Wow– there’s a lot to report for Joe Con 2015!
The Hasbro panel was yesterday and Derryl DePriest and Mark Weber revealed a whole new slate of products that will be exclusive to both Toys R Us and BigBadToyStore.com. The line is essentially a continuation of the 50th anniversary series and will be available on August 1, 2015. Eagle-eyed fans will recognize some of these figures from previous concept case displays.
- Croc Master & Blowtorch
- the two announced-but-not-released figures at last
- Iron Grenadier & Steel Brigade
- Intended to help army builders by not including a named character
- Storm Shadow & Spirit Iron-Knife
- Inspired by the classic Sunbow rivalry
- Current lead designer feels that Storm Shadow v2 never had a proper release
Hunt for Cobra Commander
- Cobra Commander & Concept Case Shipwreck
- Shipwreck’s t-shirt emblazoned with “NAVY” underneath vest
- Cobra Shadow Guard & Gung-Ho
- Retaliation Crimson Guard repaint
- 2013 concept case Gung-Ho was the most requested figure shown from previous Joe Cons!
- Will be “HUGE, according to Mark Weber
- Gung-Ho is a near-perfect color match for the original vintage version
To paraphrase Sunbow Roadblock: “I won’t lie, Gung-Ho brings a tear to my eye!” Honestly, these figures looked just as good in the case as they did in the PR images.