Maybe it’s just a hunch…but over at HissTank they’ve been talking a bit about a Previews listing and it sounds like folks are making some assumptions that it is a “Wave 3” case assortment. I’m not necessarily buying it.
Check out the thread right here. Supposedly this new “wave” includes: Tunnel Rat, Ripcord, Cobra Trooper, Scarlett, Steel Brigade, Iron Grenadier, Viper, Cobra the Enemy, Storm Shadow (Renegades) Hazard Viper, Techno Viper, and Stalker.
I know the first reaction from a lot of folks is being somewhat put off that there are so many repeats in the case. Personally, I’m thinking this assortment is much more likely a revision case. I could be way off the mark, but the fact that the new figures are only single-packed in the case tells me this is not the initial push for Wave 3. Plus, based on the timing of some of the figures… I know we saw figures like Sci-Fi at the same time as Storm Shadow and Stalker at Toy Fair (in press photos) which makes me think he’ll be out before later revealed figures like Ripcord and the Renegades Cobra Trooper.
I do like the fact that Hasbro continues to work army builders into assortments, but it’s my firm belief that this is merely a refresher or revision case, and it shouldn’t be taken as gospel that this is Wave 3, and that this is a standard Wave 3 case pack. Too many question marks here.
Fortunately for us, with NYCC right around the corner, I have a feeling a lot of those questions may be answered soon.