This isn’t strictly G.I. Joe news, but I couldn’t help but talk about it, anyway.
I think we all realize that Sigma 6 as it was known is most likely a dead concept at Hasbro. While many would celebrate that, I lament its place in the crypts, and I was really excited to find out that the spiritual founders of Sigma 6 and Xevoz are starting a new project!
The Hero Project is an endeavor from Tucker and Wayne from Dynamo Development Labs, and they were both the lifeblood of Sigma 6 and Xevoz, and you can really tell by the video shown on their Kickstarter page. The goal of these fine gentlemen is to fund a new action figure toyline, in the 8″ scale, with body design and accessory design very familiar to Sigma 6 fans. Pulling heroes from the annals of history, the Hero Project looks to earn some financial backing, enough to hopefully support this ambitious endeavor.
I happily pledged my money for this cause, and hope fellow Sigma 6 buffs will do the same. Perhaps now that many Joe fans are looking in the rear view mirror and can appreciate just how revolutionary and fun the Sigma 6 line was, they can get behind this project to bring more toys in that awesome format to market.
During the G.I. Joe Collectors Club panel, Brian spoke about his desire to get the online store up and running as soon as possible, and it looks like they might already be making some progress. Fun Publications sends along the following email update regarding the Club store:
This quick update is going out to all members of both clubs.
It will still be a couple more weeks (we don’t know exactly how long as we are waiting on the host to finish their work) until our dedicated store server is online.
Once it is ready to go, we will let you know that products in the store have be made active and you will be able to order items from the clubs again.
We do not anticipate that all items will be available in the club stores on opening day so please have patience as we finish the migration from the old e-commerce site to this one.
In addition, to try and avoid a denial of service issue (because of the volume) we will only bring one set of products online at a time.
We will email you when we are going to bring the products online. We are anticipating being ready to go the week of July 23rd, but that could change.
Thanks to both groups for your patience and the two great conventions this year!
Hopefully once the store goes online there won’t be any technical issues and we can move forwards towards the Figure Subscription Service! Fingers crossed.
The whole Convention weekend is such a whirlwind, I often don’t have time to reflect on things I missed until afterwards. And unfortunately I missed a pretty big one this past weekend when I was pulled away during the IDW Comics panel on Saturday. I had been looking forward to the panel, especially considering Carlos Guzman was the speaker, and he edits my favorite book these days, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. However, the quick pace of the Con pulled me elsewhere at that same time.
I cannot thank her enough. I strive to try and have the most in depth and thorough coverage as a I can, and I’m quite disappointed in myself that I wasn’t able to make the IDW panel. Thank you, Mo, for yanking my butt out of the fire.
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