Package artist/colorist of the 2016 G.I. Joe line Ross Hughes has posted some images on his DeviantArt Page of artwork he has produced for recent G.I. Joe releases found at Toys “R” Us.
Interestingly, some of those images feature artwork for characters that were NOT released. Those characters include Action Man (in two different versions), Stinger Driver (in three different versions), a Snow Serpent, Wild Weasel and Rock n Roll (resembling his look from the concept case).
Considering some of these characters (specifically Stinger Driver and Wild Weasel) it certainly seems possible that some planned vehicle releases might have included these figures, but as we know, Toys “R” Us was not on board with vehicle releases for 2016. Whether or not these will make it out in some other format remains to be seen.
Check out Ross Hughes DeviantArt page here, and some mirrored images below.
RnR, Snow Serpent and a Rattler were the 3 things I was hoping to see this past year. I hope the fact he is sharing these is a tease of things to come and not a sign Hasbro gave up on making them. Hopefully we’ll know after Toy Fair.
I’m still waiting to find the Zombie Viper 2 packs in stores! I’ve never seen them.