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New trademarks shed (just a tiny bit) of light on potential new G.I. Joe items

Thanks to BCYOJOE over on for reporting that the United States Patent & Trademark Office has reported some new trademarks registered to Hasbro in connection with the G.I. Joe brand.  These are trademarks for “Toy action figures and accessories for use therewith” and obviously are things to watch out for in coming years.

The list is below:

  • HEAVY DUTY (Trademark Number: 85774331)
  • ACTION MARINE (Trademark Number: 85774333)
  • ACTION SAILOR (Trademark Number: 85774334)
  • ACTION PILOT (Trademark Number: 85774335)

I will admit I find the new Heavy Duty trademark ironic (just signed 11/08/2012) considering he was always used as the default heavy weapons guy because Roadblock’s trademark was never available.

The other three, though…  BCYOJOE assumes they are for Hasbro’s 12″ line, and he’s probably right, but I don’t think we can assume that’s the only reason for the trademark.  2014 is, after all, the 50th Anniversary of G.I. Joe and it’s quite possible Hasbro will be re-visiting their classic nameless characters in various shapes and sizes.

Thanks again to BCYOJOE of for the info.

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Clearance Sale FINAL FIVE DAYS

Both the G.I. Joe Collectors Club and the Transformers Collectors Club are celebrating clearance sales on their respective store fronts, though the sale prices won’t last long.

The following email comes courtesy of Brian Savage from Fun Publications:

“Hello all you Club Members!

Don’t forget that both Club’s annual clearance sale ends Friday.  There are still some great deals left so check it out!  Go to or and click shop!

Thanks for your support!


Great prices on Direct to Consumer figures, Operation: Flaming MOTH, and lots more!  Check out the stores at the links below:

Concept Case Survey Round One Results – and where do we go from here?

Well, I actually cheated a little bit and instead of closing down the Concept Case survey last night, I did it at about 5:30 am this morning.  I was very pleased to see people were placing votes all the way until the end, as the last survey completed was at around 3:00am.

The response to this survey has been frankly overwhelming.  Everyone has been very positive and very enthusiastic about the results and the potential for data gathering for Hasbro.  While there is certainly no guarantees that anything here will impact any decisions Hasbro is going to make, they encouraged us at JoeCon to get whatever data we could, and G.I. Joe fans should be proud, you guys delivered!

There were nearly 1200 responses, which is quite impressive, and the fans have spoken.  I am going to outline the winners of Round One below, and you will see a wealth of charts and graphs screen capped as well, just to prove the results weren’t skewed in any way.

30th Anniversary Top 10

  1. Kwinn
  2. Flint
  3. Hit & Run
  4. Lady Jaye
  5. Crimson Guard Immortal
  6. HEAT Viper
  7. Cobra Eel
  8. Beachhead
  9. Cobra Officer
  10. Crimson Shadow Guard

Pursuit of Cobra Top 10

  1. Data-Viper
  2. Clutch
  3. Echo Faction Trooper
  4. Dreadnok KAOS Crew
  5. Cobra Infantry
  6. Zartan
  7. Heavy Alley-Viper
  8. Raven’s Wing
  9. NOMaD Warrior
  10. HISS Driver

Zombie Invasion & Legends of the Arashikage

  1. Ghost Ninja Henchman
  2. Dark Ninja Master
  3. Zombie Cobra Commander
  4. Beast Ninja
  5. Toxo-Zombie
  6. Red Ninja Dice
  7. Ninja Warrior Monk
  8. Zombie Cobra Viper
  9. Gold Ninja
  10. Urban Ninja

There were also (obviously) results for the G.I. Joe: Renegades and vehicles as well, and I mirrored images of the survey results on those below.  I figured the figures from the three main sections was the most important.

Now…where do we go from here?  I think an important next step is to take the winners of each section and face them off against each other.  They’ve all been compared within the confines of their own subline, but I think the next important step is to cull more wheat and refine the results even further.

For folks who have been following along…what would you rather see?  The Top 5 from each section face off, or the Top 10?  Would a Round two survey with 15 – 20 quick and easy choices be a better idea, or broadening the scope a bit?  Leave me comments in the comment section with your choices.

Take a peek at the images below to get a great breakdown of each section of the poll, and most importantly THANK YOU ALL for your contributions.  This has been a terrific community-building experience.


Carded images of recently revealed “Dollar Store” G.I. Joe figures

Topping off the frenzy he started earlier this week with the revelation of the “Dollar Store” assortment of vintage themed figures, Gyre-Viper has now posted carded images for these figures!  Check them all out on

Don’t forget to hit up the DeClass thread right here as well for the initial reveal, as well as some additional intel I was able to gather about these figures right here.  If you want to stay right on top of all of these reveals, make sure you’re following Gyre-Viper on Twitter.

Nerd Rage Toys Sponsor Update 4/18/2012

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