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Two years ago, HISSTANK uncovered a new Hasbro Toy Trademark based on their Micro Machines line at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. It was quickly followed by another trademark for an Animated Series. We were excited, for back in the late 80s G. I. Joe represented a small (but important) portion of the Micro Machines toyline. Hasbro also produced several Star Wars related Micro Machines toys at the end of last year.
The company is moving ahead with more content for the revived Micro Machines franchise and finally we have something relating to G. I. Joe. Last July, Codemasters; the same developer who developed the Micro Machines video game back in 1991, developed a mobile game for iOS. An upgrade featuring G. I. Joe and Cobra vehicles came out this month and finally arrived on Android today.
As stated above, the game features several G. I. Joe franchise related vehicles based off on the Micro Machine toys of the 80s. The list includes (but not limited to) Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank, G. I. Joe Rolling Thunder, Cobra Rage, G. I. Joe MoBaT, G. I. Joe A.W.E. Striker, G. I. Joe Killer Whale and the Cobra Stun. The game also features a G. I. Joe themed tournament and a track.
Of course you can’t grab the G. I. Joe vehicles right away. This EA–Chillingo game is simply littered with micro-transactions (Ha! Micro Machines and Micro-Transactions). It features a blind bag opening session where the player is required to collect all 4 parts of a vehicle before unlocking it. To purchase the blind bags, the player must either use their own money or in-game currency which can be obtained by completing daily goals.
You can download the game from the following links (free to download and play) and check out the trailer, images and more info, after the jump.
HissTank member Atomichermit posted images from the G.I. Joe Battleground game he worked on while at DeNA. He designed 99% of all the artwork cards from the game. Read his own words below:
I drew around 115+ characters, and designed around 200+ more.
One of my main jobs was line artist, my line work had changed more than over the course of the time I was on the title, while earlier it was tight and a bit graphic, as time progressed, it became looser and a bit sketchy. Hence the variation in the style of line-work between the characters.
He also provided a link to his artwork: http://joshiart.blogspot.ca
Click the link below to see more of these wonderful sketches and post your thoughts.
T. J. Fixman, who is most famous for writing the story for the award-winning video game Ratchet & Clank has been hired by Hasbro to be a Creative Consultant at Hasbro Studios.
Mr. Fixman’s job is to build stories (or we call them ‘World Building’) for Hasbro’s Portfolio Brands (title usually refers to Transformers, Nerf, G. I. Joe, Monopoly and My Little Pony) across all platforms, including film, television and digital.
We wish him all the very best for his tasks ahead.
G.I.Joe: Battleground included a ton of amazing character and vehicle artwork. When the game came to an end, many of us did all that we could to save the artwork. Well my friends, now you can view some of that fantastic work by Jarreau Wimberly whenever you’d like! Jarreau has shared art that he created for G.I.Joe Battleground on his Instagram page. We’ve mirrored a few images here for you to check out, but if you’d like to see more, you definitely want to head over and check out the gallery that Jarreau has shared on instagram.
Whats your favorite piece of artwork from G.I.Joe: Battleground? Let us know after the break!
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hall Of Fame Edition featuring G. I. Joe and Cobra is out now.
“Who will rule the toy box? Watch G.I. Joe, Cobra, He-ManTM and Ezio come alive and engage in legendary battles in the Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition Launch Trailer, featuring stop-motion animation from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the award-winning studio behind “Robot Chicken”. Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition is a fast-paced genre-bending mix of strategy defense and action gameplay that pits iconic toys and action figures from your childhood against each other for control over the toy box. Available now at retail and digitally for $29.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, and digitally on PC.”
Check out the Launch Trailer, after the jump.
Ubisoft‘s Toy Soldiers: War Chest video game featuring G. I. Joe and Cobra forces will be hitting retailers next week on August 11th.
Developed by Signal Studios, the game immediately caught the attention of the fans of G. I. Joe and Masters Of The Universe, since the game features iconic toys from the franchises.
