I’ve been lax on the updates throughout the weekend, my apologies. Promised the wife it was going to be a “work on the house” weekend, and it was!
While I certainly kept my eyes on ComicCon to see what exciting new things were slated for the rest of this year and next, there wasn’t a whole lot of new G.I. Joe information. This isn’t surprising, considering JoeCon was such a short time ago.
However, some G.I. Joe sites who had folks at the show spent a few minutes talking to Hasbro, and got some great information. I’ve linked them below:
YoJoe asked some great questions of Mr. DePriest, discovering that yes, Wave 1 G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures would be restocked next year, and they also dug into the whole Ross situation and the Dollar General exclusives. Definitely hit up that link above, some really great information.
The Terror Drome also had reps in attendance who spent a few minutes with Derryl and they asked about the whole SDCC/HTS exclusive situation, but most importantly, the question about articulation on vehicle drivers got a great response:
“DD: Yes. That’s the other thing I’ve heard. I know fans are not happy by far to put it mildly with the articulation that we did on the drivers. I want to look at getting those drivers back out with more articulation and you have my commitment that we won’t be doing these lesser articulated drivers anymore. Whether that means vehicles come with or without drivers, I don’t know that answer yet. But we’re going to try to correct that.”
So it looks like Derryl and Hasbro are going to either try to retrofit some of the drivers with better articulation, or just may end up dropping driver figures from certain vehicles going forward. The fans have spoken… I just hope everyone remembers the outcry here when Hasbro starts selling vehicles without drivers in 2013 (if they do). I’ve seen many fans say that they would rather buy a vehicle with no driver than a vehicle with a driver with restricted articulation, so we’ll have to see what 2013 brings us.
A big thanks to these folks for bringing the news to those of us who couldn’t attend.