The G.I. Joe Collectors' Club has announced Iceberg as it's 2013 3-3/4-inch membership incentive figure. Iceberg is free for all Officer Level club members who have an active membership by March 16, 2013. An Officer Level membership is $44 with third class postal delivery of the monthly newsletter or $67 with first class postal delivery of the month newsletter. Canadian and International memberships are also available, for $66 and $92, respectively. Iceberg will come bagged with an assault rifle, rocket launcher with shell, knife, sub-machine gun, snow board and backpack with attachment frame, stand, and file card. The club expects Iceberg to ship in late spring / early summer 2013.
It's been said that Hasbro needed to inject some life into G.I. Joe so that future generations could enjoy it for years to come. The 3-D conversion of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, coupled with its star-studded cast gives the brand global exposure and some much needed excitement. We spoke with Hasbro’s marketing team about their 2013 plans for G.I. Joe and discussed what they envisioned for the brand moving forward.
Here's a look at some of Hasbro's figures offerings for the upcoming year. For those of you who have been waiting for Kwinn and the Data-Viper, as well as fans of the Sunbow versions of Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow, we've got great news.
Our Toy Fair 2013 coverage kicks off this Saturday afternoon with a first look at Hasbro's G.I. Joe lineup starting at around 1 p.m. EDT. We'll be tweeting, taking photos, recording YouTube videos and asking your questions for Hasbro live from the showroom floor. Be sure to follow us on Twitter , subscribe to our YouTube channel and like us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute coverage and notifications. If there's anything you'd like us to ask Hasbro, be sure to leave a comment and let us know.
Registration for G.I. JoeCon 2013 is now open. Several packages are available for both attendees, as well as non-attendees interested in purchasing some of the con exclusives. G.I. JoeCon 2013 runs April 4 - April 7 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
Snake Eyes, now, has his nemesis. The second figure in Hot Toys' 1/6-scale G.I. Joe: Retaliation line is Storm Shadow. Storm Shadow is styled after actor Lee Byung Hun's portrayal of the Cobra ninja in Paramount's upcoming G.I. Joe movie and includes both an unmasked and masked portrait. The figure comes on a true-type body with 30 points-of-articulation and includes several pairs of interchangeable hands, two metal swords with sheaths, two daggers, three darts and a pistol. Look for Storm Shadow to start shipping in the second quarter of 2013.
Darklon has escaped, and Outback, Muskrat, and Ambush pursue him through the Utah desert. But who is hunting who? Larry Hama teams up with artist Ron Frenz to bring us the latest issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.