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Boss Fight Studio has sent out a newsletter with an update on the status of their highly anticipated Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Figures. The good news is that the kinks have been worked out, and the production of the Mauraders Task Force figures was a success. The even better news? They can start running the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Figures through the factory. Review samples will be available in August, with a delivery of the figures penciled in for the Fourth Quarter of 2015. Here’s what Boss Fight sent:

Hi Boss-Fighters!

This is the big one. We have the process rolling to our satisfaction and we can finally announce dates. But first, a little background:

When we started Boss Fight Studio almost two and a half years ago, we knew we wanted to do more than freelance development for other companies – our main goal was to develop our own product. Something without compromise, that we could stand behind, that would be among the best collectible toys out there. Thanks to all of you, the Kickstarter campaign was successful beyond all expectations. Since this was our first crowd funding campaign, the flip side of this success was that we ended up adding far more items than we had initially planned on, and development on those additional items took time.

As many of you already know, we’ve also been dealing with some manufacturing hiccups on the product for our friends at Marauder “Gun-Runners”. We’ve been intimately involved with the entire process, and Marauder is using the same factory that we’d already sourced for HACKS. We wanted to make sure that the Marauder Task Force figures were dead-on, primarily to follow through with our friend Marauder John, but also because, if the factory that we’re partnered with couldn’t get these right, it wasn’t going to be the right place for Vitruvian HACKS.

Well, we’re happy to report that the factory went above and beyond to meet the high quality expectations of MGR and BFS. Including completely re-running the entire production run of MTF figures, and hiring new employees to do exacting quality-control checks. On our recent trip to China, we were able to witness these changes first hand and reaffirm that we are partnered with the right people, who care about delivering top-notch products. Partners who are 100% committed to forging long lasting relationships, with both BFS and MGR, for years to come. The delay to our original manufacturing window was significant, but in the end, it will be worth it.

With production and shipment of the Marauder Task Force figures, wrapped up in June, Our factory partners were freed up to continue tooling preparations for Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. and have been working fast and furiously. Up until this point, we did not have a solid delivery window, and for that, we apologize. We know you guys have been waiting a long time.

We have been told to expect our first test-shots for review in the middle of August. This represents a significant milestone in the process and we cant wait to share photos with you all! We have also been informed that, due to the large number of items, production of our order will be split into two groups shipping approximately one month apart. If all goes relatively smoothly, we are looking at a 4th quarter delivery window. We wish it was sooner, but the complexity of the figures and sheer number of items will take time to manufacture. We can’t thank you guys enough for your support and patience. When we have more info, pics, whatever, they’ll be passed on to you without delay.

Best wishes,
Andrew, Fred, Dave, Erik and Catrina.

If you missed it before, the Hisstank and Toyark crew had hands on time with the figures. You can check out our photos Here.

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HissTank.com site sponsor BigBadToyStore.com has posted pre-orders for the upcoming selection of G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary figures and vehicles! As of the time of this writing, there were no 3 packs listed. However, with that said, here is a breakdown of what is listed –

BBTS is also offering 3 of the aforementioned 2 packs outside of the “case pack”. These three sets are:

We’ll update you if/when the 3 packs are listed. Until then, happy shopping!

 

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The G.I.Joe Club has posted the latest reveal from the upcoming Figure Subscription Service 4.0. This time around, collectors get to take a look at a digital mock up of Bullhorn, the G.I.Joe Intervention Specialist! Here’s the scoop from the Club –

G.I. JOE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST: BULLHORN

(Based on the 1990 G.I. Joe action figure!)

Includes: removable headband & harness, assault rifle, bullhorn, gas mask, weapons case with sniper rifle, pistol, and figure stand.

The fourth limited edition GIJCC Figure Subscription Service contains a variety of fan requested characters from all eras of the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe A Real American Hero series. This assortment includes classic 80’s, 90’s, international, and a never before released character to add to your modern era action figure collection.

Upon subscription completion, you will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with the last shipment. Each single carded action figure features the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission! Please note that colors, accessories and body styles are subject to change. We will be filling in all pictures before the subscription period ends.

Don’t forget, you have until July 15th (8 days from now)  to get your order in, so if you’re planning on pulling the trigger, don’t wait as time is running out! What are your thoughts on this latest review? Sound off after the break!

 

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Thanks to Steve Johnson, we now have an image of Blowtorch, the G.I.Joe Flamethrower from the upcoming second wave of G.I.Joe Vinyl figures from our friends at The Loyal Subjects. As you can see from the image, the next wave of TLS G.I.Joe figures will have a new body style and are sure to be a hit, just as the first wave was.

