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DESTRO
01-15-2010, 06:15 PM
G.I. Joe Q&A Round Six Answers Round-Up

Hasbro's G.I. JOE Q&A Round Six HISS Tank's Answers - GI Joe News (http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/around-the-site-11/hasbros-gi-joe-qa-round-six-the-answers-9265/)

Hasbro's Final 2009 G.I. Joe Q&A Answers for ActionFigureNews.ca - ActionFigureNews.ca - Canadian Action Figure News and Discussion (http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=3744)



Other sites answers:

Figures.com (http://www.figures.com/forums/news/10082-g-i-joe-q.html)

YoJoe.com (http://yojoe.com/magazine/2010/01/15_qaanswers.shtml)

Kastor's Korner.com (http://kastorskorner.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=459&Itemid=62)

CoolToyReview.com (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbros_GI_JOE_QA_Session_The_Answers_128615.asp)

JoeReloaded.com (http://www.joereloaded.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4453)

TheTerrorDrome.com (http://www.theterrordrome.com/2010/01/january-2010-round-6-gi-joe-q-and-a-answers-are-in/#more-9628)

CoilClub.com (http://www.coilclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1580)

ArticulatedDiscussion.com (http://www.articulateddiscussion.com/post/GI-Joe-QA-Answers-January-15th.aspx#continue)

JoeBattlelines.com (http://joebattlelines.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=14769)

ActionFigureNews.ca (http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=3744)

GeneralsJoes.com (http://generalsjoes.com/2010/01/15/generalsjoes-q-a-with-hasbro-january-2010/)

TNI.com (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?itemid=15307)

JOhio.com (http://johio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=1823)

JoeCustoms.com (http://wiki.joecustoms.com/wiki/Hasbro_QA_16)

One-18th.com (http://one-18th.com/?p=1765)

JoeSightings.com (http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=10219&st=0&#entry87242)

JoeDios.com (http://www.joedios.com/forum/showpost.php?p=32416&postcount=11)

TheFwoosh.com (http://www.thefwoosh.com/2010/01/ask-hasbro-gi-joe-11510)

Raving Toy Maniac (http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/11790.shtml)

Joe Intel (http://joeintel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1500)

ActionFiguresPics (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/2010/01/afp-hasbro-g-i-joe-qa-for-11510)

JediDefender.com (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2481.msg460265#new)

ArahsikageClan.com (http://arashikageclan.com/index.php/component/content/article/64-q-and-a/182-hasbros-q-a-a-answers-for-january-2010)

JoeCanuck.com (http://joecanuck.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Hasbro_Q_%26_A_:_Jan._2010)

ParryGamePreserve.com (http://www.parrygamepreserve.com/newsDetail.php?jID=1240)

BloodForTheBaron.com (http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=80034#p80034)

Tri-StateVipers.com (http://tristatevipers.com/viewtopic.php?p=30743&sid=123c1027916c5caf7cfaca4495aaad49#30743)

ActionFigureInsider.com (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/afi-gi-joe-hasbro-qa-answers-for-january-2010)

G.I. Joe Club.com (http://gijoeclub.com/jan10qna.cfm)

Black Llama
01-15-2010, 06:17 PM
"Q) In the last Q&A, you stated that the Pursuit of Cobra would hit stores in "the back half" of 2010. Does that mean the products shown at Joecon last year as part of the Pursuit of Cobra theme have been delayed? Or is that product still considered "Rise of Cobra" product and will still ship in the first half of the year, with a full "rebranding" in the later half with product that hasn't yet been unveiled (and probably won't until Toy Fair)?

A) The Pursuit of Cobra (POC) themed items will be released in fall 2010 and will replace The Rise of Cobra. Much of the product shown at JoeCon in 2009 is being adapted to the POC theme and will launch in fall 2010 with a never before seen packaging line look. This new look will be revealed over the next few months. The Rise of Cobra figures and packaging will no longer be shipped in fall 2010."

So I guess there will be another "re-branding" from the movie line. I wonder if any of the "leaked" card art that has been popping up is legit?

03Mach1
01-15-2010, 06:18 PM
That's a shame about the Mighty Muggs. I was looking forward to them.

Shin-Gouki
01-15-2010, 06:19 PM
So I guess there will be another "re-branding" from the movie line. I wonder if any of the "leaked" card art that has been popping up is legit?

Boy do I hope so!

L.T. SEAL
01-15-2010, 06:23 PM
Wth.. We wasted a question on mighty muggs. Oh boy!!!

starscream-99
01-15-2010, 06:24 PM
How do they just cancel things? Like Mighty Muggs Combat/Robot Heroes. Why can't they just release them later.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 06:26 PM
Figures.com (http://www.figures.com/forums/news/10082-g-i-joe-q.html)

YoJoe.com (http://yojoe.com/magazine/2010/01/15_qaanswers.shtml)

Kastor's Korner.com (http://kastorskorner.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=459&Itemid=62)

CoolToyReview.com (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbros_GI_JOE_QA_Session_The_Answers_128615.asp)

JoeReloaded.com (http://www.joereloaded.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4453)

TheTerrorDrome.com (http://www.theterrordrome.com/2010/01/january-2010-round-6-gi-joe-q-and-a-answers-are-in/#more-9628)

CoilClub.com (http://www.coilclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1580)

ArticulatedDiscussion.com (http://www.articulateddiscussion.com/post/GI-Joe-QA-Answers-January-15th.aspx#continue)

JoeBattlelines.com (http://joebattlelines.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=14769)

ActionFigureNews.ca (http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=3744)

GeneralsJoes.com (http://generalsjoes.com/2010/01/15/generalsjoes-q-a-with-hasbro-january-2010/)

TNI.com (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?itemid=15307)

JOhio.com (http://johio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=1823)

JoeCustoms.com (http://wiki.joecustoms.com/wiki/Hasbro_QA_16)

One-18th.com (http://one-18th.com/?p=1765)

JoeSightings.com (http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=10219&st=0&#entry87242)

JoeDios.com (http://www.joedios.com/forum/showpost.php?p=32416&postcount=11)

TheFwoosh.com (http://www.thefwoosh.com/2010/01/ask-hasbro-gi-joe-11510)

Raving Toy Maniac (http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/11790.shtml)

Joe Intel (http://joeintel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1500)

ActionFiguresPics (http://www.actionfigurepics.com/2010/01/afp-hasbro-g-i-joe-qa-for-11510)

JediDefender.com (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2481.msg460265#new)

ArahsikageClan.com (http://arashikageclan.com/index.php/component/content/article/64-q-and-a/182-hasbros-q-a-a-answers-for-january-2010)

JoeCanuck.com (http://joecanuck.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Hasbro_Q_%26_A_:_Jan._2010)

ParryGamePreserve.com (http://www.parrygamepreserve.com/newsDetail.php?jID=1240)

BloodForTheBaron.com (http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=80034#p80034)

Tri-StateVipers.com (http://tristatevipers.com/viewtopic.php?p=30743&sid=123c1027916c5caf7cfaca4495aaad49#30743)

ActionFigureInsider.com (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/afi-gi-joe-hasbro-qa-answers-for-january-2010)

G.I. Joe Club.com (http://gijoeclub.com/jan10qna.cfm)

BvH
01-15-2010, 06:27 PM
Does this mean that the Ashiko Cycle Power Armor will be delayed until the Fall?! Man, I was so looking forward to seeing it by like March, not October ><.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f187/kincadedm/tiff_crying.gif

KushViper
01-15-2010, 06:28 PM
what did we learn?

Zefram
01-15-2010, 06:36 PM
Honestly guys, I'm glad we're getting a vacation from the crazy-epic spending the months leading up to the holidays were.

BvH
01-15-2010, 06:37 PM
Honestly guys, I'm glad we're getting a vacation from the crazy-epic spending the months leading up to the holidays were.

Yeah, I want a 6-month hiatus for my wallet. It needs a good hibernation!

Shin-Gouki
01-15-2010, 06:38 PM
Honestly guys, I'm glad we're getting a vacation from the crazy-epic spending the months leading up to the holidays were.


For you maybe, for me the drought continues

Troynos
01-15-2010, 06:41 PM
what did we learn?

We learned that there's a web cartoon coming. That's what we learned.

We learned that the wave of Mighty Muggs was canceled.

We learned that SOME of what we've seen already will get repackaged for PoC which is a rebranding coming in Fall 2010.

We learned alot. For once.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 06:43 PM
We learned alot. For once.

Agreed

Troynos
01-15-2010, 06:44 PM
Hell, i'm excited for the web based cartoon. Operation: HISS which is the name of the RoC-Continuity comic book, makes it sound like it'll be RoC and not Resolute based.

Possibly will serve as a lead-in for the rebranding of RoC to PoC.

Which would be very cool.

revsears
01-15-2010, 06:46 PM
I fear the toon will be ROC too. but if it's free and web based, i'm sure I'll watch it.

Learning about the toon is actually news and that's surprising. Maybe we will learn more info from other Q and A's.

Trooper13
01-15-2010, 06:48 PM
I'm really looking forward to the webtoon, I'm hoping it goes well and we actually get a real toon later on. Bummer on having to wait til the fall for new PoC figures and vehicles, though. Some of the sneak peaks we've seen have been really killer.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 06:50 PM
I'm really looking forward to the webtoon, I'm hoping it goes well and we actually get a real toon later on. Bummer on having to wait til the fall for new PoC figures and vehicles, though. Some of the sneak peaks we've seen have been really killer.

We won't have to wait til fall.

Their response was:

"Much of the product shown at JoeCon in 2009 is being adapted to the POC theme and will launch in fall 2010 with a never before seen packaging line look."

Much of the product is being adapted, not all. Which means we'll see some stuff between now and fall.

Ash Talon
01-15-2010, 06:51 PM
So...what the hell is being released for the next 6-8 months?

Toy Fair is only a month away. I'm sure we'll see the POC packaging there. However, will they show any product that will be released before POC? Maybe one last wave of ROC with some figures like reactive armor Breaker? There has to be something coming out in the first half of this year. Why schedule an animated series, if there's no product to support it? What an odd decision.

I guess they figure it'll take another 6+ months to move through the current ROC stuff. Not a good sign to retailers. They're going to reduce space for Joe items. Meaning POC might be ordered in really small numbers.

Trooper13
01-15-2010, 06:51 PM
We won't have to wait til fall.

Their response was:

"Much of the product shown at JoeCon in 2009 is being adapted to the POC theme and will launch in fall 2010 with a never before seen packaging line look."

Much of the product is being adapted, not all. Which means we'll see some stuff between now and fall.

Suh-Weeeet...

Troynos
01-15-2010, 06:54 PM
So...what the hell is being released for the next 6-8 months?

Toy Fair is only a month away. I'm sure we'll see the POC packaging there. However, will they show any product that will be released before POC? Maybe one last wave of ROC with some figures like reactive armor Breaker? There has to be something coming out in the first half of this year. Why schedule an animated series, if there's no product to support it? What an odd decision.

I guess they figure it'll take another 6+ months to move through the current ROC stuff. Not a good sign to retailers. They're going to reduce space for Joe items. Meaning POC might be ordered in really small numbers.


MUCH of the product :)


Also, a web based animated series doesn't follow the same "rules" as a tv series. It doesn't reach as broad an audience, so isn't necessarily used for advertising like a normal cartoon.

So it's not that odd a decision. Besides, they said later this year.

Chances are that it'll start with the release of PoC or end and PoC gets released, serving as a transition from RoC story to PoC story.

gunslingercbr
01-15-2010, 06:54 PM
A) The Pursuit of Cobra (POC) themed items will be released in fall 2010 and will replace The Rise of Cobra. Much of the product shown at JoeCon in 2009 is being adapted to the POC theme and will launch in fall 2010 with a never before seen packaging line look. This new look will be revealed over the next few months. The Rise of Cobra figures and packaging will no longer be shipped in fall 2010."

great. now can we finally put to bed calling the ROC product coming out in ROC packaging POC which is now officially something different.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 06:56 PM
great. now can we finally put to bed calling the ROC product coming out in ROC packaging POC which is now officially something different.

There is that. Nice to finally have confirmation.

alexan2dros
01-15-2010, 06:57 PM
Wth.. We wasted a question on mighty muggs. Oh boy!!!

^^^^^this^^^^^^^

Ash Talon
01-15-2010, 06:58 PM
They said the animated series starts early this year. Since it's got HISS in the title, the new HISS must be coming out before POC. Therefore, we can guess that new VAMP is coming soon, too.

We know the Snow Cat rerelease and RAGE are coming too.

YoJoe's answers indicate new single figures as well:

YoJoe: We are thrilled with the mixing of Rise of Cobra and vintage themed items showing up in the line, especially with store exclusives. Will collectors continue to see A Real American Hero themed items/themes intermixed with the up coming Pursuit of Cobra line? With Toy Fair just a few weeks away, we know you can't tell us everything.

Hasbro: We think The Pursuit of Cobra line looks great and we hope you are pleased with it. We tried to keep G.I. Joe relevant for today but also intertwine a nod to the past. We think you'll like what you see at Toy Fair...

YoJoe: Are there any plans to have online exclusives like the Assault/Defense of Cobra Island sets or other future exclusives (like Resolute figures) on Hasbrotoyshop.com?

Hasbro: We are looking into this - thanks.

YoJoe: There are rumors everywhere, in all corners of the fandom, that Pursuit of Cobra has been pushed back to mid or late 2010. If that is the case, will we still have new items on the shelves for this spring and summer?

Hasbro: We do have new some releases under the ROC line. These include exclusives and some new single figures.

MrClean
01-15-2010, 07:00 PM
So...what the hell is being released for the next 6-8 months?

Toy Fair is only a month away. I'm sure we'll see the POC packaging there. However, will they show any product that will be released before POC? Maybe one last wave of ROC with some figures like reactive armor Breaker? There has to be something coming out in the first half of this year. Why schedule an animated series, if there's no product to support it? What an odd decision.

