2012 G.I.Joe Convention - Insider’s Guide: G.I. Joe 2013 – Hasbro Panel With Images
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- Panel includes Derryl DePriest, John Warden.
- With the delay in movie toys they don't have a lot new to show this year. Expect more at Toy Fair.
- Hasbro "GI Joe 2013" Panel: showing Spec Ops game play video.
- They want to build a new generation of fans with Retaliation.
- GI Joe Micro Force, smaller than Combat Heroes. Like Star Wars Fighter Pods. Over 80 to collect. They have foot pegs that work with modern vehicles. Will be blind packed.
- New Night Landing vehicle in Alpha vehicles coming with Cobra Eel!
- the Cobra Eel is based on canceled Sigma looking diver figure.
- The Firefly in the 3-pack has bomb accessories that will fit on vehicle foot pegs.
- Bruce Willis thought Rocks figure needed more muscle. Rock wanted more as well after seeing Bruce's figure had more.
- Lady Jaye figure was originally going to be a convention exclusive figure but was then moved to the main line.
- Alley Viper will be getting a vest. Wave 5 Night Viper is moving to wave 3.
- More movie accurate Firefly in Wave 3. Comes with mini hiss.
- Wave 3 also sees a movie accurate Cobra Trooper. Interchangeable heads.
- Wave 3 will also see a movie accurate Duke. Comes with Data Viper drone. Interchangeable heads.
- Wave 4 will see a v2 Snake Eyes. Ultimate version. Has a Timber.
- The wave 5 Crimson Guard comes with a customizable label sheet with rank and division.
- More things will be revealed at Toy Fair.
- Limited articulation on drivers is simple fact they couldn't afford to include them anymore. The alternatives was to have no drivers but felt that would not appeal to kids as much.
- Repainted Blowtorch and Croc Master do exist and made it into production so they don't know why know one has ever seen them yet.
- Dress Blues Gung-Ho inspired the updated Crimson Guard figure.
- Look for a surprise classic vehicle reveal at Toy Fair in 2013.
- Derryl is continuing to push for the Kwinn figure made. He is encouraging fans to make their voices heard if they want to see this figure made along with any other figure in the concept case.
- Derryl is also trying to get the Dollar store Joe figures released in greater numbers. He has had problems finding them himself. Hoping to get them in other stores besides Dollar General.