We’re sure to see more awesomeness from The Loyal Subjects throughout the week, so make sure to keep it locked for the best coverage from SDCC 2o15 on the internet!

SDCC 2015 AVAC Cobra Scythe GIJOE 014

A.V.A.C. (Air Viper, Advanced Class) pilots are selected from the Air Viper ranks. Those who demonstrate exceptional piloting and navigational skills are chosen to receive advanced training to fly cutting-edge Cobra fighter jet with minimal pilot instrumentation to increase speed and maneuverability. One A.V.A.C. pilot flies a Cobra Scythe prototype when Cobra forces invade a city, and is fired upon by Steeler, who’s defending the city in the G.I. Joe Chimera Tank!

Check out over 25+ high res images and our quick thoughts after the break, courtesy of Hasbro.

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G.I. Joe Silent Strike Box Set

A tank rolls through the city to scout out the G.I. Joe forces, only to be assaulted from above by a swooping G.I. Joe jet – and the battle of the Silent Strike pack is joined! The G.I. Joe Skystriker jet vehicle’s pivoting wings make it hyper-maneuverable for the Brad “Ace” Armbruster figure to steer into a fast dive, and its retractable landing gear makes it more streamlined for its missile attack! The Sightline figure is in command as the jet barrels toward the H.I.S.S. tank vehicle. But the tank’s spinning gatling gun and rotating gun turret will move into position for your H.I.S.S. Gunner figure to fire as your H.I.S.S. Driver figure revs up for the collision! With an arsenal of weapons and gear for both sides, the Silent Strike pack has whole a G.I. Joe-Cobra war just waiting to be deployed!

G.I. Joe Silent Strike Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Desert Duel Box Set

It’s a fast-firing, high-rolling G.I. Joe-Cobra showdown with the Desert Duel pack! This pack of hardcore warriors includes a Cobra Basilisk vehicle and an Elite Horseman figure to drive it. Load up the torpedoes in the elevating, rotating launcher, and he’ll be a rolling nightmare for the G.I. Joe commandos! But your Philip “Chuckles” Provost figure can fold out the camouflage canopy on his F.O.E. Striker vehicle and take aim at his enemy with its poseable gun. If he has to pursue on foot, the gun comes off the vehicle! Who will prevail in the end? It’s all in your hands!

G.I. Joe Desert Duel Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Swamp Steam 2pk

Pit the forces of G.I. Joe against Cobra with the Swamp Steam pack! Fighting for the G.I. Joe side is Blowtorch, a master of incendiaries and hand-to-hand combat. He’ll never stop until he finds your Croc Master figure and brings him down! Will flamethrowers or evil masterminds win the day? Keep the G.I. Joe-Cobra fight going for as long as you want with the Swamp Steam pack!

G.I. Joe Swamp Steam Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Troop Build-Up 2pk

Pit the forces of G.I. Joe against Cobra with the Troop Build-Up pack! Fighting for the G.I. Joe side is Steel Brigade, a trooper who trained with the G.I. Joe forces. Who will prevail when he takes on your Iron Grenadier figure? Will iron or steel win the day? Keep the G.I. Joe-Cobra fight going for as long as you want with the Troop Build-Up pack!

G.I. Joe Troop Build-Up Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Hunt for Cobra Commander Pack

Pit the forces of G.I. Joe against Cobra with the Hunt for Cobra Commander pack! Fighting for the G.I. Joe side is Shipwreck, a Navy man and all-around fighter with a hard-core arsenal. He’ll never stop until he finds your Cobra Commander figure and brings him down! Will iron fists or daring win the day? Keep the G.I. Joe-Cobra fight going for as long as you want with the Hunt for Cobra Commander pack!

G.I. Joe Hunt for Cobra Commander Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Marine Devastation 2pk

Get a duel of saboteurs with the Marine Devastation! Fighting for the G.I. Joe side is Gung-Ho, a recon Marine and all-around swamp rat with a hard-core arsenal. He’ll take on your Cobra Shadow Guard figure in any kind of nighttime duel! Will sneaky skills or bare-knuckle brawling win the day? Keep the G.I. Joe-Cobra fight going for as long as you want with the Marine Devastation pack!

G.I. Joe Marine Devastation Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Classic Clash 2pk

Get a ninja-warrior duel going with the Classic Clash pack! Fighting for the G.I. Joe side is Spirit Iron-Knife, a wilderness tracker and all-around covert ops guy with a hard-core arsenal. He’ll take on your Storm Shadow figure in any kind of stealth mission! Will ninja skills or physical and mental agility win the day? Keep the G.I. Joe-Cobra fight going for as long as you want with the Classic Clash pack!

