First draft of 2011 SuperPage has been posted

It’s a Toy Fair tradition!  Yay?

I’ve compiled my piles of images from the showroom as well as from the press releases, and assembled a very rough draft for the 2011 SuperPage.

I have a lot of organizational things to work out in my head…  should the first two waves be pulled back into the PoC SuperPage?  Should Waves 1 & 2 (AKA Waves 3 and 4 that we got this year, which were technically 2011 Waves 1 and 2) be pushed to the 2011 page?

I dunno.  It’s freaking midnight and I’m too tired to think about it right now.  For the moment check out the 2011 SuperPage right here and let me know if you recommend any changes or organizational stuff.

Bed time.  It was a whirlwind, but a fun one as always.  Big thanks to Mike, Joe, Danny, and the other array of Hunter PR staff who lead us around the toyroom…and of course a big thanks and “welcome back” to Derryl DePriest, who appears to be taking a larger role in G.I. Joe these days.  We’re better for it!

G.I. Joe, Cobra, G.I. Joe: Renegades, and 30th Ann. 2011 – 2012

That’s a mouthful.  Here’s what we know so far.

SINGLE PACKS

Wave 1 – Due August, 2011; MSRP $6.99

  • Sgt. Stalker
  • Steel Brigade
  • Cobra Trooper
  • Cobra Viper
  • Hazard-Viper
  • Iron Grenadier

NOTES

  • Steel Brigade and the Cobra Trooper are straight re-issues in new packaging from Pursuit of Cobra version, though Steel Brigade comes with an additional machine gun and slight paint wash on his arms.
  • Cobra Viper has new weapons and red arm guards in comparison to the Pursuit of Cobra version
  • Iron Grenadier has no camouflage pattern in comparison to the Pursuit of Cobra version

Wave 2 – Due September, 2011; MSRP $6.99

  • Duke (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Cobra Commander (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Firefly (G.I. Joe: Renegades)

Wave 3 – Due November, 2011 MSRP $6.99

  • Ripcord (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Scarlett (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Tunnel Rat (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Cobra Trooper (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Storm Shadow (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Techno Viper
Wave 4 – Due Early, 2012
  • Airtight
  • Law & Order (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
  • Lifeline
  • Sci-Fi
  • Zombie-Viper

Future Waves  (Specific breakdown currently unknown)

  • Kwinn (G.I. Joe: RAH)

NOTES

  • The Cobra Data-Viper was initially planned for release in 2011/2012 but has since been cancelled
  • Airtight is listed as a “G.I. Joe: Renegades” figure at JoeCon, even though he looks more like a 30th Anniversary
  • Storm Shadow is a “G.I. Joe: Renegades” version, but  comes with an additional head to make him much more of a traditional homage

VEHICLES

Mid-Size (Bravo) Wave 1 – Due August, 2011; MSRP $19.99

  • G.I. Joe VAMP Mark II w/ Steel Brigade Delta
  • Cobra Black Dragon VTOL w/ Air-Viper

Mid-Size (Bravo) Wave 2 – Due September, 2011; MSRP $19.99

  • Cobra H.I.S.S. w/ HISS Driver
  • Cobra Black Dragon VTOL w/ Air-Viper (Re-Release)

G.I. Joe Skystriker w/ Ace – Due Fall, 2011; MSRP $29.99

Big Bad Toy Store Exclusive 7-Packs

The Dreadnoks

  • Burnout
  • “Gnaw” (Gnawgahyde)
  • Road Pig
  • “Thunder” (Thrasher)
  • Zandar
  • Zanya
  • Zanzibar
The Marauders
  • Barbecue
  • “Bull” (Taurus)
  • Low Light
  • Lt. Falcon
  • “Mercenary” (Mercer)
  • Red Dog
  • Spirit Iron-Knife

Exclusives

  • Starscream as G.I. Joe: Skystriker w/ Cobra Commander – San  Diego ComicCon
  • Zarana (still undecided where she fits) – San Diego ComicCon
  • Zarana “Cold Slither” variant (still undecided where she fits) – San Diego ComicCon

More Toy Fair intel – Storm Shadow, Stalker, and Sci Fi play covert ops

Ummm… wow?

