they could make Duke better. All they have to do is release v28 in in v1 colors with his helmet, pistol, submachine gun, binoculars, backpack, and bandoleer. Maybe include the screaming head as an extra. The other way is releasing v51 in v1 colors. The Cobra Commander is not a good choice of parts between the “diaper crotch”, which doesn't allow the figure to sit well at all and what appear to be the ROC Zartan arms that have a limited range of motion. The simplest thing to do is release Ultimate Cobra Commander (v53) in v1 colors. It's a great figure and would be a straight up repaint.

    In regards to the packaging, maybe instead of having all that space in the bubble, they could have a separate little bubble over the figures' for the smaller accessories, which would free float like they did with the 80's Joes. It would look a lot better and give them a more retro feel.

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    Adding the Retro line.

    Any idea if someone will add these to the YoJoe.com figure database?

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