Hasbro’s Reveals from G.I. JoeCon 2015
April 11, 2015
This afternoon at G.I. JoeCon in Springfield, IL, the Hasbro G.I. Joe brand team unveiled new items from this year’s Toys “R” Us-exclusive G.I. Joe toy line.  They also revealed the 2 SDCC exclusive sets.  See below for all of the reveals:

SDCC EXCLUSIVES (Available: July 2015)

G.I. JOE CRIMSON STRIKE: Available in the Hasbro Toy Shop booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Features the Cobra Scythe jet and the G.I. Joe Chimera. Includes Grunt, Ralph “Steeler” Pulaski, A.V.A.C. & Alley Viper Officer figures. Approximate Retail Price: $99.99.
SDCC Crimson Strike
G.I. JOE DESERT DUEL: Available from Toys “R” Us at the Entertainment Earth booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Features the F.O.E. Striker and the Cobra Basilisk. Includes Night Fox, Philip “Chuckles” Provost, Elite Horseman and Cobra Air Trooper. Approximate Retail Price: $59.99
SDCC Desert Duel

TOYS “R” US EXCLUSIVES (Available: August 2015)

G.I. JOE DESERT DUEL: Features the F.O. E. Striker and the Cobra Basilisk. Includes Philip “Chuckles” Provost and the Elite Horseman. Approximate Retail Price: $49.99
Desert Duel
G.I. JOE SILENT STRIKE: Features the G.I. Joe Skystriker taking on the H.I.S.S. Tank. Includes Brad “Ace” Armbruster, Sightline, H.I.S.S. Gunner and Driver, filecards and accessories. Approximate Retail Price: $59.99
Silent Strike

G.I. JOE OUTNUMBERED TEAM PACKS (Approximate Retail Price: $19.99)

Chase for the MASS Device: Includes Conrad” Duke” Hauser, Cobra Commander, Cobra C.L.A.W.S. Trooper, filecards and accessories
Chase for the MASS Device 3pk
Sneak Attack: Includes Bazooka, Firefly, Specialist Dusty, filecards and accessories
Sneak Attack 3pk
Vanishing Act: Includes Torpedo, Hit & Run, Zartan and accessories
Vanishing Act 3pk
Rock Rampage: Includes Alpine, Rock Viper, Cobra Shock Trooper, filecards and accessories
Rock Rampage 3pk

G.I. JOE VERSUS 2-PACKS (Approximate Retail Price: $14.99)

Marine Devastation: Includes Gung-Ho vs. Cobra Shadow Guard with filecards and accessories
Marine Devastation 2pk
Hunt For Cobra Commander: Includes Shipwreck vs. Cobra Commander with filecards and accessories
Hunt For Cobra Commander 2pk
Classic Clash: Includes Spirit Iron-Knife vs. Storm Shadow with filecards and accessories
Classic Clash 2pk
Troop Build-Up: Includes Steel Brigade vs. Iron Grenadier with filecards and accessories
Troop Buildup 2pk
Swamp Steam: Includes Blowtorch vs. Croc Master with filecards and accessories
Swamp Steam 2pk
Daniel Pickett

Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com,
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

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