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 Post subject: G.I. Joe: Dollar Store Exclusives
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Picked up a set of the market six (market three?) figures at a Dollar General in the middle of nowhere yesterday. The Ninja Force Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow are worth having for the hilarity factor. The Cobra Commander, Cobra Trooper, and Duke are okay. The Shipwreck is awesome, though. He has a nice DDP vibe.


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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Picked up a set of the market six (market three?) figures at a Dollar General in the middle of nowhere yesterday. The Ninja Force Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow are worth having for the hilarity factor. The Cobra Commander, Cobra Trooper, and Duke are okay. The Shipwreck is awesome, though. He has a nice DDP vibe.

I also grabbed Retaliation Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Cobra Commander last night. Haven't opened the ninjas yet, but CC is very cool despite the lack of ankle articulation.


I've completely given up on finding these, as there are no Dollar Generals within what I consider reasonable proximity. I stopped by a couple last weekend when I was in the area with no luck. And to boot, there's been a huge uproar about a local scalper clearing out all of the stores in the northern metro Atlanta area, and throwing them up on eBay for quadruple the price. I do want them all (multiples of some), but no where near badly enough to deal with all this foolishness.

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:34 pm 
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There are none in my entire state, so if anyone finds themselves with an extra Snake Eyes, I'll happily take it off your hands.

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:55 am 
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I've completely given up on finding these, as there are no Dollar Generals within what I consider reasonable proximity. I stopped by a couple last weekend when I was in the area with no luck.
They have a store near my office, a store near Jennifer's office, and a store right next to Heroes Aren't Hard to Find. I'd been to all three twice with no luck. I had to go to Raleigh Thursday night, so I decided to hit stores in the sticks on my way back Saturday. I came home with a set for myself and a set for a buddy, but it took checking over a dozen stores out in Squeallikeapigville.

I will be very surprised if these don't show up at other chains like Family Dollar and Big Lots in the next few months.


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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:38 am 
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I hope these figures show up at Big Lots. I don't think there are any Dollar General stores here in California. I just want Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.

ON a side note I bought a loose Lifeline on Ebay for around 17.00. He's cool. He'll look good displayed with Doc.

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:40 am 
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There are about 30 dollar generals near me-- Ill see what I come up with..

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:50 pm 
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There are about 30 dollar generals near me-- Ill see what I come up with..




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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:29 pm 
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I'm feeling lazy to look back but how much are these Dollar General figs again?
I forgot about the Shipwreck. The Devil's Due version was my favorite look for Shipwreck. I think I'd like one of those as well.

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:24 am 
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stewbacca wrote:
There are about 30 dollar generals near me-- Ill see what I come up with..



You know when I said this I was just kinda guessing-- I looked on the map....

42 in my normal search area from work to home- :shock: -

well 5 down and 37 more to go...

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:09 am 
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stewbacca wrote:
There are about 30 dollar generals near me-- Ill see what I come up with..



You know when I said this I was just kinda guessing-- I looked on the map....

42 in my normal search area from work to home- :shock: -

well 5 down and 37 more to go...


Jeez Louise. How are there enough for the rest of the country if you've got that many DGs there? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:30 am 
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Well at least we know what the Hasbro push after Christmas will be..

On dollar general storefront news-- I hit 3 the first day closer to my house and they had the joe figures in odd places.

I hit 11 different ones in the next 2 days (some in the middle of nowhere)- and no sign of the figures-- and no pegs tagged for them either-- my guess is that the distribution center that hits the Metro Louisville area either hasnt gotten them- or the region hasnt put them in their planogram yet (which means they will do it this weekend for their memorial day sale) :?

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 Post subject: Re: G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra / 30th line
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:36 pm 
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what a piece of junk. Went to a few stores and didnt find anything, I want to get atleast a cobra commander before the figures are all snatched up by scalpers. I would like to get a dollar general snake eyes as well. sigh


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 Post subject: Dollar Store exclusive GIJoes
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 3:49 pm 
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So I was out today on my way back from Wizard World and I stopped in a Dollar General and found some GI Joes much like the Dollar General Marvel Universe! They look like they are missing items and only come alone with no accessories.

Anyone else seen these?

If there's another thread on this just merge it please.


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 Post subject: Re: Dollar Store Joe
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:58 am 
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These are exclusive to DOLLAR GENERAL stores, and they've really surprised G.I. Joe collectors, since they're apparently EXCLUSIVES to this chain, and they're quite distinctive figures!

They're all modern-style G.I. Joes, but mostly based on various incarnations from previous editions of G.I. Joe characters. They include the following:

SNAKE-EYES - 1991 coloration
STORM SHADOW - Ninja Force coloration
COBRA COMMANDER - Black uniform 1993 coloration
SHIPWRECK - 2002-era sweater and knit hat version
COBRA TROOPER - All-black uniform, silver emblem
DUKE - All green uniform

Where they came from, or why Dollar General would get such interesting exclusives, remains something of a mystery, which certainly hasn't stopped collectors from trying to round them up!

And honestly, I could use some help acquiring them for my own collection. I completely struck out at all four of the Dollar Generals in this town.

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 Post subject: Re: Dollar Store Joe
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Noisy's got a review up...

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