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With more thanks than I can fit into a single post, MadMac41, Fred, Gary, and the guys at JBL have worked tirelessly today to keep me in the loop, deal with my harassing phone calls, and even put me on speaker phone so I could listen in on the Hasbro 2010 panel.  A better group of guys isn’t out there on the web today.  Of course, the guys at The Terror Drome are giving them a run for their money with their awesome “Cover it Love” coverage of all of the roundtables, and hundreds of awesome images that they’ve posted throughout the day as well.  For this post, I’ve utilized images from both of those mentioned sources, with permission.

This is the first year since 2002 that I haven’t made the trip to the Con, and while nothing can possibly take the place of hitting the bar with my buddies after a day filled with Joe goodies, at least this time around I can live vicariously through the great pictures and information gathered by fans onsite who give up their valuable time to keep the rest of us informed.  Check out all the gory details after the “jump”.

The Hasbro 2010 Marketing Panel makes sure the fans know that 2010 begins “The Pursuit of COBRA” which sends G.I. Joe and COBRA to the four corners of the world, tackling each other in different environments:

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Technically it would appear this theme kicks off in late 2009, as the fifth wave of 2009 product has already morphed that way.


Wave 5, 2009

  • Desert-Viper (Desert Battle)
  • Duke (City Strike)
  • Ripcord (Jungle Assault)
  • Snake Eyes (City Strike)
  • Storm Shadow (Arctic Threat)

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Wave 1, 2010

  • Destro (Arctic Threat)
  • Duke (Jungle Assault)
  • Ice-Viper Elite (Arctic Threat)
  • Ripcord (Desert Battle Flightsuit)
  • Snow Job (Arctic Threat)
  • Storm Shadow (Jungle Assault)
  • Zartan (Desert Battle)

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Wave 2, 2010

  • Cobra Commander (Jungle Assault)
  • Duke (Arctic Threat)
  • Firefly (City Strike)
  • Heavy Duty (Desert Battle)
  • Jungle-Viper (Jungle Assault)
  • Recondo (Jungle Assault)
  • Scarlett (City Strike)
  • Snake Eyes (Arctic Threat)

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Future Release

  • Beachhead (City Strike)

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Mail Away Offer

  • Cobra Commander on COBRA Card Packaging

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Along with figures, Hasbro of course showcased some nice looking vehicles and teased some other stuff coming down the line as well.

Alpha Vehicles – 2009 Releases

  • Polar SHARC Sub w/ Ice Storm
  • Desert Rockslide w/ Dusty
  • Snarler Motorcycle w/ Beachhead and Rollbar
  • Tiger Claw w/ Leatherneck

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Alpha Vehicles – Wave 1, 2010

  • Armored Panther w/ Outback
  • Cycle Armor w/ Ashiko (This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!!!)
  • HISS Scout w/ Sand-Viper
  • Cobra Ice Cutter w/ Snow Serpent Officer

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Bravo Vehicles – Wave 1, 2010

  • Cobra Fury w/ Alley-Viper Officer
  • Snowcat w/ Whiteout

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Bravo Vehicles – Wave 2, 2010


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Echo Vehicles – 2010

  • Sandstorm w/ Star-Viper

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Of course, we also got a heaping helping of images for the store exclusives that we saw at San Diego ComicCon.  If you want a refresher on those:

Toys “R” Us

  • Attack on the Pit Scene Set
  • Single Pack Bench-Press
  • Single Pack Snow Serpent
  • Senior Ranking Officer COBRA 3-Pack
  • Senior Ranking Officer Joe 3-Pack
  • G.I. Joe Troop Builder 5-Pack

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  • Rescue Mission 4-Pack

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  • Outpost Defender w/ Roadblock & Tripwire
  • Cobra Surveillance Port w/ Tele-Viper and MARS Trooper
  • Heatseek Missile w/ Scrap Iron and Neo-Viper
  • L.A.W. w/ General Hawk and Grand Slam

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Whew…I think this is enough for one day.  Holy crap.

If anyone is wondering what my opinions are on the stuff…  wow.  Some of these figures are simply astounding.  I’ll do a full recap once the Con wraps, but for now, I am really, really loving what I’m seeing.  Sorry for the somewhat belated coverage…busy home day today!