Alas, I only got one of my questions answered. :(
Here we go:
1. G.I. Joe: Renegades is now on “hiatus”, and many agree that a DVD release might at least kick start some of the action figure sales. When can we expect a DVD release for G.I. Joe: Renegades, and dare we hope for Blu-Ray?
A: No answer given
2. San Diego ComicCon has come and gone, with no new G.I. Joe items revealed from JoeCon in April. With the rest of the year being Convention free, how does Hasbro plan to reveal more new items between now and Toy Fair in 2012? Will we see the rumored 7-Packs at New York ComicCon?
A: No answer given
3. When it comes to designing a wave of figures or deciding on characters to release, what is the thought process? With a lack of time between the G.I. Joe: Renegades figures and the film next summer, why would Hasbro elect to produce Renegades figures for Firefly or Law & Order who barely appeared in the series, while neglecting a character like Roadblock, who was one of the main protagonists? What is the marketing strategy there?
A: We had a great opportunity – afforded us by the writers of the Renegades series – to have our cake and eat it too. We have listened for years to the collectors asking for desired characters in mainline. Some of these characters showed up (however briefly) in Renegades and we took the chance to make them as a nod to fans. Law and Order, while only briefly in Renegades is a highly desired fan request so we figured we could kill two birds with one stone. The same is true for a couple of others (Airtight for example).
A little disappointed that they couldn’t even give me an answer about G.I. Joe: Renegades on DVD. Seems like a pretty straight forward question. Also, they did answer an NYCC related question for Toy News International, but not for me.
Ah, well, I’ll try not to take it personally. Check out the rest of my Q & A responses as they come in right here.
I am unforgivably late in getting this posted, but Craig has posted the latest installment of the Sigma 6 themed Fwooshcast trilogy! I join Craig for 4 whopping hours (broken up into three separate episodes) where we explore the Sigma 6 line in depth, and the final part is online at Fwooshcast.thefwoosh.net.
I had a ton of fun recording these with Craig, and even if you’re not a Sigma 6 fan, I think there are things to enjoy here.
Check it out!
So, anyone who has been following my Twitter feed, or listening to the Whats on Joe Mind Podcast knows that I am seriously marking out right now for the new Thundercats animated series and toyline from Bandai.
Well, believe me, I’m trying very hard not to turn GeneralsJoes into a Thundercats fanpage, posting every single video clip and news tidbit that comes out. But you know, this is a G.I. Joe page, after all. But, you know, when MTV Geek interviewed Dan Norton about his work on Thundercats, and debuted his awesome looking updated Jackalman, I figured I could at least tie it in somehow.
After all, Dan Norton was also one of the many masterminds behind the design work for G.I. Joe: Resolute, which was definitely the highlight of that entire production. Which just begs the question…if you’re reinventing an 80’s property, why the hell would you NOT hire Dan Norton? Check out the gallery I’ve posted with Mr. Norton’s Resolute designs, and check out his great interview on MTV Geek.
Also, if you love Thundercats and want me to talk about it a little bit more, let me know in the comments. A couple positive comments might just persuade me.
Yes, a day late, but never a dollar short, the guys at What’s on Joe Mind have posted Episode 19 of their landmark podcast on Podbean! Join us as we interview the brainchildren behind YoJoe the Real American Hero musical, and answer your emails.
Not a whole lot of new news, but lots of great G.I. Joe conversation as you’ve come to expect. Check it out on Podbean, and also via the embedded player below.