Not content to rest on their laurels after an amazing slew of events in September, the G.I. Joe community’s own costuming army is back in force with a whole bevy of appearances lined up for October. Check out these hard-working cos-players at the following locations:
Seriously– if you’re living anywhere near ANY of these events, stop on by, pose for some pics with the crew, and give them a hearty “YO JOE!” (or “Hail Cobra!”) to show your support! These talented guys and gals are bringing our favorite Real American Heroes to life for fans across the nation!
Toy super site ToyArk.com has posted early pics from Hasbro’s G.I. Joe event at the New York Comic Con. (See the mirrored images below.)
WOW– I’m seeing Slaughter’s Marauders, Renegades, and more Dreadnoks than you can shake a can of grape soda at! Could it be that the situation of the brand isn’t as dire as thought or are these some of the many rumored exclusives that will be hitting both the Collector’s Club subscription and BigBadToyStore.com later this year?
The gang from Pawtucket will have a real presence this year at the annual New York Comic Con and have issued a press release with details on which lines will be featured– and it looks like pretty much ALL of them.
For Joe fans, the most important information is highlighted below but you can read the full press release after the jump. The big news? The previously teased seven packs will be exclusive to online retailer BigBadToyStore.com. Anyone else thinking the remainder of the figures we saw at Joe Con and SDCC are getting the seven pack treatment– especially in light of the news that G.I. Joe is starting to disappear from 3rd quarter planograms again?
At New York Comic Con Hasbro will reveal the highly anticipated G.I. JOE 7-pack battle sets available as a Big Bad Toy Store exclusive later in 2011 for the first time at the opening of the convention. The brand that launched “the first action figure” in the mid 1960’s continues to introduce highly detailed figures and vehicles as well as comics, movies and television shows that have been embraced by millions of fans across the globe. Hasbro will also have on display in its booth a wide array of the current 2011 G.I. JOE toy line. The epic saga of G.I. JOE vs. COBRA is captured in great detail in the line’s 3.75-inch action figures featuring well known characters including DUKE, SCARLETT, COBRA COMMANDER and two of the most famous ninjas of all time, SNAKE EYES and STORM SHADOW. The brand is also looking forward to the theatrical release of the second major motion picture based on the brand hitting theaters in June, 2012 from Paramount Pictures.