G.I. Joe: Retro Listings Online

by Jay Cochran
April 14, 2020
We first told you about these G.I. Joe Retro figure listings that showed up at Walmart last month. While we still have no specific information on what exactly these are, the general thought is that they will be some type of tribute 3 3/4" action figure line sold exclusively at Walmart stores. The $12.93 price lends itself to these being in the 3 3/4" scale, and the word "Retro" brings thoughts of the classic 80's products. Also note two listings are for vehicles. A Retro H.I.S.S. Tank vehicle with a $26.82 price and Awe Striker with a $26.82 price.

While we still don't have any specific information or confirmation for what exactly these figures are, we do have thanks to Jtprime17 the Walmart SKU#'s and direct links to each figure on the Walmart website for you to keep track of. Note the listings use the same type of codenames as we have seen used with the 6" Classified figures as opposed to the actual character names.

GIJ RETRO FIGURE MANTIS SKU# 513900390

GIJ RETRO FIGURE DARKLING SKU# 233031189

GIJ RETRO FIGURE SCORPION SKU# 634866260

GIJ RETRO FIGURES TARANTULA SKU# 606601997

GIJ-RETRO-FIGURE-MAYFLY SKU:

GIJ RETRO VEHICLE COBRA H.I.S.S. SKU# 388022731

GIJ RETRO VEHICLE AWE STRIKER SKU# 926584486

If we match up the codenames used with these Retro figures and the ones used originally with the wave one 6" Classified figures we now know about, we can speculate that Darkling is Destro, Trantula is Snake-Eyes and Mayfly is Roadblock.

Of course none of this is confirmed and we will have to wait and see what is what when Hasbro decides to officially announce them.
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tudortiger2000 - 2020-06-24 @ 11:30 pm

I think, keeping in line with Hasbro's Retro Star Wars wave, it would be a safe bet that itbe a re-release of the OG 3.75" line,80s-mould.

jsmooth - 2020-06-21 @ 2:24 pm
10 hours ago, Cxb452 said:

Honestly I think a 3 3/4 would be nice. Its a good way to show collectors hasbro hasnt forgotten them. I mean most kids dont know anything about G.I. Joe so pretty much everything is aimed at us.

Absolutely...this should be aimed at the guys who grew up with it and thus they should focus on the cartoon show and remake those. That would be cool.

jsmooth - 2020-06-21 @ 2:23 pm
10 hours ago, Roadpigmaster said:

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.

EH...I am not a fan of the Valor vs Venom so if that is the case I can pass.

Roadpigmaster - 2020-06-21 @ 4:18 am

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.

Cxb452 - 2020-06-21 @ 3:32 am

Honestly I think a 3 3/4 would be nice. Its a good way to show collectors hasbro hasnt forgotten them. I mean most kids dont know anything about G.I. Joe so pretty much everything is aimed at us.

Nosferatuman62172 - 2020-06-21 @ 1:56 am

There most likely repros. It would be cool to see brand new characters and new versions of some of the origional characters in the classic style.

jsmooth - 2020-06-19 @ 9:11 pm
48 minutes ago, InspectorZartan said:

To my mind most ofthe 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 VSCobra,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 toysin 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!!!!!

jsmooth - 2020-06-19 @ 9:11 pm
33 minutes ago, InspectorZartan said:

You think the 25th will be 25th rereleases instead of O-Ring rereleases. I dont 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 whats 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 Id like to see not what I actually think Ill see.

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

InspectorZartan - 2020-06-19 @ 8:42 pm
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 dont 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 whats 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 Id like to see not what I actually think Ill see.

InspectorZartan - 2020-06-19 @ 8:27 pm
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 ofthe 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 VSCobra,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 toysin 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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