HasLab G.I. Joe Classified H.I.S.S. Tank is LIVE!

by toynewman
June 29, 2022
Never before has an undertaking such as this occurred – our project is the first 6-inch scale G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. vehicle for which everyone has been clamoring. A mere $299.99 grants backers the base offering of my technological wonder, the H.I.S.S., as well as a highly-articulated Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver Action Figure with premium deco, detailing, and articulation for poseability. The vehicle itself contains an astounding level of detail and features allowing for myriad posing and display options.

This crowdfunded project will run from June 29th 2022 11:00AM ET to August 15th 11:59PM ET. If successful, the project will begin shipping Fall 2023.

*Early-Bird Special Offering: Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician Figure:


If the HasLab G.I. JOE Classified Series HISS Tank campaign reaches its minimum goal of 8,000 backers before 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, all project backers will receive the exclusive G.I. JOE Classified Series Cobra HISS Tactician figure.

Pre-order yours via Hasbropulse.com!


Multiple Classified Stretch Goal Unlocks:


Beyond this mechanical marvel I have developed, Cobra Commander has tasked me with implementing several potential enhancements to the base offering of the G.I Joe Classified Series H.I.S.S. vehicle. Scrap Iron and I are devising upgrades to expand its destructive capabilities. But that is all dependent upon the whims of our financial backers. Should enough investors fund the campaign, we shall reveal those Classified offerings in due time.

8,000 backers to fully fund the campaign
10,000 backers to unlock Cobra H.I.S.S. Classified Upgrade #1
12,000 backers to unlock Cobra H.I.S.S. Classified Upgrade #2
14,000 backers to unlock Cobra H.I.S.S. Classified Upgrade #3
16,000 backers to unlock Cobra H.I.S.S. Classified Upgrade #4

Early-Bird Special Offering: Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician Action Figure inspired by Ron Rudat’s designs:

The Baroness is fond of reminding me of that insipid platitude of the early bird getting the worm, but in this instance, it seems rather fitting. As a means of incentivizing backers to ensure the successful funding of the H.I.S.S. project early in the campaign, our HasLab partners have concocted their own devious schemes. If the project fully funds by reaching 8,000 backers within the first week of launch (before midnight on Wednesday July 6th), everyone who backs the H.I.S.S. HasLab project through the end of the campaign will receive an exclusive Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician figure with deco inspired by the designs of legendary G.I. Joe designer Ron Rudat – the very man who put me, Destro, in an iron mask. Backers will get to help choose the color-scheme inspiration for the final deco of the Tactician figure once the campaign ends. And remember, each figure included in the offering is exclusive to the HasLab, and will be individually boxed with its own artwork, and number in the G.I. Joe Classified Series sequence. Should the base offering of the campaign not fund within that window, the opportunity to acquire your own Tactician figure will be lost forever.
The fate of the Cobra H.I.S.S. Campaign is in your hands

With the successful funding of the G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. project I shall bring the world to its knees. But until then, its fate lies solely in the hands of the backers. They and they alone wield the true power to bring my vision to fruition. They must attain a minimum of 8,000 backers before the end of the campaign on August 15th or else Cobra shall never unleash its might upon the forces of G.I. Joe. We cannot allow those do-gooders to triumph. Let the countdown commence!


Cobra partners with HasLab for world domination:

As a result, M.A.R.S. Industries has subcontracted HasLab, who were unwitting accomplices in our Cobra Hack of the G.I. Joe Skystriker campaign, to crowdfund the production and distribution of the first-ever G.I Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. (High Speed Sentry) vehicle in 6-inch scale. They will carry the water to realize my genius. They need to reach 8,000 backers to officially fund the project. This HasLab campaign begins June 29th and ends in 47 days just before midnight on August 15th. If funded, they anticipate final delivery in Fall of 2023.


