Joe Declassified and Gyre-Viper have done it again. Gyre-Viper has unearthed some modern figures with designs very familiar to ARAH fans, but no one knows where they will appear.
Head on over to Joe Declassified and check out all the pictures. We’ve got some posted below but there are so many more.
What are these figures for? Some post-retaliation line? The designs are familiar and they appear to have the full articulation we’ve come to expect, and we know is cut from Retaliation. Are they canceled figures never to see the light of day?
We’ll have to wait and find out, but for now we can just marvel over the pictures and hope.
Editor’s Note: Generals Joes, a good friend of the ‘Verse, did some digging and found out where these will be used.
Go to Generals Joes to read the full article but apparently these are meant as a low cost way of getting characters out there and will be available at Dollar Stores.
A reliable source tells me that these figures are themed as a low price-point assortment, mostly targeted for Dollar Stores. The idea of the assortment was to take some of the well known core characters and get them into retail outlets, but to do it in interesting ways, and ways that existing tooling would allow.
With the idea of paint applications, apparently some decisions had to be made for cost purposes, and even though a figure like Cobra Commander looks to be somewhat bland, he has the same paint apps as anyone else, they’re just applied differently. As far as paint applications go, too, each paint app adds cost to the overall product, so to keep pricing low, the number of different paint applications also had to be kept low. While the price has yet to be revealed, we can expect to see these priced lower than the mainline items.
Release dates are uncertain, but we should expect to see these hit Dollar Stores this summer.
Obviously at this point, these details could be subject to change, but I consider this information to be extremely reliable.