9/29/14

Bullet Man the Human Bullet minifigure :: Yo Joe!

"I'm #1 with a bullet, I'm a power pack."
Although I have picked up quite a few Kre-O Transformer minifigures aka Kreons (Arcee, Nemesis Prime, Galvatron), I have been able to avoid any of their GI Joe offerings. Mostly because I was never really a GI Joe fan.

But that all changed with this guy!

I spotted these Series 5 GI Joe Kreons at Toys R Us and my eye was immediately drawn to Bullet Man, the Human Bullet. I couldn't believe my eyes - Hasbro made a minifigure of this classic GI Joe superhero action figure dolly! I had to have him!

Now in the past Kre-o have been pretty good about printing codes on their packaging - at least where their Transformers offerings are involved. Making finding the figures you want, while avoiding the dumb ones you don't quite simple.

Well no more, Mr. 'buy only what you want'! All the packages have the exact same number printed on them now! ARGH!

To the squeeze method!

Thankfully Bullet Man has that pointy noggin (a re-used jet nose from the Transformers Kre-ons), so he's relatively easy to find.

I was also trying to find Zaranna, but she eluded me. I imagine she'll be popular, so she may have already been found by someone before I got there. But that idiot passed on Bullet Man, so it's their loss!

Bullet Man comes with a small flat brick and a decal to make like he is holding a MOC action figure of his own self. So meta!

The Human Bullet really appeals to my love of all things 'superhero', as well as my love of classic and nostalgic toys (although I never did own an original Bullet Man myself. I was never into dollies!)

And as if he wasn't fun enough, they added a clear 'jet pack' tube and a string, so you can zip-line Bullet Man into action!

After squeezing every mini-figure on the shelf, it seems these may be two to a shipment. So if you're good at feeling-up, you should find him easily enough.

If you are not good at feeling-up, I suggest you get to practicing!

6 comments:

  1. Wow!I got out of Kreo collecting but I must say that HASBRO threw us a curveball with this figure release!Very cool my man!

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    1. They really did. I was quite surprised to see this guy front and off-center on the packaging, leading the charge!

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  2. Can't wait to get mine Eric....thanks again for finding me one buddy.

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