Hasbro G.I. Joe Dollar General Exclusive Snake Eyes Figure Review
Saturday, June 9th, 2012 by Pixel Dan
Dollar General stores have been receiving some pretty cool G.I. Joe repaints!
Join me for a look at the Snake Eyes figure from this exclusive wave, based on a 1991 release of the character! This was one of my favorite Snake Eyes figures as a kid, so naturally this is an update that really appealed to me. Video after the jump!
I think this updated figure look better than the older one. "EXCEPT" – I do wish that the knees and other [minor] spots were just a little bit more accurate to paint locations that the original figure had.
We must be around the same age because the 1991 SE was my first SE, as well. I love this updated figure, although I agree about the goggles. i think that the "commando" head from the first series of 25th anniversary figures would have been a better choice to repaint.
I don't care if these are "frankenjoes" or not, these are some of the best joes out right now.
I only have one Dollar General in my vicinity and I've been there about five times now to no avail .The lady who works there must think i'm nuts the way i walk in,scan the toy aisle and then walk out with a disappointed look on my face LOL!
I have a friend who works at DG and she told me they get trucks on Saturdays and Wednesdays. I don't know if that's true across the board (probably not), but it wouldn't hurt to ask. No use showing up often if they only get 2 trucks a week.
I strolled in after work (around 3:30pm) on a Wed. and scored. I haven't seen them replenish though, and that was weeks ago. I'm still looking for the black Cobra Trooper. I wouldn't bother coming in too early either, because whenever I go in for chips and snacks or whatever (it's about 1/2 mile from my house) they always seem to be stocking in the afternoon.
I hope any of this info helps. It's a shame that these are so hard to find, especially with Retaliation stuff disappearing.
Thanks for the heads up Keldor!—