The Hasbro panel was yesterday at Joe Con 2015 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. As with previous offerings, it’s a mix of existing parts and pieces that have only been glimpsed in concept cases of previous shows.
Chase for the MASS Device
- Cobra Commander, Cobra CLAWS Trooper, Duke
- revisits figures from the elusive final 25th Anniversary DVD pack
- Cobra Shock Trooper, Rock Viper, 25th Alpine
- Includes hard-to-find figures like the Rock Viper and 25th Alpine
- Torpedo, Hit & Run, Zartan
- Zartan is a concept case figure from previous Joe Con
- Torpedo’s name has been recovered for copyright purposes
- Hit & Run will be darker, more of a Night Force/Ops version
- Dusty, Firefly, Bazooka
- Based on lead designer’s concept
- Firefly’s camouflage is essentially a reverse of his classic pattern
- “Blue” figures are meant to be a Night Patrol
Here’s how the figures looked “in person” over at the concept case. The gray on Hit & Run is supposed to be darker in the final version. Alpine and the Rock Viper are IDENTICAL to their previous releases which were incredibly hard-to-find at retail and were released in an attempt to make completing individual collections easier.