I guess they figure it'll take another 6+ months to move through the current ROC stuff. Not a good sign to retailers. They're going to reduce space for Joe items. Meaning POC might be ordered in really small numbers.

Maybe the first couple waves of figures that were scheduled Jan/Feb 2010 and the leftover Alpha ROC vehicles that were pushed back. We've seen the TRU Arctic Shipwreck and Doc on ROC cards, so probably them too. Plus the Rip it vehicles and the ROC Swamp Raider. Target exclusives wave 3. A few things.
and I wouldn't get my hopes up for that Breaker. They've said in the past they have no plans for it. Too bad too. I'd like one as well.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 07:01 PM
Here is one to make Shin-Gouki happy...

Figures.com: 2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?


Hasbro: As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head
sculpts.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 07:02 PM
Ash beat me to posting Yo Joe's answers.

But pay attention to #3.

facehammer
01-15-2010, 07:03 PM
I'm glad the Mighty Muggs question was asked. I loved that line and wanted it to continue. I'm glad it's status has now been cleared up. Not a wasted question at all.

Ash Talon
01-15-2010, 07:03 PM
Any animation/media for a toyline is essentially advertising for that product. Resolute was obviously designed to have toy line-ins, but the line was moved around to make room for movie stuff. Now the figures will be delayed.

Very rarely is an animation project based on a toyline conjured up just for pure entertainment value. As others have stated, it's most likely serving as a bridge between ROC and POC and will obviously feature character and vehicle designs for the current and upcoming toys. It's designed to keep interest in the toys and sell them.

gunslingercbr
01-15-2010, 07:09 PM
I guess they figure it'll take another 6+ months to move through the current ROC stuff. Not a good sign to retailers. They're going to reduce space for Joe items. Meaning POC might be ordered in really small numbers.
I don't think it has anything to do with that as much as it makes much more sense to release a line in the fall which will enable it to get off to a hot start with the holidays in a quicker time frame rather then risking it early in the year and laboring through non-holiday sales. by waiting until the fall they are contriving success by making the toys new and hot and not giving consumers time to get bored with it before the holidays.

not everything has to indicate some sort of failure of ROC.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 07:10 PM
Wth.. We wasted a question on mighty muggs. Oh boy!!!

^^^^^this^^^^^^^


Again it wasn't a wasted question a lot of members wanted this question asked.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 07:11 PM
not everything has to indicate some sort of failure of ROC.

Come on Slinger, you know the rules around here.

1 - No Logic
2 - Everything RoC = failure

:)

Ash Talon
01-15-2010, 07:12 PM
Kastor's Korner.com (http://kastorskorner.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=459&Itemid=62) Answers

Bill: Based on the last round of Q&A's, the Pursuit of Cobra theme won't begin until the second half of 2010. Will items such as the Desert Ambush Zartan wave, Toys R Us wave 3 (like Arctic Doc) or wave 3 Target deluxe figures, be released prior to this, or will we not see new GI Joe product in stores this Spring?



Joe Team: The exclusives will hit this spring and the new mainline Pursuit of Cobra items will hit later in the year, including the Desert Ambush Zartan.



Bill: Have the Then and Now 2-packs been cancelled, or do the recently-leaked packaging mock-ups suggest these will see retail release in 2010?



Joe Team: We will not be releasing any new exclusive ‘Then and Now’ packs for 2010. Beyond 2010, however; may be a different story as our collection grows and evolves...



Bill: Aside from the Resolute multi-pack, will we see any non-movie Joe toys, such as the prototype Iron Klaw figure revealed several months ago, at some point this year?



Joe Team: More information will be released at Toy Fair.


So yeah...store exclusives in spring...

TRU: Shipwreck & Doc, Sting Raider
Target: Deluxe wave 3

and at least a few singles

and maybe:
Alpha wave 3
Bravo wave 3 (Snow Cat and Rage)

facehammer
01-15-2010, 07:12 PM
Come on Slinger, you know the rules around here.

1 - No Logic
2 - Everything RoC = failure

:)

That exchange right there made my day... Thanks guys.

Ash Talon
01-15-2010, 07:15 PM
Hey, I actually like ROC. I wasn't trying to slam it. You just can't deny that there's still a lot of product for it that needs to move through at retail. Hence the radical price drop at stores.

They did the same thing last year leading up to ROC. They didn't ship much Joe product so shelves could clear for ROC. Same thing is happening this year. There's just a lot more ROC to get through than there was Anniversary stuff.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 07:16 PM
Hey, I actually like ROC. I wasn't trying to slam it. You just can't deny that there's still a lot of product for it that needs to move through at retail. Hence the radical price drop at stores.

They did the same thing last year leading up to ROC. They didn't ship much Joe product so shelves could clear for ROC. Same thing is happening this year. There's just a lot more ROC to get through than there was Anniversary stuff.

Yep. But there was alot more RoC stuff ordered then anniversary. :)

But yes, we'll still have some new Joe stuff on the shelves and the big "launch" in the fall.

CobraVirus
01-15-2010, 07:17 PM
Again it wasn't a wasted question a lot of members wanted this question asked.

I bet a poll says otherwise.

Ash Talon
01-15-2010, 07:19 PM
Also, I have a friend who works directly with toy companies. Launching a toyline in the fall is not the best idea. At least one that has massive media support, such as a movie tie-in line. For those types of toylines, they want store space, as in endcaps and special displays. The holidays take up a lot of this valued shelf space. It's easier to secure this kind of space in the spring or summer. It's a major reason why the Green Lantern movie was pushed to a summer release from their initial fall release plans. They want store space for merchandise.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 07:19 PM
I bet a poll says otherwise.

Go ahead and make one. The fact is that we pick the questions to ask based on the best ones that get asked the most in the threads.

Sorry you think it was wasted. There are plenty of people who don't think it was.

VIPER 48
01-15-2010, 07:19 PM
[QUOTE=Ash Talon;1325681
TRU: Shipwreck & Doc, Sting Raider
Target: Deluxe wave 3
QUOTE]

I am looking forward to these...

Steel Brigade
01-15-2010, 07:20 PM
There was some great questions asked by the Tank. I'm excited for the new web based animation, & the fact we know the Muggs aren't delayed any longer & are actually cancelled. Also we know that we will see a full POC launch in fall for sure with some items in ROC from now until then.

Here is one to make Shin-Gouki happy...

Figures.com: 2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?

Hasbro: As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head
sculpts.

I knew this was happening, it seemed likely that Hasbro would drop the actors likenesses at some point in 2010 so the toy line could become more profitable without unneeded licensing, this phase is happening sooner than expected.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 07:20 PM
I bet a poll says otherwise.

Once again it was a question members wanted asked... now let's drop it everyone.

Thanks SEE)

alexan2dros
01-15-2010, 07:25 PM
have we ever ask about europe side question? i bet we are lots of joe collectros in europe and we would love to ever see a question to be anser for us.........

Zoltron
01-15-2010, 07:27 PM
what did we learn?

Nothing except HAS-BLOWS.

No product for 8 months?

green_shirt
01-15-2010, 07:30 PM
WTF A Mighty Muggs question? Who cares? How is that more important than a question about Resolute, comic packs or now and then sets or online exclusives? Sigh... how about letting the forum members vote on the questions.

03Mach1
01-15-2010, 07:32 PM
Nothing except HAS-BLOWS.

No product for 8 months?

Really? Really!?

arashikage tat
01-15-2010, 07:36 PM
Wth.. We wasted a question on mighty muggs. Oh boy!!!

Dude I say that everytime I see someone ask a question about Mighty Muggs....I wish Hasbro would just reply

Seriously??? I mean Seriously??? Who gives a sh!t??? They're Mighty Muggs ya f*ckin momo!!!

Sorry, Im not trying to offend any Mighty Muggs fans....I just think the question is a waste

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 07:37 PM
WTF A Mighty Muggs question? Who cares? How is that more important than a question about Resolute, comic packs or now and then sets or online exclusives?

Enough... it was asked because members wanted it asked...

End of story.

This is to all members drop the Mighty Muggs question bashing now.. we get it some people didn't like it, but others did, so get over it and move on.

This is the last warning.

green_shirt
01-15-2010, 07:39 PM
I will say this for them at least this time they gave straight answers for everything. I hope that's a trend that stays.

gunslingercbr
01-15-2010, 07:42 PM
Hey, I actually like ROC. I wasn't trying to slam it. You just can't deny that there's still a lot of product for it that needs to move through at retail. Hence the radical price drop at stores.

They did the same thing last year leading up to ROC. They didn't ship much Joe product so shelves could clear for ROC. Same thing is happening this year. There's just a lot more ROC to get through than there was Anniversary stuff.

you're right.

Xsoldier
01-15-2010, 07:45 PM
I think that this Q&A is one of the best ones I've seen since I joined the ranks of the TANK. It was funny to see that just about every site asked about the POC line and release date. Only exclusives in the spring to tide us though until the fall is kind of a bummer, maybe there will be more serpent armors to be had.

Fierce Krypton
01-15-2010, 07:45 PM
So... Does this mean no show on TV? Hasbro is a really terrible company... If I were there to do this crap right GIJoe would be the only name in any kids mind when they walked into the toy isle or turned on the TV on Saturday morning.

facehammer
01-15-2010, 07:46 PM
I will say this for them at least this time they gave straight answers for everything. I hope that's a trend that stays.

Definite plus this time around. Hopefully the trend continues on the responses to the other sites.

green_shirt
01-15-2010, 07:46 PM
Enough... it was asked because members wanted it asked...

End of story.

This is to all members drop the Mighty Muggs question bashing now.. we get it some people didn't like it, but others did, so get over it and move on.

This is the last warning.

So how are the questions picked? I say this because there is plenty of time for us to write them in ahead of time. You folks pick ten and then let us vote on them. That way we find something else to bellyache about and everyone wins.

alexan2dros
01-15-2010, 07:47 PM
So... Does this mean no show on TV? Hasbro is a really terrible company... If I were there to do this crap right GIJoe would be the only name in any kids mind when they walked into the toy isle or turned on the TV on Saturday morning.

you got a point...

gunslingercbr
01-15-2010, 07:47 PM
WTF A Mighty Muggs question? Who cares? How is that more important than a question about Resolute, comic packs or now and then sets or online exclusives? Sigh... how about letting the forum members vote on the questions.

none of these questions are important. it's G.I. Joe freaking toys, they are all trivial questions. some members wanted an answer on Mighty Muggs and we got it. it wasn't majority rules on questions asked. regardless of whether you or the majority wanted it, it was a question that Joe fans wanted to know and actually provided relevant information with a useful answer to it, making it far better than most questions asked that could only get a "we'll see" or "Toy Fair" answer even if they are 3 3/4" questions.

alexan2dros
01-15-2010, 07:47 PM
You folks pick ten and then let us vote on them. That way we find something else to bellyache about and everyone wins.

you got a point too...

arashikage tat
01-15-2010, 07:50 PM
sorry SE, I didn't see your post until I already posted...granted I stand by my thoughts lol

but still I wouldn't have posted it had I seen yours :)

Troynos
01-15-2010, 07:51 PM
So... Does this mean no show on TV? Hasbro is a really terrible company... If I were there to do this crap right GIJoe would be the only name in any kids mind when they walked into the toy isle or turned on the TV on Saturday morning.


There will be a cartoon, just not until 2011 at the earliest. The web thing is just an extra bonus Hasbro is giving us.

Nothing except HAS-BLOWS.

No product for 8 months?

Really? Really!?

Come on guys. The answers are all there. There is product coming.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 07:53 PM
So how are the questions picked? I say this because there is plenty of time for us to write them in ahead of time. You folks pick ten and then let us vote on them. That way we find something else to bellyache about and everyone wins.

I'll forward your idea to the upper brass and let them decide.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 07:54 PM
Added links to CoolToyReview, TheTerrorDrome, and JoeReloaded first page post #7

snakeeyes22
01-15-2010, 07:55 PM
I think they could confirm a truckload of free stuff would arrive at our homes and there would still be complaints.

I think we got some decent answers.

People seem to think we wont see anything new until the fall, bit that's when the rebranding and packaging change takes place, as well as the dropping of the actor likenesses(!!)

We'll see stuff before then, ROC wave 5 is basically wave 1 of the pre-POC stuff. I think most of the Joecon stuff that had likenesses will come out soon. And Toy Fair may have some
info on cancelled stuff? Hope so.

green_shirt
01-15-2010, 07:57 PM
I'll forward your idea to the upper brass and let them decide.

Sounds cool thanks a bunch.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 07:58 PM
BTW Guys:

Cool Toy Review: While I do really enjoy the upcomming Snowjob from the POC line, I have to ask how many Snowjobs are too many? From my count, starting from the 25th anniversary line there have been 5 releases of him including exclusives. What about Frostbite, Blizzard, Iceberg, Lifeline, and especially Low-Light? Same thing goes for Scrap-Iron, I count 5 releases for him including exclusives. How about moving on to some of the missing Dreadnoks?

Hasbro: We try to keep new G.I. Joe fans familiar with popular characters. It's important to reintroduce these characters as they are core to the story and have significant meaning and heritage. We want to make sure G.I. Joe remains relevant for all ages of consumers. Although we have no plans for the missing Dreadnoks, we do have a new Storm Rider with a Doom Cycle vehicle. Look out for him later this year as part of the Pursuit of Cobra line.

Shin-Gouki
01-15-2010, 08:07 PM
Here is one to make Shin-Gouki happy...

Figures.com: 2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?


Hasbro: As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head
sculpts.

Did a Happy Dance when I read that!

Take That Doucheing Tatum and No Talent Wayans!!!!

