Book Your Early Bird Weekend Pass to Roll Out Roll Call 2015 NOW

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Book Your Early Bird Weekend Pass to Roll Out Roll Call
the UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show NOW.
Join us 3rd & 4th of October 2015 at Jurys Inn Southampton.

Throughout the month of April, we are offering a 25% off Early Bird Weekend Pass Discount.
Weekend Adult Pass £40 (Early Bird £30)
Weekend Under 16 Pass £22 (Early Bird £16.50)
Weekend Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Under 16’s) £100 (Early Bird £75)
Book now at: http://www.rolloutrollcall.com

You can now also book your discounted hotel room at Jurys Inn Southampton too!!!
Book online or call direct and use the promo code of “TOY” for special rate of £60 B&B for single occupancy per night and £70 B&B for double occupancy per night. All bookings include COMPLIMENTARY WiFi!!!

Code valid for Thursday 1st – Monday 5th October, so sharing with a friend works out at £35 each per night with full breakfast and WiFi.

You can find out lots more through our YouTube, Facebook or Twitter channels, if you have any questions, feel free to ask us:

G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook is looking for your input

One of the best things about going to JoeCon is the chance to walk among and interact with some of the folks who make decisions about the direction of the brand.

Throughout last weekend, many fans had a chance to speak with Mark Weber and Derryl DePriest, two of the myriad of Hasbro employees who dictate the future of G.I. Joe. After speaking with Mark Weber at JoeCon, Loc, one of the admins of the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook decided to start compiling some data to try and get Hasbro some information they may be looking for in regards to characters that are still needed within the G.I. Joe line.

So if you’re on Facebook, hit up the G.I. Joe Discussion Facebook Group and let your voice be heard! They will be compiling all information into a cohesive list and seeing what they can do to share the opinion of the community at large.

Check out G.I. Joe Discussion on Facebook and put some votes in for your own favorite.

Video from the G.I. JoeCon 2015 Action Force vs. the Red Shadows Panel

Dave and Devall over on Toy World Order were all over the place at JoeCon 2015, and they brought their video camera!

Every year, the Palitoy Action Force/Red Shadows panel from Dave Tree is one of my favorite panels of the entire weekend.  This past weekend was no different.  Toy World Order was in the house and captured the whole thing on video!

Any fan of foreign G.I. Joe action figures needs to watch this.  Truly great stuff and very educational, even for long time collectors.  Dave and Chris have a passion for that area of G.I. Joe collecting and it truly shows.  Check out the video below and keep watching Toy World Order for more videos from JoeCon 2015.

GIJoeCon.com – Images from the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention

While I was trekking across the country, the folks at GIJoeCon.com were busy getting photos uploaded for the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention.

While I tried my hardest to get pictures posted of Hasbro reveals, etc…  I didn’t have a whole lot of time to get images of the contests or the scores of fantastic cosplayers throughout the weekend.

Thankfully, GIJoeCon.com picked up my slack.  Check out their great photo album on GIJoeCon.com!

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While Hot Toys teases a Vision figure, War Machine goes up for pre-order

For any of you “gotta catch ‘em all” Hot Toys fans, things are likely getting really expensive really quickly!  Today Hot Toys teased their new Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision 1:6 scale figure, and then released the pre-order for the Age of Ultron War Machine.

Vision can be seen here:

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You can also pre-order War Machine at Sideshow Collectibles and check out images below.

Rest in Peace, Herb Trimpe

I’m very sad to report that according to multiple sources, former G.I. Joe comic artist and writer Herb Trimpe has passed away.

Any fan of G.I. Joe has an intimate and immediate connection with Mr. Trimpe, serving as the artist for the beginning of the world-changing G.I. Joe comic series, and playing a role throughout that same series for much of its run.

Even above and beyond that, Mr. Trimpe was the artist that originally brought Wolverine to life and had a long and established comic career.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Trimpe’s family and friends.

Press Release for G.I. Joe: Strike from Backflip Studios

One of the items that got pretty quickly overlooked during JoeCon over the weekend was the announcement that a new mobile game by Backflip Studios is in the development stages for G.I. Joe.  At the moment it’s being announced for IOS only, but let’s hope more platforms are available soon.

Courtesy of Pop-Critica, check out the press release and some screen shots below:

BACKFLIP STUDIOS™ AND HASBRO® HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY G.I. JOE NINJA SAGA WITH NEW MOBILE GAME LAUNCHING THIS SUMMER

G.I. JOE Strike taps into nostalgic roots and presents new adventures with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow

BOULDER, Colo., (April 9, 2015) – From the studio that brought you the hit franchises Paper Toss, DragonVale and NinJump, comes G.I. JOE Strike – a fast-paced, cinematic action mobile game based on the timeless G.I. Joe franchise. The game is packed with pocket-sized versions of the larger-than-life characters of the Hasbro universe. Set to launch this summer, G.I. JOE Strike will be the next iOS game introduced by Backflip Studios following its strategic partnership with the toy company.

“The G.I. JOE brand is a treasured gem. The adventures of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra has sparked the imaginations of generations of fans, whether they grew up on the G.I. Joe comics, the cartoons or the movies,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios. “G.I. JOE Strike blends the unforgettable environments of the original mini-series with the new-age reimagining of the beloved characters, giving players of all ages something to connect with.

G.I. JOE Strike seamlessly combines dynamic, engaging combat and easy to use, responsive touch controls with the timeless lore of the Arashikage Clan. Can you hold off the enemy ninja clan long enough to reach the final showdown against your archrival, STORM SHADOW? With more than one hundred collectable and upgradable ability cards, players can lead their own covert mission as SNAKE EYES, one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. JOE team, through several iconic locations to become the ultimate ninja commando.

