Comic-Con 2012: It's A Wrap!
Comic-Con 2012 is a wrap and our photo gallery from the show is now live and can also be seen on our Flickr photostream. We spoke with the teams at Hasbro and Sideshow Collectibles at length about the G.I. Joe brand and we're pleased to report they're listening to the collectors and long-time fans. While there wasn't much for new reveals at Comic-Con, G.I. Joe had a good chunk of real estate at the show and with some amazing dioramas that awed many passers by.
Hasbro takes full responsibility for the cost-cutting measures that resulted in limited articulation in the first wave of G.I. Joe: Retailiation figures. They acknowledged the G.I. Joe brand is synonymous with articulation and as a industry leader in articulation, limiting articulation was a mistake they will never make again. Hasbro vowed to correct their mistake by ensuring future waves of G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures make up for the limitations in the first wave by re-introducing some of the characters with the full-range of articulation we've come to expect with the 25th style bodies.
Sideshow Collectibles continues to pioneer on the sixth-scale front. Their Baroness figure will feature an all new female body, which is currently in development and we just couldn't help but appreciate the high level of detail on their prototype--just look at the glasses! Major Bludd, Sideshow's other new reveal for Comic-Con looks fantastic as well. Bludd's portrait is battle scarred and gruff, he includes a robotic arm, and his rockets can be removed from his backpack and loaded into his gun. Oh and did we mention the rockets feature articulated fins! How's that for attention to detail?
SDCC 2011 Coverage Provided by Rich Alot & Jason Jones