The official site is now live as well and is bringing the following description on G. I. Joe:
“G.I Joe is the code name for a highly-trained special mission force. Led by brave field commander Duke and armed with a huge arsenal of weapons and fighting spirit, this team works together on the frontlines to stop evil it its path.”
The game will be available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
The trailer which was originally shown at this year’s SDCC is also out now. Checkout Cobra in action, after the jump.
Another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone and there is a bunch of new G.I. Joe content to review. Although not much has changed with the status of the main Toy line for G.I. Joe, the positive vibe with the brand moving forward still remains. Derryl DePriest and G.I. Joe Brand Manager Mark Weber are still in charge and are working on the future of the brand and it’s return to mass market retail. It should be no surprise that G.I. Joe is viewed as a core fan driven brand at this time. The next big push to make G.I. Joe a much larger retail brand, will be side by side with the next G.I. Joe Movie that will be directed by D.J. Caruso.
Kids engagement is still clearly going to be a major focus for G.I. Joe going forward, but not at the cost of sacrificing articulation. The main line will still be modern era body and the goal is to stike the right balance between collectors and creating a jump on point for newcomers. Will there be a new scale to complement the G.I. Joe modern era body style?
IDW G.I. Joe Comics: I can’t say I seen this coming after the really awful way the Death of Snake Eyes went down, but it looks like IDW is going to double down on A Real American Hero and make it available twice a month. The next run will be called Cobra World Order, and if you could judge a book by it’s cover then this looks like a home run. I really hope that the book improves and gets away from featuring Throwdown/Fake Eyes and moves along. For some reason issue 225 was pointed out by Carlos Guzman as a point of change. I’m not sure why that was thrown out there at the IDW panel but I guess we will need to wait and see. I’m personally looking forward to the return of inhouse IDW G.I. Joe content, but no plans were talked about at SDCC 2015. G.I. Joe vs. Street Fighter is a big NO for me, and way past the point of what I include in my G.I. Joe Universe – especially when they can’t get the main G.I. Joe title to click with the fans. I know a lot of G.I. Joe Toy Collectors want the action figures, but getting people to read that content is another story.
One of the high points of the G.I. Joe SDCC 2015 coverage was attending the Toy Soldiers: War Chest video game panel. The game is going to connect with all classic ARAH G.I. Joe fans and there is a ton of content directly aimed at the G.I. Joe and He-Man-MOTUC Toy Collecting community. This game is not the Call of Duty – Star Wars Battle Front game we all want to play, but it’s a good start. The fact that you can line up the Cobra Army to directly fight the G.I. Joe Team and be in control of the action is awesome. Being able to beat up on He-Man and have vehicles and characters drop in the game in their original Toy Packaging is a huge bonus. It’s going to be a good time waster and I’m looking forward to checking it out first hand.
To round things up – fresh new ideas are going to flow into the G.I. Joe Brand. How Hasbro gets to that middle ground they have achieved with their other brands like Transformers and Star Wars toys is yet to be seen. Lets hope and pray it’s a smash hit and there is a new school generation of G.I. Joe collectors that crashes the G.I. Joe brand.
We hope everybody enjoyed HISSTANK.com and Toyark.com’s coverage of SDCC 2015. We worked very hard to bring you up to the minute information from the showroom floor and panel rooms, for all of you that could not make it out to the show. We hope all of you take the time to sound off on the HISSTANK.com forums and let us know how you feel about our SDCC 2015 State of the Union write up. See you after the jump!
Hisstank Admin Destro got to attend a gameplay presentation for Toy Soldiers: War Chest. They revealed that Cobra and Assassin’s Creed are the other two licensed character armies for the game. They join He-Man and G.I. Joe along with the proprietary armies from the game series. I don’t have any info on the game itself, but we have a ton of snaps of the gameplay in action.
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.
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