G.I.Joe Question & Answers With Hasbro

by Jay Cochran
August 04, 2008
TNI: Will the new Zartan figure have color change ability?

Hasbro: No, we decided it to put the resources against a new Swamp Skiier which looks great!


TNI: How many waves of "G.I.Joe Vs Cobra" figures will be released in 2009 before switching over to movie product?

Hasbro: We are still working out the final numbers but approx 3 waves before movie, similar to 2008.


TNI: It was said at the panel in San Diego that we would be seeing "Resolute" figures and vehicles. Will these be mixed in with the JvC 25th stuff, movie stuff or be released as it's own line?

Hasbro: The Resolute toys will be mixed in with classic figures and vehicles, but are meant to be an extension from the 80's based on the anniversary line.


TNI: How will people who live overseas or not have access to a Target, Wal-Mart or TRU get the exclusive products being released for G.I.Joe?

Hasbro: We are currently working with retailers and our overseas partners to make sure that we get international distribution on both mainline and exclusives in the future.


TNI: Both Marvel and Star Wars have Transformer crossover toys, when or will we ever see G.I.Joe ones?

Hasbro: There is no plan for a crossover with Transformers right now. This is something we will look into based on the success of Transformers crossovers in the future.



Comments...

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Neutron - 2008-08-05 @ 5:55 pm

Ooh! A twenty-one figure wish list! I'll play!

Here's who I want:

Zap

Covergirl

Tunnel Rat

Ripcord

Recondo

Footloose

Shockwave

Frostbite

Keel Haul

LowLight

Lifeline

Tan Grunt

Tan Clutch

Leatherneck

Blowtorch

...Wow. I guess I'm good.

darthhenning - 2008-08-05 @ 4:45 pm

So, we can roughly expect about 21 new figures by everyone's count? Well, my wish list would be:

Cover Girl

Blowtorch

Recondo

Ripcoard

Thunder

Airtight

Footloose

Frostbite

Heavy Metal

Keel Haul

Tollbooth

Lamprey

Dial Tone

Lifeline

Iceberg

Leatherneck (properly this time)

Lowlight

Wet-Suit

Monkey Wrench

Zandar

Zarana

@can@

KamenDreda - 2008-08-04 @ 9:27 pm
This question confused me a little:

"TNI: How many waves of "G.I.Joe Vs Cobra" figures will be released in 2009 before switching over to movie product?"

Did I miss something or is JvC making a comeback?

Some of the pre 25th anni figures (with no accessories) are being repackaged in a card that is similar to the current cards. However, these re-release jvc items are for stores like family dollar.

The figures were found at a store and DO have accessories. But as JayC said, the outside of the 5 packs, NONE of the GI Joe stuff shipped to retailers was ever labeled "25th Anniversary" and most marketing material refer to them as "GI Joe vs cobra"

While I know 3 waves of singles don't sound like a lot, but let's crunch numbers! We'll have at least one more wave in stores by Christmas (reportedly a repaint wave, like what Star Wars gets). So after wave 7 08 (Zartan/Airborne/Glenda), there will be at least, AT LEAST, four waves between November and when movie product hits next summer.

At an average of 6 figures per wave, that is 24 single figures.

But let's not forgot Comic Packs, which after wave 6 08, we'll get...let's be conservative...3 more waves before the movie switchover. At an average of 3 sets per wave, that is 6 figures per wave, for 18 additional figures.

So you're looking at 42 figures between November and next summer spread across singles and comic packs. And that's not counting vehicles, multipacks or exclusives, which could add another dozen figures to that tally.

Your numbers sound pretty good. So a pretty likely number of 42 figures. I would say about 1/2 of them will be junk repaints, weird cobra troops, Dukes, CCs and SE's. So id guess about 21 worthwhile figures... at least i'd hope... So if I had to pick 21?

Jinx

Cover Girl

Zap

Doctor Mindbender

Zaranna

Zandar

Dialtone

Airtight

Footloose

Recondo

Ripcord

Lifeline

Sci-Fi

Wetsuit

Leatherneck

Low-Light

Iceberg

MonkeyWrench

Thrasher

Tunnel Rat

Mercer

KamenDreda - 2008-08-04 @ 9:22 pm

So three more waves in '09. Is wave 11 the last one for '08? Or will there be more this year that we don't know about? If wave 11 is it for this year then we can only count on about 18 more single cards before switching to the movie line. My guess is probably about 1/2 of those 18 will be repaints of some kind and/or new versions of Duke, SE and CC. So I would guess about 9 new characters. Of course we will probably get a handful more in comic packs and multipacks but just for fun anyone want to start guessing who they will be? If I had to pick 9 more (and only 9), I would say:

Jinx

Cover Girl

Zap

Doctor Mindbender

Zaranna

Zandar

Dialtone

Airtight

Footloose

At least if i HAD to pick 9 more before the end of the run, that's who I'd pick

Stevy Maximus - 2008-08-04 @ 9:15 pm
This question confused me a little:

"TNI: How many waves of "G.I.Joe Vs Cobra" figures will be released in 2009 before switching over to movie product?"

Did I miss something or is JvC making a comeback?

Some of the pre 25th anni figures (with no accessories) are being repackaged in a card that is similar to the current cards. However, these re-release jvc items are for stores like family dollar.

The figures were found at a store and DO have accessories. But as JayC said, the outside of the 5 packs, NONE of the GI Joe stuff shipped to retailers was ever labeled "25th Anniversary" and most marketing material refer to them as "GI Joe vs cobra"

While I know 3 waves of singles don't sound like a lot, but let's crunch numbers! We'll have at least one more wave in stores by Christmas (reportedly a repaint wave, like what Star Wars gets). So after wave 7 08 (Zartan/Airborne/Glenda), there will be at least, AT LEAST, four waves between November and when movie product hits next summer.

At an average of 6 figures per wave, that is 24 single figures.

But let's not forgot Comic Packs, which after wave 6 08, we'll get...let's be conservative...3 more waves before the movie switchover. At an average of 3 sets per wave, that is 6 figures per wave, for 18 additional figures.

So you're looking at 42 figures between November and next summer spread across singles and comic packs. And that's not counting vehicles, multipacks or exclusives, which could add another dozen figures to that tally.

Jbluez - 2008-08-04 @ 8:48 pm

Hasbro: No, we decided it to put the resources against a new Swamp Skiier which looks great!

Lies.

JayC - 2008-08-04 @ 8:30 pm

Actually the name of the line is GIJoe vs. Cobra. We still basically call them 25th anniversary but technically the 25th anniversary tag line ended last year when GIJoe became older then 25. Thats why the 25th anniversary logo no longer appears on the current product. In the PR released by Hasbro during Toy Fair they returned to the name GIJoe vs. Cobra even though they don't put it on the packaging. Confusing I know.

Doom Saber - 2008-08-04 @ 7:53 pm
This question confused me a little:

"TNI: How many waves of "G.I.Joe Vs Cobra" figures will be released in 2009 before switching over to movie product?"

Did I miss something or is JvC making a comeback?

Some of the pre 25th anni figures (with no accessories) are being repackaged in a card that is similar to the current cards. However, these re-release jvc items are for stores like family dollar.

Blackmada - 2008-08-04 @ 7:33 pm

It looks like the 25th Anniversary name is changing to that.

DarthJoe - 2008-08-04 @ 7:29 pm

This question confused me a little:

"TNI: How many waves of "G.I.Joe Vs Cobra" figures will be released in 2009 before switching over to movie product?"

Did I miss something or is JvC making a comeback?

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