The Hasbro Kindle Worlds Poll for a new 2016 G.I. Joe is now open! Hurry over to the article on Hasbro Pulse and cast your vote for one of FOUR exciting fan-created characters through Monday November 9, 2015!
Before you vote, we’ve collected links to the stories featuring each of the four Kindle Worlds characters. Check ’em out below, read the stories, and then cast your vote for your favorite character.
Here’s the official details on the contest including thoughts from brand manager Mark Weber:
The G.I. JOE team is doing far more than listening to their fans, they are letting their fans create the next chapters and figures in the G.I. JOE universe. In partnership with Amazon.com and their Kindle Worlds program, dozens of authors have uploaded their original G.I. JOE stories for fellow fans to purchase. There are over 90 unique, original G.I. JOE stories available at Kindle Worlds and now Hasbro is launching the G.I. JOE Kindle Worlds Toy Fan Vote to create a new figure in the 2016 G.I. JOE lineup based on these original writings.
“I’m so excited for this fan vote,” said Mark Weber, Hasbro’s Manager of Global Brand Development for G.I. JOE. “This feels like an extension of the classic ‘Steel Brigade’ and ‘Create-A-Cobra’ fan authorship concepts that let fans ‘become’ recruits to the JOE or COBRA team, but with a modern fanbase twist. We’re also proud to acknowledge the incredible stories being created by the talented writers over on Kindle Worlds.”
Kindle Worlds provided a list of the top ten best-selling G.I. JOE stories, and four of the authors had new characters to submit for this project. G.I. JOE fans worldwide now have the opportunity to meet four new characters from Kindle Worlds stories and decide which one will become an action figure in 2016. Popular G.I. JOE artist Robert Atkins put together the initial character sketches for each candidate. Characters and events referenced herein are fictional and are not intended to depict actual characters and events.
Like any good election, it’s important for voters not to merely vote for a character based solely on author name recognition. Instead, an informed electorate should have the opportunity to do their homework. As such, JBL is present links to EACH of the Kindle Worlds stories below in the same order that the characters are presented on Hasbro Pulse.
- Adventure Team Marcus – from Mystery of the Sunken Tomb ($1.99) by Jim Beard
- Cobra Blackjack – from G.I. Joe Brainstorm ($3.99) by Troy Osgood
- Stiletto – from G.I. Joe Body Count ($3.99) by Bill Nedrow
- Cobra Whisper – from G.I. Joe Price of Peace Snake Bite ($3.99) by Justin Bell
So, snag a few good Joe stories, give ’em a read and then cast your vote before the end of day next Monday and let Hasbro know which character you’d like to see become a part of the G.I. Joe line in 2016!