When I saw some of those Tweets from JoeBattleLines and The Terror Drome on Sunday coming out of the Hasbro Archives round table, I immediately wished I was sitting there. What they were describing sounded too good to be true.
A Resolute style USS Flagg playset? No way. Transformers crossovers with Ravage and Omega Supreme? I’ll believe it when I see it. And of course, I’ve spent the better part of the last 18 hours trying to find pictures of this event.
Nada. I’m not really sure why Joe news sites didn’t have folks with cameras in attendance…I would think Joe fans would not just like to see what’s coming, but also what “could have been”.
Well, thankfully, someone out there brought a camera and took some images of the slides shown. I’m not entirely sure who to give credit to, all I have to go on was a link to this Photobucket Account from Jay over at JoeCustoms.com. If these are your images, please let me know so I can credit you.
For now, though…just take a look at the wonder below. And weep out loud at your desk at the concepts that never made it past the planning stages. Yes, I know most of us really didn’t love The Pit…but if it had sold well, there were two Cobra concepts using the Pit base vehicle that just look INSANE. A HISS Transport and a Mobile Missile Base that make my mouth hang open. Mauler re-issues (a Joe version and a Cobra “Shredder”), a Sigma freaking 6 OVERKILL. Sigh.
I suppose I should thank GeneralJoes commenter Crosshair for the info…even if it did make me teary eyed on a Monday morning. Check out the glorious images below.
EDIT – Images come courtesy of “NightViper” on AllSpark.com! Huge props to him for grabbing these. Some incredible discussion items here! Thanks!