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If you're in the market to start, complete or add to your Kre-O G.I.Joe Collection, well then you're in luck! Toys'R'Us has posted their Black Friday Sale Circular and Kre-Os are on deep discount! |
All Kre-O sets (including Transformers, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Trek, Cityville, etc) will be marked at 50% off original retail price! The sale starts at 5pm on Thursday and lasts through Saturday at closing time or while supplies last!
Hisstank.com forum member destro72 also reached out to TRU Customer Service and confirmed that the 50% off price will also be honored on the Kre-O Cobra Terrordrome playset! If you've been waiting to get this uber-fun playset, well then now is the time!
Will you be taking advantage of this sale? Sound off on the Hisstank.com forums!
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We wanted to give you a heads up on a Quality Control issue that a few Hisstank.com forum members have come across so far. If you are a fan and collector of the Kre-O G.I.Joe line, then chances are you have been collecting the blind pack Kreons. |
Well, you'll want to take special care with/of your Kre-O G.I.Joe Wave 4 Tripwire. Several reports (including one from yours truly) note that Tripwire's "hose" is snapping right at the base of the ball joint that connects to Tripwire's back pack. So far, there have been no reported issues with the Kre-O G.I.Joe Wave 5 Cobra Tele-Viper that shares a similar construction.
Have you experienced this QC Issue? Sound off on the Hisstank.com forums!
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Well, that ended just as quickly as it started. Earlier this week, we reported that Dreamworks Animation and Hasbro were in merger talks. |
Now, the New York Times has reported that Hasbro is noted to have ended talks with Dreamworks Animation. Apparently a sharp decrease in Hasbro's shares after the announcement on Wednesday, alongside a negative private reaction from Disney were enough to shelf any kind of merger talks.
So on that note, it looks like we won't be getting any Shrek vs. G.I.Joe Crossovers anytime soon. What are your thoughts on this latest development? Join the ongoing discussion after the break.
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A bit of interesting speculation is surfacing that revolves around supposed talks between Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation, a division of DreamWorks Studios. According to one article that has surfaced on Deadline, Deadline reports that "DreamWorks Animation is deeply engaged in two potentially game changing negotiations that could transform the company — including one with Hasbro to forge a family entertainment powerhouse to be called DreamWorks-Hasbro." The report claims that this deal is at least 60 days off, if it even happens, while both companies are not commenting on the matter and dismissing as rumor and speculation. You can read the full article here for more details. |
You may recall that DreamWorks was involved in the production and distribution of the live action films Transformers (2007) and Revenge of the Fallen, while being somewhat involved in a lesser role with Dark of the Moon. It's not totally inconceivable that these two companies could potentially be in business discussions.
The biggest question circling around this rumor for now: what does this mean exactly? Is this Hasbro shifting away from physical toys and moving towards more entertainment routes? Will there now be more opportunities for Transformers toys? Are Transformers animation films now more plausible?
Time will tell, as for now this should be treated as a rumor. Speculate away HISSTANK!
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DeNA, the studio behind the G.I.Joe Battleground Mobile Video Game, announced today that the game will be shut down on January 5, 2015. Here's the scoop from an announcement made in game - |
An Important Message from the G.I.Joe: Battleground Dev Team
Dear Joes and Cobras,
We have a tough announcement to make. G.I.Joe: Battleground will be shut down on January 5, 2015 (PST).
As of today, November 3, 2014, we will support the game, but we will NOT be creating any new content for it. That means no new events and no new cards. On January 5th the game servers will be shut down and G.I.Joe:Battleground will cease to be.
The shops, the Golden Token Draw, Investigation Steps and Daily PvP have been updated to provide you with lots of Flag Points and resources at rock-bottom prices. November 15 (PST) will be the last time you can spend coins in G.I.Joe: Battleground.
It's been a tough few weeks leading up to this announcement, and there is a lot we'd like to say (and wanted to say) that we can't (and couldn't), but we'll be as open and forthcoming about what led us to this point as we can be. We went through a long period of experimentation this past year, and thanks to your love of G.I.Joe and the resulting support of our game, we were able to run Battleground and keep sharing this amazing IP with you for a relatively long time.
