Hasbro revealed the “All New” GI Joe Retro line today via Fan Friday. All those screams you heard was due to the line sporting 25th style molds and not actual VINTAGE figures. While the packaging is nice, these are NOT retro in any form or way. I do like the packaging and in a sense, this is the only thing retro with this line. The first wave will include Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, The Baroness, HISS Tank with driver and finally an AWE Striker with driver.
I know people are disappointed but these will sell out online and yes, as we have known, they are WalMart exclusives. Why the hell Walmart keeps getting exclusives we do not know. Still, I personally like them and the packaging is groovy but fans wanted Retro. The good news is, the secondary vintage market is still very much alive.