Troynos
01-15-2010, 08:10 PM
I have a feeling we'll see the Rip Cord head lean more towards what was shown in Resolute. Wouldn't bother me at all if they replaced Tatum's scuplt with the Resolute Duke sculpt.

revsears
01-15-2010, 08:12 PM
The joe comics q and a confirmed DDP will be ignored :( So no worries about having to shell out any money for Joe comics anytime in the near future.

revsears
01-15-2010, 08:12 PM
I have a feeling we'll see the Rip Cord head lean more towards what was shown in Resolute. Wouldn't bother me at all if they replaced Tatum's scuplt with the Resolute Duke sculpt.

2nd that, resolute Duke's head sculpt was perfect, I see no reason to ever make another head sculpt for the guy.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 08:14 PM
Did a Happy Dance when I read that!

I figured you would appreciate that answer :D

Ottodestruct
01-15-2010, 08:29 PM
Whats a "Mighty Mugg".......






I kid I kid..
with the popularity of designer vinyls and how much some people love cutsie whimsey garbage Im surprised it was canceled

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
01-15-2010, 08:36 PM
I love the carefully worded...
with a never before seen packaging line look. This new look will be revealed over the next few months.

Carefully dispelling that image of the POC backing that showed up a few weeks back.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 08:38 PM
I love the carefully worded...


Carefully dispelling that image of the POC backing that showed up a few weeks back.

Good catch.

Gyre-Viper
01-15-2010, 08:40 PM
I love the carefully worded...


Carefully dispelling that image of the POC backing that showed up a few weeks back.

Good catch.



dead give away.

gunslingercbr
01-15-2010, 08:43 PM
I love the carefully worded...


Carefully dispelling that image of the POC backing that showed up a few weeks back.

not necessarily. Hasbro may simply be ignoring that as it wasn't an official release to hype it up when they finally introduce it. they do have a history of not acknowledging unofficially released images only to reveal the same things on their own.

with Hasbro, I'd say their attempt to divert us away from it actually reveals its authenticity. whatever Hasbro says, the truth is the opposite.

gunslingercbr
01-15-2010, 08:45 PM
2nd that, resolute Duke's head sculpt was perfect, I see no reason to ever make another head sculpt for the guy.

not only that, I think it actually looks more like Channing Tatum than the ROC head.

Fast_Draw
01-15-2010, 08:46 PM
Everyone's a comedian here DE2(

gunslingercbr
01-15-2010, 08:52 PM
best answer so far:
A2 — The G.I. Joe movie game was a great success, but unfortunately there are currently no plans for a new G.I. Joe game in 2010.
either Hasbro has never looked at the sales figures or had extremely low expectations for the game.

Gyre-Viper
01-15-2010, 08:53 PM
so the then and now are scrapped?
well that makes my collection a bit more interesting.
heh.

Mainframe
01-15-2010, 08:55 PM
"Q1 — Having seen a lot of cool stuff to look forward to in 2010 from ROC and POC, can we expect to see a few classic style figures thrown in to the 2010 lineup? Such as Sci-Fi, Airtight, Low Light, Alpine, Iceberg and/or Lifeline.

A1 — Unfortunately, we are not planning any of these figures in our line-up for 2010 but we’ll keep them in mind as we plan 2011."

Oh well. Really hoping for for these guys in a Modern Era/25 style release. Not coming this year clearly. I don't want them redone in a ROC/POC camo, would prefer seeing them in a classic style so I guess I am GLAD not to hear any plans for them this year. Intrested to see what he noew POC packinging will look like, although I have heard there are leaks I haven't seen the art yet.

A.V.A.C.
01-15-2010, 08:57 PM
Wouldn't bother me at all if they replaced Tatum's scuplt with the Resolute Duke sculpt.

great idea troy, but i'll go one step further. replace duke's head and body with a different f'n character altogether. i will not buy another duke, among others, as long as i live.

Gyre-Viper
01-15-2010, 08:57 PM
"Q1 — Having seen a lot of cool stuff to look forward to in 2010 from ROC and POC, can we expect to see a few classic style figures thrown in to the 2010 lineup? Such as Sci-Fi, Airtight, Low Light, Alpine, Iceberg and/or Lifeline.

A1 — Unfortunately, we are not planning any of these figures in our line-up for 2010 but we’ll keep them in mind as we plan 2011."

Oh well. Really hoping for for these guys in a Modern Era/25 style release. Not coming this year clearly. I don't want them redone in a ROC/POC camo, would prefer seeing them in a classic style so I guess I am GLAD not to hear any plans for them this year. Intrested to see what he noew POC packinging will look like, although I have heard there are leaks I haven't seen the art yet.


this i don't believe as they already confirmed alpine in the last Q+A didn't they??
I think this question scared them because they are probably planning
that exact line up of figures for a 7 pack hahahahahaha
they were all "oh crap they know!" hahahahahah

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
01-15-2010, 08:59 PM
so the then and now are scrapped?
well that makes my collection a bit more interesting.
heh.

I think the big problem with Then & Now sets is that the now is essentailly asking us to double buy an item we likely have just recently bought.

If the Now part of that set had not been JUST released in a single pack we all would have jumped at that set.

Monkeywrench
01-15-2010, 09:03 PM
so far I havn't heard anything that really interests me.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 09:10 PM
CoilClub.com and ArticulatedDiscussion.com answers link added to first page post #7

Mainframe
01-15-2010, 09:12 PM
this i don't believe as they already confirmed alpine in the last Q+A didn't they??
I think this question scared them because they are probably planning
that exact line up of figures for a 7 pack hahahahahaha
they were all "oh crap they know!" hahahahahah

I do remember something about a possible re-release of Alpine mentioned in a previous Q/A, but the rep was probably shooting down the rest of the figures in the quesion. If that 7 pack comes out with those figures this year and you ARE right, I'll send you a Pint of Ice Cream! Cherry Garcia! Yum!

Agent Zer0
01-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Man, I gotta wait 'til Fall for some of the new stuff? There go my custom ideas...Guess they'll have to wait. I'm kinda torn. On one hand my wallet feels relieved but on the other hand I was excited for the stuff shown at JoeCon and was looking forward to their apparent early 2010 release.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 09:17 PM
They also mentioned Crazy Legs as well.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Man, I gotta wait 'til Fall for some of the new stuff? There go my custom ideas...Guess they'll have to wait. I'm kinda torn. On one hand my wallet feels relieved but on the other hand I was excited for the stuff shown at JoeCon and was looking forward to their apparent early 2010 release.

Some of the stuff shown at Joecon will be out in RoC packaging, which means it'll be out before the fall, which means we still have new stuff coming.

Jmacq1
01-15-2010, 09:20 PM
So we're probably getting the rest of the RoC Alpha vehicles (Polar Sharc, Tiger Paw, etc...) the Target deluxe figures wave 3, and...I suspect we might get some of the figures that had actor-likenesses in a single-card wave (Definitely "Training Duke" not sure about the others).

Maybe we'll get the Fury and the Snow Cat too. Either way it's no surprise that Hasbro's holding off a bit till fall (which IIRC actually means we will probably see PoC hit in late summer...much like RoC did this year)...they've got the Iron Man 2 mega-launch to do in early March. That's their mega push for this year.

shlappyguy
01-15-2010, 09:20 PM
From the Terror Drome:

Q1 — Having seen a lot of cool stuff to look forward to in 2010 from ROC and POC, can we expect to see a few classic style figures thrown in to the 2010 lineup? Such as Sci-Fi, Airtight, Low Light, Alpine, Iceberg and/or Lifeline.

A1 — Unfortunately, we are not planning any of these figures in our line-up for 2010 but we’ll keep them in mind as we plan 2011.

ARRRGHH! WHY WILL WE NEVER GET A LOWLIGHT?!?

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 09:21 PM
JoeBattlelines link to answers added to first page post #7


Round 6 Answers from other Joe sites

Figures.com (http://www.figures.com/forums/news/10082-g-i-joe-q.html)

YoJoe.com (http://yojoe.com/magazine/2010/01/15_qaanswers.shtml)

Kastor's Korner.com (http://kastorskorner.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=459&Itemid=62)

CoolToyReview.com (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbros_GI_JOE_QA_Session_The_Answers_128615.asp)

JoeReloaded.com (http://www.joereloaded.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4453)

TheTerrorDrome.com (http://www.theterrordrome.com/2010/01/january-2010-round-6-gi-joe-q-and-a-answers-are-in/#more-9628)

CoilClub.com (http://www.coilclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1580)

ArticulatedDiscussion.com (http://www.articulateddiscussion.com/post/GI-Joe-QA-Answers-January-15th.aspx#continue)

JoeBattlelines.com (http://joebattlelines.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=14769)

ActionFigureNews.ca (http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=3744)

GeneralsJoes.com (http://generalsjoes.com/2010/01/15/generalsjoes-q-a-with-hasbro-january-2010/)

TNI.com (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?itemid=15307)

JOhio.com (http://johio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=1823)

JoeCustoms.com (http://wiki.joecustoms.com/wiki/Hasbro_QA_16)

One-18th.com (http://one-18th.com/?p=1765)

JoeSightings.com (http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=10219&st=0&#entry87242)

JoeDios.com (http://www.joedios.com/forum/showpost.php?p=32416&postcount=11)

Fast_Draw
01-15-2010, 09:22 PM
the Target deluxe figures wave 3

They might change the packaging because those do say "Pursuit of Cobra" on one side for those.

shlappyguy
01-15-2010, 09:24 PM
From Figures.com

2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?

Quote:
As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head
sculpts.

Good news, this^

Gyre-Viper
01-15-2010, 09:25 PM
Does this mean that the Ashiko Cycle Power Armor will be delayed until the Fall?! Man, I was so looking forward to seeing it by like March, not October ><.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f187/kincadedm/tiff_crying.gif


don't cry. i should have a painted cycle soon and so that means
they're sooner than later. only time will tell but don't cry yet.
unless it gets canceled.

Trooper13
01-15-2010, 09:25 PM
From the Terror Drome:

Q1 — Having seen a lot of cool stuff to look forward to in 2010 from ROC and POC, can we expect to see a few classic style figures thrown in to the 2010 lineup? Such as Sci-Fi, Airtight, Low Light, Alpine, Iceberg and/or Lifeline.

A1 — Unfortunately, we are not planning any of these figures in our line-up for 2010 but we’ll keep them in mind as we plan 2011.

ARRRGHH! WHY WILL WE NEVER GET A LOWLIGHT?!?

Considering one of the theatres for the new PoC line is City Strike, not having a LowLight seems like a HUGE missed opportunity to me. PoC City Strike seems like THE perfect time to give us an updated Lowlight. I really think, if done correctly, with cool accesories, the figure could be incredible.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 09:26 PM
I do remember something about a possible re-release of Alpine mentioned in a previous Q/A


November 09' Round 5:

3. Joe Battlelines - It's been a year and there are still many fans that have been unable to aquire Alpine is there a chance that you could a.-Make him part of a store exclusive or b.-Give him an updated apperance and make him part of the Pursuit of Cobra Line? What about some of the other DVD exclusive figures such as a Classic look Serpentor, Maj. Bludd,Quick kick. Or some of the Figures from the defence of Cobra Island with a Movie Era look?

Hasbro - Good news we plan to release Alpine in a 2010 multipack in a classic look. Please stay tuned for news on other figures.

Super_Megatron
01-15-2010, 09:36 PM
Hasbro's Final 2009 G.I. Joe Q&A Answers for ActionFigureNews.ca - ActionFigureNews.ca - Canadian Action Figure News and Discussion (http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=3744)

Troynos
01-15-2010, 09:39 PM
AFN: What waves of figures can we expect to see released in Canada in 2010?
Hasbro: We will continue with the ROC line in the spring and move to The Pursuit of Cobra line for the fall.


Can we please now stop getting people worrying about not getting new product between now in the fall.

RoC stuff in the spring and then PoC in the fall.

No 8 months without new stuff.

Gyre-Viper
01-15-2010, 09:41 PM
AFN: What waves of figures can we expect to see released in Canada in 2010?
Hasbro: We will continue with the ROC line in the spring and move to The Pursuit of Cobra line for the fall.


Can we please now stop getting people worrying about not getting new product between now in the fall.

RoC stuff in the spring and then PoC in the fall.

No 8 months without new stuff.


no one reads anything. no one deciphers exactly what it is they've read even when they do read. it's like watching people look for missing cheese bits after you've explained to them that it's swiss and it's supposed to look that way.

Fast_Draw
01-15-2010, 09:45 PM
AFN: What waves of figures can we expect to see released in Canada in 2010?
Hasbro: We will continue with the ROC line in the spring and move to The Pursuit of Cobra line for the fall.


Can we please now stop getting people worrying about not getting new product between now in the fall.

RoC stuff in the spring and then PoC in the fall.

No 8 months without new stuff.

To be fair one of the answers said that RoC will remain available / be on the shelves...that doesn't necessarily mean new product. We haven't seen any new carded samples or pre-orders. They did confirm that some of the exclusives would be out. I guess I'll believe it when I see it.

Breakerfan
01-15-2010, 09:46 PM
BTW Guys:

Cool Toy Review: While I do really enjoy the upcomming Snowjob from the POC line, I have to ask how many Snowjobs are too many? From my count, starting from the 25th anniversary line there have been 5 releases of him including exclusives. What about Frostbite, Blizzard, Iceberg, Lifeline, and especially Low-Light? Same thing goes for Scrap-Iron, I count 5 releases for him including exclusives. How about moving on to some of the missing Dreadnoks?

Hasbro: We try to keep new G.I. Joe fans familiar with popular characters. It's important to reintroduce these characters as they are core to the story and have significant meaning and heritage. We want to make sure G.I. Joe remains relevant for all ages of consumers. Although we have no plans for the missing Dreadnoks, we do have a new Storm Rider with a Doom Cycle vehicle. Look out for him later this year as part of the Pursuit of Cobra line.

core to the story and have significant meaning and heritage?

scrap-iron? scrap-iron?

