The G.I. Joe Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFi readers answering your latest and greatest G.I. Joe questions. These questions were submitted by AFi readers via our forums.
Q1) Now that we’ve seen the GI Joe Renegade character designs/promos/trailers, can you tell us if the figures (assuming there are figures coming eventually) will be sculpted to match these designs? I don’t mean just in terms of design, but in terms of artistic esthetic as well. The Renegade designs are very streamlined and, in some ways, exaggerated (big baggy pants, tiny ankles on Snake Eyes, etc). Will these cues be carried into the sculpts?
A1) We are working very hard to make sure that we continue to produce figures that appeal to our fans while taking cues from the new Renegades series. While the G.I. Joe figures will be inspired and influenced by the characters and themes in the upcoming G.I. Joe Renegades series, it will not be the defining design or artistic aesthetic.
Q2) With the Pursuit of Cobra line coming and going so quickly, is there any chance that Alley Viper, Jungle Viper, and (especially) Cobra Shock Trooper army builder packs could be offered on the Hasbro Toy Shop site once the strategy shifts gears into Renegades mode? Even something that just comes in a plain, white box, rather than a new packaging design?
A2) We have talked a lot about army building here and are constantly working to figure out how to make army builder figures easier for collectors to get. We will certainly look into ways to make army builder figures more available.
Q3) A lot of the fans of the 25th anniversary were dismayed when that line was ditched en lieu of the Pursuit of Cobra line. I’m a huge, huge fan of the POC line. If there is a Renegades toy line, does the possibility exist to run the Pursuit of Cobra line and Renegades concurrently?
A3) The Pursuit of Cobra line has some of the best G.I. Joe figures that we’ve ever made. The G.I. Joe product inspired and influenced by the characters and themes from the upcoming G.I. Joe Renegades series on the Hub will be available in Fall 2011 in the Pursuit of Cobra line.
If you have a question you would like to ask the GI Joe team, you can submit them via the new thread for 2010 and we’ll get to them in the next round.
Thanks to the Hasbro GI Joe team for the answers!
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