The votes are in and the winner of the Amazon Kindle Worlds G.I.Joe Fan Vote is…
Stiletto was selected from Bill Nedrow’s “G.I.Joe: Bodycount” novel and we couldn’t be happier for him! His character will make her debut in 2016 in the G.I.Joe toy lineup (yes, you read that right, there’s a toy lineup for 2016!).
Here’s the scoop from Hasbro Pulse –
G.I. JOE fans made their voices heard this last week, voting for their favorite new character to join the 2016 G.I. JOE toy lineup. Four characters (Adventure Team Marcus, Cobra Blackjack, Cobra Whisper and Stiletto) were selected from the 90+ original G.I. JOE stories available at Kindle Worlds and the fans spent a week discussing, campaigning, and ultimately voting for their favorite. The one-week voting campaign garnered thousands of individual votes and stimulated some meaningful online conversation. Our thanks go out to the G.I. JOE community, to Amazon.com and their amazing Kindle Worlds program, and especially to the four authors whose unique characters sparked such impressive feedback.
Every character received notable support, but the winner is Stiletto, from Bill Nedrow’s third Kindle Worlds novel – G.I. JOE: Body Count. The opportunity to write a character into G.I. JOE lore meant a lot to Bill, “It’s incredibly gratifying to know that I’ve made a small contribution to such a storied and beloved franchise. As I encouraged people to vote for Stiletto, I struggled to articulate how important this opportunity was for me. I hope that the G.I. JOE community will understand the excitement I’m feeling at knowing that my character will hold a place in their collections.”
If you haven’t yet, make sure to grab your copy of Bill’s novel, G.I.Joe: Body Count. You can also see the original announcement over on Hasbro Pulse. On behalf of HissTank.com, I’d like to wish Bill a huge CONGRATS! Thanks also go to Hasbro and Amazon for letting our voices be heard! You can join in on the discussion already in progress after the break!