I think we all had some idea that G.I. Joe wouldn’t have a strong showing at SDCC, and if Preview Night is any indication, that will be the case this year. That’s not to say that there is nothing cool to see, however. G.I. Joe was a pretty heavy presence throughout a chunk of Preview Night, just not much stuff that hasn’t already been revealed.
With big thanks to HissTank.com for providing some swift on-the-spot photographs, there are some great Sideshow Collectibles images as well as a very cool diorama of a vintage USS Flagg littered with Pursuit of Cobra figures.
Check out the original threads over on HissTank.com, and I’ve also mirrored some images below:
Hasbro Booth (Courtesy of HissTank)
Sideshow Collectibles 12″, Premium Format, and Statues (Courtesy of HissTank)
Some items of note to talk about:
- Hasbro is using a vintage USS Flagg as a display piece. No it does not mean they are considering re-releasing or releasing a Flagg. Sorry.
- Many of the 30th Anniversary and Renegades figures are now sporting “Spring, 2012” release dates on the placards. Grrr. Generally a “Spring” release date means anywhere from the holidays of the previous year through Easter. Makes me a bit concerned to see how they’re going to get this all out before the big migration to sequel movie product. Time will tell.
- There doesn’t appear to be any new product (at least not yet). I wouldn’t sweat this. It is still Preview Night. Something tells me there are still some new items to see throughout the weekend, hopefully starting tomorrow. Hasbro keeps talking about these mysterious “7-Packs” during their Q & A sessions…I’m still holding out some hope for those. Not to mention the GIJCC, who I’m hoping uses this as an opportunity to reveal some juicy details about their subscription service.
- Damn it all, those Sideshow figures and environments look awesome.