G.I. Joe Classic Clash Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Sneak Attack 3pk

It’s 2 against 1 in a G.I. Joe-Cobra showdown with the Sneak Attack pack! This trio of hardcore warriors includes a tank-driving Bazooka figure and a desert tracker Specialist Dusty figure, and they’re both armed with every weapon they need to take on the worst kind of Cobra menace. But the mysterious Firefly figure has his own arsenal. Is he too tough for 2 G.I. Joe commandos to handle? It’s all in your hands!

G.I. Joe Sneak Attack Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Chase for the M.A.S.S. Device

It’s 2 against 1 in a G.I. Joe-Cobra showdown with the Chase for the M.A.S.S. Device pack! This trio of hardcore warriors includes a Cobra Commander figure and a Cobra C.L.A.W.S. Trooper figure in specialized armor, and they’re both armed with every weapon they need to carry out their evil mission. But your Conrad “Duke” Hauser figure has no intention of letting them get away with it, and he’s got his own arsenal. Is he too tough for 2 Cobra troublemakers to handle? It’s all in your hands!

G.I. Joe Chase for the M.A.S.S. Device Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Vanishing Act Pack

It’s 2 against 1 in a G.I. Joe-Cobra showdown with the Vanishing Act pack! This trio of hardcore warriors includes a super-tough Hit & Run figure and a martial-arts expert Torpedo figure, and they’re both armed with every weapon they need to take on the worst kind of Cobra menace. But the super-sneaky Zartan figure has his own arsenal. Is he too tough for 2 G.I. Joe commandos to handle? It’s all in your hands!

G.I. Joe Vanishing Act Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

G.I. Joe Rock Rampage Pack

It’s 2 against 1 in a G.I. Joe-Cobra showdown with the Rock Rampage pack! This trio of hardcore warriors includes a Rock Viper figure and a Cobra Shock Trooper figure, and they’re both armed with every weapon they need for their elite tactical assaults. But your Alpine figure has no intention of letting them break in where they’re not wanted, and he’s armored up with his own arsenal. Is he too tough for 2 Cobra troublemakers to handle? It’s all in your hands!

G.I. Joe Rock Rampage Pack – Hasbro – Toys “R” Us

GIJoe Club FSS 4 Tiger Force Outback HissTank

The G.I.Joe Club has posted the latest reveal from the upcoming Figure Subscription Service 4.0. This time around, collectors get to take a look at a digital mock up of Outback, the Tiger Force Survivalist! Here are the details on this UK Tiger Force character –

TIGER FORCE SURVIVALIST: STUART “OUTBACK” SELKIRK

(Based on the European exclusive Tiger Force action figure!)

Includes: NEW head sculpt, removable harness & flashlight, assault rifle, survival knife, backpack and figure stand.

Don’t forget, you have until July 15th (9 days from now)  to get your order in, so if you’re planning on pulling the trigger, don’t wait as time is running out! What are your thoughts on this latest review? Sound off after the break!

 

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Grunt is a wizard with anything technical or electronic. When he’s not assembling a new kind of surveillance device or weapon to use in the fight against Cobra, he’s leading a squad into battle with a rocket launcher blasting away in his hands. When Cobra forces invade a city, he fires the rail gun on the G.I. Joe Chimera Tank in a street-by-street fight to save the threatened metropolis from a Cobra takeover!

Check out over 25+ high res images and our quick thoughts after the break, courtesy of Hasbro.

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HissTank.com site sponsor DorksideToys has been posting updates on their Facebook Page this weekend, giving word of a ton of cool items now on clearance! We’ve rounded up all the G.I.Joe related product for your shopping pleasure. Check it out –

Kre-O G.I.Joe

G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary

G.I.Joe Retaliation

G.I.Joe Renegades

There’s also Marvel, Star Wars, Pop! Vinyl, DC, Transformers and more on sale, so make sure to check out the entire DorksideToys Clearance Section for even more great deals!

G I Joe Strike Mobile Game 17

G. I. Joe: Strike is a Free-To-Play Mobile Game (known as a Freemium Game) developed by Hasbro-owned Backflip Studios. The game was first revealed at the JoeCon 2015 followed by the Soft Launch on the Android Platform a month later. The game was then released to the public on the Android and iOS platforms last week with major improvements to the performance and several new features. We’ve reviewed the game when it was in the Beta Stage (which was the first review for the game, on the Internet), and now it’s time for the final review. Check it out, after the jump.

Have you been playing? Leave a thought on the thread associated with this Review.

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