We did it! I repeat, we did it! Thanks to over 16,000 backers, the HasLab G.I.Joe Skystriker, along with 7 new o-ring figures, will be joining the ranks of collections everywhere in 2023!
In case you’ve been nowhere near a computer in the last few months, I’ll re-cap the campaign details below. For those of you that have been here since the beginning, CONGRATS TO YOU ALL! I’m so excited to be able to share the excitement of new G.I.Joe o-ring goodness with my son, so allow me to give thanks to 16,000+ of you!
Folks, think about it – a completely retooled Skystriker with tons of playability, plus SIX new o-ring figures, including a Mickey Cobra Commander, Night Force Ripcord & a Pilot Scarlett? I can’t wait!
I’ll be sure to update this post if we by chance continue marching forward and unlock Flight Deck crew (unlikely, but crazier things have happened)! Until then, continue reading for original details from the campaign. Cheers, everyone! The first HasLab G.I.Joe offering is a success!
Operation Snake Pit
Oh yes, you thought you were so smart. Give the people another G.I. Joe Skystriker – that’s what they really want. Well, it isn’t! Every nincompoop knows that Cobra is the most powerful force in the world! The Skystriker is ours now, and there’s nothing you can do to stop us. We’ll keep your original puny offering intact… but now you’ll also have superior figures and decals from Cobra! Not only, is it I, the most fearsome and handsome Cobra Leader, but I’ve brought my own nefarious Cobra Pilot and a Cobra Ground Crew member to take the Joes down. Together we’ll cover the Skystriker in our very own Cobra decals. What can you do to stop us?! NOTHING. AHAHAHAHHAHA.
You Think You’ve Won? THINK AGAIN!
Isn’t that cute. Your precious Scarlett and Duke climbing into the cockpit of the Skystriker together. Disgusting! No Joe gets access to this Cobra Skystriker! You won’t either if you don’t fork over the cash. I didn’t just bring my expert Cobra Pilot and [Snake] Pit Crew member here for the fun of it. Make this worth my time, you imbeciles!! I have better things to do like take the temperature of the North Pole. Don’t worry about why, you’ll find out soon enough!
How Dare You Do This to Me
Yes, yes, you “went berserk on this thing”. NOT BERSERK ENOUGH. I can’t trust you idiot Joes to get the job done right – I must do everything myself!
Finish this Fiasco: 10,000 backers needed to successfully fund
Cobra Saves the Day
You’re still going to get everything you’d get with the Joe’s version of the Skystriker, but now you’ll get even MORE! Because Cobra is BETTER!
- An o-ring figure of ME will now come with this offering. What an honor for you to display the greatest Cobra Commander that ever lived on your shelves. This rare 1980s variant of me was undoubtedly the best variant ever made!
- I’ve brought an o-ring Cobra Pilot in Sunbow colors with me to fly this COBRA Skystriker, and an o-ring Cobra [Snake] Pit Crew member with his very own flags to take control of your beloved Pit. It’s the Snake Pit now, Joes!
- To complete your Skystriker transformation, I will supply you fools with Cobra decals.
Finally, an offering worth backing!
And don’t worry, you’ll still get all of this other stuff the “heroes” promised youhttps://players.brightcove.net/6146357394001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6278087947001
- The Skystriker soars into action with over 200 deco ops!
- You’ll immediately notice the quality of engineering, right down to the moveable joystick in the cockpit.
- The cockpit isn’t the only feature to get an update. There are all new functioning landing levers, one for landing gear and one for wings, swappable black tail fins to match the packaging art, a useable tow hook, and multiple options for dog bone pins to customize weapon load out.
- The sculptural integrity is miles ahead of previous Skystriker This combat jet is made to last.
- It’s customizable! The Skystriker comes with different sets of high-quality decals. One set to look like the Skystriker we know and love, and one to look like an F-14 Tomcat! Plus, additional stickers of the pilot’s names to put on the window for that extra personalized touch. AND a second canopy to decorate the heck out of with all those stickers.
This is YOUR Skystriker; show the world.
- No combat jet can be ever ready without a re-fueler tank and ammo cart. With new deco and pit crew design, the re-fueler tank and ammo cart are prepared to aid the Skystriker on any missions.
- Bring your G.I. Joe battle display to the next level with an arsenal of blast effects pieces and missiles. The showdown display possibilities are nearly endless.
- Pose your favorite figures doing some maintenance work on the Skystriker with the included ladder and fuel tanks.
- Pose the Skystriker at multiple death-defying angles with the jet stand and recreate scenes from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and your childhood.
The 3 3/4 – inch, O-Ring Figures
- The original combat pilot, the o-ring Ace action figure is here and reporting for duty in his original deco
- Adding to the nostalgic, the o-ring Wayne Ruthel co-pilot action figure is included as an homage the character look inspired by the original art on the Skystriker
- Plus, two fabric parachutes for all those “tossing out of the treehouse” needs
Critical Mission Support:
More Backers, More Possibilities
Not quite endless, but definitely epic.
There are 3 possible additions to this combat crew, upping the worldbuilding potential of this HasLab to new heights.
Unlock 1 – 13,000 backers
Scarlett O-Ring Action Figure in Flight Suit
Don’t mess with Scarlett unless you’re ready for a heck of a fight. Clad in the iconic flight suit she wore when she first burst onto the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero scene, o-ring Scarlett comes with a crossbow accessory to maximize her action capabilities. Never created before, and exclusive to this HasLab, o-ring Scarlett gives is a modern throwback to Real American Hero.
Unlock 2 – 16,000 backers
Rip Cord O-Ring Action Figure in Night Force Colors
You can’t keep o-ring Rip Cord down. This airborne infantry demolitions specialist in Night Force colors has never been created before and is exclusive to this HasLab. Nothing rattles Rip Cord, maybe that’s because he’s always ready. This O-Ring Rip Cord figure comes with multiple accessories that mirror the original action figure, like re-breather, helmet, and parachute backpack.
Unlock 3 – 18,000 backers
2 Pit Crew O-Ring Action Figures
The Pit Crew is here! These newly created HasLab o-ring Pit Crew action figures bring you back to where G.I. Joe began with design and deco exclusive to this project. Picture them waving in the Skystriker from another successful mission with their ground crew wands accessories. This attention to detail and design helps create that sense of military precision we love to see at The Pit.