G.I. Joe And Transformers Fan First Friday Announced For 7/17 - G.I. Joe 3 3/4" Retro Expected To Be A Focus

by Jay Cochran
July 15, 2020
With Walmart's Collector Con event expected to go live this coming Friday at 10am ET which will include Hasbro exclusives, it's no surprise that Hasbro will be doing one of their live stream events to likely announce their exclusives that will be offered at Walmart. This will be another double feature with Transformers starting at 9:30am and G.I. Joe going at 10am ET.

For G.I. Joe the focus is likely going to be the long rumored 3 3/4" G.Joe Retro Line that will be exclusive to Walmart. Indications are the first wave will include figures of Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, Baroness and two vehicles with the HISS Tank and A.W.E Striker.

A second wave is also rumored to include Destro, Roadblock and Scarlett. We still don't know exactly what kind of 3 3/4" figures these Retro figure will be, 25th Anniversary type sculpts or more classic o-rings. O-Ring designs are seeming more and more likely but we should know for sure on Friday.

The first wave is expected to be made available for purchase on Walmart's website on Friday, costing around $13 each. Place holders for the figures have been on the site for a couple of months now.

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

Check back Friday for full coverage of everything that is revealed.
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Outsiders - 2020-07-17 @ 1:36 pm

There is only 3, $12.99 and 2, $24.99 items listed for G.I. Joe unless Hasbro and Walmart are adding items at the last second.

Goldbug - 2020-07-17 @ 4:21 am
5 hours ago, Outsiders said:

On a side note, I noticed that at 6:30 PM tonight  The Walmart timer on their website was listed at 12 hours and 30 minutes left which makes the timer hit zero at 7 AM.  But the graphic listed the preorder starting at 9 AM Central.  What's with the 2 hour difference?

West Coast time?

 

AutobotClone12 - 2020-07-17 @ 3:49 am

Hopefully they release some news on the R.E.D Line from Transformers. Need some updates on that line

Outsiders - 2020-07-16 @ 11:33 pm

On a side note, I noticed that at 6:30 PM tonight  The Walmart timer on their website was listed at 12 hours and 30 minutes left which makes the timer hit zero at 7 AM.  But the graphic listed the preorder starting at 9 AM Central.  What's with the 2 hour difference?

AdamM - 2020-07-16 @ 9:04 pm
On 7/15/2020 at 2:36 PM, JayC said:

Just my speculation but GIJoe and Transformers arn't just announcing SDCC exclusives, they are announcing new lines exclusive to Walmart hence why they get live-stream and Marvel and Star Wars will likely just get news posts.

For GIJoe the focus will be the Retro line and Transformers I think is getting a new line at Walmart of Studio Series figures based on the 80's animated movie

Purely curious as I would freaking LOVE That...but why do you think Transformers is getting 80's movie figures?!

InspectorZartan - 2020-07-16 @ 5:55 am
7 hours ago, JayC said:

My general thought is that whatever goes up on Walmart Friday for Transformers and GIJoe aren't going to be things that sell out instantly, but I def would have at least one browser open to the Walmart website if you decide to watch the stream videos.

Those 2 brands probably wont but Im also going to be going after the Marvel and Star Wars offerings.  (And possibly Ghostbusters if they have something).  

Also I suspect there will be some other vendor offerings Ill want too.  Typically every year for SDCC I have a list of over 20 booths Im trying to hit up between preview and Thursday morning.  With this being an online experience now Ill probably be picking up less this year but if they truly have over 70 items I suspect it will be more than just Hasbro Ill be after.  

Belmont13 - 2020-07-16 @ 12:58 am
12 minutes ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

yeah I mean that seems a correct assumption, I mean if they are such hard hitters no way they wouldn't want to rake in the cash on such big characters. the suspense of all this exclusive SDCC business is really workin me, can't we get it over with already , I already warned my Girlfriend over and over about how I'm going to be screaming and rejoicing at the computer screen in these weeks to come, and talking at least 10% more about figures then usual 

I'm mentally preparing myself for missing out on the SDCC exclusives. I have been trying  to convince myself that whatever it is I won't need it since my chances are not looking good right now.

Lord_Scareglow - 2020-07-16 @ 12:50 am
6 minutes ago, Belmont13 said:

Don't worry they'll release them again down the line with some slight changes.

yeah I mean that seems a correct assumption, I mean if they are such hard hitters no way they wouldn't want to rake in the cash on such big characters. the suspense of all this exclusive SDCC business is really workin me, can't we get it over with already , I already warned my Girlfriend over and over about how I'm going to be screaming and rejoicing at the computer screen in these weeks to come, and talking at least 10% more about figures then usual 

Belmont13 - 2020-07-16 @ 12:46 am
9 minutes ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

I will levitate in my seat with so much anger/sorrow , I probably will just have to close my eyes until the smoke clears, if that's what they are going to release... lucky enough there is no way they would release every one of those hard hitters in one go, but.... maybe 2 or 3 of them... no I don't want to think about it

Don't worry they'll release them again down the line with some slight changes.

Lord_Scareglow - 2020-07-16 @ 12:40 am
5 minutes ago, Belmont13 said:

Watch Hasbro release Flint, Lady Jaye, Baroness, Storm Shadow and a Crimson Guard as a SDCC exclusive boxset. lol

I will levitate in my seat with so much anger/sorrow , I probably will just have to close my eyes until the smoke clears, if that's what they are going to release... lucky enough there is no way they would release every one of those hard hitters in one go, but.... maybe 2 or 3 of them... no I don't want to think about it

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