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2009 G.I. Joe Con: The Hasbro Panel (Updated w/Images)
GI Joe: Jay Cochran - 2009.08.14
Card sends in this report from the Hasbro panel that took place at the G.I. Joe Convention going on in Kansas City this weekend.

Introductions: the new G.I.Joe brand managers, Steve Bono.

Rise of Cobra had a world wide opening of 98mm at the box office which was the second highest opening ever in the month of August for a non-sequel.

2010 releases:

2010 The Pursuit of Cobra, Jungle ,Urban, Desert, Arctic Search For Cobras Ultimate Weapon is the theme.

Vehicles:

GI Joe Cycle Armor With Ashiko (cycle turns into armour)

Armored Panther with Outback

Cobra Ice Cutter (ice tank) repaint Snow Serpent officer

Hiss Attack Scout with Sand Viper

Cobra Fury Tank(repainted Rage) with Alley Viper

Snow cat with Whiteout

Sand Serpent(repaint Night Raven) with Star Viper

There will be an all-new Hiss Tank , new mold, moving treads, cockpit and a pop up gunners station, new guns, pops up and pivots.

New figures:

Ripcord Jungle Assault

Duke City Strike

Snake Eyes City Strike

Storm Shadow Arctic Threat

Desert Viper

Duke Arctic Threat

Snow Job Arctic Threat

Destro Arctic Threat

Elite Ice Viper

Storm Shadow Jungle Assault

Zartan Desert Battle comes with Falcon(Falcon has a removable hood)

Ripcord Desert Battle

Snake Eyes Arctic threat comes with a new Timber

Duke Jungle Assault

Cobra Commander Jungle Assault

Jungle Viper (jungle assault cobra sniper)

Recondo Jungle Assault

scarlet city strike

Firefly City Strike

Heavy Duty Desert Battle

Mail Away:

Cobra Commander Carded Figure.

No plans for a Terror Drome at this time.

Check back shortly for images from the panel and the Hasbro booth.
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Kyver
2009-08-21
9:33 pm

[quote name='Admiral Hunter' post='16590773' date='Aug 19 2009, 02:19 AM']I hate to break it to you... DTC wouldn't sell... They already tried it once. Different product construction, same product. -Kevin I hate to break it to you, but the DTC stuff that wouldn't sell was stuff ... read more 
Kyver
2009-08-21
9:24 pm

[quote name='satanicviper' post='16590753' date='Aug 18 2009, 11:58 PM']I think Hasbro should have the alternative lines (resolute, 25th ARAH) sold DTC and keep their ROC and POC (which is basically the same universe it seems) via mass retail. Then they'll find out the real interest of each ... read more 
Kyver
2009-08-21
6:25 pm

[quote name='Dethgoblin' post='16591379' date='Aug 21 2009, 02:03 PM']I liked resolute but I aint gonna obsess over every resolute figure. I think the roadblock figure looks awful! and I hated sgt stalkers design I liked Roadblock. Wasn't too crazy about Sgt Stalkers design myself. I... read more 
Kyver
2009-08-21
6:25 pm

[quote name='Jmacq1' post='16591339' date='Aug 21 2009, 09:41 AM']As I've said to others, this theory doesn't really hold water given the way Hasbro treats all their boys' toy lines. Hasbro always ends up dipping back into the "classic" well [i]eventually[/i]. [b]Always[/b]... read more 
Dethgoblin
2009-08-21
6:03 pm

I liked resolute but I aint gonna obsess over every resolute figure. I think the roadblock figure looks awful! and I hated sgt stalkers design 
Jmacq1
2009-08-21
1:41 pm

[quote name='Kyver' post='16591086' date='Aug 20 2009, 12:38 PM']Just wanted to add something else. This isn't to Jmacq1, just my general overall impressions. I think it's pretty clear what's happening here. Hasbro is trying to build up the G I Joe brand and it "get it out t... read more 
Kyver
2009-08-20
4:38 pm

Just wanted to add something else. This isn't to Jmacq1, just my general overall impressions. I think it's pretty clear what's happening here. Hasbro is trying to build up the G I Joe brand and it "get it out there" and in doing so they are attempting to attract fans from a... read more 
Kyver
2009-08-20
4:24 pm

[quote name='Jmacq1' post='16591069' date='Aug 20 2009, 10:40 AM']Y'know, a bunch of folks keep saying "It's Metal Gear Solid influencing the Joes!" Why does no one stop to consider that G.I. Joe very much seems to have influenced Metal Gear Solid to begin with? If anyth... read more 
Jmacq1
2009-08-20
2:40 pm

Y'know, a bunch of folks keep saying "It's Metal Gear Solid influencing the Joes!" Why does no one stop to consider that G.I. Joe very much seems to have influenced Metal Gear Solid to begin with? If anything, it's a reciprocal circle. Colorful, gimmicky villains? Che... read more 
Kyver
2009-08-20
1:46 pm

[quote name='Jmacq1' post='16589783' date='Aug 16 2009, 11:10 AM']Here's another question/litmus test for some of you on not liking the "newer" designs for old characters (Recondo, Snow Job, Firefly, Jungle Viper, etc...): If these characters in those designs had walked across the ... read more 
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