Looks Like We Are Getting A 2020 G.I. Joe SDCC Exclusive, Could It Be A 3 3/4" Snake-Eyes Retro Figure?!?

by Jay Cochran
July 12, 2020
Looks like we might be seeing a 2020 SDCC Exclusive from Hasbro for G.I. Joe this year which would be really cool. The bad news is that it looks like Walmart will be the place to get it.

Since the actual San Diego Comic Con itself has been canceled, at least the physical version, many have been wondering how or where they will be able to get their hands on Hasbro's exclusives this year.

Well Walmart has launched a Comic-Con exclusive section on their website which features a countdown clock showing just over 4 days until launch (As I post this). This section appears to be an area comprised of various 2020 SDCC exclusives Walmart will be selling this year from various companies. While no actual product for Hasbro is yet listed, there is this banner on display there that has logos for several Hasbro brands including G.I. Joe.

We have no idea how many exclusives G.I. Joe might get this year. Rumors suggest that a 3 3/4" G.I. Joe "Retro" line is going to be offered exclusively at Walmart stores later this year, so it's possible that could be part of their SDCC offerings. We've even seen indications of some type of case containing nothing but "Retro" Snake-Eyes figures shipping to the US, so perhaps that will be the SDCC exclusive to kick off the entire line.

While it seems like a good bet Walmart will be a place to get Hasbro's exclusives, it's not clear if all of Hasbro's exclusives will be offered through Walmart or if Walmart is the only place people will be able to get them. It also isn't clear if any of these exclusives will be available at physical stores or just online. All those details I am sure will be coming soon from Hasbro.

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JayC - 2020-07-16 @ 2:41 pm
12 hours ago, Roadpigmaster said:

Hey it's been a long time Hasbro officially released GI JOE figures at retail. Last time where the 50 anniversary at Toysrus... Hopefully we get great retro figures that make us say wow I wasn't expecting this...

My best guess is this is going to be similar to what we have seen Hasbro do with both Star Wars and Ghostbusters, where they reproduce the exact figures from the 80's down to the packaging itself.

Roadpigmaster - 2020-07-16 @ 1:54 am
2 hours ago, JayC said:

So your basically saying you will buy anything they throw the GIJoe name on Just messing, I understand what its like to be a diehard fan and excited. For me though I have o-ring versions and 25th annoversary versions of the characters reportedly in the first wave as well as the two vehicles, so I just cant see myself wanting to buy them again. Im gonna make an assumption this line will be similar to the Ghostbusters and Star Wars Retro lines where its basically the original figures re-released on cardbacks made to look like the original toyline, which as far as packaging goes is what they essentially did with the 25th Anniversary line. Its cool but you can only do it so many time before the nostalgia wears out.

Hey it's been a long time Hasbro officially released GI JOE figures at retail. Last time where the 50 anniversary at Toysrus... Hopefully we get great retro figures that make us say wow I wasn't expecting this...

Belmont13 - 2020-07-16 @ 12:29 am

The key words here being GI Joe, Retro and 3 3/4". I think that's going to garner a lot of attention from GI Joe fans at least based theircommentson anything from the Classifieds line. When was the last time GI Joe figures of any kind were sold at retail?

JayC - 2020-07-15 @ 10:59 pm
1 hour ago, Roadpigmaster said:

I will be fighting everyone on Friday...

So your basically saying you will buy anything they throw the GIJoe name on Just messing, I understand what its like to be a diehard fan and excited. For me though I have o-ring versions and 25th annoversary versions of the characters reportedly in the first wave as well as the two vehicles, so I just cant see myself wanting to buy them again. Im gonna make an assumption this line will be similar to the Ghostbusters and Star Wars Retro lines where its basically the original figures re-released on cardbacks made to look like the original toyline, which as far as packaging goes is what they essentially did with the 25th Anniversary line. Its cool but you can only do it so many time before the nostalgia wears out.

Roadpigmaster - 2020-07-15 @ 9:58 pm
3 hours ago, Outsiders said:

I could be mistaken but I believe this is the first time Hasbro and Walmart had G.I. Joe exclusives that they wanted us to purchase even before they let us see what they look like. I would like to at least see what these figures look like before I decide to fight everyone in the early morning to try and get them.

I will be fighting everyone on Friday...

Roadpigmaster - 2020-07-15 @ 9:54 pm
3 hours ago, JayC said:

IDK, I honestly dont think the demand will be as high as it was for the NECA stuff. If this is just re-issues of 3 3/4" stuff we've gotten before in recent years I think only the most die-hard Joe fans will care. Its hard to say until we see what exactly these are but I can't say Im super pumped for these at this point.

Count me in as a die hard fan of the original ARAH...

InspectorZartan - 2020-07-15 @ 6:59 pm
11 minutes ago, JayC said:

IDK, I honestly dont think the demand will be as high as it was for the NECA stuff. If this is just re-issues of 3 3/4" stuff we've gotten before in recent years I think only the most die-hard Joe fans will care. Its hard to say until we see what exactly these are but I can't say Im super pumped for these at this point.

I want them if they are vintage redos even though I have the originals mostly just to have them carded. If they are modern era redos I wont want them since I have themyet as a Joe completist Ill feel somewhat compelled to get them (which is perhaps a separate issue).

But in either case the only thing that will truly get me excited for them is if they work in characters that were never released in that form factor before. Thats the thing that would get me hyped.

InspectorZartan - 2020-07-15 @ 6:52 pm

The thing with me is while I want the retros I have all the original Figures loose thus if its just rereleases Ill want the retros to keep carded. Walmart is terrible at this. All the retro Star Wars and Ghostbusters figures came bent and damaged except for 2 which means I just packed them all up and sent them all back. Walmart doesnt have a clue on how to ship these things which makes it all that much worse that they get them exclusively.

JayC - 2020-07-15 @ 6:47 pm
11 minutes ago, 80sboy4 said:

I would love these exclusive items, a retro G.I. Joe line sounds great but when I learned these were going to be Walmart exclusives my excitement level dropped dramatically. I understand why Hasbro partnered with Walmart but for us collectors it will just like with the NECA debacle be difficult to obtain. Sort of puts a damper on things.

IDK, I honestly dont think the demand will be as high as it was for the NECA stuff. If this is just re-issues of 3 3/4" stuff we've gotten before in recent years I think only the most die-hard Joe fans will care. Its hard to say until we see what exactly these are but I can't say Im super pumped for these at this point.

80sboy4 - 2020-07-15 @ 6:41 pm

I would love these exclusive items, a retro G.I. Joe line sounds great but when I learned these were going to be Walmart exclusives my excitement level dropped dramatically. I understand why Hasbro partnered with Walmart but for us collectors it will just like with the NECA debacle be difficult to obtain. Sort of puts a damper on things.

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