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G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra - Alley-Viper

It should come as no surprise to collectors of the past several rounds of G.I. Joe figures to learn that the Alley-Viper from Pursuit of Cobra wave 1 is proving to be the figure to find so far. Of course the troop-builder collectors want as many of these figures as they can find, and with good reason! The team really did a great job on design, colors and accessories which is becoming the theme with this whole line, which I'm pleased to keep reiterating. Click the image below for the bio and more pics of this urban combat specialist.



Maybe Hasbro has taken a page out of Mattel's current playbook of artificial scarcity, and aren't overproducing this Joe line, but so far the figures aren't growing any moss on the pegs. Granted, we can all expect to see Duke and Snake Eyes as common fixtures of most toy departments soon enough, but for now excitement about this line is outpacing supply, leading to a nice and unusual turnover of everyone's favorite special operations unit of highly trained men and women.

Posted by charlie on August 22nd 2010, 12:54 PM
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doctorkent
August 22nd, 04:19 PM
Give it a month. These figures will be everywhere, blocking shipment of wave 2.
 
cparry
August 22nd, 09:26 PM
Yeah, sadly you're probably right, though I still bet that the Alley-Viper will be the favorite of the wave and might be hard to find even then.
 

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