Hasbro G.I. Joe Q & A 2011 begins NOW.

Up to this point we hadn’t heard when the schedule for the 2011 G.I. Joe Q & A’s would begin (or even if there was going to be one).  Well, now we know…and we all know how to finish that sentence.

Word from Hasbro PR is that the first round of the 2011 Q & A sessions are due into Hasbro on March 21st, which is a week from today.  Answers should be coming back by April 15th.  By the looks of things, there will be a total of 6 rounds.

So get your thinking caps on…what questions do YOU want to ask?

A couple more Renegades Q & A’s…

I haven’t seen them spread throughout the sites yet, but we have a couple more.  Coil Club has posted one right here.

Also, while the guys at JoeCustoms haven’t posted it yet, in an email, the JoeCustoms admin sent along theirs as well:

Q: Since Renegades is an origins reboot of the GI Joe mythos, how do the writers decide whether to pull from the comics, the previous cartoons, the filecards, or branch out in a new direction?

A: Most often, we first build a story around our core Joes, then bring in new characters – “Future Joes” we call them – based upon a specific need, situation, or setting.  For example, if our Joes ended up in jail, there are several possible “Future Joes” whom they might meet.  We consider all the source material, and try to pull the best from and/or expand upon what already exists in the G.I. JOE brand mythology.

I’ll post more as they come up!  As always, keep checking my Q & A Archive for the responses as they’re posted.

G.I. Joe: Renegades “Bonus Q & A” Answers! – Episode Order Revealed!

Well, I gotta hand it to the Renegades guys…  I was certainly not expecting an answer this detailed from the question I submitted for the bonus Q & A in regards to episode order.  This comes straight from the “Horse’s Mouth”, in other words, Michael Vogel, VP of Development for Hasbro Studios:

Q: As much as I love the series, several events in the G.I. Joe: Renegades series have made it clear that the episodes are airing out of chronological order.  Can you please reveal what the episode order is supposed to be, and if there is a DVD release, will it feature the episodes in their intended order?

A: Well, first of all, the whole G.I.JOE RENEGADES team says “thank you” for the “thanks,” and that we really and truly appreciate the amazing fan feedback we’ve received thusfar.  We are also kind of thrilled that you were watching closely enough to figure out that our episodes were aired a little out of order.

There were several factors that contributed to the “not quite the way we intended,” most of them too boring to get into here.  But, yes., the DVD release will have the episodes in their proper chronological order.

And that order is as follows:

  1. The Descent Pt. 1
  2. The Descent Pt. 2
  3. Rage
  4. Dreadnoks Rising
  5. The Package
  6. Return of the Arashikage Pt. 1
  7. Return of the Arashikage Pt. 2
  8. Busted
  9. The Enemy of My Enemy
  10. Firefight
  11. Homecoming Pt. 1
  12. Homecoming Pt. 2, and so on…

In a nutshell, we premiered a little later in the year than we originally planned to, but still wanted to get the Xmas-themed episodes on-air BEFORE the holidays.  In the future, the Hub will rerun the episodes in their original order.

Awesome.  A huge thanks to the Hasbro PR guys, and especially to Mike Vogel for taking time out of his very busy day to write such a detailed and informative response to our question!  Great info!

Two fresh faces post their Q & A Answers…

Two new additions to the G.I. Joe Q & A have posted their answers, and have been added to the Q & A Page.  Welcome aboard!

Don’t forget the Q & A Wrap up is here.

Reminder – Today is Q & A day!

Just a friendly reminder that today is the day that we should be receiving answers to the latest round of G.I. Joe Q & A’s…  as always, GeneralsJoes will work as fast as possible and as thoroughly as possible to get links up throughout the evening.  I’ve been doing it since before it was the trend…  ;)

Anyway, keep eyes peeled!

Hasbro Q & A Round 3 submissions are now open!

As The Rise of COBRA hurtles towards us, Hasbro continues on the Q & A train, with the next round of submissions due Saturday, July 4th by noon.  Use the comments section to submit some requests, and we’ll gather together three to send along.

Special G.I. Joe: Resolute Q & A with the Production team!

The following announcement comes from Hasbro:

“Now that you have had the opportunity to see the entirety of G.I. Joe: Resolute – and have been wowed along with all of us – we now offer you the chance to ask its creators any burning questions about the series. Joaquim Dos Santos (Supervising Director/Art Director), Dan Norton (Lead Art Designer) and Steve Drucker (Executive Producer) will be answering a select set questions chosen from those submitted by fans via the special Q&A submission form found at http://www.hasbro.com/resolute/resolute/en_US/ask.cfm.

Between now and 11:59pm on Sunday, May 3, fans are asked to submit questions to the G.I. Joe: Resolute team. On Thursday, May 7th, a special video will be broadcast on gijoeresolute.com, with Joaquim, Dan and Steve answering some of the more popular and interesting questions submitted by you, the fans.”

So, everyone, get your thinking caps on!  This is a perfect time to send on those burning questions straight to the source.  I know I’ll be working to come up with something…