He was one of my favorites as a kid but he barely ever got used in the cartoon or comic much to my dismay as a child.

That just made me chuckle when I read it.

Trooper13
01-15-2010, 09:47 PM
no one reads anything. no one deciphers exactly what it is they've read even when they do read. it's like watching people look for missing cheese bits after you've explained to them that it's swiss and it's supposed to look that way.

There's cheese at this party? ;)

Troynos
01-15-2010, 09:50 PM
To be fair one of the answers said that RoC will remain available / be on the shelves...that doesn't necessarily mean new product. We haven't seen any new carded samples or pre-orders. They did confirm that some of the exclusives would be out. I guess I'll believe it when I see it.

We've seen carded samples of Shipwreck, Doc, Sting Raider, the next 4 Target Mini-Vehicles.

Other Q&As have said that "much of the product shown at Joecon" which means that the rest of it will be out.

It all adds up to new product (and new product also would include the Tiger Paw, Polar SHARC, Desert Rockslide and Volcano Viper) coming.

Mainframe
01-15-2010, 09:54 PM
November 09' Round 5:

3. Joe Battlelines - It's been a year and there are still many fans that have been unable to aquire Alpine is there a chance that you could a.-Make him part of a store exclusive or b.-Give him an updated apperance and make him part of the Pursuit of Cobra Line? What about some of the other DVD exclusive figures such as a Classic look Serpentor, Maj. Bludd,Quick kick. Or some of the Figures from the defence of Cobra Island with a Movie Era look?

Hasbro - Good news we plan to release Alpine in a 2010 multipack in a classic look. Please stay tuned for news on other figures.

Good call. But I didn't see anytning anywhere eluding to this multipack coming out this year. And as we have learned things can be "cancelled" at whims notice. Where did you see something about Crazylegs?

Troynos
01-15-2010, 09:55 PM
Crazylegs was mentioned in the last Q&A

Fast_Draw
01-15-2010, 09:57 PM
We've seen carded samples of Shipwreck, Doc, Sting Raider, the next 4 Target Mini-Vehicles.

Other Q&As have said that "much of the product shown at Joecon" which means that the rest of it will be out.

It all adds up to new product (and new product also would include the Tiger Paw, Polar SHARC, Desert Rockslide and Volcano Viper) coming.

The carded/boxed examples you named are exclusives, which they confirmed would be out. No mention of non-exclusive singles...unless you count "the rest as PoC in the fall." I'll wait and see what Toy Fair offers in the way of visual confirmation...if anything.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 09:59 PM
Can be pretty much guranteed of any of the movie likeness figures hitting: Desert Battle Ripcord, Jungle Assault/Training/Arctic Duke, Desert Battle Heavy Duty hitting in the spring, since they said they are moving away from movie likenesses with PoC.

Really can't see Hasbro wasting that many developed figures.


I want more info on Operation: HISS, we know it's a comic book series coming out, but going to be a web cartoon as well? Couple episodes. Adaption of the comic story or something else? Pretty interesting. I think, like said earlier, that it'll be the transition between RoC and into PoC.

Nirvana
01-15-2010, 10:12 PM
Well Target knows that more figures are coming because they're all going to be in the Collection 1 line. I've been running in and out the door all day, but here at least we have some new prices:

Collection 1 figures - $7.89
Collection 2 figures - $5.99

This will confuse the hell out of regular people and many others will probably try to force the company to pricematch Col. 1 figures to the Col. 2 prices. Thank you, Target. I understand that they're trying to clear out the Col. 2 figures, but this wins as the dumbest way to try to do it.


Q&A was a little better than last time, but we need to see another pair of 7-packs. How about a 'nok pack to fill in 7 members we still need for Cobra? :D

VIPER 48
01-15-2010, 10:24 PM
It seemed like a lot of sites asked about the release of POC. Maybe next time the sites should compare notes so we don't get the same answer from 10 different sites...Oh bty, in case you missed it, they are coming out in the fall of 2010...:D

jroosa030
01-15-2010, 10:37 PM
Not one question about the future of the 12-inch line? Bummer. Maybe some answers at Toyfair.

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 10:37 PM
The carded/boxed examples you named are exclusives, which they confirmed would be out. No mention of non-exclusive singles...unless you count "the rest as PoC in the fall." I'll wait and see what Toy Fair offers in the way of visual confirmation...if anything.

One of the Q & A answers said we would see some new single card figures and exclusives before PoC in the fall, so I would say the single card versions of Arctic Duke, Ripcord with the glider pack, Storm Shadow with the resolute head, Snow Job, Arctic Destro and Zartan will ship before to long.

Since one of the q & a answers says no more movie related sculpts Zartan, Duke, and Ripcord seem like sure bets, but I could be wrong.

jim0680
01-15-2010, 10:38 PM
why didnt someone ask what exactly is coming out in the next weeks and months? there must be some product to fill the shelves for next 8 months.!

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 10:47 PM
GeneralsJoes.com and TNI.com link to answers added to the first page post #7

Troynos
01-15-2010, 10:50 PM
And got official confirmation of two Resolute 7-packs!!

ChaplainAsst
01-15-2010, 10:51 PM
Who the heck is Storm Rider (Dreadnok)? I can't remember him, nor find him on YoJoe anywhere. Is he new? What is wrong with a Thrasher or Zandar for a male driver - or even Gnawgahyde?

Troynos
01-15-2010, 10:53 PM
Who the heck is Storm Rider (Dreadnok)? I can't remember him, nor find him on YoJoe anywhere. Is he new? What is wrong with a Thrasher or Zandar for a male driver - or even Gnawgahyde?

He's new.

The answer is in the Q&As. They're trying to strike a mix between old characters and new characters. Nothing wrong with that.

Might have also been international copyright issues with existing names.

~Synder Corps.~
01-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Big gripe here... About the Snow Job question... 5 figures now for him, and they refuse to bring in others due to connections to storylines or HERITAGE??? (I know it dosen't mean how it reads) So what? They just tossed Iceberg, Blizzard, Wind Chill, and Frostbite (I don't count that crap ass Vehicle figure as Frostbite) into the trash? They all are storyline related!

So many other figures can be locked together into the Snow, Jungle, and Urban "storylines", and one of the reasons why Hasbro's ARAH stayed around so long was a wider range of characters, not keeping with "core" characters.

And whoever decides on who makes up these core characters should be fired. (Personally I can't even STAND Snow Job or Recondo!!! And "Ripcord?" whatever.)

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 11:08 PM
JoeCustoms.com, One-18th.com, JoeSightings.com, JoeDios.com, and JOhio.com links to answers added to first page in post #7 (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/1325585-post7.html)

Blaster'spunchingbagg
01-15-2010, 11:10 PM
TNI: Will there be any new Dreadnok figures released in 2010? Question By TNI reader Inggasson

Hasbro: We have a new Storm Rider and Doom Cycle vehicle coming up in the Pursuit of Cobra line.

So in other words, "We didn't really care to give you anything that might sell well, so we came up with this fun little treat."

I'm gonna try not a be negative, thank God IMO they're coming out with nothing this year primarily, (no joes for 6 months, WTF?) and what they are releasing I don't want.

Troynos
01-15-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm gonna try not a be negative, thank God IMO they're coming out with nothing this year primarily, (no joes for 6 months, WTF?) and what they are releasing I don't want.

As has been stated already,(multiple times :) ), there is stuff coming in the next 6 months.

Shin-Gouki
01-15-2010, 11:32 PM
I love the carefully worded...

with a never before seen packaging line look. This new look will be revealed over the next few months.


Carefully dispelling that image of the POC backing that showed up a few weeks back.

Good catch.

dead give away.

Sounds to me like Damage Control, nothing more. I think that card we saw (and I have on my desktop :D ) is legit.

CrimsonGuard101
01-15-2010, 11:34 PM
I am glad its delayed. Gives them time to really think about the crap they tried to feed us with most of the last remants of the lackluster orders retailers put in. I all for a 6 month moretorium to distance Joe from ROC and get moving in the right direction they seem to be wanting to go with the ROC themed POC figures. BUt who knows, it coudl all fall apart by then when Walmart chooses not to place new orders.

As for the cartoon, meh, ROC was enough of an embarasment, I can't imagine seeing it as a cartoon. It will be Sgt. Savage/Sigma 6ish all anime fat headed wierd looking crap most likley, a Joe version of Clone Wars. Good that its not a solidified TV series gives them time to still work that out to get it right (yeah right), I am sure it will get crap for raitings and never see the light of day again cept on Yutube, just like they did resolute. Its a quick test and death for web based series.

All in all same usless answers to the same pointless questions. Keep on asking them, maybe we will get the same answers more often! LOL

Troynos
01-15-2010, 11:42 PM
Sounds to me like Damage Control, nothing more. I think that card we saw (and I have on my desktop :D ) is legit.

I tend to agree.

Shin-Gouki
01-15-2010, 11:43 PM
best answer so far:

The G.I. Joe movie game was a great success, but unfortunately there are currently no plans for a new G.I. Joe game in 2010.

either Hasbro has never looked at the sales figures or had extremely low expectations for the game.

Yeah that's like saying that ET on the Atari 2600 was a resounding success




I'm gonna try not a be negative, thank God IMO they're coming out with nothing this year primarily, (no joes for 6 months, WTF?) and what they are releasing I don't want.


As has been stated already,(multiple times :) ), there is stuff coming in the next 6 months.

Just nothing Good ;) (Aside from some Exclusives)

Troynos
01-15-2010, 11:47 PM
Well as we all know, "good" is subjective :)

SNAKE EYES
01-15-2010, 11:50 PM
Fwoosh.com added to first page post #7

Figures.com (http://www.figures.com/forums/news/10082-g-i-joe-q.html)

YoJoe.com (http://yojoe.com/magazine/2010/01/15_qaanswers.shtml)

Kastor's Korner.com (http://kastorskorner.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=459&Itemid=62)

CoolToyReview.com (http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbros_GI_JOE_QA_Session_The_Answers_128615.asp)

JoeReloaded.com (http://www.joereloaded.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4453)

TheTerrorDrome.com (http://www.theterrordrome.com/2010/01/january-2010-round-6-gi-joe-q-and-a-answers-are-in/#more-9628)

CoilClub.com (http://www.coilclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1580)

ArticulatedDiscussion.com (http://www.articulateddiscussion.com/post/GI-Joe-QA-Answers-January-15th.aspx#continue)

JoeBattlelines.com (http://joebattlelines.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=14769)

ActionFigureNews.ca (http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=3744)

GeneralsJoes.com (http://generalsjoes.com/2010/01/15/generalsjoes-q-a-with-hasbro-january-2010/)

TNI.com (http://toynewsi.com/index.php?itemid=15307)

JOhio.com (http://johio.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=1823)

JoeCustoms.com (http://wiki.joecustoms.com/wiki/Hasbro_QA_16)

One-18th.com (http://one-18th.com/?p=1765)

JoeSightings.com (http://www.joesightings.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=10219&st=0&#entry87242)

JoeDios.com (http://www.joedios.com/forum/showpost.php?p=32416&postcount=11)

TheFwoosh.com (http://www.thefwoosh.com/2010/01/ask-hasbro-gi-joe-11510)

Gyre-Viper
01-15-2010, 11:59 PM
Not one question about the future of the 12-inch line? Bummer. Maybe some answers at Toyfair.


there's a finished version on ROC card of the 12" shirtless SS on taobao.
I tend to think those 12" I posted prototypes of a couple weeks ago
are on their way.

Roshan
01-16-2010, 12:00 AM
2. Why has there never been straight v1 colors on vintage figures when you re-issue them? It seems like the v1 color schemes are the most popular and iconic. Plus being vintage the originals are getting pretty old so it’d be nice to have high quality ones.

We have no plans for this at present but will look into it as possible exclusives.

That was cute. We don't feel like answering why we do this, so let's just give you a cut and paste answer.

Gah, I'm bored, shouldn't be half heartedly heckling QandA's on a Friday night. Should start up a house party instead. One that must be quiet lest I wake the children. Come on over!

SNAKE EYES
01-16-2010, 12:16 AM
Not one question about the future of the 12-inch line? Bummer. Maybe some answers at Toyfair.

Parry Game Preserve (http://www.parrygamepreserve.com/newsDetail.php?jID=1184) G.I. Joe Q&A #5 November 2009

ParryGamePreserve.com: Will we see the 12" figure format continue in the Pursuit of Cobra line, starting in January 2010?

Hasbro: We have no plans at present to include 12" figures in the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line.

Troynos
01-16-2010, 12:22 AM
So I'm thinking every topic got covered by the sites.

Pretty good I think.

We know about the 12", we know about RoC and Poc, we know that there are 2 Resolute packs, and we know there's a web cartoon coming.

Nice.

xhairs
01-16-2010, 12:41 AM
well that just stinks we have to wait 1/2yr for new stuff way to go hasblow. that wont kill off any of the ppl you just got into the line.

Troynos
01-16-2010, 12:48 AM
We have new stuff coming. PoC will be in 6 months. There is still RoC stuff coming.

Lantern_Lad
01-16-2010, 12:57 AM
I do find it entertaining that they told us (in previous Q&A's) if the Pit sold well, they would consider making other large scale items... but we had to go out and buy it! Now they say it sold well, but are going to focus on smaller items!

Way to go Hasbro... Nice back-peddling!

Shogi
01-16-2010, 01:00 AM
I do find it entertaining that they told us (in previous Q&A's) if the Pit sold well, they would consider making other large scale items... but we had to go out and buy it! Now they say it sold well, but are going to focus on smaller items!

Way to go Hasbro... Nice back-peddling!

Doesn't mean they didn't consider it :D

xhairs
01-16-2010, 01:01 AM
well i guess i will believe it when i see it. yup thats all hasblow does is back peddle.
i love the one where they say the need SE,DUKE,CC in the line to keep the new fans on track. give me a break.

