Warning! This will get pretty offensive to 25th "collectors."
Here's why. There is nothing to put in the catalog!
Okay, before you go nuts trying to figure out what in the world I'm rantin' and ravin' about, there was no Joe stuff in this year's Toys R' Us big toy book catalog. On large Joe talk boards, there are discussions about this. Most say that next year there will be a load of stuff, thanks to the movie. When the movie comes out, Hasbro will start putting out some toys! Now all we get is 3 3/4 inch ''collectibles" that no kid wants, and that have the worst sculpts ever. I mean ever! Plus there are no big sets, or vehicles. Even a vehicle like the Rolling Thunder might make it into the catalog, if Hasbro would make it.
What I'm saying is the G.I.Joe line is going down. Going down because Hasbro has turned it into a line of collectibles for collectors. Collectors should buy what the kids buy. Once that is established, the line will grow and return to it's glory. The glory that it had in the 80's.
Yo Joe and Duke94 out.