Heads up, G.I.Joe Classified faithful! #HasbroPulseCon2021 kicked off their second day with G.I.Joe Classified Coverage and woah now, you’re gonna want to check this out!
First and foremost, it’s to be noted that many of the leaks I and other G.I.Joe newsies have shared in recent months look to be legit. If you recall, the fine folks over at What’s on Joe Mind? shared an extensive list of figures that were set to drop. Six of the aforementioned “leaks” were shown today, so let’s get right to it and check’em out!
First off, if you’d like to see the panel for yourself, you can check it out here –
Ok, now let’s get to work!
The panel kicked off with a BANG, as one of the most highly anticipated Cobra Troop Builders of the line was revealed – Check out the Cobra Battle Android Trooper (B.A.T.)!
The Hasbro team noted that the B.A.T. would not be a part of PulseCon 2021’s pre-order offerings and would be made available at a later date.
The panel continued forward showing us the new deluxe Zartan offering, featuring a gaggle of gear and color changing skin! What was also really neat was a segment that featured Backyard Battles, a phenomenal G.I.Joe photographer from Instagram that has been showcased here on my front page several times. Make sure to hit insta and give him a follow if you haven’t already! –
Now, the next few offerings may be a bit bittersweet, but there’s good news to share alongside of these killer releases.
Next up came a phrase that made every watcher cringe – “Target Exclusive”. Now, before we get in to the figures, remember that good news I mentioned above? Well, here’s the scoop – Target is aware of the disaster that was the Cobra Island line, so they’ve upped their orders and their should be plenty of these guys to go around? There better be, too, as the next wave of exclusives pits the G.I.Joe Tiger Force against Cobra’s Python Patrol! The first reveal is a fan favorite design from across the pond and an absolute must have, Tiger Force Outback!
This figure is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the gear that he comes with. Squaring off against Outback today was a Python Patrol Cobra Viper and Python Patrol B.A.T.! First, let’s check out the Viper –
The Hasbro panel team noted that this figure isn’t just a straight repaint of the Cobra Island offering. That’s great to hear! Alongside the Viper was a figure that has never been released before, a Python Patrol B.A.T.! As with the mainline release, the Python B.A.T. will not be offered up for preorder today, but will be available at a later date –
I hope we see some striping on the figure outside of the chest plate. I also have some packaging and product shots, check’em out –
Next up, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas was on set to reveal another fan favorite offering Spirit! Man, this figure is spectacular. Plus, check out Freedom an his interchangeable wings!
Now, who better to square up against Spirit than his Sunbow arch nemesis, Storm Shadow! Fans will be excited to see that this is Stormie in his tried & true vintage ninja-yoroi!
Can’t get much closer to the original than that! We also get a chance to see these two all packaged up and ready to join your front lines –
Last, but most certainly not least, we head back to the swamp where Croc Master awaits us!
With so many characters to choose from, it’s fun to see the G.I.Joe team select characters that wouldn’t necessarily be first on everyone’s lists. With that said, as I reside in the state of Florida, I can’t wait to get my hands on Croc Master for some swamp fun! 🙂
That, my friends, concluded the G.I.Joe Classified panel. There was so much to see and from the sounds of things, everyone will be able to get their fill!
What figures will you be adding to your collection?