I just spent several hours at the fan presentation, and then a few more hours taking pictures during the showroom tour, and I never saw any figures for Stalker, Sci-Fi, or Storm Shadow.  So I finally get to a landline here and “surprise!”

Judging by appearance, I’d estimate these guys are falling within the “30 for 30” lineup later on in the year.  They weren’t in the online pre-orders, and weren’t in the slideshow presentation, so that’s what I’m thinking.

For anyone who missed them, here are the official Hasbro press pics:

Stalker looks to be a great update to our favorite Army Ranger, using Snake Eyes parts with the Resolute head sculpt!  Bad ass.  Sci-Fi looks pretty incredible as well, and fills another important hole in the 1986 lineup.  Lastly, Storm Shadow is obviously a Renegades inspiration, but he looks even cooler here than he does in the cartoon.  Love it.

GeneralsJoes Toy Fair 2011 Coverage

Okay! It’s photo dump time! I’m sitting in Grand Central Station right now with my camera card chock full and ready to upload. I apologize for the lack of organization right off the bat, but I’m trying to get this done nice and quick-like so I can make a train back home. This is how things are laid out.

General Display

Here are some general images of the display, and specifically the Renegades artwork


Spring, 2011 Assortments

As I create the SuperPage, I’ll break up the assortments into their waves, but for now, here’s what I’ve got for the spring assortments, including

– Cobra Commander

– Cobra Trooper

– Iron Grenadier

– Rock Viper

– Techno Viper

– General Hawk

– Steel Brigade

– Crazylegs

– Croc Master

These look to be a very nice mix of existing tooling with some nice new paint applications really bringing these figures to life. Some awesome use of some Pursuit of Cobra molds, the Jungle Assault Cobra Commander looks to be the base for Cobra Commander, and some terrific other paint jobs. Iron Grenadier is even sporting the unused Stedi-Cam from Destro. The Cobra Viper (using the Shock Trooper tooling) is pretty impressive as well. Images below.


Fall, 2011 Assortment “30 for 30”

A very interesting way to put it, Derryl DePriest referred to the Joe line starting in 2011 as a “30 for 30” line, meaning a plethora of figures from different eras and concepts in one single “rebranded” line. From the images, there is an obvious Pursuit of Cobra theme, which suits me perfectly fine.

He mentioned a smaller volume, but a much tighter “concentration” of fan favorites and well conceived figures, very similar to what we’ve seen this year. From my first hand perspective, these figures look fantastic. They have really merged the Renegades look with the realistic tooling to near perfection, especially with Firefly and Cobra Commander. Note the full mask!

This just comprises the first wave, hitting in August of 2011, so expect more reveals at JoeCon and SDCC.

Bravo Vehicles

We got no real details on waves for these, so I assume they might be hitting all at once. We’ve got a great crimson HISS with a re-conceived Elite-Viper driver. The VAMP Mark II has an absolutely fantastic looking “Steel Brigade Delta” figure. Didn’t get to see the pilot of the Black Dragon.


SDCC Zarana

Derryl admitted this was an “oopsie”. Zarana probably shouldn’t have been showcased, because she is NOT A DEFINITE FOR SDCC. They are still weighing their options to see if they can get both Zarana and the Starscream Skystriker. If not, the Skystriker will win out. If they can’t get Zarana for SDCC, she will ABSOLUTELY hit in the main line somewhere.


Skystriker

It looks gorgeous. Feels like it was pulled right from 1983. Awesome colors, black tail fins and some great detail. Not much else to say.


