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2021 Hasbro Pulse Con - Day 2 Coverage - G.I. Joe Panel Coverage


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The second day of Hasbro's virtual Pulse-Con kicks off with the G.I. Joe brand panel. On panel today will be Emily, Marketing, Lenny, Design, Chris, Engineering and Cory, Sculpting.
 

 
We will be updating with the latest product reveals and images so be sure to refresh your browser over the course of the next hour. Look for new products announced today to go up for pre-order starting at 5pm ET at places like our sponsors BigBadToyStore.com and EntertainmentEarth.

Also the Pulse-Con exclusive G.I. Joe Classified Series Master of Disguise Zartan Action Figure will be available starting at 4pm ET for premium members and 5pm for everyone else. Hasbro yesterday for the exclusives that went live started out as for purchase and then switched over to pre-orders. I suspect we will see something similar happen today. That means if you end up having to pre-order you will have to wait longer to get it but you will get it.

More to come...
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For GIJoe Classified the BAT. Has multiple hands and weapon parts. Also 2 heads. GIJoe Package artwork will be offered as posters on trendsinternational.com. The BAT will not be going up for pre-order today. No idea if this will be an exclusive or general release.

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They are adding two new sub-teams for GIJoe with Tiger Force and Python Patrol which will be Target exclusives. They say Target has fixed their pre-order problems with these.

Three figures being shown: Tiger Force Outback,

 

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Three figures being shown: Tiger Force Outback who is a little bigger than Duke and uses a new body. Has arm hair deco.

Python Patrol Viper which is a repaint of the regular Viper.

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Classic Storm Shadow which will be a general release. And Deluxe Croc Master.

Spirit, Storm  Shadow and Croc Master will all be up for pre-order at 5pm ET today everywhere.

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Do you remember what it was like to sit in front of the TV and wait for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero to come on after school? Or the pure unfiltered joy you got from hanging on to every mission? We do, and we want that for you. The Skystriker, o-ring Ace, and o-ring Wayne Ruthel aim to help you grab ahold of that feeling again. They’ll supply you with immediate out-the-box display possibilities that are sure to transport you back to the 1980s in style. Set your sights on all three unlocks and you’ve got a killer operation. Join us on this major mission by funding today!

This HasLab begins NOW and ends on December 7th (45 days after)
 

 

If funded, we will begin shipping in the Spring of 2023.

Initiate the Mission: 10,000 backers needed to successfully fund

The Skystriker

-The Skystriker soars into action with over 200 deco ops!
-You’ll immediately notice the quality of engineering, right down to the moveable joystick in the cockpit.
-The cockpit isn’t the only feature to get an update. There are all new functioning landing levers, one for landing gear and one for wings, swappable black tail fins to match the packaging art, a useable tow hook, and multiple options for dog bone pins to customize weapon load out.
-The sculptural integrity is miles ahead of previous Skystriker This combat jet is made to last.
-It’s customizable! The Skystriker comes with different sets of high-quality decals. One set to look like the Skystriker we know and love, and one to look like an F-14 Tomcat! Plus, additional stickers of the pilot’s names to put on the window for that extra personalized touch. AND a second canopy to decorate the heck out of with all those stickers.

The Accessories

-No combat jet can be ever ready without a re-fueler tank and ammo cart. With new deco and pit crew design, the re-fueler tank and ammo cart are prepared to aid the Skystriker on any missions.
-ring your G.I. Joe battle display to the next level with an arsenal of blast effects pieces and missiles. The showdown display possibilities are nearly endless.
-Pose your favorite figures doing some maintenance work on the Skystriker with the included ladder and fuel tanks.
-Pose the Skystriker at multiple death-defying angles with the jet stand and recreate scenes from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and your childhood.



