With more thanks than I can fit into a single post, MadMac41, Fred, Gary, and the guys at JBL have worked tirelessly today to keep me in the loop, deal with my harassing phone calls, and even put me on speaker phone so I could listen in on the Hasbro 2010 panel. A better group of guys isn’t out there on the web today. Of course, the guys at The Terror Drome are giving them a run for their money with their awesome “Cover it Love” coverage of all of the roundtables, and hundreds of awesome images that they’ve posted throughout the day as well. For this post, I’ve utilized images from both of those mentioned sources, with permission.
This is the first year since 2002 that I haven’t made the trip to the Con, and while nothing can possibly take the place of hitting the bar with my buddies after a day filled with Joe goodies, at least this time around I can live vicariously through the great pictures and information gathered by fans onsite who give up their valuable time to keep the rest of us informed. Check out all the gory details after the “jump”.
This is one of the cooler parts of JoeCon, really sorry I missed it this year. Watch hundreds of 12″ Crimson Guards go plummeting from the rooftop with their parachutes! Check it out on KansasCity.com.
Still waiting patiently for pictures from the Sales and Display floor, but to whet our appetite, It’s All True.net has posted a few images. The one of most notability is Beachhead:
Lots of stuff planned for 2010, and Hasbro covered a huge amount of it at their 2010 Marketing Panel. Folks from The Terror Drome and JoeBattleLines were both there and provided up-to-the-minute coverage via Twitter and Cover It Live! This is what we know:
- 45 Figures and 15 Vehicles planned for 2010
- 4 Themes for the year, Desert, Jungle, Urban, and Arctic
- Bravo 2010 Wave 2 HISS Tank! – Treads Move, HISS Body “pops up”
- Wave 5 2009 Figures
Ripcord (Jungle Assault)
Duke (City Strike)
Snake Eyes (City Strike)
Storm Shadow (Arctic Threat)
- 2010 Figures – Different Environments
Snow Job (Arctic Threat w/ nasty sniper rifle)
Storm Shadow (Jungle Assault – Resolute body!)
Destro (Arctic Threat w/ Water Shooter and frosted head??)
Zartan (Desert Battle, almost looks like Raptor)
Ripcord (Desert Battle w/ Delta Suit “next gen” for Air Operations)
Snake Eyes (Arctic Threat w/ new sculpt Timber)
Duke (Jungle Assault, looks like one of the guys from Predator)
COBRA Commander (Jungle Assault)
Jungle-Viper (Sniper, lots of elements of old school Night-Viper)
Recondo (Jungle Assault)
Scarlett (City Strike – Resolute Scarlett body)
Firefly (City Strike – Some elements of Wraith)
Heavy Duty (Desert Battle)
- Ice Cutter COBRA Vehicle w/ Snow Serpent Officer
- Hiss Attack Scout w/ Sand Viper (HISS Tank w/ no armor?)
- Armored MotorCycle w/ Ashika (new character) – CYCLE TRANSFORMERS INTO ARMOR! COOL AS ALL HELL.
- Armored Panther w/ Outback
- COBRA Fury w/ Alley-Viper Office
- Snow Cat w/ Whiteout
- Sand Serpent w/ Star-Viper (Night Raven repaint)
- COBRA Commander MAIL AWAY FIGURE!
New Breastplate, new helmet/mask
HISS Drone comes with it
I’ve mirrored a sampling of round table images below…more to come from the sales floor!
Info is coming fast and furious from the 2010 Marketing Panel at JoeCon… first tidbit of news courtesy of The Terror Drome. Bravo Wave 2 vehicles in 2010 will include a new HISS Tank! Check out the image below!
At JoeCon in Kansas City, the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA panel just ended, and I have the full archive of the “Cover it Live” coverage from The Terror Drome hosted after the jump. Some pretty cool insight within!
Next in line is the G.I. Joe 2010 Marketing Panel… will cover that as well!
Never fails…whenever Fred from JBL shows up at the G.I. Joe Convention, you can be assured that some awesome pictures will be coming forward. On the JBL Convention Coverage page, Fred has posted a short series of images of the Convention Exclusives, and the pics are pretty much the highest quality I’ve seen yet.
He’ll be hitting the display floor today at 2:00pm as well, so expect big things! Check out the images mirrored below.