I get a really good feeling, looking at these toys. It’s quite clear that the G.I. Joe line is not their central priority this year (which makes sense, given Transformers 3, Captain America, Thor, and Clone Wars) but they are taking the resources they have and doing some amazing things with it. The Cobra Trooper, while a simple repaint, looks INSANE. Same with General Hawk and the Iron Grenadier. Holy crap they look cool up close and personal.

And the Renegades figures? I wasn’t sold at first with seeing them in a realistic style, but it really works. Firefly especially looks astoundingly cool.

So, in short, don’t expect huge volumes of product, but it sure looks like the Pursuit of Cobra mantra is alive and well, and the long time vintage fans are getting some serious bones thrown their way, too. Very, very good stuff.

GeneralsJoes Toy Fair Coverage 2011

Okay! It’s photo dump time! I’m sitting in Grand Central Station right now with my camera card chock full and ready to upload. I apologize for the lack of organization right off the bat, but I’m trying to get this done nice and quick-like so I can make a train back home. This is how things are laid out.

General Display

Here are some general images of the display, and specifically the Renegades artwork

INSERT GALLERY

Spring, 2011 Assortments

As I create the SuperPage, I’ll break up the assortments into their waves, but for now, here’s what I’ve got for the spring assortments, including:

– Cobra Commander

– Cobra Trooper

– Iron Grenadier

– Rock Viper

– Techno Viper

– General Hawk

– Steel Brigade

– Crazylegs

– Croc Master

These look to be a very nice mix of existing tooling with some nice new paint applications really bringing these figures to life. Some awesome use of some Pursuit of Cobra molds, the Jungle Assault Cobra Commander looks to be the base for Cobra Commander, and some terrific other paint jobs. Iron Grenadier is even sporting the unused Stedi-Cam from Destro. Images below.

INSERT GALLERY

Fall, 2011 Assortment “30 for 30”

A very interesting way to put it, Derryl DePriest referred to the Joe line starting in 2011 as a “30 for 30” line, meaning a plethora of figures from different eras and concepts in one single “rebranded” line. From the images, there is an obvious Pursuit of Cobra theme, which suits me perfectly fine.

He mentioned a smaller volume, but a much tighter “concentration” of fan favorites and well conceived figures, very similar to what we’ve seen this year. From my first hand perspective, these figures look fantastic. They have really merged the Renegades look with the realistic tooling to near perfection, especially with Firefly and Cobra Commander. Note the full mask!

This just comprises the first wave, hitting in August of 2011, so expect more reveals at JoeCon and SDCC.

INSERT GALLERY

Bravo Vehicles

We got no real details on waves for these, so I assume they might be hitting all at once. We’ve got a great crimson HISS with a re-conceived Elite-Viper driver. The VAMP Mark II has an absolutely fantastic looking “Steel Brigade Delta” figure. Didn’t get to see the pilot of the Black Dragon.

INSERT GALLERY

SDCC Zarana

Derryl admitted this was an “oopsie”. Zarana probably shouldn’t have been showcased, because she is NOT A DEFINITE FOR SDCC. They are still weighing their options to see if they can get both Zarana and the Starscream Skystriker. If not, the Skystriker will win out. If they can’t get Zarana for SDCC, she will ABSOLUTELY hit in the main line somewhere.

INSERT GALLERY

Skystriker

It looks gorgeous. Feels like it was pulled right from 1983. Awesome colors, black tail fins and some great detail. Not much else to say.

INSERT GALLERY

12 Inch

Just because they were there. Geared for the younger crowd.

INSERT GALLERY

I get a really good feeling, looking at these toys. It’s quite clear that the G.I. Joe line is not their central priority this year (which makes sense, given Transformers 3, Captain America, Thor, and Clone Wars) but the

GeneralsJoes Toy Fair Coverage 2011

Okay!  It’s photo dump time!  I’m sitting in Grand Central Station right now with my camera card chock full and ready to upload.  I apologize for the lack of organization right off the bat, but I’m trying to get this done nice and quick-like so I can make a train back home.  This is how things are laid out.

