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 Post subject: SDCC: Latest G.I.Joe info thread!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:01 pm 
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http://i.toynewsi.com/g/?mode=album&alb ... Joe%2F25th

Good stuff, I've never been a huge fan of Serpentor but Zartan looks good as does Lady Jaye. Hard to tell on the Firefly and the Stalker, maybe they should have painted those instead of some of the customs.

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MOD EDIT: renamed the thread to cover all the Hasbro G.I.Joe info. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:19 pm 
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man these look GREAT. I'm a little bummed that Jaye has the cap, but she still looks great overall.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:33 pm 
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I'm really digging the entire line shown. Stalker & FF look to borrow from the SE mold, but even the unpainted protos look good. Shipwreck looks awesome. So does Zartan, but what's with the Cobra sigil on the chest? I like the new Cobra 5-pack, esp the JUMP soldier and Stinger driver. The SS outfit doesn't quite work on this mold though.

I can't wait to see more! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:58 pm 
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What is w/ the custom Sgt. Slaughter -- what a tease!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:53 am 
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I must go out and find (then purchase) all the Anniversary Joes available now (They don't seem to be around by me yet)

Then I have to clear room for the rest of these because by god are they impressive. Can't wait to get them all....

And those customs are a terrible tease

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:10 am 
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The SDCC Destro is proving to be a challenge. My buddy there said it Wed's allotment sold out last night and already today the ones for Thursday are gone. Ebay here I come... :?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:10 pm 
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From AJ and Recondo at JBL:

John Warden is the new guy who seems to basically be in charge of most of the 25A stuff (at least the looks of it, etc).

Warden is NOT a fan of "updated looks".. he wants classic characters in classic uniforms. The "updated" Serpentor was not his idea, and by the time he was made aware of it, it was too late to change him back. This is apparently true for a few other figures and/or certain aspects of some of the figures.

There will be an additional wave at the very end of 2007.. so expect some 2008 stuff a little early.

According to Warden, Hasbro did NOT order any mid-forearm swivel joints on figures that did not have gloves (Duke, Flint, etc). They were all supposed to be wrist joints that the factory in China changed without authorization. True? not true? That's what he said. He plans to work many of the current problems out, & they are well aware of them (the mid-forearm joint, poor elbows on some figures, the "sitting problem", etc. Improvements won't likely show up before 2008 because the 2007 figs are more-less at the factory stage already.

Vehicles are being strongly considered, but don't hold your breath until the figure line is well established & running smoothly.

Warden absolutely wants to do both comic and toon characters... he pretty much confirmed it. He avoided confirming exact names, but there are very obvious ones that always come to mind.. Venom, etc.

It was actually Warden's idea to do the silver logo trooper because he liked the viper glider pilot.. & then the red logo's would be available in the 5-pack. When told that most fans would probably appreciate the red logo for the troopers, he said that he is a HUGE blueshirt/army builder fan & plans to basically have blueshirts available continuously.. similar to the SW clones/stormtroopers, etc. In other words, every year should see 1 or 2 new blueshirt release(s).

The black & gray Timber are supposed to be dead even at 50%-50%. he has no idea why the black is showing up as more rare right now, but suspects that as the figures come out, the 50-50 will become apparent.

He mentioned that Stalker will be a 50-50 variant too.. his camo colors inverted (similar to the 2 comic pack Stalkers, where the colors were reversed with the second Stalker).

Dwight is off of the Joe line now.. he's working on another line that Hasbro believes will be huge next year.

Beach Head's head is pretty big.. Warden directed the sculptor working on ti to make it smaller, but as they kept doing revisions, they ran out of time for the head change, so Warden was forced (Hasbro deadlines) to send Beach Head to the factory as-is.

Warden DID hint that if the line does well, he very badly wants to go back and re-do a few of the early figures (Duke, etc), however, capital for a re-do can only come from solid sales.. soooo... not sure what to expect. The re-do would mostly be about the corrected joints.

Warden is not a fan of painted weapons. He said that it takes multiple paint washes and a lot of money to do that. We'll likely not see many painted weapons after 2007, but this is a good thing (in Warden's opinion) because all the money saved on the painted weapons will go towards the actual figures, etc. They WILL, however, continue to get unique accessories, even though they won't be painted.


*whew*

That's about as much as I can remember from what AJ said.. hopefully when he gets back from the con, he'll chime in.


http://www.joebattlelines.com/forums/vi ... hp?t=13219

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:12 pm 
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Sounds like the line is in good hands! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:32 pm 
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Pics of painted protos of Firefly, Shipwreck & Red Ninja:

http://joebattlelines.com/conventions/sdcc07.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:21 pm 
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Bad News for those still trying to snag the Destro, from JBL:

Also, AJ said that both Destros are SOLD OUT...across the board...for the entire con. Gone. Done. He said they were the very first con items to sell out at the SDCC. He's not sure if it is because popularity or a small figure run or both...but I guess a lot of people didn't get one...

What a freaking mess. Looks like ebay now. :evil:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:08 am 
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That sucks and blows, they are still relatively cheap on eBay but sold out by Thursday is crazy.

Oh and that Shipwreck is kinda disappointing.

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The Red Ninja is meh... but The rest are very cool.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:08 am 
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Despite how Hasbro handled selling Destro, I still applaud them for choosing an appropriate exclusive for the con. I want this figure. However, the likelihood of not getting one doesn't bother me since it's just a variation on the character. I can still be happy with the regular Destro once I find him.


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