Joecon 2012 - Insiderís Guide: G.I. Joe 2013 (The Hasbro Panel)
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Panel: Insiderís Guide: G.I. Joe 2013 |
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Still waiting for this bad boy to start.
And we are live!
Explaining what is happening with the line and how it never happened before.
Apology-like (I'm not there, can't tell the tone or exact words).
There is a lot of new product coming out that they can't show until Toy Fair, but there will be some later today.
Showing Special Ops game play footage.
Trying to bring new generations of fans into G.I. Joe with the movies.
Currently showing product we have seen.
Talking about Battle Kata gimmicks, how it ties into The Rock's weapons in movie.
NEW LINE - G.I. JOE MICRO FORCE.
Size of a quarter.
Shown - Viper, Red Ninja, Shockblast, Joe Colton, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes.
Over 80 figures. Lots of Ninjas.
Editor's Note - Think "Star Wars Pods" https://www.google.com/search?q=star+wars+pods
Night Landing Force. With new Eel figure. Tons of weapons with raft/boat.
Showing stuff in case we saw yesterday.
Showing the Night Viper now...
Ultimate Firefly comes with HissTank drone.
Cobra Combat Ninja...
Resolute Firefly Cannon included, really nice gear and helmet. Digital Camo Deco.
Magic Mike pic.
Then showed real figure.
Comes with predator like drone from Data Viper.
Looks like a Call of Duty Figure.
Back to showing figures we've seen...
Ultimate Snake Eyes...
Snake Eyes with new Timber
Now showing new Crimson Guard
New Guard comes with sticker sheet to customize division and rank.
There will be some wave reshuffling in retaliation to work in these new figures. (Good, less previous wave carry-overs)
Articulation on drivers - cost. It was either limited/no articulation, or no drivers at all to get it in at reasonable price.
Classic vehicle at Toy Fair.
From Lody & Gyre Viper (Thanks)...
Hasbro has confirmed that the variant Croc Master and Blowtorch WERE made but they don't know where they went or what happened to them.
Another tidbit from the QnA Panel, thanks to Gyre Viper:
RE: Dollar Joes
Hasbro frustrated that even they cannot get them in RI so they are examining and brainstorming expanding availability for them. Sounds like it won't be easy but they are going to try. They said they won't do a wave 2 anytime soon because they feel bad that people cannot even find wave 1 yet. NO word on repaints.