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    SPONSOR NEWS: New This Week @ SmallJoes.com

    The Holiday Shopping Season Is Approaching!...


    Here is what's new this week at SmallJoes.com. Also, remember to check Small Joes out and "Like" them on Facebook!


    GI JOE

    It's been a very slow year for new GI JOE product but Small Joes is offering a full stock of the classic character appearance 25th Anniversary modern-era GI JOE action figures. They also have Renegades, Rise of Cobra, 30th Anniversary, and the preview editions of the Retaliation figures from the upcoming 2013 GI JOE film. Don't forget to take a look through all of the various categories for hundreds of vintage offerings as well.

    Small Joes recently stocked the MRF Racing jeep and Police jeep. Produced under license by Funksool in India, these are fun variations on the original GI JOE VAMP jeep.

    Also in are a variety of GI JOE convention offerings including many sold-out items from the 2012 GI JOE convention. Small Joes have the Operation Bear Trap Oktober Guard boxed set. Also available are individual figures, convention set box only, and some attendee-only exclusives.

    GI JOE Convention Exclusives

    All of the latest GI JOE comics are available. These include ongoing series GI JOE, COBRA, SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW, and A REAL AMERICAN HERO. Small Joes also have a variety of new limited series and special items such as the Danger Girl / GI JOE team-up and the new hardcover trade compilation of the original Marvel GI JOE series.

    GI JOE Comic Books from IDW

    Take note of our GI JOE comic book promotion running through the end of the year. For each $25 of merchandise ordered, you will receive one free (random) GI JOE comic book, selected by SMALLJOES.COM staff (no requests). If you order $50 worth of merchandise you receive two comic books, $75 worth of merchandise receive three comic books, etc. with no limit. To qualify in addition to the order amount, your order must contain at least one GI JOE-branded item.

    GI JOE comic fans please read the last paragraph of this post regarding the future of our comic book offerings.


    MARVEL

    Small Joes have full stock of both assortments of Marvel Universe 3.75" action figures from 2012. Also available is a wide selection of older releases, nearly 100 different items available.

    Marvel Universe 3.75


    FORCES OF VALOR & ELITE FORCE 1:18 SCALE

    Some new Forces of Valor 1:18 scale military action figure assortments have recently been added to stock. Also available are some 1:18 scale Elite Force figures - Navy SEAL, special ops helicopter pilot, and fixed-wing fighter pilot w/ helmet.


    CLEARANCE AISLE

    This section of the site has a lot of listings for items Small Joes want to clear out of the warehouse. Great deals for you at our cost or less, many excellent opportunities for holiday shopping on a budget. Small Joes have some 1:6 scale figures, GI JOE, comic books, and much more.

    Clearance Aisle


    THE FUTURE OF GI JOE COMIC OFFERINGS

    Over the last year Small Joes have noticed a significant decline in sales of their GI JOE comic book offerings. They can speculate as to why (digital offerings, the economy, changing collector demographics, etc.) but in the end Small Joes must make a decision regarding whether or not this is a service that you, their customer, is still interested in.

    The GI JOE comic book offerings have been more or less a break-even affair for Small Joes for a number of years but they have continued to offer the books to support what they feel is a very important part of GI JOE's mythology. Nevertheless, they're dealing with a what appears to be a prevailing trend of disinterest. Also, there are some questionable change-ups by IDW for the GI JOE comics in 2013 and they would be remiss in not mentioning the perpetual service problems with Diamond Comic Distributors (this is the most tactful way Small Joes can put that).

    At the end of the year Small Joes will be making the decision as to whether to continue offering the GI JOE comics. They're asking all customers who are interested in seeing this service continue to please step in and pick up the issues you're missing in the next six weeks. Their sales of the books between now and December 31st will indicate to them if this is still a useful offering for you.


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