First time in 6-inch scale:


Never before has an undertaking such as this occurred – our project is the first 6-inch scale G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. vehicle for which everyone has been clamoring. A mere $299.99 grants backers the base offering of my technological wonder, the H.I.S.S., as well as a highly-articulated Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver Action Figure with premium deco, detailing, and articulation for poseability. The vehicle itself contains an astounding level of detail and features allowing for myriad posing and display options.


Multiple lighting combinations with Cobra Insignia Beacon:


The H.I.S.S. vehicle contains battery-powered interior and exterior LED lighting features. At the push of a single button, you can turn on the H.I.S.S.-vision lights, the interior cockpit heads-up display, headlights, fog lights, rear Cobra convoy lights, and, most impressively, the Cobra Insignia Beacon. This unique invention of M.A.R.S. Industries projects the Cobra logo on the ground ahead of the vehicle.

I’ve teamed with Dr. Mindbender to enhance this projection with his special combination of “illuminator intimidator” rays that will surely send the Joes cowering in fear should they cross the path of the beams. A secondary red LED light illuminates the rear cargo space to preserve any troopers’ night vision when the door is lowered, and they deploy.


M.A.R.S. Industries Feature Innovations:


Only my technological brilliance could possibly have engineered the state-of-the-art weapon accessories and design achievements offered by the G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. vehicle. It’s a modern update of the original classic Cobra armored terror. I have instructed the HasLab Marketing team to draft a comprehensive list of features that is readily digestible by even the most provincial layman:

Functioning wheels with moving treads: Rotating sprockets and wheels spin as the treads roll forward or backward.
Elaborately-detailed command cockpit interior: The Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver Action Figure sits buckled with a 5-point harness adorned with Cobra logo before an illuminated control panel. You can pose the figure operating the articulated joystick and throttle controls while targeting Joe combatants.
“Gull-wing” Canopy: The vehicle comes with features “gull wing” functioning doors with independent right and left sides that lift from center hinges allowing the Driver to enter from either side of the H.I.S.S.
Rear Cargo Bay: The rear personnel platform provides standing room for additional troops who can be posed holding the functional handrails. Below that is a retractable tow hitch on the rear of the vehicle. The center of the personnel platform flips up allowing the rear cargo door to drop. That reveals an illuminated troop transport cargo space. Inside is a jump seat and a weapon accessory storage rack.
Articulated turret with poseable cannon accessories: The 360-degree rotating turret includes control details and fits an additional G.I. Joe Classified Series Action Figure (sold separately). The Double “Diablo” Cannon accessories can swivel and elevate independently from one another.
Removable engine cover detail: Behind the cockpit sits the M.A.R.S.-developed HISS-CS22 propulsion unit detail beneath a removable cover. It connects to side exhaust port details.
Removable armor plating skirt: The Cobra H.I.S.S. comes with a removable armor plating skirt detail with reactive armor to provide extra protection for the road wheels
Extendable cockpit boarding ladders: Flip-down boarding ladders descend from each side of the H.I.S.S. granting the Driver easier access to the cockpit.

G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver 6-Inch Scale Action Figure:

What H.I.S.S. would be complete without its Driver? This G.I. Joe Classified Series figure included in the base offering comes ready for action, with multiple points of articulation for high poseability along with 4 weapon accessories. It comes individually boxed with its own artwork and number in the G.I. Joe Classified Series sequence, and will only be available through this HasLab offering. Anyone like me who cannot abide incompleteness in their collections should be certain to back this campaign to ensure no glaring omissions on their shelves.

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Satam - 2022-08-17 @ 2:33 am

I'm really wishing I'd gotten two, but I just don't have the space for it (don't really have the space for one right now, either). Emily said on IG that the numbers will be adjusted up, because they don't include overseas retailer orders that were done where Hasbro Pulse isn't a thing, so there is a possibility that the Hiss Tank could potentially overtake Galactus in the next few weeks.

