Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oh, No - New Joes!

Yes, just when you think your shopping cart is full or layaway order is complete, here's some additional news: new G.I. Joes are OUT. Yes, the 12" kind. (I ignore the smaller ones. Too small.) Here is a photo of three playscale Joes:

The first from the left, I could ignore. He is a Heavy Gunner. Cute but nothing special going aside from him being a Joe. The big gun doesn't interest me. I have a shoebox full of Power Team and Joe guns. Yawn. Necessary, but not high on the fun factor for me. But the second Joe comes with an extra WOW factor. Behold a Police K-9 Unit - Joe and an incredibly realistic German Shepherd dog. Uh huh. A really cool dog, done better than any by Muh - oops, rude of me to comment on that. Let's just say that this dog looks like a dog and not a fantastical rendering of a drugged creature. Then there is the third from the left Joe. OOooooohhhhh. He is a First Responder Firefighter. He has a hatchet and a firefighter outfit. Imagine the drama possibilities of that. Joe and the hatchet rushing to break down a door to save someone.

Of the three Joes shown here, I put the Police K-9 Unit top on my want list. I mean, look at that dog. Here's a closer shot of the dog.

Need to pass this information on to another collector who likes dogs. (Actually, I am partial to cats, but realistic playscale cats are hard to find. Sigh. But having the dog, well, that would be fun, too.)


EbonyNicole30 said...

I saw these in Target last month and wanted to get a few!

Chynadoll said...

OOh! I so want that German Shepherd!Great post! Thanks for sharing :)

D7ana said...

Hi EbonyNicole30 and Chynadoll! Hope you are able to get the Joes (and the DOG, lol) you want. Soon ;-D

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: thank you for showing more clothes than Ken. If I find in stores will buy them because most do nothing to Ken. The pack of blue jersey looks good. Playscale did not know the Joes. Are they kind of Ken? I think it's a good option to buy. That brings the dog is ideal. Looks like a real dog not like those who come to look like Barbie story. We remain in contact blog blog

Vanessa said...

I read the title as "Oh NO New Joes!" Hee hee. I have enough trouble with the ones you already have in your collection. Thanks for sharing. The dog is really cool. He might frighten my kiddies over here. I do have a nice German Shephard in the pet store waiting to be adopted.

D7ana said...

Hi Marta and Vanessa!

@Marta - I hope Mattel sells these fashions in Spain. Spanish Kens need stylish fashions, too ;-)

G.I. Joes are about 12" tall - most are shorter than Ken and sometimes shorter than many Barbies. Hasbro is usually the company that makes G.I. Joes. Here is a link about Joes.

@Vanessa - lol. My Joes? Aw. They dote on your every post. Old Joe is especially fond of "debating Miss Nessa." lol

I like the Joe dog, but I look forward to seeing your G.S. dog.

Oh and if I got that dog, he'd be a nice dog. 'Cause I am a little uneasy about doggies ;-)

Ms. Leo said...

I saw these at Target too! I looked to see if there was an AA. No luck. You would think with an AA president we would see more AA men...but no. I too like the dog! I might have to get him.

D7ana said...

Hi Ms. Leo! I did not see any AA figures for these figures either. Hasbro used to produce AA, and sometimes Hispanic and/or Asian choices as well.