“The release of G.I. JOE Strike is just one example of how we continue to expand within the digital space and the characters and settings of G.I. JOE are an obvious fit for digital gaming,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “By leveraging our investment with Backflip Studios, we are able to bring some of the most popular Hasbro titles to life in a totally new form and environment for people to enjoy on their mobile device.”

Get ready to play G.I. JOE Strike, expected to launch early this summer from Backflip Studios.

About Backflip Studios
Backflip Studios develops and publishes absurdly fun mobile games for iOS and Android devices. The company’s portfolio of top ranked games, which include hit franchises such as DragonVale, Paper Toss, NinJump, Spellfall, PlunderNauts, and Army of Darkness Defense, have been downloaded over 350 million times and are played by more than 33 million active users per month. The company is based in Boulder, Colorado. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has a majority ownership stake in Backflip Studios.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).

Pictures from the Hasbro display cases – G.I. Joe Convention 2015

I know most of this has been explored in depth, but I wanted to be sure to get my own images taken and uploaded just to complement what’s already there and to potentially reveal any little details that may have been otherwise overlooked.

I’m just doing an image dump today, but as always I’ll go back and prepare a “SuperPage” outlining what to expect in full detail.

Check out the image dump below.

News from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club roundtable – FSS 4.0 and PYTHONA!

It was a whirlwind 60 minute panel this afternoon as the G.I. Joe Collectors Club revealed their assortment for FSS 4.0 as well as the 2016 Club Exclusive figure and vehicle/figure assortment.

Because of some confusion last time with artwork being misinterpreted as final figures, they did not reveal any artwork or mock ups, just the list of names.  The lineup is as follows:

  1. Barricade
  2. Billy (Cobra Commander’s son)
  3. Bullhorn
  4. Interrogator
  5. Law & Order
  6. Cobra Inferno B.A.T.
  7. Nunchuk
  8. Night Creeper (Ice Ninja)
  9. Pathfinder
  10. Jammer (Z-Force Communications)
  11. Tiger Force Sneak Peek (UK Repaint)
  12. Tiger Force Outback (UK Repaint)

Items of note are that Billy will be the adult version, and not the child, Law & Order will be based on their classic color scheme, the Inferno B.A.T. will be based on the v1 look (expect some translucent red).  Night Creeper is based on the ’98 repaint, while Jammer will be using the Convention exclusive Stalker head sculpt.

Tiger Force Outback will have a newly sculpted head as well as the UK deco while Sneak Peek was promised a newly tooled accessory!  The periscope, perhaps?

Along with the fourth FSS, the Collectors Club announced their 2016 Club Incentive offerings, including PYTHONA!!  A shocking development for sure, and one that had the fans standing in their seats.

Along with Pythona, the Club announced a Heartwrencher with 4-WD vehicle as their vehicle/figure incentive, too.  Heartwrencher was a Dreadnok created in the Devils Due universe who has never had her own action figure made before.

All in all, this sounds like an exceptionally solid line up for the fourth FSS and finally getting a Pythona figure as the incentive?  Truly astounding.  Kudos to the Club for ponying up and getting it done!

High Res Press Images from Hasbro for JoeCon Reveals

Hasbro’s PR partner has just made available the high res images and details for the product revealed today at JoeCon 2015!

SDCC EXCLUSIVES (Available: July 2015)
G.I. JOE CRIMSON STRIKE: Available in the Hasbro Toy Shop booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Features the Cobra Scythe jet and the G.I. Joe Chimera. Includes Grunt, Ralph “Steeler” Pulaski, A.V.A.C. & Alley Viper Office figures. Approximate Retail Price: $99.99.
G.I. JOE DESERT DUEL: Available from Toys “R” Us at the Entertainment Earth booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Features the F.O.E. Striker and the Cobra Basilisk. Includes Night Fox, Philip “Chuckles” Provost, Elite Horseman and Cobra Air Trooper. Approximate Retail Price: $59.99
TOYS “R” US EXCLUSIVES (Available: August 2015)
G.I. JOE DESERT DUEL: Features the F.O. E. Striker and the Cobra Basilisk. Includes Philip “Chuckles” Provost and the Elite Horseman. Approximate Retail Price: $49.99
G.I. JOE SILENT STRIKE: Features the G.I. Joe Skystriker taking on the H.I.S.S. Tank. Includes Brad “Ace” Armbruster, Sightline, H.I.S.S. Gunner and Driver, filecards and accessories. Approximate Retail Price: $59.99
G.I. JOE OUTNUMBERED TEAM PACKS (Approximate Retail Price: $19.99)
Chase for the MASS Device: Includes Conrad” Duke” Hauser, Cobra Commander, Cobra C.L.A.W.S. Trooper, filecards and accessories
Sneak Attack: Includes Bazooka, Firefly, Specialist Dusty, filecards and accessories
Vanishing Act: Includes Torpedo, Hit & Run, Zartan and accessories
Rock Rampage: Includes Alpine, Rock Viper, Cobra Shock Trooper, filecards and accessories
G.I. JOE VERSUS 2-PACKS (Approximate Retail Price: $14.99)
Marine Devastation: Includes Gung-Ho vs. Cobra Shadow Guard with filecards and accessories
Hunt For Cobra Commander: Includes Shipwreck vs. Cobra Commander with filecards and accessories
Classic Clash: Includes Spirit Iron-Knife vs. Storm Shadow with filecards and accessories
Troop Build-Up: Includes Steel Brigade vs. Iron Grenadier with filecards and accessories
Swamp Steam: Includes Blowtorch vs. Croc Master with filecards and accessories