Raw and uncut! Straight from New York City and fresh off the Hasbro Fan Event, Justin, Gary, and special guest star P-Luv from JoeCustoms do a quick recap special edition of what was shown at Toy Fair today!
It’s not a long one, but it’s a good one with a great run down of the latest G.I. Joe info, and some intel straight from Hasbro reps at the event. Check out the latest special edition at our Podbean page, or embedded below.
Hasbro’s excellent PR firm has begun sending out the press material, and I’ve uploaded a large amount of it already to the YoJoe Photo events page! The Press images include Budo without his helmet, Cobra Commander wearing his hood, and all of the Wave 2 Kre-On figures that weren’t in the showroom!
Also see the Arashikage Dojo and Ghoststriker fighter jet. Check ’em out right here.
When Hasbro revealed the information on “Wave 3” for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, there was quite a bit of confusion from those of us who were G.I. Joe fans in attendance. I spoke to Derryl DePriest about it, and essentially the way things break down is this:
The current “Wave 3” that we are seeing at retail with Joe Colton, Lady Jaye, Alley-Viper, Dark Ninja, etc… is considered a “filler” wave. A Wave 2.5, if you will. The full blown Wave 3 will be hitting in May and will consist of the following butt-load of figures:
Cobra Combat Ninja
“Ultimate” Movie Duke
“Ultimate” Movie Firefly
“Ultimate” Snake Eyes (Vintage inspired)
“Ultimate” Movie Flint
“Ultimate” Movie Roadblock
Storm Shadow (Sunbow inspired)
Cobra Commander (Sunbow inspired)
There will also be a Wave 4 featuring Blind Master, Jinx, Night-Viper and I believe the movie accurate Red Ninja, and that will also have some carry-forwards from previous assortments.
More info as it comes, and the official press images should reveal even more. Check out the images at the YoJoe.com Events page, and coverage brought to you by Kokomo Toys!
The images have processed from the Tomahawk/Eaglehawk vehicle straight from the Hasbro showroom floor, and they are posted at the YoJoe.com Events page! I am hitting up all other items revealed today and should be uploading them all promptly.
I’ve been getting a number of questions via e-mail, Twitter, and other places, so figured I would lay it all out here. The Hasbro fan event begins today at 1:00pm Eastern Time here in New York City. In spite of the Nemo assault, I am here in the city and ready to start spreading the 2013 G.I. Joe news! The presentation generally lasts for a couple of hours, then images can be taken in the show room until closer to 4:30pm or 5:00pm. Expect photo barrages to come shortly thereafter.
Pictures will be uploaded at the YoJoe Events section (with the appropriate notification here) and I’ll be doing all of the analysis and SuperPage stuff you’ve come to expect. We also plan on doing a special What’s on Joe Mind recording tonight as well, breaking everything down.
Keep checking back, and of course, mobile coverage of Toy Fair 2013 is brought to you by the fine folks at Kokomo Toys!