Roshan
01-16-2010, 01:02 AM
We have new stuff coming. PoC will be in 6 months. There is still RoC stuff coming.

It is annoying to have to repeat that over and over again to everyone (not annoying to see it, just annoying you have to take the time to do it). But if they just put down some solid dates like Feb 09, new wave of ROC, exclusives Mar 09. It's really not much to ask for, especially considering most of the product that will be coming out in the first half was debuted over six months ago.

Lantern_Lad
01-16-2010, 01:05 AM
Doesn't mean they didn't consider it :D

Lol... you know what... you're right, I stand corrected! There was probably a meeting where they sat around and said:

"Well, our plan worked... sales of the Pit have increased! It is now time to fulfill our promise to the fans! Let's all consider a new Terror Drome!"

-10 seconds pass-

"OK, now that that nonsense is done, pass the doughnuts... time to get to work on Scuba-Duke!"

xhairs
01-16-2010, 01:07 AM
It is annoying to have to repeat that over and over again to everyone (not annoying to see it, just annoying you have to take the time to do it). But if they just put down some solid dates like Feb 09, new wave of ROC, exclusives Mar 09. It's really not much to ask for, especially considering most of the product that will be coming out in the first half was debuted over six months ago.

very true if they gave us dates i think we all would be understanding. but to be so veg as it will be under the roc name dosent help. when we where told poc would be out in a month. also the stuff we saw was under the poc name. so when they say poc in fall what else can you think but nothing new till fall.

Shogi
01-16-2010, 01:14 AM
time to get to work on Scuba-Duke!"

I think you mean "Wet-Suit" doncha? :)

More than likely, they made their money on the Pit, but realised the smaller vehicles sell better so they probably decided to go that route. Besides, Star Wars is more popular and they typically only have 1 huge playset/vehicle a year or so. I'd be willing to bet we might see something big in 2011 or so (But this is more hope than fact or anything)

Lantern_Lad
01-16-2010, 01:22 AM
Besides, Star Wars is more popular and they typically only have 1 huge playset/vehicle a year or so.

This is true... and I am looking VERY forward to the new AT-AT!

MrClean
01-16-2010, 01:26 AM
One-18th.com Q2. For the near future, will characters that were used in the movie use the cast scanned heads or will we see a return to sculptor-created character heads?
A2. The Pursuit of Cobra theme will include SOME new non-actor head sculpts.

Sounds to me like Tatum & Co. heads may still be around.

Zoltron
01-16-2010, 01:40 AM
If you seek Amy Hasbro.

Release product and keep us happy!

CQBViper
01-16-2010, 02:10 AM
So nothing new till fall of 2010 because they want to use new package design? That seems odd to me. We'll buy whatever package it comes in so why is this worth the hold up?

CrimsonGuard101
01-16-2010, 02:18 AM
I am thinking retialer complaining and not ready to order more ROC product since they just clearanced all of it and its still pilling up everywhere. They want to get rid of the peg warming ROC stuff and do not want more ROC stuff that wont sell prior to the fall when the new product and its new packaging arrive. Will also let them raise the price back to 8-9.99 a figure and not the nice $5.00 price point they currently are at.

Remember the kiddies, they will be confused with Attack on the Pit Baroness and Persuit of Cobra Jungle Whore Braoness.

Shin Densetsu
01-16-2010, 02:20 AM
So nothing new till fall of 2010 because they want to use new package design? That seems odd to me. We'll buy whatever package it comes in so why is this worth the hold up?

I don't think it's that, I think it's because they might have a huge stock of remaining Rise of Cobra stuff that hasn't hit saturation nationwide yet. Waves 3-5 are not as widely available as waves 1-2. We still have the wave 3 alpha vehicles to come. Not only those, but the Wolf Hound and Cobra Fury for the bravo vehicles. I'm guessing the stock on those toys did not hit shelves because the movie line took until Christmas to really fly off of shelves consistently.

In any case this gives us more time to save up for POC! I also want the Wolf Hound and Fury too, so those are worth looking forward to between now and fall.

Freedom
01-16-2010, 02:27 AM
This is what I got out of it:

We will get NEW RoC toys (singles, exclusives, & vehicles) in the beginning of 2010.
There will be a animated Web series.
There will be a animated series on Hub.
PoC will debut in the Fall.
Possible RAH inspired figures in 2011
Possible large playset/vehicle in 2011
A sequel to Rise of Cobra in 2012

Sounds like G.I.Joe is going to be around a while.

I don't understand the whole Chicken Little The Sky Is Falling mentality of some of you...

Fierce Krypton
01-16-2010, 02:32 AM
There will be a cartoon, just not until 2011 at the earliest. The web thing is just an extra bonus Hasbro is giving us.





Come on guys. The answers are all there. There is product coming.

Now that is news!

Fierce Krypton
01-16-2010, 02:35 AM
great idea troy, but i'll go one step further. replace duke's head and body with a different f'n character altogether. i will not buy another duke, among others, as long as i live.

lol you will when he is in the Resolute 7 pack

~Synder Corps.~
01-16-2010, 02:43 AM
This is what I got out of it:

We will get NEW RoC toys (singles, exclusives, & vehicles) in the beginning of 2010.
There will be a animated Web series.
There will be a animated series on Hub.
PoC will debut in the Fall.
Possible RAH inspired figures in 2011
Possible large playset/vehicle in 2011
A sequel to Rise of Cobra in 2012

Sounds like G.I.Joe is going to be around a while.

I don't understand the whole Chicken Little The Sky Is Falling mentality of some of you...

It's the same spin as the other QnA's...No offense, it's nice that they answer a small percent of the questions they want us to ask them, but the other 95% is either "wait for it!" or "No plans yet."

Really people, what's the point? It's always hit or miss when it comes to certain waves/exclusives. Hasbro has their mind set...

HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN ASKING FOR AIRTIGHT LOWLIGHT ZARANA AND OTHERS??!!

Okay, we got a "Dial Tone", Footloose, Repeater, and Law... Was it what we were expecting?

heh. Nope.

"Let's just toss an old name on these repaints... Just to shut the fans up."

Wow...Gee... Thanks.

But they don't even get that right.

...5 Snow Jobs people... SNOW JOBS... No repaints named Frost Bite, Wind Chill, ICEBERG, BLIZZARD!...

I mean personally...I went from spending 100s LITERALLY on Hasbro's product, because they started off doing a great job. After ROC it slowley wound down...The last time I bought JOE product was November...(Works out well since I got canned in Dec.) And there's nothing...The one's I want, I can't find, and the ones I find, I wouldn't feed to my dog.

Hate to use the parlance of todays brats, but Epic Fail.

xhairs
01-16-2010, 02:51 AM
It's the same spin as the other QnA's...No offense, it's nice that they answer a small percent of the questions they want us to ask them, but the other 95% is either "wait for it!" or "No plans yet."

Really people, what's the point? It's always hit or miss when it comes to certain waves/exclusives. Hasbro has their mind set...

HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN ASKING FOR AIRTIGHT LOWLIGHT ZARANA AND OTHERS??!!

Okay, we got a "Dial Tone", Footloose, Repeater, and Law... Was it what we were expecting?

heh. Nope.

"Let's just toss an old name on these repaints... Just to shut the fans up."

Wow...Gee... Thanks.

But they don't even get that right.

...5 Snow Jobs people... SNOW JOBS... No repaints named Frost Bite, Wind Chill, ICEBERG, BLIZZARD!...

I mean personally...I went from spending 100s LITERALLY on Hasbro's product, because they started off doing a great job. After ROC it slowley wound down...The last time I bought JOE product was November...(Works out well since I got canned in Dec.) And there's nothing...The one's I want, I can't find, and the ones I find, I wouldn't feed to my dog.

Hate to use the parlance of todays brats, but Epic Fail.

you nailed it man. the kids tht bought the roc stuff wont be in to joe when the new (poc) hits as they will have moved on. i was just at walmart and they are getting ready for a restock or to move stuff around. and i saw atleast 30pegs for sw & tf and they are all over the place in the clearance isle, they have both sides on the action fig isle for sw & Tf joe has 4 pegs wow way to go hasbro.

Adamantite
01-16-2010, 03:07 AM
So nothing new till fall of 2010 because they want to use new package design? That seems odd to me. We'll buy whatever package it comes in so why is this worth the hold up?

Actually, I won't buy just any packaging. I decided I won't buy anything that is primarily labeled Rise of Cobra, haven't even when it's 70% off. So packaging is kind of a big deal for me.

If they are indeed waiting for something it's likely that it is to have a toy line that is coherent and synchronized with whatever cartoon they are releasing.

Zoltron
01-16-2010, 03:54 AM
This is what I got out of it:

We will get NEW RoC toys (singles, exclusives, & vehicles) in the beginning of 2010.
.

Then why haven't the Chinese leaked the singles yet?

~Synder Corps.~
01-16-2010, 04:37 AM
So... I'm really wondering what Hasbro is gonna' do.

Their not making anyone happy right now. Will they kill the line, or go back to *AHEM* LISTENING

GASP...That'd be a shock.

OH I KNOW!!!

Kill the line for a year or two and go into the whole Pokemon... Wait sorry...Super Hero Squad...I AM SO SORRY... "Combat Hero" series as a fan's "freebase" series.

Here's a MUCH better idea. Make a Zoltron figure in ME standard, and revive the line ;) Then give us the figures we want and it'll be like the 80's

~Synder Corps.~
01-16-2010, 04:38 AM
And no, that wasn't a jab at Z.

I just want a real Low Light and Airtight to use in my dios ;)

Zoltron
01-16-2010, 04:43 AM
And no, that wasn't a jab at Z.

I just want a real Low Light and Airtight to use in my dios ;)

Hey, I'm a hottie and they should make a figure of me.

But seriously, is Hasbro keeping the new RoC singles a secret? There would have been a china leak by now.

xhairs
01-16-2010, 04:53 AM
Hey, I'm a hottie and they should make a figure of me.

But seriously, is Hasbro keeping the new RoC singles a secret? There would have been a china leak by now.

your right there would be figs up for the line thats for sure.

paraviper
01-16-2010, 05:15 AM
ws toys has a few of them up for sale right now.

Zoltron
01-16-2010, 05:17 AM
your right there would be figs up for the line thats for sure.

I'm not even a gi joe character. I'm just some spoiled conceited chick in California.

I don't even know how to operate a firearm! Much less have an action figure of me!

SNAKE EYES
01-16-2010, 05:51 AM
One-18th.com Q2. For the near future, will characters that were used in the movie use the cast scanned heads or will we see a return to sculptor-created character heads?

A2. The Pursuit of Cobra theme will include SOME new non-actor head sculpts.

Sounds to me like Tatum & Co. heads may still be around.

Here is one to make Shin-Gouki happy...

Figures.com: 2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?


Hasbro: As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head
sculpts.

The weird thing is in this answer it sounds like Tatum and Wayans head-sculpts will be gone, but I also noticed the wording in the one you posted sounded kind of confusing, but I tend to believe that the actor likeness sculpts will be gone when PoC comes out.


Then why haven't the Chinese leaked the singles yet?

They have remember Desert Battle Zartan, Snow Job, Arctic Destro, Arctic Duke, Jungle Assault Storm Shadow, and Desert Battle Ripcord (glider pack) these figures will probably be the single card figures Hasbro talked about... that will come out between now and the Fall PoC line.

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:24 AM
Wow, not much info, but my purse just breathed a sigh of relief.

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:28 AM
I'm really looking forward to the webtoon, I'm hoping it goes well and we actually get a real toon later on. Bummer on having to wait til the fall for new PoC figures and vehicles, though. Some of the sneak peaks we've seen have been really killer.

I am actually excited about a new cartoon.

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:30 AM
So...what the hell is being released for the next 6-8 months?

Toy Fair is only a month away. I'm sure we'll see the POC packaging there. However, will they show any product that will be released before POC? Maybe one last wave of ROC with some figures like reactive armor Breaker? There has to be something coming out in the first half of this year. Why schedule an animated series, if there's no product to support it? What an odd decision.

I guess they figure it'll take another 6+ months to move through the current ROC stuff. Not a good sign to retailers. They're going to reduce space for Joe items. Meaning POC might be ordered in really small numbers.

They are doing the exact same thing with Star Wars. There will be a small amount of stuff released before then but not much. Time to catch up on what you missed or save some money.

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:32 AM
^^^^^this^^^^^^^

Some people actually liked Mighty Muggs. I didn't, but but there are a few fans who wanted to know this info. :)

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:34 AM
Here is one to make Shin-Gouki happy...

Figures.com: 2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?


Hasbro: As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head
sculpts.

I like hearing this info myself. :)

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:39 AM
I think they could confirm a truckload of free stuff would arrive at our homes and there would still be complaints.

I think we got some decent answers.

People seem to think we wont see anything new until the fall, bit that's when the rebranding and packaging change takes place, as well as the dropping of the actor likenesses(!!)

We'll see stuff before then, ROC wave 5 is basically wave 1 of the pre-POC stuff. I think most of the Joecon stuff that had likenesses will come out soon. And Toy Fair may have some
info on cancelled stuff? Hope so.

I agree, I think we got back some decent answers.

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:41 AM
I love the carefully worded...


Carefully dispelling that image of the POC backing that showed up a few weeks back.

Very good catch there, Hun. :)

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:43 AM
so the then and now are scrapped?
well that makes my collection a bit more interesting.
heh.

I don't think they are scrapped. I believe we will still see them as Target Exclusives, albeit only in the two figure pack form we have seen.

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Some of the stuff shown at Joecon will be out in RoC packaging, which means it'll be out before the fall, which means we still have new stuff coming.

I agree, I see some new stuff coming along between now and then but not a huge amount of stuff. Like I have been saying, my bank account will be happy. :)

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:53 AM
It seemed like a lot of sites asked about the release of POC. Maybe next time the sites should compare notes so we don't get the same answer from 10 different sites...Oh bty, in case you missed it, they are coming out in the fall of 2010...:D

I think the logistics of this would be a nightmare. I am not sure all the sites would play nicely enough to make this work. Then again who knows, maybe we could all work together.