The 3 3/4 – inch, O-Ring Figures

-The original combat pilot, the o-ring Ace action figure is here and reporting for duty in his original deco
-Adding to the nostalgic, the o-ring Wayne Ruthel co-pilot action figure is included as an homage the character look inspired by the original art on the Skystriker
-Plus, two fabric parachutes for all those “tossing out of the treehouse” needs

More Backers, More Possibilities

Not quite endless, but definitely epic.

There are 3 possible additions to this combat crew, upping the worldbuilding potential of this HasLab to new heights.


Unlock 1 – 13,000 backers

Scarlett O-Ring Action Figure in Flight Suit

Don’t mess with Scarlett unless you’re ready for a heck of a fight. Clad in the iconic flight suit she wore when she first burst onto the G.I. Joe: A Real American here scene, o-ring Scarlett comes with a crossbow accessory to maximize her action capabilities. Never created before, and exclusive to this HasLab, o-ring Scarlett gives is a modern throwback to Real American Hero.


Unlock 2 – 16,000 backers

Rip Cord O-Ring Action Figure in Night Force Colors

You can’t keep o-ring Rip Cord down. This airborne infantry demolitions specialist in Night Force colors has never been created before and is exclusive to this HasLab. Nothing rattles Rip Cord, maybe that’s because he’s always ready. This O-Ring Rip Cord figure comes with multiple accessories that mirror the original action figure, like re-breather, helmet, and parachute backpack.


Unlock 3 – 18,000 backers

2 Pit Crew O-Ring Action Figures & Cloth Parachutes

The Pit Crew is here! These newly created HasLab o-ring Pit Crew action figures bring you back to where G.I. Joe began with design and deco exclusive to this project. Picture them waving in the Skystriker from another successful mission with their ground crew wands accessories. This attention to detail and design helps create that sense of military precision we love to see at The Pit.

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The nostalgia is REAL with the G.I. Joe O-Ring Retro Collection Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow collection! You read that right, we're bringing back the original o-ring design to these classic heroes and villains! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 1982 animated series with this 2-pack of figures on their own Retro cardbacks! Available for pre-order today beginning at 4:00pm ET for Hasbro Pulse Premium Members and 5:00pm ET for all fans!

 

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I prefer this Classified Storm Shadow to the images him with the  Bane mask and the Yakuza tattoo on the arm, but it bothers me a bit that everything they unveiled for Classified was very VERY classic, and I'm concerned about what it means for the line going forward.

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Best GI Joe reveals to date... I will buy everything... The classified figures are amazing, specially Croc Master and the Bat. The o-ring retros are a must and the Haslab I will back it up just like I did with the Victory Saber...😃✌️

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57 minutes ago, Satam said:

I prefer this Classified Storm Shadow to the images him with the  Bane mask and the Yakuza tattoo on the arm, but it bothers me a bit that everything they unveiled for Classified was very VERY classic, and I'm concerned about what it means for the line going forward.

Yeah they seemed to listen to the feedback and decided to go pretty much total classic looks now.

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33 minutes ago, JayC said:

Yeah they seemed to listen to the feedback and decided to go pretty much total classic looks now.

If this is the direction now, It's an overcorrection IMO. There can and should be room for both classic and modern in Classified. The GI Joe toy designs have all evolved over time, long before Classified was a thing. While the updates to series 1 were pretty silly, it's hard to argue that the modern but familiar updates with a bit of sci-fi flair on Baroness and Major Bludd weren't phenomenal. The Alley Viper design that's been on the back of the packaging is among their best redesigns and would make an amazing figure. The aesthetic is high-tech and almost alien (as in extraterrestrial) but still totally recognizable as an Alley Viper.
That the battle damaged head on the B.A.T matches the one from the apparently leaked images seen on Instagram and Hisstank this summer would seem to confirm that the Alley Viper head seen with it and other Alley Viper bits seem later may indeed be legit and that the box art design will not make it into toy form.
If future Classfied redesigns have all been scrapped in favor of '80s, '80s, '80s, I think it's a real shame. Because they were clearly capable of making some damn good ones.

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