Tag: gi joe


by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2012
Commemorative Exhibit Features Dozens of Timeless Playthings – From a 1905 Richard Steiff Teddy Bear To a 1976 Hello Kitty Plush Toy – Providing Visitors with a Look Back in Time at The Legendary Toy Store   WAYNE, NJ (February 22, 2012) – Since 1862, one brand has embodied whimsical, high-quality, innovative toys. Now celebrating…


by Daniel Pickett
February 17, 2012
SideshowCollectibles.com revamped their flex-pay program this week to make it even easier for fans to get what they want.


by Daniel Pickett
February 9, 2012
Hasbro put out a press release today highlighting all of the brands they will be showcasing at their showroom at Toy Fair 2012.   There’s a lot of information provided below, some that will appeal to AFi readers, some that won’t.   Their brands are listed in alphabetical order so you can scan the list for your…


by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 3, 2012
Only days after revealing the first images of G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie toys, Hasbro’s own G.I. Joe website has shown new thumbnail images for a large run of G.I. Joe: Retaliation toys, including more figures, vehicles, and role play items!  Also shown are the Hasbro SDCC Exclusives – two versions of Jinx, and a Decepticon…


by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
G.I. Joe Retaliation Super Bowl Trailer I get the sense this was leaked and not supposed to be out yet.  So watch it while you can.  


by Daniel Pickett
February 1, 2012
In the weeks before Toy Fair 2012, many companies have reached out to major media outlets to help the tease their new product. Just this week we have seen: Hasbro revealed their GI Joe: Retaliation movie figures to USA Today. MTV Geek got an exclusive look at Playmates new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line. Wired…


by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
gijoecon2012tease2-150x150.jpg The following message was sent out by the G.I. Joe Collector Club: Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control with the anticipated venue for the convention, the dates of GIJoeCon will now be June 28-July 1 at a new venue, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. We apologize for any problems or issues this…


by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
December 27, 2011
As the years have gone by and I’ve gotten older (and wiser?) I’ve come to notice that every time one of our  distinguished men of AFi have posted pictures of their past childhood holiday toy pictures that something has been missing from my life: namely, and similar pictures of MY childhood Christmases filled with toys….


by Daniel Pickett
April 20, 2011
Our pals (and sponsors) at BigBadToyStore.com reached out to us today to let us know that they now have GI Joe Wave 04 in stock.   New G.I. Joe figures are tricky to find these dayswith some stores backed up with old product and a lot of Walmarts dropping them from their most recent seasonal…


by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2011
Hasbro’s 2011 G.I. Joe Convention Parachute Drop For those of you who couldn’t make it to Orlando recently for the G.I. Joe Convention to witness the parachute drop, don’t worry – we’re bringing it to you!  Hasbro kicked off the G.I. Joe Convention with the fan-favorite parachute drop, where 300 3.75" G.I. JOE action figures were tossed off the roof of the…


by Daniel Pickett
April 1, 2011
“G.I. JoeCon” Will Kickoff With Hundreds Of Paratrooper Action Figures Sailing Down From Atop The Convention Center PROVIDENCE, RI – MARCH 31, 2011 – It has been seven years since its last tour in Orlando, but the G.I. JOE Convention – G.I. JoeCon, hosted by the G.I. JOE Collectors’ Club and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS),…


by Daniel Pickett
February 23, 2011
Last month we were offered a chance by our friends at Hasbro to ask a bonus Q&A question about GI Joe Renegades from the Hasbro toys team and the HUB animation team.  I threw the offer out to the boards and our own Man of Action ‘Caped Crusader’ came back with a great question.  Unfortunately…


by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2011
Our Hasbro coverage is now online and being labelled as I type! Lots of shots from the showroom in New York from Toy Fair 2011, showing new GI Joe, Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel Comics and lots more. Go there now!  


by Daniel Pickett
January 31, 2011
We at AFi are saddened to learn today of the passing of Boyd Kirkland.  Boyd Kirkland died Wednesday waiting for a lung transplant at UCLA at the age of 60.  Boyd was a key member of the animation teams on many of our favorite animated series such as Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men Evolution, G.I…


by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
We just received the following from Hasbro: Last night, Clement Sauve — G.I. JOE: RENEGADES’ Character Designer (and resident Canadian) — passed away at age 33 after a brief illness.  We want fans to know that no one on the planet was prouder of G.I. JOE RENEGADES than Clem; it was his first experience with…


by Daniel Pickett
November 3, 2010
Premiere Event Includes: Back-to-Back Original Episodes; Behind-the-Scenes Special “Hub Exclusive: ‘G.I. Joe Renegades’” LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Coming this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to The Hub, a cable network for kids and their families, is a special two-part premiere of the new half-hour, action-adventure animated series “G.I. Joe Renegades,” Friday, November 26. The Hub is a…


by Daniel Pickett
October 22, 2010
 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…


by Daniel Pickett
September 2, 2010
Today is exactly one month to the day that we received the terrible, tragic news of  the passing of my friend Eddie Wires.   Today it is our honor at AFi to be able to reprint the tribute that Eddie’s best friend Bill "Billy" Mancuso wrote after Eddie’s passing.   Some of you will remember Bill,…


by Daniel Pickett
September 1, 2010
Earlier this week the team at Hasbro sent out some new images of upcoming product.   We’ll be update with this images throughout the week. Today we have some new  Marvel Universe, Super Hero Squad… and one lone GI Joe image.   MARVEL UNIVERSE     SUPER HERO SQUAD  GI JOE  


by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2010
   The Hasbro PR team sent out the following message out this morning regarding the SDCC exclusive versions of GI Joe’s Sgt. Slaughter: To the G.I. JOE fan community, The passion displayed since Comic-Con on fan-forums regarding the special edition Sgt. Slaughter figures has been truly remarkable.  It proves that there is a huge appetite…