If folks remember, back at JoeCon in April, Hasbro announced that they would be producing a new figure next year based on a character from one of the Kindle Worlds novels that are on Amazon.com. This obviously excited me quite a bit, since I have a few of those novels posted myself.
Well, tonight at the New York ComicCon ‘Twas the Night Before party, Hasbro revealed fantastic artwork of four of these characters who will be included in a “Fan Vote” to decide which character gets the new figure next year!
This is very exciting news for me personally…as a diehard action figure fan and G.I. Joe collector for 30+ years, the possibility of a character I created getting made into an actual G.I. Joe figure has me almost giddy. It’s a fantastic feeling! The artwork Hasbro had done to represent my character (Whisper) is spectacular.
That being said, all four characters are new characters, which is very cool, and while I have my own skin in the game, it will be great to get a new character on the G.I. Joe or Cobra roster regardless of who created them.
Check out the images below, and if you need a refresher on Whisper, check out my Price of Peace trilogy on Amazon. She plays a REALLY big role in that series of novels.
Images are courtesy of Dan from JoeCustoms.com and HISSTank.com.
Based on the sketches, I’d say Whisper is definitely one I’d be voting for.
Pretty dope! I love this idea. I’m hoping that next year, one of my own characters might be up for a vote. 🙂
Congrats on the nom, Justin! That would be so sweet to see your own character come to life in 4″ form…!
Adventure Team Marcus for the win!
I’d say your character (Whisper) is the best by far of the four choices. The others are pretty generic.
I’m not sure I’ve ever received any kind of update after I signed up for Hasbro Pulse.
Leaning Blackjack right now. Hopefully, there will be some colored versions of those sketches by vote time cause if Whisper ends up in mostly black then it might as well be a Marauder figure.
Wonder if this will end up as an Amazon exclusive.