First and foremost, exciting news… next year’s Convention site and dates have been decided already! Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin June 15th – 17th 2017!
They also announced FSS 5.0, though there were no images available unfortunately… the 12 figures are as follows!
- Charbroil (classic deco, masked head not removable)
- Darklon (a more current version, convention version is considered a “prequel” design)
- General Flagg (based on the 2nd Battle Corps version from the 90s)
- Battle Corps COBRA Viper (based on the Iron Anvil look – light infantry Viper)
- Salvo (more of a Pursuit of Cobra version, not 100% vintage accurate)
- Scoop (with the helmet from Sky Patrol Airborne)
- Sneak Peek (standard release, may end up changing the vest a little)
- Steel Raven (based on the female SKAR Infantry Officer)
- Shattered Glass Xamot (the Shattered Glass version is very reminiscent of the Sunbow business suit)
- Action Force Z-Force Gaucho (based on the 50th Anniversary Gung Ho)
Along with the Figure Subscription Service, the Club announced a special three pack of female Cobra Troopers to compliment the Cobra Officer. The Cobra Trooper has a newly sculpted female masked head and removable helmet.
Heartwrencher and the 4 x 4 are still planned, but likely for a 2017 release.
That’s what we got! Exciting stuff, and here’s to more years of the G.I. Joe Convention!
Phil from YoJoe is KILLING IT today grabbing images from the Hasbro booth. Tons of pictures are streaming in, and they’re going up at the YoJoe Photo Gallery, while I’m also mirroring them below. These figures are looking great, and between Stiletto, Shooter, and Tombstone, I’m feeling like we’ve got some NEW BLOOD to play with here. Excellent!
Check out some of the images below.
Derryl DePriest and Mark Weber were onsite at the G.I. Joe Convention in Loveland and ran the Hasbro Team panel, bringing us all the exciting news on product for 2016!
The focus of 2016 will be figures over vehicles, broken down into 2 Packs and 3 Packs. These will be offered at Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth. The two packs will be shipped in cases of 10 allowing for evenly packed offerings, so no more short pack figures! The roster is as follows:
Two Pack of carry forward figures for Pursuit of Cobra Snake Eyes and Renegades Storm Shadow
What looks to be carry forward versions of the PoC Cobra Viper and 25th Anniversary Iron Grenadier
A two pack of carry forward 30th Anniversary Zombie Vipers!
A new build for Heavy Duty with Kindle Worlds fan vote Stiletto!
Duke faces off against a BRAND NEW character in Tombstone. Hasbro felt strongly that featuring an unmasked Cobra character (and an African American at that) would be a great way to develop the Cobra roster.
Squad Three Packs
A Cobra B.A.T., new looking Cobra SAW Viper, both led by a female Cobra Officer! The Cobra Officer will be unmasked and with blonde hair.
Dark colored Outback, dark colored Falcon, and the first ever appearance of SHOOTER the mysterious 14th original G.I. Joe member. Shooter will be based off her appearance in the Devil’s Due comics!
And that’s what we’ve got this year (well, besides the SDCC Convention Set we already know about). Keep following along, more images from the Hasbro booth are sure to come!
Oh, and so I don’t forget… here’s the final crossword puzzle solution. Big thanks to Phil at YoJoe for all the pics and thanks to Terry for the live stream!
In shocking news from the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention, during the Hasbro panel, Derryl DePriest announced that their partnership with Fun Publications would continue through at least 2018. This news came as a surprise to pretty much everyone involved in the G.I. Joe community, but as someone who was unable to attend this year, I’m looking forward to more opportunities to get together with my friends.
More news incoming!
Huge thanks to YoJoe staffer Phil for making the rounds on the convention floor today and agreeing to grab some better images of the Marauder Task Force, Eagle Force, Legends of the West and Animal Warriors of the Kingdom figures that were revealed yesterday!
There’s a ton of great stuff being shown during JoeCon, and you can check out some fantastic images below. Please check out the YoJoe G.I. Joe Convention 2016 Photo Galleries as well for some other great images straight from Loveland, Colorado!
Big kudos to Phil and the YoJoe team for their coverage. Expect them to be all over the Hasbro Team presentation at 11am Mountain/1pm Central TODAY!
Marauder Task Force
Eagle Force Returns
Legends of the West
Animal Warriors of the Kingdom