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The Sigma 6 toys and cartoons continued this year with evident success, now supplemented by "Mission Scale" 2.5" figures and vehicles. The strategy of Direct-to-Consumer exclusives proved unworkable due to insufficient sales, and the figures began showing up at Toys "Я" Us, along with a few more six-packs.
By spring, the now-traditional scale was on its previously announced hiatus, with the exception of fan-directed exclusives made available by the G.I. Joe Collector's Club and the convention, which was held late this year (Sept. 27-30). The line would then lie silent until the following summer.
Fortunately, fans began to warm to the Sigma 6 figures, which began to offer more familiar faces, including Cobra Commander and Destro. The division of the line into boxed (Commando) and carded (Soldier) assortments continued, and several larger sets came out this year. While Sigma 6 still hadn't been accepted as "the" G.I. Joe, it had its fans, and was growing in popularity.
Toys - A Real American Hero
Direct-to-Consumer Series 3
Direct-to-Consumer / Toys "Я" Us Exclusive
Plague Troopers vs. Steel Brigade
Note: the 2005 Direct-To-Consumer sets were also available at Toys R Us stores in 2006.
Sgt. Slaughter and his Renegades
Cobra's Most Wanted: Mercenaries!
Collector's Club Exclusives
Operation Flaming M.O.T.H.
Toys - Sigma 6
Commando Series 2
Soldier Series 2
Commando Series 3
Soldier Series 3
Commando Series 4
Soldier Series 4
Commando Series 5
Issues 7-18 of America's Elite were released this year as well as many other titles: the sixth and final issue of Snake-Eyes: Declassified, Special Missions Manhattan / Tokyo / Antarctica, G.I. Joe: Declassified, Scarlett: Declassified, issue 1 of Dreadnoks: Declassified, issues 2-6 of Sigma 6 and G.I. Joe vs. Transformers: The Art of War.
The second part of season one of G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 is released, followed by the first part of season two in the Fall.