This past weekend, Hasbro unveiled the G.I. Joe 2016 roster that was initially teased in the crossword puzzle. Attendees of Joe Con 2016 were able to get an up close look at the figures at the Hasbro booth.
Today, Hasbro released hi-res press images for the rest of us!
As a reminder, here’s the roster of characters that we’ll be seeing this year across the forthcoming G.I. Joe 2016 “Versus two-packs” and squad three-packs.
G.I. Joe 2016 Versus two-packs
- Arashikage Duel: Snake Eyes (PoC) vs. Storm Shadow (Renegades) – will include alternate heads
- Sinister Allies: Cobra Viper (PoC) vs. Iron Grenadier (25th)
- Zombie Horde: Zombie Viper TWO PACK!!!
- Heavy Conflict: Heavy Duty (new) vs. Stiletto (Kindle Worlds figure)
- Mission Accepted: Duke (inspired by classic 1983 look) vs. Tombstone (BRAND NEW CHARACTER) (Duke’s opposite number)
G.I. Joe 2016 Squad three-packs
- Cobra Legion: BAT, SAW Viper, Female Cobra Officer (with pony tail)
- Special Forces: NF Outback, NF Lt Falcon, Shooter! (w/ rifle case and rifle)
WOO HOO!!! New Joes are coming!!!! Even though this a “quiet year” for the brand, the G.I. Joe 2016 lineup offers, to borrow a phrase, “something old, something new.” The hard-to-find Zombie Vipers are a nice boon to collectors– especially since they will be packed two to a case. In addition, new characters like Stiletto and Tombstone counter-balance the inclusion of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. Plus, as it was pointed out by Chris John on the JBL Facebook page, the female Cobra Officer looks a bit familiar.