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2012 G.I.Joe Convention: Behind the Scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Hasbro Panel

2012_GIJOE_Convention: Jay Cochran - 2012.06.30
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- On the panel - Logan Lubera and Joe From Hasbro Marketing.

- They wanted a more realistic look for the toys and less fantasy look

- Logan Lubera designed the Battle Kata weapons system used in the film as well as the toy line

- The Rock is a huge Joe Fan.

- Terry Crewes auditioned for a role in the movie.

- Each character for both Cobra and Joe has three own signature weapon.

- Jinx was originally going to wear a red outfit but they were afraid she would blend in to much with the other Red Ninja's so they changed it to yellow.

- Jinx' mountain combat uniform is based on Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon.

- A lot went into the designs for each character.

- Hasbro "Retaliation" Panel: showing design evolution of characters, including Cobra Commander and Roadblock.

- The plan for Firefly was to make him the Boba Fett of the G.I.Joe Universe.

- Snake-Eye's outfit was made to be more flexible for this movie. Ray Park wanted something easier to work in.

- Q&A but they won't take questions about the delay of the movie.

- They really wanted it to be THE GI Joe movie and they feel the accomplished that.

- There will be plenty of Easter Eggs, vehicles, character and more Cobra troops that we haven't seen yet. Flint will be in the movie a lot more than what we have seen in the trailers.

- Bruce Willis did a lot of ad-libing for the movie.

- Early toys were based on conceptual drawings. Toys released later on will be more movie based.

- All products including wave 1 will be shipping in 2013.


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