by Zechs » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:59 pm
Some news from Joe Con pertaining to Wave 3 & 4 for the G.I. Joe Retaliation figure line:
http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/con ... ate-12115/
The next wave of figures will be hitting retail in late July. The Toy Fair date of May is incorrect.
Still figuring out internally the proper size for the brand in modern times. Similar to Star Wars prequels, they over saturated with the first movie, under produced for the second, and will have a better idea on how much to produce by the time the 3rd hit.
Retaliation toys are selling well so far.
Data Viper background - Roaming network relay point, allows Cobra to control drones and other vehicles without a centralized network. Has 4 screens in helmet for each of the 4 cameras on the drones.
Wave 3 is 12 new figures, one case, no doubles. Late July early August.
Wave 4 is additional figures not released by that point and carry forwards of popular or hard to find figures from previous waves, Colton was mentioned.
The Alpha vehicle landing boat with EEL will have a 50/50 ratio on the figure, half with Cobra symbol on chest, half without.
Micro Force Series 2 is not planned for release as of now, may happen later.
SDCC can't be shown because they contracted with a national outlet for initial unveiling.
SDCC hint - Will be a bigger set, fill a void for many collectors, will have a surprising amount of figures they think the fans will be happy with. Didn't say it would be Joe/TF, but hinted it will probably carry forward.
Kre-O doing well. Will continue with TRU as exclusives. Hasbro is dedicated to Kreo-O and is heavily invested in the segment as a company, will continue to push forward with it.
Dollar Joes will be coming with better distribution.
Vehicle drivers - Eaglehawk driver has full articulation, asked if that would continue, they said yes, that the reduced articulation drivers were a mistake and they won't do it again.