Well how is that for timing? Fresh off an interview with What’s on Joe Mind, it has just been announced that the voice of Sunbow Shipwreck Neil Ross will be at the 2012 G.I. Joe Convention in New Orleans!
While I unfortunately missed the last recording, I listened to the interview and it was hilarious, I can imagine he’s going to be a terrific guest at the Convention as well. Keep up to date with all of the latest and greatest G.I. Joe convention news and events at GIJoeCon.com!
JBL staffmember MadMac41 hit up Kansas City alongside Fred, and he got his own share of some pretty nice close ups on the display floor. Check out some of his nicely detailed shots here, or also mirrored below.
Underbrush over at JoeBattleLines has posted some very nice pictures of the 12″ Crimson Guard that was released at JoeCon 2009 last weekend in Kansas City. You can read the thread here, or check out the images mirrored below.
We can funnel all the information you want from JoeCon, but there are always a ton of interesting details at the roundtables that don’t seem to filter out to the sites. Luckily, the great guys at JoeCustoms let the video cameras roll and have posted part 1 of a video series from the Hasbro Panel at JoeCon 2009! Check it out below.
Lots of stuff planned for 2010, and Hasbro covered a huge amount of it at their 2010 Marketing Panel. Folks from The Terror Drome and JoeBattleLines were both there and provided up-to-the-minute coverage via Twitter and Cover It Live! This is what we know:
45 Figures and 15 Vehicles planned for 2010
4 Themes for the year, Desert, Jungle, Urban, and Arctic
Bravo 2010 Wave 2 HISS Tank! – Treads Move, HISS Body “pops up”
2010 Figures – Different Environments
Snow Job (Arctic Threat w/ nasty sniper rifle)
Storm Shadow (Jungle Assault – Resolute body!)
Destro (Arctic Threat w/ Water Shooter and frosted head??)
Zartan (Desert Battle, almost looks like Raptor)
Ripcord (Desert Battle w/ Delta Suit “next gen” for Air Operations)
Snake Eyes (Arctic Threat w/ new sculpt Timber)
Duke (Jungle Assault, looks like one of the guys from Predator)
COBRA Commander (Jungle Assault)
Jungle-Viper (Sniper, lots of elements of old school Night-Viper)
Recondo (Jungle Assault)
Scarlett (City Strike – Resolute Scarlett body)
Firefly (City Strike – Some elements of Wraith)
Heavy Duty (Desert Battle)
Ice Cutter COBRA Vehicle w/ Snow Serpent Officer
Hiss Attack Scout w/ Sand Viper (HISS Tank w/ no armor?)
Armored MotorCycle w/ Ashika (new character) – CYCLE TRANSFORMERS INTO ARMOR! COOL AS ALL HELL.
Armored Panther w/ Outback
COBRA Fury w/ Alley-Viper Office
Snow Cat w/ Whiteout
Sand Serpent w/ Star-Viper (Night Raven repaint)
COBRA Commander MAIL AWAY FIGURE!
New Breastplate, new helmet/mask
HISS Drone comes with it
I’ve mirrored a sampling of round table images below…more to come from the sales floor!
Never fails…whenever Fred from JBL shows up at the G.I. Joe Convention, you can be assured that some awesome pictures will be coming forward. On the JBL Convention Coverage page, Fred has posted a short series of images of the Convention Exclusives, and the pics are pretty much the highest quality I’ve seen yet.
He’ll be hitting the display floor today at 2:00pm as well, so expect big things! Check out the images mirrored below.