Walmart Collector Con 2022 GI Joe Classified Series Preorder
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Storm Shadow and Zartan GI Joe Classified Series Walmart Collector Con 2022 Preorders LIVE!

Walmart Collector Con 2022 preorders for GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Zartan & Storm Shadow are now live! Hasbro pulse has put Zartan and Storm Shadow up for preorder! Links to Hasbro Pulse (SOLD OUT) and official images can be found below! Walmart also has them up for preorder and they are still in stock!

UDPATE 7/21/2022: Walmart and Hasbro Pulse Zartan and Storm Shadow Preorder

Walmart Collector Con 2022 preorders for Walmart and Hasbro below!

In a bold move, Walmart is hosting their annual Collector Con the exact same week as San Diego Comic Con 2022. Reveals will go up for preorder starting at 7am PT on July 21st and continue to the 22nd, 2022. We fully expect Walmart and Hasbro to put the remaining GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback figures up for preorder that were revealed back in April 2022, which are Zartan and Storm Shadow. Usually these figures come in series of 4 so who will the other two figures be? Only time will tell!

July 12, 2022: GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Figures

As Yo Joe June 2022 has come and gone, the only two GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback figures that were left on the table were Zartan and Storm Shadow. Revealed April 26th, 2022, as part of Hasbro’s GI Joe Fan First Tuesday YouTube Livestream reveals and preorders, they said that Zartan and Storm Shadow will be on the Retro Classified Series cardbacks! During Walmart Collector Con earlier in the year in March of 2022, Gung Ho, Lady Jaye, Detro, and Baroness went up for preorder on Walmart simultaneously with a Hasbro Pulse preorder, which sold out fast! We are expecting that Hasbro Pulse will also offer these figures for preorder, like they always do with big box stores or online retailers they partner with.

Hasbro Pulse Preorder

Zartan GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Front
Zartan GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Front
Zartan GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Figure
Zartan GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Figure
Zartan GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Back

Retro Classified Series Zartan

This is the third version of Zartan and they wanted to go with the 80’s Sunbow vibe with the blues, the blacks, and the “weird gray shoes.” The fits and finishes are fantastic, including the silver Dreadnok belt buckle and the armor clips. The face deco is amazing with the beady green eyes and they subtly redefined the face paint to differentiate it from other releases. What is cool about this version of Zartan is that he will be a single carded figure, which we have not seen since the 25th Anniversary 3 3/4″ line so it will be cool to see what the card looks like for this figure.

Zartan Retro GI Joe Classified Series Reveal
Zartan Retro GI Joe Classified Series Reveal Close

Zartan Retro Cardback Potential Illustration

As we’ve seen with previous single carded illustrations for the 25th Anniversary and Hall of Heroes versions of Zartan, we could see any one of these two images for the Retro Cardback version. Personally, we think the 25th Anniversary illustration is the one to go with for a Retro Cardback version as he looks more like the digital render with the ram’s skull and belts design but who knows…they might make a brand new sketch.

Zartan GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2007 Wave 3
Zartan GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2007 Wave 3
Zartan (Master of Disguise) GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2009 Hall of Fame
Zartan (Master of Disguise) GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2009 Hall of Heroes

Retro Classified Series Storm Shadow

This version of Storm Shadow sparks nostalgia and I can’t wait to see this one on the retro card back. There are subtle updates to this figure, including the absence of the archer arm gauntlets, bare hands, and wrapped forearms. The color of the white is slightly different and the texture on the figure looks amazing.

Hasbro Pulse Preorder

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Hasbro Pulse Preorder
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Hasbro Pulse Preorder
Storm Shadow Retro GI Joe Classified Series Reveal
Storm Shadow Retro GI Joe Classified Series Reveal Close

Storm Shadow Retro Cardback Potential Illustration

I think we have a good feeling for what we will see for a Retro Cardback Storm Shadow! For the last 5 iterations of retro versions of Storm Shadow we’ve seen the same illustration since 1984. If we were playing poker, we’d take the house to the cleaners with 5 aces but the most likely candidate is the Retro Collection Wave 1 Walmart exclusive version as the other figures were put on those cardbacks.

Storm Shadow GI Joe 1984 Vintage Figure On Card
Storm Shadow GI Joe 1984 Vintage Figure On Card (source: 3Djoes.com)
Storm Shadow GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2008 Wave 4
Storm Shadow GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2008 Wave 4
Storm Shadow GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2009 Hall of Fame
Storm Shadow GI Joe 25th Anniversary 2009 Hall of Heroes
Storm Shadow GI Joe Retro Collection Wave 1
Storm Shadow GI Joe Retro Collection Wave 1
Storm Shadow GI Joe Retro O-Ring Hasbro Pulse Exclusive On Card
Storm Shadow GI Joe Retro O-Ring Hasbro Pulse Exclusive On Card

March 2022 Collector Con Reveals

Walmart hosted a Collector Con earlier in the year where they put 4 Retro Cardback GI Joe Classified Series figures up for preorder, which included Lady Jaye, Baroness, Gung Ho, and Destro! They are sold out on Hasbro Pulse but you can still preorder them from Walmart!

Yo Joe June Recap

A lot happened in June 2022 for Hasbro’s yearly event and continued celebration of the 40th Anniversary of GI Joe! If you missed any of it, here is a recap!

Hiss Tank GI Joe Classified Series HasLab Fully Funded
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Skystriker GI Joe HasLab Update Yo Joe June 2022
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GI Joe Retro Collection O-Ring Line Stinger Preorder and Classified Series Pipeline Reveals
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