Not all of the experiments were a success. There were some mistakes, but we believe that we met our goals of serving our players well, doing justice to the IP, and correcting any mistakes as quickly and fairly as we could. We believe this because you stuck around and played the game, added to the community and competed to outdo each other with your favorite G.I.Joe characters for over 15 months. Please accept our sincere thanks for your commitment.
Many of you will be very unhappy about this announcement, and with the game shutting down we are limited in what we can do to address that, but we decided internally that we would like to offer something. DeNA Vancouver runs a cartoony military-themed tank tactics game called Super Battle Tactics (SBT), and we have created powerful G.I.Joe-inspired tanks available ONLY to fans migrating from G.I.Joe to SBT. We would be extremely privileged and happy to provide Joe Fans with a starter package to get you rolling very quickly in that game.
If this interests you, follow these steps:
1. Download and launch Super Battle Tactics.
2. On the Login screen, hit the Mobage icon in the bottom right.
3. Log in with your Mobage ID. Or, and only if you've linked your Facebook account to your Mobage ID, you can login via Facebook.
4. Allow 72 for your gifts to reach your inventory.
If you were a Joe player before November 3rd and you complete these steps by Monday, November 10th (PST), you will receive a generous gift package in SBT goods. If you have any trouble please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will hook you up.
That about covers it. With regret, this is likely the last time the G.I.Joe: Battleground Dev Team will be reaching out to you all. Thank you again for your time, patience and passion for G.I.Joe.
The G.I.Joe: Battleground Dev Team
There you have it, folks. Some might say that the writing was on the wall over the last few weeks, as there's been no in-game updates and/or word from the team at DeNA.
Join us after the break to share your thoughts on this news and to sound off on whether or not you will be switching over to Super Battle Tactics.
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We here at Hisstank.com love us some Kre-O G.I.Joe, so we're proud and beyond happy to announce that we've teamed up with Hisstank.com forum member todd_m6d to bring you issues of his hit Kre-O G.I.Joe Comic Series, COBRA COMMAND! Starting this Sunday, November 2nd, we'll be kicking things off with the first issue of COBRA COMMAND and continue bring you a new issue every week for Sunday Funday! |
In honor of halloween, there's a special COBRA COMMAND issue now available. Make sure to give a like to the Official TheCobraCommand facebook page then join us after the break to check out the special Halloween issue!
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For those of you with a Kindle, heads up! Amazon is having a sale on select Kindle Worlds titles! The sale is running through November 14, 2014. If you were waiting on picking up a certain book, then there's no better time than now as many books will be on sale for only $1.99! |
You can check out the Kindle Worlds G.I.Joe assortment here - Amazon Kindle Worlds G.I.Joe Titles
Are you planning on adding any new books to your Kindle? Join the discussion after the break!
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Have you been itching for some new Kre-O G.I.Joe goodness? Well then, get your hunting shoes on, as Hisstank.com forum member Jinx723 has found the 4th wave of Kre-O G.I.Joe figures at retail in California! To refresh your memory, Kre-O G.I.Joe Wave 4 consists of - |
- Cobra Bazooka Trooper
- Cobra Viper
- Nemesis Enforcer
- Cobra Night Viper
- Wet Suit
- Dreadnok Zartan
- Air Adventurer
The blind bag codes have been removed in the same fashion as Wave 5. The UPC on the outer bag is 65356998519.
Have you found Wave 4 in your area? Make sure to sound off in the Kre-O G.I.Joe Retail Sightings Thread!
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The G.I.Joe Collectors Club has sent an e-mail to Club and Mailing List Members advising of a Archive Sale! Check it out - |
On Wednesday (10/08), we will begin a new sale. We are running out of room in the warehouse and we have decided to "thin" down some of the archives. We have been keeping too many of each product for future use/reference and now it is time to reclaim the space! We have been at this for about 20 years so there is quite a lot of different items to choose from... some retail... some sold out exclusives and convention items!