TheCellarDoor - 2022-08-16 @ 9:59 pm

I really cant wait to get this. I had the 2nd hiss tank I believe (gray) and it was my favorite joe vehicle. I remember getting it at brandlees one year when they did some midnight sale when they opened at midnight. I got this and the mud fighter with dog fighter 4 in the back, 2 in the front and 1 up top loved that. Might be more excited for this than Galactus, both turtle vans, thunder tank, elite ring transformers saber. This is snake mountain level excitement and excrement shooting all over the walls as I worry how Im going to keep collecting with prices this high aeh throw it on a card and worry about it later. Ill just feed the dogs and fill up on city water.

Roadpigmaster - 2022-08-16 @ 1:06 am
5 hours ago, TroyToy said:

So the only way to get the nice retro Commander is to buy the overpriced tank?? @##@@ thieves.

There is always eBay!?

ucsf - 2022-08-15 @ 10:48 pm
On 8/14/2022 at 1:31 PM, JayC said:

The whole point of the Haslab is it allows them to release things they basically can't get released at retail because they can produce it in smaller numbers than they would if it was a general release. No compared to a general release item this isn't a lot, but that's because retailers like Walmart and Target have little interest in carrying something that takes up so much shelf space and costs so much. And its Walmart and Target that would have to carry it to have any hope of selling anywhere near those kind of production numbers. If Walmart and or Target carried this the likely outcome is they would sit on shelves collecting dust until discounted and clearanced out. That outcome of course would be great for collectors but not for the manufacturer and retailers.

Plus at the SDCC panel, fans were told that Hasbro has a strict rule on the boxed items' sizes. In this case, the HISS will definitely exceed their limits, which is a huge no to general releases.

ransomz - 2022-08-15 @ 10:38 pm
2 hours ago, KingOfAllWildThings said:

This will not be the only way to get a nice retro decod Cobra Commander. In fact, well probably get a better one.

I was just thinking the same thing

KingOfAllWildThings - 2022-08-15 @ 8:20 pm

21 minutes ago, TroyToy said:

So the only way to get the nice retro Commander is to buy the overpriced tank?? @##@@ thieves.

This will not be the only way to get a nice retro decod Cobra Commander. In fact, well probably get a better one.

While this figure is styled like the vintage and even cartoon inspired this is a very particular version. The chest emblem mimics a rare early misprint.

So yeah if you want this specific homage then youre gonna need to back the HasLab*. But there is no doubt that Hasbro is going to reuse this mold with a proper Cobra logo in the not too distant future.*Or wait in till they start popping up on Ebay by the thousands. My guess is a significant portion of backers will try and sell this error version of Cobra Commander to recoup some of the cost**. But with 20k backers I doubt theyll even be able to get much more than a deluxe figures price.

** Its certainly my plan

TL;DR, youll have reasonable options

TroyToy - 2022-08-15 @ 7:59 pm

So the only way to get the nice retro Commander is to buy the overpriced tank?? @##@@ thieves.

thepoey - 2022-08-15 @ 4:27 pm
On 8/14/2022 at 8:50 AM, Faceless said:

To those of you who are veteran Haslab backers:When does it usually charge? Is it immediately at campaign end, 24 hours later ("one day"), or some time in between?

The backing email says:

"If theG.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S.is successfully backed, your method of payment on file will be charged the day after the campaign ends." So not an immediate charge, but close to it.

JayC - 2022-08-15 @ 4:12 pm
On 8/14/2022 at 11:50 AM, Faceless said:

To those of you who are veteran Haslab backers:When does it usually charge? Is it immediately at campaign end, 24 hours later ("one day"), or some time in between?

Since its funded, you will be charged now.

JayC - 2022-08-15 @ 4:12 pm

Hasbro today held a special Instagram Live-Stream for their G.I.Joe Classified 6" scale Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank Haslab campaign. They released a new updated image for the Retro Cobra Commander 6" Classified figure that will be included with the tank. With less than 24 hours to go before the campaign ends it currently has 22,238 Backers.

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