io9.com has revealed that the 2017 SDCC G.I. Joe exclusive will be a reproduction of the previous Sears Exclusive Cobra Missile Command center with an MSRP of $50.
By the looks of it, the set will include a vintage style box slightly modernized cardboard reproduction of the command center itself, and three figures.
The figures are a combination of parts and pieces from previous releases of figures, and COBRA Commander features his “Mickey Mouse” style logo. A very interesting choice, with some neat vintage spirit. Check out the full details at io9.com and the images below.
Good morning! So the rush of the Golden Ticket pick up is over and we’ve had some time to digest some more information from the comic book.
Some random thoughts:
The original Corrosao was a Brazilian DeeJay repaint. He appears in the comic both looking like Tele-Viper AND looking like DeeJay. Which is it?
It definitely looks like the B.A.T. Rocket Glider 2 Pack are repaints from the old COBRA Jet Pack (last used as a Target exclusive from Rise of COBRA).
The pilots of the COBRA Sky Serpent looks like it might be a variation of the Laser Viper. Perhaps a Laser Viper Officer? You can see a slightly different colored Laser Viper in the pilot’s seat and jumping from the exploding Sky Serpent below.
The Vector Jet was up in question for a bit, based on the design of the jet in the comic, but more and more I’m suspecting that it might just be the Conquest, especially based on the uneven artwork elsewhere in the comic itself.
Below check out a bunch of other images from the comic. Big thanks as always to Phil from YoJoe and Chris from The Full Force for these great images!
Talk about a quick turnaround time! Straight from the hotel in Orlando, good friends of GeneralsJoes Chris (from The Full Force) and Troy (from TroyMcKie.com) come through HUGE with a ton of awesome images and a full blown 30 minute VIDEO REVIEW of the G.I. Joe Convention 2017 Force of Battle: 2000 boxed set!
Get a first hand look at all of the figures in hand and the unique insight you can only get from guys like Chris and Troy. I can’t thank them enough for taking time out of their very busy convention schedules to bust this out for GeneralsJoes, it almost makes it feel like I’m actually there.
Check out the image gallery, and hit up the YouTube Video Review embedded below. Thank you guys!!!!
Keep your eyes peeled here on GeneralsJoes.com for the latest intel from Orlando and JoeCon 2017!
Over at ToyArk they’ve revealed the exclusive Vitruvian HACKS figure for the upcoming New Jersey Collectors Con and it is gorgeous! Entitled the “Blasted Land Orc” it’s an Orc Warrior from the upcoming Series 2 Fantasy series in a spectacularly gorgeous red skin tone with awesome gold accessories. Seriously. This thing looks terrific.
Check out all of the great images at ToyArk.com and make sure you’ve got August 12th – 13th freed up for the Boss Fight Launch Party where they’ll be launching Series 2 with a full two-day celebration of action figures and all things Boss Fight Studio!
Join me in Cherry Hill, NJ that weekend to celebrate alongside Boss Fight and a ton of toy and action figure fans. This is something you do NOT want to miss.
Fresh from the Golden Ticket Pickup, we’ve got the full list of exclusives for the 2017 G.I. Joe Convention as well as some possible images/design cues based on the comic. Keep in mind the comic isn’t always 100% accurate and they sometimes throw us some curve balls, but in years’ past they’ve been pretty solid.
First the list:
BF 2000 Vector Jet
COBRA Sky Serpent w/ Pilot
BF 2000 Marauder Snowmobile 3 Pack
COBRA Laser Vipers 3 Pack
Ultimate Enemies 2 Pack
COBRA B.A.T. Rocket Glider 2 Pack
So, this doesn’t tell us a whole lot. Thankfully, Phil from YoJoe was there with a camera to snap some images from the convention comic. Check them out below:
Based on those images above, I think we can make some educated guesses:
Vector Jet is a tough call. It almost looks like it could be the Conquest, but the wings are the wrong way. Repainted ROC Night Raven maybe? Or something obvious that I can’t put my finger on? EDIT – It’s been mentioned that this at least slightly resembles the old school COBRA Hurricane. DARE WE HOPE?
Sky Serpent w/ Pilot is likely the Black Dragon VTOL, at least it certainly looks that way. No idea who the pilot might be
Marauder Snowmobiles look like repainted Polar Battle Bears as figured. Three of them?
Laser Viper 3 Pack – Pretty much what I suspected, and also it certainly doesn’t look as if they have their laser backpacks (which isn’t a surprise, not even the concept case version did)
Ultimate Enemies 2 Pack – Looking like perhaps DeeJay and Corrosao (the guy they call “Corrosion” in the comic). In toy form, Corrosao was a Brazilian DeeJay repaint, so the correlation makes sense, though the comic looks to use the Tele-Viper head sculpt.
COBRA B.A.T. Rocket Glider – Maybe COBRA Jet Pack (like the one that was repainted as a Target Exclusive for Rise of COBRA)? The image of DeeJay getting blown up almost looks like one of those flying off in the upper right hand corner.
As an added bonus it looks like perhaps Backstop is the parachute figure! At least that looks like him in one of the comic panels above.
It should be noted that Tundra Stalker is also in the convention comic, though I’m honestly not sure where he would slot in, unless he’s one of the “Ultimate Enemies” and DeeJay isn’t, but that would just be bizarre. Sometimes the Club throws red herrings at us in these comics, so that seems likely in this case.
Patrick from YoJoe also threw along some images of the BattleForce: 2000 LAW. Check those out below. Huge thanks to Phil and Patrick!
Consider these unconfirmed as no images have surfaced yet, but according to Colt Blue on HissTank.com, two more exclusives have been mentioned (though no product images are yet available).
Laser Viper 3 Pack
BattleForce: 2000 Polar Battle Bear Snowmobile
Again, no real details on these yet, though one would imagine the Laser Vipers are based on the unreleased Concept Case renditions, while the Battle Bear might be worked up in silver to jive with the old school BattleForce: 2000 look and feel.
We’ve got boots on the ground and will get more details via the JoeCon comic as soon as they’re available!