However... we don't have many of any of these products! Some are the only one left!
Starting tomorrow morning we will begin putting up a batch of products each week. This is a very slow process as we have to go through each storage box and verify what is really there. We will send out an email when we post each week.
So, to make this even more fun we are including with each of these products, the below Certificate of Authenticity which if you look closely, has the embossed 1926 Corporate Seal of Hassenfeld Bros. Inc. Providence, RI. We came across this one of a kind item from a collector. We thought you would enjoy having a commemorative imprint from it. This is the FIRST corporate seal that was created when they incorporated in 1926!
Items have already been listed. You can see them here - G.I.Joe Collectors Club Archive Sale. Are you planning on checking out the Archive Sale? Sound off after the break!
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After his defeat at the hands of the Joes, Golobulus knit his wounds, retreated into the darkness, and plotted. For a full year he has been quietly rebuilding his bio-tech empire deep in the Himalayas. While far from the former glory achieved by the Serpent Kings of old, his warriors are still numerous and they have never been more dangerous. |
In addition to his powerful lieutenants, Nemesis Enforcer, Serpentor, and Pythona, he has improved his Royal Guard to become true killing machines. Maybe worst of all, he has deposed Cobra Commander and taken a sizeable Cobra force for himself, modifying these vipers with Cobra-La bio-tech.
It is an unstoppable army the likes of which the world is unprepared to deal with, and it will spread across the globe like a plague… but all hope is not lost. Snake Eyes returns from a solo training mission in the Himalayas with reports of Cobra-La's burgeoning strength, and the Joes rush to meet their eternal enemy at the heart of its power…
Can Bazooka's explosive skills stave off the Cobra-La attack? Will a surprising (if unstable) ally turn the tide for the forces of good? Can the Joes win a second "Clash with the Serpent King?" Find out in the exciting Capture Event on now!
* Nemesis Enforcer (1L) is capturable at the end of Lethal 7.
* Golobulus (one-star Epic of four-star L) is capturable at the end of Lethal 8.
* Lethal 5-8 are much larger maps than usual.
* Breaking News probabilities have been increased slightly.
* The enemies for this event have been empowered, so expect heavy resistance from Golobulus' forces!
* Good luck! Yo Joe!
Download G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND for your Android or iOS device for free at G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND
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| Hasbro has officially announced the rebranding of the Hasbro-Discovery Hub Network to the new Discovery Family. |
We received a press release from Hasbro and they have announced several changes to the program lineup.
The Hub Network will become Discovery Family Channel effective October 13, 2014. The network will broaden its programming focus to serve families in primetime and continue to showcase Hasbro Studios award-winning children's content in daytime.
During the daytime, Discovery Family Channel will offer a robust line up of brand new Hasbro Studios' series as well as beloved library programming, including MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, while during primetime, the network will serve a growing family audience that began to develop under The Hub Network. Primetime programming will draw from Discovery's three decades of leadership in creating the highest-quality, real-world content that appeals to the entire family in the Natural History, Adventure, Animals and Science genres. Initial series will include SUPERHUMAN, TIME WARP, FLYING WILD ALASKA, AFRICA and EXTREME ENGINEERING: BIGGEST REVEALS.
Also, Hasbro’s ownership stake in the channel will drop from 50% to 40% as the programming focus shifts to Hasbro-produced children’s fare in the daytime hours and family-friendly fare in primetime.
Variety reports that Hasbro may turn towards Video-On-Demand or Digital Distribution of their shows in the future:
“Hasbro, meanwhile, gains more flexibility to sell new and existing shows to digital outlets such as Netflix and Amazon. Kidvid is a huge component of overall viewing for the SVOD heavyweights, even though it doesn’t get nearly as much attention in pop culture as original series aimed at adults.”
Hasbro also commented on their future activities for Movies and TV Shows:
“The toymaker is investing big in production through its Burbank-based Hasbro Studios arm. “We are continuing to develop partnerships with the big studios for some of our biggest brands,” [Hasbro CEO Brian] Goldner said. “And you’ll see us developing movies with smaller budgets and strong filmmakers.””
