G.I. JOE

"Yo! Joe!  G.I. Joe!  A Real American Hero!" --> If that doesn't put you right back into the sand pit or curled up on your couch after school with a bowl of Captain Crunch then I don't know what does!  G.I. Joe is a pillar of our youth!  The TV series!  The Toys!  The Vehicles!  The Playsets!  Heaven!  I got my first G.I. Joe when I was 10.  There used to be a spinner rack at Thriftys that had Star Wars toys on it.

If you haven't heard, G.I. Joe Wave 2 is out!  ONLY select retailers stock these beautiful, detailed, articulated, and nuanced Action Vinyls!  Harkens back to the days of old when we suspended reality, got lost in the backyard and created a whole world where Snake Eyes battled the onslaught of Cobra Soldiers!  Wave 2 is packed with a rich arsenal of signature accessories and blasters!  A must have for G.I. Joe fans and fans of the Action Vinyls Universe!  AND they are available at your local Hot Topic now!

CYBER MONDAY!  Afterall, we're all online ALL THE TIME!  This sale makes the most sense, especially for you savvy collectors.  Stay at home or shop from work.  Let your fingers do the bidding and voila, Holiday Super Savings!  

Happy Friday!  This week we've got a TLS collector whom many already know and love, Robert Strawder!  Rob's truly a unique character, and a person who TLS will always consider one of our own.  We would certainly be pressed to find anyone else who can rock geek swagger harder than Rob does.  Our friend has it down pat, and makes being fly look easy.  He's also got a true passion for collecting, and knows his nerd-canon through and through.  We can ramble on about how awesome this fella is, but let's hear what he had say...

Black Friday!  For the First time ever TLS OPENS with Factory Pricing for ALL Exclusives! 40% OFF Retail Price on Exclusives for MOTU, G.I. JOE Wave 2, TMNT2, HTTYD - This sale is F I R E ! Don't Sleep!

I know.  We're really excited for Comic Con too.

Merry, Merry Christmas to you!   Happy Holidays all the way around; for every Faith, every Tradition, every Custom - if you're involved and you're having it, we want you to be 100% full stoked.  Which I'm sure you are.  That's why we're suppliying more stoke to go with your favorite Holiday Tradition.  Two-Fer-One T-Shirts from now until Christmas!  Boom!  Like that!  Free t-shirt with purchase.  And it works for multiples too!

Let's get Super Cyber with Super Savings all weekend long!  Thought we wouldn't work in the name Cybertron?  How couldn't we?  Let's do this!  Good for everything BUT the Mystery Bags.  Good Friday through Monday!  Rawk!

 

BLACK FRIDAY!  Shopping pandamonium is here!  Tired of the Hype?  Tired of people selling the farm just to offer you some mediocre piece of plastic?  Well, we're not here to do that but we're here to stoke you out!  This Thanksgiving we are thankful and mostly because it's YOU who has made this the best year ever for The Loyal Subjects.  So we're giving back.  We've created two Mystery Bags;  Mystery Bag #1 is $50.00 and has about $200.00+ worth of goodies, including highly sought after Designer Vinyl.

Providence, R.I. - we're coming for you!  In a big way and we're bringing heat!  We are proud to announce the drop for our exclusive with famed retailer Newbury Comics, and the TLS x Newbury Comics EXCLUSIVE Edition of the Strascream x Cobra Commander 2 pack set!  Only 1000 made!  The set is cool in price - around $28.00 (confirm with Newbury Comics).  It includes the Transformers x G.I. Joe mash up packaging.  Only Hasbro has pulled off this dastardly and delicious mash-up to date.

'Tis the Season!  So we're giving!  And giving!  And giving!  2013 Marks the best year in the history for The Loyal Subjects so we're giving back!  This Designer Con we'll have two Mystery Bags to choose from.  Mystery Bag #1 costs $50.00 and there is at least $200.00 worth of product in there.  All F I R E!  Only 100 Bags available!   Mystery Bag #2 costs $100.00 and there is at least $350.00 worth of prime EBay rich collectibles ready for you to take them home!  Only 100 available!

Did you come to the G.I. JOE Custom show this past Summer at Sub-Urban Vinyl?  If you didn't peep below.  Thank you to the good folks at Sub-Urban Vinyl, Tenacious Toys, Hasbro, the artists and of course, Les Schettkoe.  These are salt of the earth people.  Truly passionate and we're fortunate to have them as friends.  Thank you for all of your support.  Rob Lumino and Benny Kline worked hard to make this happen.  They are Saints in our book =)

 

 

 

If you are within 1000 miles of the Legendary Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, CA you should be at our Transformers Trading Party right now!  Whoop Whoop!  Here's the Scoop - it's hosted by TLS' own Jamie and Eamon.  The rest of the skinny?  Free drinks and snacks, friends, trading, 2 fer 1 Blindbox purchases from 5-7p, 2 fer 1 Tees 5-7p, fans who pull chase figures get a FREE Blindbox, a surprise appearance from the Transformers and G.I.

We're mental.  Clearly.  Super mental - lock us up, throw away the key, stick us on an island and toss coconuts at us all day - mental.  We have 8 different Exclusives for this SDCC.  E I G H T.  Hurts just to say it.  So ritcheous.  We go the extra mile to stoke you out.  We want you to be so stoked on TLS, so stoked you'll have permagrin.  So stoked that it actually makes other people smile.  People will stop you at work and say "Hey, I really dig how stoked you are!

If you're going to maliciously take over the world you should do it in style.  Starting to think Destro and Cobra Commander were frequent shoppers at some very exclusive French Couture clothiers.  Where else can you purchase a sweet, slim cut tight leather suit, personized with some very nuanced details?  Or killer super villain belts and buckles with menacing capes?  These dudes were on the inside.  They had a pension for bling.  So much, they melded their faces in gold boullions.

Be there or be Sq.  - 6 Exclusives - wha, wha! 

 

Thurs. July 18th (first day)

Four Score and many moons ago, myself and a fellow traveller Les Schettkoe embarked on a trip aiming to traverse the wide reaching lands of this great Country of ours.  From sea to shining sea.  From the glitterly glitz and sunbum soakers of Southern California all the way to the Clippers and Chowder slingers of New England.  We set out, mission in mind, reverse Manifest Destiny, a pilgrimage to one of our original Colonies.

AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE.

You can grab them now at www.hottopic.com - Go to the NEW ARRIVALS section and give it a go (or just click on the aforementioned link).  Scroll to Page 4 and you're good as gold!  The G.I. JOE Series #1 Minis are stacked!  Embedded with the same spirit as the original, with the same attention to detail and the same signature accessories.

"Wherever there's trouble, G.I. JOE is there!  G.I. JOE!  A Real American Hero!"  

We're just a few weeks out from having these babies in house.  3", multiple points of articulation, signature weapons, signature accessories, core characters, chase figures - What?!  This is crazy.  I can't believe I get to work on G.I. JOE.  My favorite toy line as a kid.  It's kind of like Christmas morning and here we are, just weeks away from delivering!  Amazing.  

I remember my first G.I. JOE experience.  I was in grade school.  We went to a little Catholic Elementary school down in Laguna Beach, CA.  It's still there.  St. Catherine's, St. Nicholas.  Sometimes my father would come pick us up after school.  When he would, chances were he was swinging us by this store which had $.15 Ice Cream.  We would anticipate it.  It was heaven.  A ritual which helped to define great memories during that period of time in our little lives.

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