General Display

Here are some general images of the display, and specifically the Renegades artwork

INSERT GALLERY

Spring, 2011 Assortments

As I create the SuperPage, I’ll break up the assortments into their waves, but for now, here’s what I’ve got for the spring assortments, including:

– Cobra Commander

– Cobra Trooper

– Iron Grenadier

– Rock Viper

– Techno Viper

– General Hawk

– Steel Brigade

– Crazylegs

– Croc Master

These look to be a very nice mix of existing tooling with some nice new paint applications really bringing these figures to life.  Some awesome use of some Pursuit of Cobra molds, the Jungle Assault Cobra Commander looks to be the base for Cobra Commander, and some terrific other paint jobs.  Iron Grenadier is even sporting the unused Stedi-Cam from Destro.  Images below.

INSERT GALLERY

Fall, 2011 Assortment “30 for 30”

A very interesting way to put it, Derryl DePriest referred to the Joe line starting in 2011 as a “30 for 30” line, meaning a plethora of figures from different eras and concepts in one single “rebranded” line.  From the images, there is an obvious Pursuit of Cobra theme, which suits me perfectly fine.

He mentioned a smaller volume, but a much tighter “concentration” of fan favorites and well conceived figures, very similar to what we’ve seen this year.  From my first hand perspective, these figures look fantastic.  They have really merged the Renegades look with the realistic tooling to near perfection, especially with Firefly and Cobra Commander.  Note the full mask!

This just comprises the first wave, hitting in August of 2011, so expect more reveals at JoeCon and SDCC.

INSERT GALLERY

Bravo Vehicles

We got no real details on waves for these, so I assume they might be hitting all at once.  We’ve got a great crimson HISS with a re-conceived Elite-Viper driver.  The VAMP Mark II has an absolutely fantastic looking “Steel Brigade Delta” figure.  Didn’t get to see the pilot of the Black Dragon.

INSERT GALLERY

SDCC Zarana

Derryl admitted this was an “oopsie”.  Zarana probably shouldn’t have been showcased, because she is NOT A DEFINITE FOR SDCC.  They are still weighing their options to see if they can get both Zarana and the Starscream Skystriker.  If not, the Skystriker will win out.  If they can’t get Zarana for SDCC, she will ABSOLUTELY hit in the main line somewhere.

INSERT GALLERY

Skystriker

It looks gorgeous.  Feels like it was pulled right from 1983.  Awesome colors, black tail fins and some great detail.  Not much else to say.

INSERT GALLERY

12 Inch

Just because they were there.  Geared for the younger crowd.

INSERT GALLERY

I get a really good feeling, looking at these toys.  It’s quite clear that the G.I. Joe line is not their central priority this year (which makes sense, given Transformers 3, Captain America, Thor, and Clone Wars) but they are taking the resources they have and doing some amazing things with it.  The Cobra Trooper, while a simple repaint, looks INSANE.  Same with General Hawk and the Iron Grenadier.  Holy crap they look cool up close and personal.

And the Renegades figures?  I wasn’t sold at first with seeing them in a realistic style, but it really works.  Firefly especially looks astoundingly cool.

So, in short, don’t expect huge volumes of product, but it sure looks like the Pursuit of Cobra mantra is alive and well, and the long time vintage fans are getting some serious bones thrown their way, too.  Very, very good stuff.

y are taking the resources they have and doing some amazing things with it. The Cobra Trooper, while a simple repaint, looks INSANE. Same with General Hawk and the Iron Grenadier. Holy crap they look cool up close and personal.

And the Renegades figures? I wasn’t sold at first with seeing them in a realistic style, but it really works. Firefly especially looks astoundingly cool.

So, in short, don’t expect huge volumes of product, but it sure looks like the Pursuit of Cobra mantra is alive and well, and the long time vintage fans are getting some serious bones thrown their way, too. Very, very good stuff.