So the news leaked a bit prematurely yesterday (unfortunately), but today we are all official, and the news is great! Yes, Hasbro will be releasing a G.I. Joe Kre-O set at ComicCon and it contains Sgt. Slaughter and his Marauders vs. the nefarious Iron Grenadiers.
UPROXX has all the latest info, on a set that looks…well… about as insane as you’d expect a Sgt. Slaughter Kre-O set to look. Phenomenal.
Something just leaped to my #1 most wanted list for ComicCon exclusives. Good stuff!
Check out the images below, and thanks to UPROXX for breaking this exciting news!
This must be the night for sneak SDCC reveals, as overseas auction site TaoBao has revealed our first look at the packaging for the ComicCon exclusive “Desert Duel” G.I. Joe boxed set.
The Desert Duel set features Chuckles and the FOE Striker vs. Cobra Elite Horseman and the Cobra Basilisk, with two bonus figures, the Cobra Air Trooper, and Night Fox. The box is fantastic with a bullet-riddled sleeve and really nice looking diorama shot on the back (as well as the great artwork that was originally revealed at the 2015 JoeCon).
Yeah, this is a big ‘un. For our landmark 100th episode of What’s on Joe Mind, we wanted to pull out all the stops, but I don’t think any of us envisioned the result would be a close to five hour marathon of G.I. Joe talk!
All that being said, there is something here for everyone. We talk to Bill and Craig from Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys about the Eagle Force Returns and Captain Action Kickstarter…and we break a special bit of news about them as well!
Along the way, we invite Cobra Commander himself to read from the mailbag, take listener calls, and break down all the latest (as of a month ago) news!
As always, find the latest episode at Podbean, and it’s also embedded below. Show Notes are after the break.
Year after year it feels like the G.I. Joe Convention becomes less about toys and more about friends and community, and this year was no different. Heck, I spent 36 hours crammed in a car with other people as part of the weekend festivities!
Looking back on the weekend, there are 10 key moments that I feel really captured JoeCon 2015 for me.
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.
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.
Along with the Figure Subscription Service news and the info about the upcoming 2016 Membership figures, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club also provided more information about upcoming “Crossover” exclusives.
They revealed a look at Stealth BAT and Old Snake as well as in hand samples for Marissa Fairborne and Afterburn. The Club also mentioned they hope to have Fairborne/Afterburn for sale at Botcon, and they would have an allotment available to both the G.I. Joe and Transformers Collectors Clubs!
Check out images from the slideshow as well as some images of the in hand samples below.
For the first day of JoeCon, Hasbro kept their cards understandably close to their vest pending their panel tomorrow, but independent toy company Boss Fight Studio set up their booth with a wealth of great looks at upcoming products they’re involved in.
Boss Fight Studio’s first foray into their own toyline is in the midst of the pre-production process in China after a whirlwind Kickstarter, but they brought some amazing looking samples to their booth that are completely mind blowing, including a first look at the Skeleton!
Marauder Task Force
Along with Virtuvian HACKS Boss Fight Studio brought some of the early Marauder Task Force which they helped design and sculpt.
The Marauder Task Force figures look absolutely amazing, with high articulation and tons of customizable parts and pieces!
Eagle Force/Captain Action
Working alongside Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys, Boss Fight Studios helped design Eagle Force figures for a thrilling upcoming Kickstarter. For the first time ever, some of the below designs are being shown off. Fireball is a brand new reveal at JoeCon, and the 3D sculpts and inputs are just fantastic.
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:
Billy (Cobra Commander’s son)
Law & Order
Cobra Inferno B.A.T.
Night Creeper (Ice Ninja)
Jammer (Z-Force Communications)
Tiger Force Sneak Peek (UK Repaint)
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!