Read the entire Press Release, after the jump.
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Here is some exciting news from some old friends at a new company! |
Former Hasbro employees launch new toy design and manufacturing company Play With This Too!
September 24, 2014
“You can play with their stuff, but you can PLAY WITH THIS TOO.”
Manchester, CT – Several former Hasbro employees and toy industry experts have pulled together to form a new design and manufacturing company named Play With This Too (PWTToo).
Play With This Too's goals include being a top brand developer, designer, manufacturer and wholesale distributor of high-end collectible action figures and toys. Their aim is to target the rapidly growing collector oriented toy market and produce products for both wholesale distribution and exclusives for conventions, retailers and websites.
In February of 2015, Play With This Too will launch a crowd funding campaign to produce their first line of original figures. This debut line will consist of 6” highly articulated action figures with interchangeable parts and weapons. These figures will include intergalactic heroes versus ferocious monsters.
In 2015, Play With This Too will continue to engage with potential licensors to bring official products based on existing brands to market. Later that same year, Play With This Too will begin to offer full service design and manufacturing, as well as intellectual property development for delivery over Transmedia networks.
More information regarding both staff and products will be released at RETROCON (www.retrocons.com) September 27th and 28th, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
About Play With This Too
Former Hasbro Transformers Creative Manager Rik Alvarez founded Play With This Too in August of 2014 after a year of preliminary development.
Their mission is to deliver high-quality products while keeping costs to both retailers and consumers as low as possible.
For a digital asset please follow this link:
To learn more about this company, please email
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The Official Transformers Collectors Club revealed the final color sample for their G.I.Joe/Transformers Crossover Serpent O.R. figure today and in this reporters humble opinion, it's FANTASTIC! |
For those of you that are unfamiliar with the character, Serpent O.R. (Organic Robot) is a humanoid bio mechanical construct from the Generation One continuity. He is also called Serpentor. Serpent O.R. was created in secret by a rogue group in the U.S. Military using captured Decepticon technology, including the remains of Megatron. Here are the details straight from the Club -
A very interesting figure that has appeal to fans of both Transformers and G.I. Joe, this character is a mix of the greatest military minds from throughout human history meshed with Cybertronian technology - Serpent O.R.! As a reminder, the order period will be open through October 2nd, 2014.
You'll need to be a part of the subscription service (and in that respect, a member of the Club) in order to obtain this figure, a single pre-orders across many online vendors have already sold out! You can check out more details here - Transformers Club Website
Are you planning on adding this cool cross over to your collection? Sound off on the Hisstank.com Forums!
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The Joes' time in WarSim is over, but Cobra has not been idle. |
Zanya, Zartan's daughter, has materialized at the Joes' doorstep, claiming to be a defector. Mercenary Wraith has sabotaged Joe operations on numerous occasions, and the talented and deadly spy is still at large. Across the globe, Repeater has his hands full protecting civilians as teh plague-trooper leader Guillotine rallies Cobra troops for operations unknown. A veritable plague of plots breaks out across the globe, and only G.I.Joe can contain them!
Battle with your strongest G.I.Joe squad to contain the thread of the enemy, or command a terror team of Cobra agents and realize your goal of global domination!
- Epic to Legendary Reward - 4 Star Legendary Repeater!
- Rare to Epic Reward - 4 Star Mercenary Wraith!
- PVP Battles!
- Stats Boost +40%!
Download G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND for your Android or iOS device for free at G.I.JOE BATTLEGROUND
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Deadline is reporting that The Hub, a joint venture with Discovery Networks and Hasbro, is no more. The channel will be re-branded in "Discovery: XYZ" fashion, most likely Discovery Family. They will also be taking a larger stake of the channel by acquiring Hasbro shares. Hasbro will retain some interest and continue to provide programming from 9 AM - 3 PM, so we should still see Transformers and other programming on the station. Whether or not they will also get prime time slots for first run episodes, not mentioned here. Check the full details over at Deadline and discuss on the forums!
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