Okay this is getting silly. Next time Hasbro does this, I’m going to give them 24 hours before typing this up so I don’t have to write three separate articles for each series of better images that we get! Gah.
I’ve seen the images. I would imagine pretty much everyone has. I’m certain at this point things are pretty doom and gloom. Five points of articulation, reused vehicles, deth of teh line, etc…
While I’m staying far away from the whole “Deth of teh line!” crowed, I will admit up front I am a bit punched in the gut by the restricted articulation on the vehicle drivers. I won’t say it’s completely unexpected. Anyone who has been listening to the Whats on Joe Mind podcast should remember that I’ve been talking about a scaled back movie line and about the potential for reduced articulation for months now. So hopefully folks who have been listening to that aren’t taken so far aback. But I will admit, even though I’ve been saying it, I can’t help but feel a bit of wind knocked out the sails. There’s just something about seeing that familiar visage of Snake Eyes with only 5 points of articulation that just doesn’t look… right. That’s NOT how he’s supposed to look.
That being said, I’m not writing this off as doom and gloom. Aside from the vehicle drivers there are plenty of things to cheer about, and I’m going to bore the hell out of everyone by regurgitating them all right here. Not only that, but I’m going crazy. I’m going figure by figure and vehicle by vehicle. No, I do not have a life. Let’s do this.
Big thanks to the tireless efforts of the folks with Hasbro Public Relations’ firm, who have quickly gotten together the images we saw earlier in nice and crisp high resolution! These new images should provide some very nice detail…and some not very nice detail.
You’ll notice some articulation changes in some places and some other things that are worthy of concern… but still plenty to love. Check out the images below.
3 3/4″ Basic Figures
Larger Scale Action Battlers
More information will be available at Toy Fair on February 11th. Make sure you’re here!
Toy Fair has long been advertised as the place to go to see new and upcoming toys for the year! Well in a very odd and stunning move, Hasbro has revealed a huge chunk of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline in low res thumbnail type images on their G.I. Joe toy website, 10 days prior to the annual event in New York City.
A head scratching move, to be sure, but it allows me some more analysis for these toys with some hypothesis about what Hasbro is doing and what we might expect to see or hear in New York.
So what does this run of figures, vehicles, and other items mean for us in 2012? How does “Jinx as SDCC Exclusive” impact mainstream movie release? Click the Read the Rest of this Entry link below to read on!
Wow, here’s an unexpected event for a Friday morning.
Only two days after the first images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys were revealed, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe website has shown thumbnail images for a large run of G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys, including more figures, vehicles, and role play items!
The page can be found right here, and I’ve mirrored the images below! Check it out, with more analysis coming later.
Interesting to note as well, San Diego Comic Con Exclusives are a part of this release, including a pair of Jinx figures (classic!!!) and a “Shockwave” HISS Tank. WOW! A real stunner of some intel this morning.