The great folks over at Forgotten Figures have posted a nice article detailing one particularly forgotten vehicle from 1995.
The vehicle in question is the Sea Wolf, an arctic repaint of the original 1984 G.I. Joe Whale Hovercraft.
It’s always amazing to see these ideas from Hasbro that never came to fruition, but when it’s something like this, it’s also quite frustrating, considering the place the Whale has in the hearts of many collectors and fans.
Every once in awhile, a relic from G.I.Joe’s past finds its way to eBay; This piece is definitely no exception.
By way of the Lee’s Toy Review eBay page comes this G.I.Joe rarity, a carded G.I.Joe Manimals ZIGZAG figure. For those unfamiliar with Manimals, they were a subset of G.I.Joe Star Brigade offerings that met with bad luck each time they were to be released – 6 figures were set to hit in late ’94, but that never happened. Later, in 2001, KB Toys revived the Manimals and were set to offer all 6, but released only 3. ZIGZAG, Along with Vortex and Spasma, failed to ever make it in to the public’s hands, save for a few samples here & there.
The auction will be ending soon (midnight) and it’s not every day that you see a piece like this pop up for sale. For instance, Lee’s Toy Review notes that this is one of less than 48 samples known to exist. As such and needless to say, whomever ends up winning this unique offering is adding a grail item to their collection. As you can see from the included pics, this specimen falls short of mint, due to a few blemishes along the top, right hand corner. Small nitpick on an otherwise flawless offering.
What are your thoughts on ZIGZAG? If he had been offered at retail, then and/or now, would you add this oddity to your G.I.Joe Collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!
The Toys That Time Forgot sent out exciting news regarding the future of the series – It was formally announced at Toy Fair New York last month that there will be a Volume 2 and Volume 3! Ideally, Vol. 2 will come to Kickstarter in February 2019 and Vol. 3 would follow a year later. You can follow the progress for the books via The Toys That Time Forgot Facebook Page.
Also, quick FYI for you backers of volume 1 – Blake is aware and is dealing with a corrupt audio file for the ReSaurus Podcast that was going to be shared as part of the original campaign stretch goals. Blake is still hopeful that he can get it up and running, so sit tight while a solution is worked on!
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