Hasbro announces heavy presence at New York Comic Con, including G.I. Joe

For the first time ever, Hasbro will be bringing a major booth presence to the New York Comic Con!  Very interesting that this exact question was brought up by myself (and others) at the most recent Q & A, but the answers didn’t go into much detail.  Toy News International specifically brought this subject up, and Hasbro was evasive about which brands would be present.  They did mention specifically that they will NOT have a G.I. Joe related exclusive.

Well, looks like some of our hunches were right on the money.  A press release comes my way from Hasbro’s excellent relations team over at Hunter PR including “current and upcoming products from its TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, JEM and THE HOLOGRAMS, and KRE-O brands and BEYBLADE, MARVEL and STAR WARS lines”.

Oh.  G.I. Joe?  Do I smell “7-Packs”?  New York Comic Con is coming quick!  It’ll be here October 13th – 16th and it sounds like we’ll need to be paying attention.  Check out the full Press Release after the jump.

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G.I. Joe fan film “Operation Red Retrieval” excellent homage photo

As part of the What’s on Joe Mind crew, I was lucky to spend some time talking to Mark Cheng a few weeks ago, who is the man behind “Operation: Red Retrieval”, a G.I. Joe fanfilm.  Over on the Facebook Page for the movie, a new image has been posted as an homage to the fantastic cover for G.I. Joe: Yearbook #2.

Check out the Facebook page here, and I’ve mirrored a small version of the photo below.  Cheng mentioned that the film may premier at New York Comic Con in October.  Keep up to date with GIJoeFanfilm.com, or follow Mark Cheng on Twitter.