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:54 AM
And got official confirmation of two Resolute 7-packs!!

That is great. :D :D

samantha
01-16-2010, 07:56 AM
Sounds to me like Damage Control, nothing more. I think that card we saw (and I have on my desktop :D ) is legit.

I am starting to agree with you on this. I have heard rumors that they are going to a more vintage look for the Star Wars line as well. So that card design may be correct.

samantha
01-16-2010, 08:01 AM
We have new stuff coming. PoC will be in 6 months. There is still RoC stuff coming.

Troynos, you sound like a broken record. You keep repeating yourself over and over. :) LOL


Yes people, we are getting new stuff between now and then, it will just not be the onslaught we have been getting.

Troynos. maybe if you say it a few more times it will sink in. :)

samantha
01-16-2010, 08:03 AM
This is true... and I am looking VERY forward to the new AT-AT!

I will be buying an At-AT too.

samantha
01-16-2010, 08:04 AM
This is what I got out of it:

We will get NEW RoC toys (singles, exclusives, & vehicles) in the beginning of 2010.
There will be a animated Web series.
There will be a animated series on Hub.
PoC will debut in the Fall.
Possible RAH inspired figures in 2011
Possible large playset/vehicle in 2011
A sequel to Rise of Cobra in 2012

Sounds like G.I.Joe is going to be around a while.

I don't understand the whole Chicken Little The Sky Is Falling mentality of some of you...

Agreed. :)

samantha
01-16-2010, 08:14 AM
I have finally come to the end of this thread. Wow, there are so many different points of view.

I personally feel that we will see a small amount of product to come before fall and the line will continue for a while longer, GI Joe is not going away anytime soon. I am glad to hear some info about the cartoon too.

In the end I think the Q and A for this round was decent.

Lots of hugs all
Samantha

Fierce Krypton
01-16-2010, 09:22 AM
Samantha you need to learn to use multiquote.

samantha
01-16-2010, 09:30 AM
Samantha you need to learn to use multiquote.

I Quoted as I read each post. :D (I know how to use multiquote, I just chose to respond to each post) that is part of the fun for me. :)

I really enjoyed reading through this entire thread, I only wish I had been on last night to participate in it more.

Deftones1982
01-16-2010, 10:41 AM
Why doesn't Hasbro give real answers. It's just like politics. Eventually they say nothing.

pig iron grenadier
01-16-2010, 11:13 AM
I had no idea we were getting 2 Resolute 7 packs......let the speculation begin.

Jmacq1
01-16-2010, 11:18 AM
Why doesn't Hasbro give real answers. It's just like politics. Eventually they say nothing.

Why don't fans accept that answers they don't like are still valid answers?

These answers were perfectly real, and much better than the last Q&A.

If you don't like what Hasbro's doing, then stop buying their stuff and go find another line to collect. Money talks, and the only way Hasbro is going to see any need to change their long standing business practices is if they start losing money. Of course, that only works if enough of "the collector market" follows suit and even then only if the collector market is even close to as big as they like to think they are.

When folks tell Hasbro "Stop making all those Dukes/Snake-Eyes/Cobra Commanders/Etc..." it's like telling Microsoft "Stop making Windows updates every two or three years!" It just isn't going to happen until it becomes an unprofitable business model for Hasbro and their retailers. The truth hurts.

Fast_Draw
01-16-2010, 11:34 AM
Well, this shoots down the whole theory about non-exclusive singles being released before the fall:

January 2010 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A - Raving Toy Maniac - The Latest News and Pictures from the World of Toys (http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/11790.shtml)

1. Will waves 1 & 2 originally scheduled for January/February 2010 still be released on schedule or are they considered part of the "Pursuit of Cobra" line that isn't scheduled until fall 2010?

Answer: The first "The Pursuit of Cobra" waves scheduled for early 2010 will now be available in the back half of 2010. These Pursuit of Cobra items will replace The Rise of Cobra.

No vagueness here and no interpretation needed to decipher the meaning.

MrClean
01-16-2010, 11:36 AM
I know it's been answered to a degree already, but RTM used my question that I worded so specifically that Hasbro's answer leaves no doubt.

1. Will waves 1 & 2 originally scheduled for January/February 2010 still be released on schedule or are they considered part of the "Pursuit of Cobra" line that isn't scheduled until fall 2010?

Answer: The first "The Pursuit of Cobra" waves scheduled for early 2010 will now be available in the back half of 2010. These Pursuit of Cobra items will replace The Rise of Cobra.


So there you have it folks. The Wave 1(Zartan/Snow Job/Storm Shadow/Ripcord/Arctic Destro/Elite Ice Viper) and wave 2 (CS Scarlett/Firefly/and whoever else) aren't coming until the Fall now, even though they were originally scheduled for right now. Hasbro did indeed shake things up a bit from the original plan.

MrClean
01-16-2010, 11:38 AM
Well, this shoots down the whole theory about non-exclusive singles being released before the fall:

January 2010 Hasbro GI Joe Q&A - Raving Toy Maniac - The Latest News and Pictures from the World of Toys (http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/11790.shtml)



No vagueness here and no interpretation needed to decipher the meaning.

You're living up to your name "Fast Draw". You beat my post by a couple minutes. :)

Fast_Draw
01-16-2010, 11:41 AM
I saw it on General's Joes. I figured it would put an end to all the speculation, but people will believe what they want to believe.

Troynos
01-16-2010, 11:52 AM
Nice to see it "in print". But still doesn't mean we'll be Joe-less for the next couple of months.

Also, with the answer regarding the actor heads, I'd say those will make it out before PoC starts, so they get rid of all the actor likeness figures in time for the "relaunch".

So we'll be seeing (for sure): Doc, Shipwreck, Sting Raider, Sandstorm/Ram, Ace/Glider, Range-Viper/Battle Gun (YES YES YES), Elite-Viper/Trouble Bubble, Alpha Vehicles Wave 3, 2 Resolute 7-Packs

(not sure): Desert Battle Ripcord, Desert Battle Heavy Duty, Arctic Duke, Jungle Duke, Training Duke, more of the last couple waves of 2009 RoC stuff (CS Snake-Eyes, CS Duke, etc..) that didn't get a huge and wide release

Troynos
01-16-2010, 11:53 AM
This is what I got out of it:

We will get NEW RoC toys (singles, exclusives, & vehicles) in the beginning of 2010.
There will be a animated Web series.
There will be a animated series on Hub.
PoC will debut in the Fall.
Possible RAH inspired figures in 2011
Possible large playset/vehicle in 2011
A sequel to Rise of Cobra in 2012

Sounds like G.I.Joe is going to be around a while.

I don't understand the whole Chicken Little The Sky Is Falling mentality of some of you...


^ This

Ixz72
01-16-2010, 12:12 PM
Saw this at another website:

2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?

Quote:
As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head sculpts.

WOOHOO!!!!

MrClean
01-16-2010, 12:19 PM
Saw this at another website:

2) For the 2010 Pursuit of Cobra line, rumors are floating around that the core characters will no longer be using the head sculpts/scans from the movie actors but rather go back to being original designs/sculpts. Can you comment on this potential change?

Quote:
As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head sculpts.

WOOHOO!!!!

yes, and before everyone gets too excited, that can be taken in many ways. Did you know that currently, Hasbro has "non-actor head sculpts"? They do. Pit Commando, Rollbar, Air Raid, Mindbender, Chuckles... and quite a few others.
So when they say that some of the 2010 product(and in another Q&A they DO say 'some'), will have non-actor head sculpts, they could be referring to CS Scarlett, Recondo, Whiteout... and any number of others. It doesn't necessarily meant we've seen the last of movie Duke or Ripcord at all.
I know we all(myself included) want to see wave 1 & 2 2010 before fall. we'd all like traditional head sculpts. But PoC IS fall 2010. Those waves ARE pushed back. It has been spelled out in black and white with no room for doubt.

Nemesis*Prime
01-16-2010, 12:31 PM
What this signals to me is that there probably won't be a whole lot of new product until the Fall, so while that's probably good news for our wallets, I don't think we can expect any major new releases for a while.

Steel Brigade
01-16-2010, 12:32 PM
Nice to see it "in print". But still doesn't mean we'll be Joe-less for the next couple of months.

Also, with the answer regarding the actor heads, I'd say those will make it out before PoC starts, so they get rid of all the actor likeness figures in time for the "relaunch".

So we'll be seeing (for sure): Doc, Shipwreck, Sting Raider, Sandstorm/Ram, Ace/Glider, Range-Viper/Battle Gun (YES YES YES), Elite-Viper/Trouble Bubble, Alpha Vehicles Wave 3, 2 Resolute 7-Packs

(not sure): Desert Battle Ripcord, Desert Battle Heavy Duty, Arctic Duke, Jungle Duke, Training Duke, more of the last couple waves of 2009 RoC stuff (CS Snake-Eyes, CS Duke, etc..) that didn't get a huge and wide release

^Truth

Troynos
01-16-2010, 12:44 PM
I know we all(myself included) want to see wave 1 & 2 2010 before fall. we'd all like traditional head sculpts. But PoC IS fall 2010. Those waves ARE pushed back. It has been spelled out in black and white with no room for doubt.

Some of those waves have been pushed back and some isn't, that's spelled out in black and white with no room for doubt. :)

But there is a Q&A answer where they specifically say they will be phasing out the actor likenesses in the future.

MrClean
01-16-2010, 12:56 PM
Some of those waves have been pushed back and some isn't, that's spelled out in black and white with no room for doubt. :)

But there is a Q&A answer where they specifically say they will be phasing out the actor likenesses in the future.

What part of this answer says only some of it has been pushed back? Am I missing something here, because it seems pretty set.

1. Will waves 1 & 2 originally scheduled for January/February 2010 still be released on schedule or are they considered part of the "Pursuit of Cobra" line that isn't scheduled until fall 2010?

Answer: The first "The Pursuit of Cobra" waves scheduled for early 2010 will now be available in the back half of 2010. These Pursuit of Cobra items will replace The Rise of Cobra.

Rocky
01-16-2010, 12:59 PM
What he said^^^

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 01:18 PM
I think people are getting confused between the different answers given. In I believe the HISStank ?s they stated in reference that much of what was seen at the last toyfair, or some other convention was PoC, and that had been pushed back. However the "much" means that some of those things will get released under RoC, which we now know will be between now and fall.

So when the above question asks when will PoC come out and they say fall it's a simple cut and dry answer, and it's true. Fall.

However, what is PoC, and what are the left over RoC's for that event is where it gets vague, I guess. Now I'm confused. lol

ero
01-16-2010, 01:45 PM
I was pretty happy with how much they revealed in their answers. Big improvement over the last time. Very helpful.

I'm really excited about a new cartoon, that they confirmed there will be two Resolute packs and that there will still be some product coming out before the POC launch. This is good stuff guys.

I didn't see a reference to it this round, but has it ever been asked if they plan to release any figures from the IDW comic series? I fantasize about seeing an Origins Snake Eyes with the bandages, hospital pants and gear borrowed from "'Ol Rickenbacker." Would be sweet.

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 01:54 PM
I'm still waiting for the cheese...

Fast_Draw
01-16-2010, 02:04 PM
What part of this answer says only some of it has been pushed back? Am I missing something here, because it seems pretty set.

1. Will waves 1 & 2 originally scheduled for January/February 2010 still be released on schedule or are they considered part of the "Pursuit of Cobra" line that isn't scheduled until fall 2010?

Answer: The first "The Pursuit of Cobra" waves scheduled for early 2010 will now be available in the back half of 2010. These Pursuit of Cobra items will replace The Rise of Cobra.

Exactly...that is pretty damn clear to me. Hasbro said there would be some new exclusives before the fall. Unless they change their story later on, I'd say that the only new products will be exclusives.

As far as the whole "movie head figures must come out since they're getting rid of them" argument, not necessarily...it's very easy to replace a head. They could just as likely release those figures with different heads. We haven't seen any carded examples of wave 1 or 2 PoC so it's not as if they'd have to waste a bunch of figures that are ready to be sold at retail.

If those were coming out, they'd be up for pre-order somewhere and we would have seen carded samples by now.

Freedom
01-16-2010, 02:16 PM
I think this is pretty damn clear to me:

YoJoe: There are rumors everywhere, in all corners of the fandom, that Pursuit of Cobra has been pushed back to mid or late 2010. If that is the case, will we still have new items on the shelves for this spring and summer?

Hasbro: We do have some new releases under the ROC line. These include exclusives and some new single figures.



NEW RELEASES under the ROC LINE including exclusives SOME NEW SINGLE FIGURES

Fast_Draw
01-16-2010, 02:21 PM
Then what single figures are they referring to? All the newer ones on eBay are part of wave 1 and 2 PoC, which have been pushed back to the fall. That leaves TRU Shipwreck and Doc as the new "singles." Unless of course they mean wave 5, which hasn't hit in full force everywhere (Desert Viper, Jungle Rip Cord, CS Duke, CS SE, and that SS).

MrClean
01-16-2010, 02:25 PM
Then what single figures are they referring to? All the newer ones on eBay are part of wave 1 and 2 PoC, which have been pushed back to the fall. That leaves TRU Shipwreck and Doc as the new "singles." Unless of course they mean wave 5, which hasn't hit in full force everywhere (Desert Viper, Jungle Rip Cord, CS Duke, CS SE, and that SS).

The TRU Doc and Shipwreck are pretty much it, unless there's some quickie kitbash waves they have planned to fill in the 6 month gap.

Griff
01-16-2010, 02:28 PM
typical crap dodgy corporate answers. just ONCE i would liek real hoenst responses to why questions ya know...liek why wont they release resolute and poc...why such a monumental gap and such...

