G.I. Joe Roundtable 8/4/2022 Information Range Viper & Big Ben Classified Confirmed
More information to come check back shortly…
Serpentor is a Pulse Con preorder with hopes it will be in hand by end of year. Same amount of Serpentors were made as Dr. Mindbender, 3x as many as MOD Zartan.
Crimson Guard Retro Card (brighter red) will be printed – produced with army building in mind.
Starting to make design choices for G.I. Joe Classified 2024 looking to see what vehicles can be realistically introduced into the line at retail.
Aware of the shipping problems at Walmart and are in communication with Walmart to see how they can improve in the future.
Further G.I. Joe Classified HasLabs are on the way due to the success of the HasLab H.I.S.S.Tank
Caught off guard at the popularity of Dr. Mindbender made 3x times the amount as MOD Zartan and it still sold out. Learning experience and will make more available for future cons
Size of packaging is a logistical item that the G.I. Joe team needs to keep into mind while choosing vehicles that will see mass retail on shelf items. HasLab H.I.S.S. box already exceeds those limits as is. Wanted the first G.I. Joe HasLab to be a vehicle that was from G.I. Joe Lore only.
Filecards: May put tech into G.I. Joe in the future for file cards via QR codes. Looking into it, working on it, not guaranteed, everybody loves technology.
G.I. Joe team wants to start tapping into environmental (snow, desert, swamp, etc.) designs may look at POC (Pursuit of Cobra) designs to push those limits in the future.
Swappable hands – Will try to include with characters that it fits with gear load outs but not all figures will have that opportunity.
Vac-metal or Vac-metal like tech face on Retro Carded Cobra Commander (HasLab) is being looked into but not confirmed. It’s still in design.
Serpentor’s Head – Hood- cape is removeable to allow a deep peg so the Cobra head hood is firmly in place
Holiday themed X-mas – Halloween figures could be potentially made (see SDCC 2022 Star Wars Figures) in the future, nothing is off the table for G.I. Joe
Future of G.I. Joe O-ring? Can not talk about O-ring plans at this time will have information in a few months on that front.
Sgt. Slaughter asked to have a saluting hand if Hasbro ever decides to do another Sgt. Slaughter.
Super high end deluxe packaging will be convention and Hasbro pulse exclusives only. Plans to bring more regular deluxe price points to retail are in place.
Starting to have conversations internally with the G.I. Joe Team about bringing on more celebrity stars for future figures. No further details yet. (Example Sgt. Slaughter)
No promises at this point but they are looking into a possibility of another run of Dr. Mindbender. There is a moratorium in place on reprinting older figures in G.I. Joe Classified until the new ones make their way to retail and the shipping situation improves.
Looking into the possibility of G.I. Joe classified accessory packs, nothing is off the tables.
Fan vote will be after the HasLab closes for the Hiss Tactician
There were tons of G.I. Joe youtubers and site admins in attendance and I would like to thank them as well. Chris (Full Force Podcast), Scott, Action Figure Insider, Daniel, Comic Book Rresources Chris, Jeremy, Bret, Rob and a few people I did not know but It was a good time. Lastly Thanks to Hasbro and the G.I. Joe team and every one involved at Hasbro for the invite!