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GI Joe Modern Era Target Exclusive Vehicles

Thanks to a combination of luck and determination - the basic ingredients for this toy hunting thing many of us enjoy doing, the Preserve managed to secure case fresh examples of the brand new Target Exclusives Conquest X-30 and Cobra Rattler jets from the GI Joe Modern Era line!

It was really a delight to get to crack the case on these two pieces, and their sheer size and presentation really elicit memories of the heyday of the 80s, when it was not uncommon to see packages this gigantic frequently packing the store shelves, with artwork and design popping off of the shelf everywhere you looked! While I am a purist who prefers the solid box with artwork, Hasbro has managed to make most of the front of these packages a picture window onto the toy itself, while also including great artwork and photography on the rest of the container. Due to their solid design job, this new-school package still works to create a stunning effect. Truly these are great items, and Target Exclusives to boot, so make sure you pick them up! Now I will make my recommendation an even stronger argument with the following potential proof. Witness the sealed case, since I think it is a thing of beauty.

Now, if one was to read the side of the case carefully, they might notice a hand written number, which certainly seems to be a tracking code for the boxes in this production run. Notice that the printed maximum number is not very high! In particular, the Preserve would appear to be in possession of case # 2402 of 2775.

As of October 2007 there were 1,591 Target stores(1), and it is a fair bet that number has grown since then. A little simple math would show us that this product run would not even be great enough for every Target store in the country to receive two cases of these products! Now, make of this speculation what you will, but if you think these vehicles are as wonderful as we do, make sure you get to your local Target asap, since they might not be available for very long at all!
Posted by charlie on September 18th 2008, 05:17 PM
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