Gyre-Viper
01-16-2010, 02:30 PM
I'm still waiting for the cheese...

no one knows what POC is.
'cept for Lord Hasbro.

they said we will have 'ROC' figures and thus we will.
they said we will have exclusives... and thus we will.

POC is a term that is loosely used to describe the 'new' stuff we've seen.
we don't know how much is new and how much is NEW NEW.

i'm guessing POC is Jungle Viper etc... NOT Desert Zartan etc.
POC is pro'lly Cobra Fury and NOT Outback with Panther.
etc etc

MrClean
01-16-2010, 02:35 PM
no one knows what POC is.
'cept for Lord Hasbro.

they said we will have 'ROC' figures and thus we will.
they said we will have exclusives... and thus we will.

POC is a term that is loosely used to describe the 'new' stuff we've seen.
we don't know how much is new and how much is NEW NEW.

i'm guessing POC is Jungle Viper etc... NOT Desert Zartan etc.
POC is pro'lly Cobra Fury and NOT Outback with Panther.
etc etc

Well, they actually specifically included, by name, the Desert Zartan, along with waves 1 & 2 as now being PoC.

Vehicles, well, that's a whole different animal, so who knows?

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 02:38 PM
no one knows what POC is.
'cept for Lord Hasbro.

they said we will have 'ROC' figures and thus we will.
they said we will have exclusives... and thus we will.

POC is a term that is loosely used to describe the 'new' stuff we've seen.
we don't know how much is new and how much is NEW NEW.

i'm guessing POC is Jungle Viper etc... NOT Desert Zartan etc.
POC is pro'lly Cobra Fury and NOT Outback with Panther.
etc etc

So PoC is the cheese? Man, I'm gonna need some crackers to hold me over! ;)

I think alot of our confusion, has come from our own conclusions. ...Wow...that was waaayyy too Roadblock. lol

If they said "much" of what was at ToyFair was PoC, that means some of it is still RoC. What is what seems to be the big question now. We've had so many months of speculation we don't know what to take at face value. Shippy and Doc i think are safe to say are RoC, and anything else we've seen in those packages. Anything we've seen with the trial PoC mock up like vehicles will likely stay that way. We know we'll get exclusives AND single figs. They said so. We know that the change over to PoC will be in fall. They said so.

So I guess what we want to know is what was exactly shown at that ToyFair, and what have we confirmed either way? Start narrowing the list down. Plus I'm sure there might be stuff on both sides that could have slipped under the radar.

Freedom
01-16-2010, 02:40 PM
Doc and Shipwreck are Toys R Us exclusives.

We probably see RoC wave 5 first, then there will probably be a RoC wave 6. I tend to think what Troynos has been saying. This wave will probably be some of the figures we've already seen in RoC packaging with the actors' likenesses. What Hasbro considers NEW, we may not, because we've already seen images.

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Doc and Shipwreck are Toys R Us exclusives.

We probably see RoC wave 5 first, then there will probably be a RoC wave 6. I tend to think what Troynos has been saying. This wave will probably be some of the figures we've already seen in RoC packaging with the actors' likenesses. What Hasbro considers NEW, we may not, because we've already seen images.

True. To them New means unreleased to the general public, to us new is a term for things we haven't seen leaked, or proto'd.

MrClean
01-16-2010, 02:47 PM
Doc and Shipwreck are Toys R Us exclusives.

We probably see RoC wave 5 first, then there will probably be a RoC wave 6. I tend to think what Troynos has been saying. This wave will probably be some of the figures we've already seen in RoC packaging with the actors' likenesses. What Hasbro considers NEW, we may not, because we've already seen images.

Besides Shipwreck and Doc, what single figures have we seen IN ROC packaging that are not out yet?

07GT500 COBRA
01-16-2010, 02:50 PM
And got official confirmation of two Resolute 7-packs!!

Hells yeah!

Freedom
01-16-2010, 03:06 PM
Besides Shipwreck and Doc, what single figures have we seen IN ROC packaging that are not out yet?
As soon as I say, the waves with Ricord, Duke, Zartan, ect...,
You'll say, Hasbro said PoC waves 1 & 2 are delayed until Fall.
I'll say, what Hasbro considers PoC wave 1 & 2 may be different.
You'll say, WHAT FIGURES ARE THEY F'N TALKING ABOUT?!
I'll breakdown and say, I DON'T F'N KNOW!! *sob*

We can debate this all day long, but honestly, we don't know for sure. Bottom line: Hasbro said there would be new RoC single figures in 2010. You'll just have to be patient until they are revealed. I think you will live until then.

Nirvana
01-16-2010, 03:09 PM
We've had wave 5. Wouldn't mind a 6, but I'd prefer a revision of wave 4 for the missing soldiers in most of our collections.

xhairs
01-16-2010, 03:25 PM
What part of this answer says only some of it has been pushed back? Am I missing something here, because it seems pretty set.

1. Will waves 1 & 2 originally scheduled for January/February 2010 still be released on schedule or are they considered part of the "Pursuit of Cobra" line that isn't scheduled until fall 2010?

Answer: The first "The Pursuit of Cobra" waves scheduled for early 2010 will now be available in the back half of 2010. These Pursuit of Cobra items will replace The Rise of Cobra.

i think this is plain as day but ppl will believe what they want. no matter hasbro says. they double talk all the time. if we where getting new figs where are they??????????? no proof of anything new coming down the line besides POC. it is pointless to fight over it. time will prove ppl right if nothing new then we are right if there is then we are wrong.

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 03:31 PM
Here's a question. We've seen the new card art for Firefly. Which some of us do believe is legit. Now is PoC Firefly going to be available everywhere? I can't imagine him still being only at TRU. If he is a general release do you think he'll still have all the awesome accesories or will they cheap out on it?

Shogi
01-16-2010, 03:33 PM
Sorry, this is going to be long :)

So Hasbro has said:

The Pursuit of Cobra line will launch in the fall and will include most of the product you saw in Kansas City. Rise of Cobra product will continue to be available at retail during the first half of 2010.

and

The first "The Pursuit of Cobra" waves scheduled for early 2010 will now be available in the back half of 2010. These Pursuit of Cobra items will replace The Rise of Cobra.

and

The Pursuit of Cobra (POC) themed items will be released in fall 2010 and will replace The Rise of Cobra. Much of the product shown at JoeCon in 2009 is being adapted to the POC theme and will launch in fall 2010 with a never before seen packaging line look. This new look will be revealed over the next few months. The Rise of Cobra figures and packaging will no longer be shipped in fall 2010.

and

As we move into The Pursuit of Cobra theme we will have new non-actor head sculpts.

The Pursuit of Cobra theme will include some new non-actor head sculpts.

and

We do have new some releases under the ROC line. These include exclusives and some new single figures.

The mainline Pursuit of Cobra items will be released in fall 2010. But we do have some new store exclusives that are released in spring.

The exclusives will hit this spring and the new mainline Pursuit of Cobra items will hit later in the year, including the Desert Ambush Zartan.

and lastly

The Pursuit of Cobra line and its new packaging look will be shown at Toy Fair.

We will reveal several waves of the fall Pursuit of Cobra line. [at Toy Fair]


Now what we saw at Joecon in KCMO was:

Figures:
Ripcord Jungle Assault
Duke City Strike
Snake Eyes City Strike
Storm Shadow Arctic Threat
Desert Viper
Duke Arctic Threat
Snow Job Arctic Threat
Destro Arctic Threat
Elite Ice Viper
Storm Shadow Jungle Assault
Zartan Desert Battle comes with Falcon(Falcon has a removable hood)
Ripcord Desert Battle
Snake Eyes Arctic threat comes with a new Timber
Duke Jungle Assault
Cobra Commander Jungle Assault
Jungle Viper (jungle assault cobra sniper)
Recondo Jungle Assault
scarlet city strike
Firefly City Strike
Heavy Duty Desert Battle

Vehicles:
GI Joe Cycle Armor With Ashiko (cycle turns into armor)
Armored Panther with Outback
Cobra Ice Cutter (ice tank) repaint Snow Serpent officer
Hiss Attack Scout with Sand Viper
Cobra Fury Tank(repainted Rage) with Alley Viper
Snow cat with Whiteout
Sand Serpent(repaint Night Raven) with Star Viper
all-new Hiss Tank


Wave 3 2010:
training version of Duke (from sparring scene with Snake Eyes),
Beachhead (all new sculpt),
Cobra Shadow Tracker (tribal guy comes with a net, bladed weapons, bow, and dreadlocks)

Ripcord action vehicles (put in ripcord and pull out to launch) : Jet Storm Cycle with Snake Eyes , Tiger Snake with Street-Viper
Target Exclusives: Ram with Sandstorm, Trouble Bubble with Elite Viper, Glider with Ace, Twin Battle Gun with Range Viper
TRU Exclusives: Doc (Arctic Threat), Arctic Threat Shipwreck, Sting Raider with Copperhead and Swamp Viper
3.75" Joe and Cobra Mech suits (coming in late 2010)


Now a few items like the Rip Attack Vehicles and the first 5 figures listed have shown up in stores, but I think we may only see the store exclusives before POC hits in the fall. I wonder if perhaps the people at Hasbro meant the TRU exclusive single pack figures when they said "We do have new some releases under the ROC line. These include exclusives and some new single figures"

As far as no movie figures being seen in POC, well Hasbro said there would be some new, non-movie figures, they haven't said all POC is non-movie. Even if you just read the answer where they didn't say the word "some" that doesn't mean there won't be ANY movie figures, it could read that there will be more non-movie than movie figures.

Also, before everyone starts freaking out about no product being on the shelves, there are a lot of exclusives and I'm sure they do still have waves 4 and 5 to hit other stores (I know in my area wave 4 was mostly just in Aldi and a few TRU's and wave 5 was mostly just in Walmart) But maybe there is hope for all new figures
(Caution! this is me full of wishfull thinking, not fact!)

Maybe since Hasbro said they are adapting most of the product at Joecon for POC that means all figures with movie heads will be realeased before the fall (This will probably NOT actually happen, but I like to wonder, so please indulge an old man and his musings :) )

Either way, it seems safe to say we'll find out all the answers to our questions next month at Toy Fair

cobra command
01-16-2010, 03:36 PM
Well, I havn't bought a Mighty Mugg before, but I would have bought a Serpentor. Oh well, not a huge loss

MrClean
01-16-2010, 03:37 PM
As soon as I say, the waves with Ricord, Duke, Zartan, ect...,
You'll say, Hasbro said PoC waves 1 & 2 are delayed until Fall.
I'll say, what Hasbro considers PoC wave 1 & 2 may be different.
You'll say, WHAT FIGURES ARE THEY F'N TALKING ABOUT?!
I'll breakdown and say, I DON'T F'N KNOW!! *sob*

We can debate this all day long, but honestly, we don't know for sure. Bottom line: Hasbro said there would be new RoC single figures in 2010. You'll just have to be patient until they are revealed. I think you will live until then.

Given all this debate, I think it was a legit question. We've never seen packaged samples of those figures(Ripcord, Zatran...), only the loose ones for sale on ebay.
They were scheduled for this month. 01/2010. wave 2 was scheduled for 02/2010. Yet we've seen NO packaged samples at all.
Yes, Hasbro said new packaged singles. That could mean only Doc and Shipwreck or it could mean new kitbashes. But it certainly doesnt mean these wave 1 & 2 figures that we now know won't be released until fall.
Sure, I want them sooner. It ain't gonna happen. I want Evangeline Lily on my lap. Wanting it doesn't make it true.

MrClean
01-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Here's a question. We've seen the new card art for Firefly. Which some of us do believe is legit. Now is PoC Firefly going to be available everywhere? I can't imagine him still being only at TRU. If he is a general release do you think he'll still have all the awesome accesories or will they cheap out on it?

Yep, that's City Strike Firefly and he was wave 2, and now is wave whatever. But he is general retail release and I would think he's going to still come with all the cool stuff.

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 03:45 PM
Yep, that's City Strike Firefly and he was wave 2, and now is wave whatever. But he is general retail release and I would think he's going to still come with all the cool stuff.

Cool. I'd hate to see them lose all that cool stuff, to replace it with a stupid oversized missile launcher, or a suction cup with handle bars...I mean seriously, what was that thing with CS Duke?

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:13 PM
Yet again-we waste a good question asking about the stupid Mighty Muggs-let one of the other sites cover it.

I don''t know what our issue is. They said it would be released, it hasn't so more than likely it won't be. Why do we need to continue questioning them.

Where's the question about Resolute coming out on Blu Ray?

Shogi
01-16-2010, 04:19 PM
Yet again-we waste a good question asking about the stupid Mighty Muggs-let one of the other sites cover it.

I don''t know what our issue is. They said it would be released, it hasn't so more than likely it won't be. Why do we need to continue questioning them.

Where's the question about Resolute coming out on Blu Ray?

Eh, some fans like the Mighty Muggs. For me, the question about Blue Ray Resolute would be as pointless as the Mighty Mugg question because neither pertains to my collecting/movie viewing habits, but there are others who do not think like me (as shown by your blue ray question)

One could even say "They already released Resolute on DVD and not Blue Ray, why should we ask about that?"

Ixz72
01-16-2010, 04:22 PM
I wish all the toy and collector websites would coordinate their questions with each other so we don't get the same question asked over and over again (the POC line delay and the cartoon development was probably asked 4 or 5 times).

Though some good questions were asked, a lot of the answers were moderately satisfactory. I think the best question that was asked was question #2 on Joesightings.com regrading the introduction of new and old characters using existing (or planned) molds. Unfortunately the answer (as previously stated above) was moderately satisfying.

If all the mods of the collector websites would coordinate their with each other ask more poignant questions like that, then I think we get father in knowing what we are getting in the future (unless HASBRO chooses to be evasive about answering questions).

