As folks know by now, my coverage of Toy Fair pretty much includes zipping down to New York City, covering the Hasbro event, then zipping back. I did spent a couple of extra fun days in the big city this year, but I still only covered the Hasbro offerings and then came back North.
Thankfully guys like Matt from the Awesome Toy Blog are there for the whole show digging up great G.I. Joe related nuggets! Matt grabbed some great pictures from the Loyal Subjects booth at Toy Fair, showing off some of their awesome classic G.I. Joe mini figures. Check it out at Awesome Toy Blog, and I’ve mirrored just a couple of the images below.
Okay, it’s late, and I’ve been at this for several hours…so I think this is pretty accurate, but I welcome any feedback and comments to the contrary. Re-arranged the wave layouts to more accurately reflect what we now know. Added the EagleHawk, and the new figures we saw today. Lots and lots of pictures!
Not all of the pictures…for all of the pictures, you gotta roam over to the YoJoe Events Page and check out the hundreds and hundreds of images that have been uploaded there. The SuperPage is just for a bit easier reference point.
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!
Just wanted to be sure everyone was looped into coverage of the G.I. Joe portion of Toy Fair that’ll be coming your way this Saturday straight from New York City! GeneralsJoes will be teaming up with YoJoe.com to bring you the latest images and details from the Hasbro Fan Event.
I very strongly recommend following GeneralsJoes on Twitter as I will be Tweeting live from the presentation, providing real time intel from the fan event! I will be posting the hundreds of images to the YoJoe.com Events Gallery, will link them up here when they post, and will continue to do all the analysis and coverage that you expect.
As you might have seen above, GeneralsJoes coverage of Toy Fair this year is sponsored in part by Kokomo Toys, the place to go for all of your vintage toy needs, and for all of the new and upcoming G.I. Joe, Marvel, Transformers, and all sorts of other modern toylines.
Check out KokomoToys.com, and make sure you keep it glued right here and at YoJoe.com for the latest news straight from Toy Fair!