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:24 PM
Eh, some fans like the Mighty Muggs. For me, the question about Blue Ray Resolute would be as pointless as the Mighty Mugg question because neither pertains to my collecting/movie viewing habits, but there are others who do not think like me (as shown by your blue ray question)

One could even say "They already released Resolute on DVD and not Blue Ray, why should we ask about that?"

I was being facetious with my Blu Ray question. I was getting at the point that several months back questions were blown with: When will the Resolute 7 pack come out? When will Resolute come out on DVD? When will this, when will that. Common questions that were asked by the several times times by different sites. Let THEM ask the question and Hiss Tank come up with something more in depth.

Shogi
01-16-2010, 04:26 PM
I was being facetious with my Blu Ray question. I was getting at the point that several months back questions were blown with: When will the Resolute 7 pack come out? When will Resolute come out on DVD? When will this, when will that. Common questions that were asked by the several times times by different sites. Let THEM ask the question and Hiss Tank come up with something more in depth.

Ahh gotcha, sorry I misunderstood.

Honestly, I'd love to see people asking questions like "What was the thought process in making (Insert random figure)" or "What influences do the designers look at when making a new vehicle"

(These are probably the more thought provoking questions you were talking about too :) )

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:27 PM
AFN: Was the sales of the Pit successful enough to see more large vehicles or playsets produced in the future?
Hasbro: The Pit sold well but in 2010 our focus will be on smaller vehicles and figures.

Ever notice that when the question is regarding How well ______ sold, Hasbro ALWAYS spins it positively. I mean, wouldn't we have more respect for them if they said, "Look, it didn't sell as well as the market plan dictated. Because we took this gamble and lost we will be very reserved in releasing vehicles and playests at the size and MSRP..."

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:29 PM
Ahh gotcha, sorry I misunderstood.

Honestly, I'd love to see people asking questions like "What was the thought process in making (Insert random figure)" or "What influences do the designers look at when making a new vehicle"

(These are probably the more thought provoking questions you were talking about too :) )

Very much agreed. We're gonna get what toys we get. We're going to have little to know control over what it cancelled and what is not. These are the types of questions that should be asked. They will provoke more thought and I bet you'd have a better well rounded answer as opposed to "We'll see, no comment, Stay Tunes, Good idea...."

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:33 PM
1.) Breaker might not have scored well with your kids’ focus groups, but as you’ve seen in the last few Q&As, a Reactive Armor Breaker is wanted by adult collectors. If you won’t reconsider making him, would you at least make his unique computer chest plate/webgear, headset, and equipment belt and give it to a different upcoming character so those of us who want a Reactive Armor Breaker can swap out the gear for him, and then use his head on a Reactive Armor Duke body? It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing.

We will try to incorporate this request into a future figure but the accessories need to remain relevant to the character they are released with.

Two Words-Tunnel Rat

Sorta blows the reasoning out that answer, eh?

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:34 PM
Also-if I see them answer any more questions that contain "with relevance to the figure..." I am going to scream!

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:36 PM
And if no one is aware-POC has been pushed back to the Fall. I mean, that question was only asked a dozen times.

Quote Ian McKellan as Magneto:

Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answers?

Shogi
01-16-2010, 04:41 PM
1.) Breaker might not have scored well with your kids’ focus groups, but as you’ve seen in the last few Q&As, a Reactive Armor Breaker is wanted by adult collectors. If you won’t reconsider making him, would you at least make his unique computer chest plate/webgear, headset, and equipment belt and give it to a different upcoming character so those of us who want a Reactive Armor Breaker can swap out the gear for him, and then use his head on a Reactive Armor Duke body? It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing.

We will try to incorporate this request into a future figure but the accessories need to remain relevant to the character they are released with.

Two Words-Tunnel Rat

Sorta blows the reasoning out that answer, eh?


OK, I know this may be blasphemy to mention it as it seems a lot of people hated the character, but they could possibly make a Hi-Tech figure and give him the head set with eye screen thing as both he and movie Breaker had it :)

Lody
01-16-2010, 04:45 PM
OK, I know this may be blasphemy to mention it as it seems a lot of people hated the character, but they could possibly make a Hi-Tech figure and give him the head set with eye screen thing as both he and movie Breaker had it :)

Why are you even here????

RayH
01-16-2010, 05:26 PM
I wish all the toy and collector websites would coordinate their questions with each other so we don't get the same question asked over and over again (the POC line delay and the cartoon development was probably asked 4 or 5 times).

Though some good questions were asked, a lot of the answers were moderately satisfactory. I think the best question that was asked was question #2 on Joesightings.com regrading the introduction of new and old characters using existing (or planned) molds. Unfortunately the answer (as previously stated above) was moderately satisfying.

If all the mods of the collector websites would coordinate their with each other ask more poignant questions like that, then I think we get father in knowing what we are getting in the future (unless HASBRO chooses to be evasive about answering questions).

Much easier said than done, It would take a lrage amount of effort.

http://www.thefwoosh.com/2010/01/ask-hasbro-gi-joe-11510

http://www.actionfigurepics.com/2010/01/afp-hasbro-g-i-joe-qa-for-11510?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+actionfigurepics+%28ActionFig urePics.com%29

I'm Lucky because I do the questions for the Fwoosh and AFP so I get ask hasbro 6 questions everytime. I always look around and to ask questions no ones asking.

Mandingo Rex
01-16-2010, 05:31 PM
I stand corrected: for once, we get a Q&A that informs us of stuff.

Not really answers I cared to hear, but neither were the questions. And not that the questions were really bad, I just am not interested in much of the proposed stuff for 2010.

Besides Jungle Viper and maybe the Resolute packs, I don't plan on buying too much in 2010 unless some surprises catch me off-guard.

And here's a little wonder: is it possible that some of the stuff that Hasbro has in store hasn't been leaked by Chinese sources yet? I am as excited by Gyre as anyone else on the Tank, but occasionally I like the "Wave 13" type of suspense where nobody has a freaking clue what the figures will look like until they're officially released?

Hasbro did it once a little over a year ago, maybe they have something else up their sleeves?

General Hawk
01-16-2010, 05:34 PM
I wish all the toy and collector websites would coordinate their questions with each other so we don't get the same question asked over and over again (the POC line delay and the cartoon development was probably asked 4 or 5 times).

Believe me, we try. There are a group of about 6 - 8 Joe sites that spend several hours every Q & A session making sure questions aren't duplicated or redundant, but it takes that long simply for 6 -8...if all 30 were to do it...well forget it.

It's just something that's never going to happen, and let's face it, considering Hasbro doesn't hand out much info anyway, what would be the point? Even if we spent scores of hours separating, filtering, arguing over who would ask what, etc... it's not like that's going to assure us that we'll get all the info we're asking for. There are only so many questions that can be asked.

Justin

General Hawk
01-16-2010, 05:35 PM
And here's a little wonder: is it possible that some of the stuff that Hasbro has in store hasn't been leaked by Chinese sources yet? I am as excited by Gyre as anyone else on the Tank, but occasionally I like the "Wave 13" type of suspense where nobody has a freaking clue what the figures will look like until they're officially released?

Hasbro did it once a little over a year ago, maybe they have something else up their sleeves?

It is possible, and there is stuff, believe me. There is still plenty to be surprised about at Toy Fair and throughout the summer at Convention season.

Don't believe for a second that we already know everything coming out...there will be some unexpected surprises...

Justin

Zoltron
01-16-2010, 06:28 PM
I stand corrected: for once, we get a Q&A that informs us of stuff.

Not really answers I cared to hear, but neither were the questions. And not that the questions were really bad, I just am not interested in much of the proposed stuff for 2010.

Besides Jungle Viper and maybe the Resolute packs, I don't plan on buying too much in 2010 unless some surprises catch me off-guard.

And here's a little wonder: is it possible that some of the stuff that Hasbro has in store hasn't been leaked by Chinese sources yet? I am as excited by Gyre as anyone else on the Tank, but occasionally I like the "Wave 13" type of suspense where nobody has a freaking clue what the figures will look like until they're officially released?

Hasbro did it once a little over a year ago, maybe they have something else up their sleeves?

I hope they do. Like the rest of the viper corp!

Zoltron
01-16-2010, 06:31 PM
We will try to incorporate this request into a future figure but the accessories need to remain relevant to the character they are released with.


Let's not forget that Falconer Desert Zartan, that sure was relevant to the character. Wasn't it?

Troynos
01-16-2010, 07:31 PM
All the stuff we've seen leaked, the on-card samples, etc..

NONE OF THAT WAS OFFICIAL!!

That means that as far as Hasbro is concerned, they haven't shown us anything. It's all new.

Only time will tell what exactly we get between now and the official launch of PoC. But, it's obviously from the answers, we will be getting something.

xhairs
01-16-2010, 07:52 PM
All the stuff we've seen leaked, the on-card samples, etc..

NONE OF THAT WAS OFFICIAL!!

That means that as far as Hasbro is concerned, they haven't shown us anything. It's all new.

Only time will tell what exactly we get between now and the official launch of PoC. But, it's obviously from the answers, we will be getting something.

man you can say what you want but we ant getting any thing till fall. also we might get something its called repaints if anything. nothing worth wild so far that will keep the masses in to joe sorry man.

Troynos
01-16-2010, 07:57 PM
I guess Hasbro saying in multiple As that there is new RoC stuff coming just isn't true.

We aren't getting PoC until fall, that is true, but we are getting new RoC stuff. Just what that is and how much it is, that's the only question.

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 08:00 PM
I guess Hasbro saying in multiple As that there is new RoC stuff coming just isn't true.

We aren't getting PoC until fall, that is true, but we are getting new RoC stuff. Just what that is and how much it is, that's the only question.

LMAO...you realize you've been explaining that for like...twenty pages now, right?

Troynos
01-16-2010, 08:04 PM
LMAO...you realize you've been explaining that for like...twenty pages now, right?

Not my fault people don't listen. Getting pretty tired of it.

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 08:06 PM
I was getting tired of it, but now its gotten to the point to where it's freakin' comical...mostly because it's happening to you, though.
:)

I'd have stopped long before you, my man.

Troynos
01-16-2010, 08:07 PM
I was getting tired of it, but now its gotten to the point to where it's freakin' comical...mostly because it's happening to you, though.
:)

I'd have stopped long before you, my man.

I have the patience of a saint, what can I say, lol

But whatever, I'm done. People can believe what ever they want. They want to be negative when there's no reason to, let 'em.

Zoltron
01-16-2010, 08:08 PM
But, it's obviously from the answers, we will be getting something.

Something! WOO HOO!
http://pearly3000.tripod.com/homer/homer-woohoo.gif

But I won't be surprised if they push up the Resolute packs. They still have to keep things going and I bet more RoC figures are coming, Hasbro has just kept them under tight wrap.

I'm hoping for a new Neo viper sculpt. I bet we're getting an updated one for PoC anyways.

Troynos
01-16-2010, 08:09 PM
Chances are the Resolute packs will be online-only like the other 7 packs have been. So those really don't affect what comes out on the shelves.


Chances are that we won't see as much product as we did in the 1/2 year since RoC came out, and that was a helluva lot of product in 6 months, they'll keep stuff coming to keep Joes on the shelves but not at the same rate because they don't want to overflow the shelves. Want to keep stuff on the shelves and Joe presence, but want to be able to launch PoC easily when it's time.

Trooper13
01-16-2010, 08:10 PM
The last thing we need are more Vipers...ugh. JMO, though.

xhairs
01-16-2010, 08:24 PM
Not my fault people don't listen. Getting pretty tired of it.

no its cuse of how you said it man. we realy dont know what is coming they might push up a few items but nothing that will be cool. as for the roc figs im so sick of roc all i see everywhere are the same figs peg warming. roc failed time for something new and now!!!!!!!!!

Troynos
01-16-2010, 08:28 PM
Cool is subjective. Sorry you didn't personally like RoC, but others did.

You're right, we don't know what is coming, just what Hasbro said, "new RoC" and "exclusives". Just have to wait and see what exactly that means.

But we will not be new Joeless until the fall.

Shin Densetsu
01-16-2010, 08:36 PM
Chances are that we won't see as much product as we did in the 1/2 year since RoC came out, and that was a helluva lot of product in 6 months, they'll keep stuff coming to keep Joes on the shelves but not at the same rate because they don't want to overflow the shelves. Want to keep stuff on the shelves and Joe presence, but want to be able to launch PoC easily when it's time.

Whatever drought we are experiencing now will see the complete opposite come next year. Pursuit of Cobra is only the start.

Shin Densetsu
01-16-2010, 08:43 PM
And here's a little wonder: is it possible that some of the stuff that Hasbro has in store hasn't been leaked by Chinese sources yet? I am as excited by Gyre as anyone else on the Tank, but occasionally I like the "Wave 13" type of suspense where nobody has a freaking clue what the figures will look like until they're officially released?

Hasbro did it once a little over a year ago, maybe they have something else up their sleeves?

Yes, as Gyre stated months back, there is a greenlight for when test shots/samples/protos can be sold. Most of the stuff leaked overseas isn't unexpected in all honesty. Now there have been times where stuff is leaked outside of the factories but that's few and far between. In any case, the whole "OMG PROTOTYPES ON SALEZ!" isn't shocking to anyone at this point. The powers that be know when it's going to happen.

All the stuff we've seen leaked, the on-card samples, etc..

NONE OF THAT WAS OFFICIAL!!

That means that as far as Hasbro is concerned, they haven't shown us anything. It's all new.

Only time will tell what exactly we get between now and the official launch of PoC. But, it's obviously from the answers, we will be getting something.

They are test shots, samples, mock ups, et al, of stuff that was planned and is either canned or still coming. The higher the frequency of the sighting, the higher the chances of making it to retail. Though lately there have been some Hasbro items that made it to retail faster than anyone thought, and before reviews/images of the toys out of box were revealed overseas(like Human Alliance Barricade from the ROTF line).