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Full List GI Joe Classified Series Pipeline Reveals

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We keep a record of the name only pipeline reveals from the Joe Team. For Yo Joe June 2022, Hasbro changed the way products were revealed in what they called ‘pipeline’ reveals, which are verbal announcements of GI Joe Classified figures. The pipeline reveals are different from the digital renders in that they literally are names of figures coming to the GI Joe Classified Series line in in the coming years. Starting June 1, 2022, Hasbro started these pipeline reveals and they have continued do this in all of their FanStreams and they sometimes sneak them in to social media posts. Since we only have figures names, we’ll include concepts from the customizing community as there are many people out there who are just as talented (or more) that the figure designers! The”name only” reveals have been announced on several FranStreams, Cons, and social media and we will continually update this article with reveals so check back often!

Current Pipeline Name Only Reveals

“Once a Man” Cobra Commander

Emily from the Hasbro GI Joe Team also name dropped the ” Once a Man” Cobra Commander. This is from the 1987 GI Joe the Movie, when Cobra Commander get’s transformed into a snake. Below we can see a custom concept by @roenin8180 • Instagram photos and videos where you can see the transformation.

Blowtorch

Blowtorch was part of the 1984 series and cartoon and featured a very unique armor sculpt with orange-red pads on chest, arms, legs, and feet. The colors are what attracted me (Michael) to this figure when I was kid and he was my all time favorite figure in the so of course I would selfishly love to see him make the Classified Series!

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Custom Blowtorch GI Joe Classified Series Concept

This custom concept comes from the talented YoJoeARAH customs and he captured what a Classified Series Blowtorch would like like perfectly! He has given him an updated flame thrower and tank design and added some red in order to differentiate various parts to his pack out! Integrating his yellow helmet, ace mask with hose, fuel-tank backpack with hole for cord, and his olive-green M-7 flamethrower with cord, this is exactly how I had pictured a Classified Series concept for this iconic figure.

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Custom Blowtorch GI Joe Classified Series Concept
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Custom Blowtorch GI Joe Classified Series Concept

Road Pig

Road Pig is yet another Dreadnock to continue the long line of Dreadnocks we have thus far. He has a chonky body so it will be cool to see the new buck they will use for this figure! The ranks of the Dreadnocks are really getting filled out and he will be another shirtless Cobra! Road Pig was originally released as part of the ARAH line in 1988. He came with a large hammer weapon, a wrist cross bow, a wrist guard and a backpack.

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Here we can see an incredible custom by YoJoeARAH (@yojoearah), and they give us a great idea of what a Classified scale Road Pig might look like!

According to Road Pig (RAH) | Joepedia | Fandom:

Of all the Dreadnoks, Road Pig may be the most fearsome of them all. With his immense strength, violent temper and antisocial behavior, he should have been a natural member of that infamous group of bikers. Yet, he was considered as too obnoxious and smelling worse than the other Dreadnoks care to be. He should have of gotten the boot right from the get go but, like the outlaw gang that took him in before them, they found it hard to say no to him. To placate him, they had to put him in “probationary status”, making him the only member to have ever undergone this process. Right now, he’s so obnoxious that they would like to kick him out but they still have yet to figure out how.

Road Pig (RAH) | Joepedia | Fandom

Frag Viper

As a freebie for miscounting the GI Joe Classified Series preorders on the Leap Day 2024 FanStream, Emily said that Frag Viper will also be coming to line but that would be very far into the future.

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Stronox Customs did an incredible job creating what a Classified Series scale Frag Viper figure could look like!

He features his classic grenade lobber, hose, and backpack!

Dial Tone

Dial Tone was announced as a name only reveal on the GI Joe FanStream on Leap Day 2024!

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Stronox Customs did an incredible job creating what a Classified Series scale Dial Tone figure could look like!

He comes with a magnetic backpack, his classic rifle and a removable boot knife.

Saw Viper

The SAW was also announced as a name only reveal on the GI Joe FanStream on Leap Day 2024!

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Stronox Customs also created a Classified Series scale SAW Viper that is a nod to his vintage figure!

Again, Stronox knocked this one out of the park as he comes with his classic style machine gun and backpack!

Raptor

Raptor known as the Cobra Falconer, was released in 1987 and is a very cool character. Raptor was a yuppie tax consultant turned Cobra Falconry is a very unique figure and comes with a winged like soft goods cape and a pet falcon.

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Raptor ARAH 1988 Gi Joe

Here is an incredible custom by YoJoeARAH (@yojoearah) • Instagram photos and videos of Raptor to see what a Classified scale version might look like.

Nemesis Enforcer

The first of the Cobra-La figures, Nemesis Enforcer is an exciting addition to this rumored list! That means that we might be getting more Corba-La characters in the Classified Series line in the future!

The first of the GI Joe the Movie figures to be named for the Classified Series line, Nemesis Enforcer was part of the Cobra-La Faction.

Acoording to Nemesis Enforcer (RAH) | Joepedia | Fandom:

In G.I. Joe: The Movie he is the elite guard that protects Golobulus. He does not speak, but rather has a grunt & growls like a monstrous animal. He is a humanoid with large wings, capable of flight and large, extendable spikes on his forearms that are strong enough to pry open even the strongest doors.

He is first seen in a flash when he bursts up from under the ground to flip a GI Joe vehicle when the team pursues Cobra forces into Cobra-La. When the Joes are captured, Cobra Commander approaches the hulking monster, only to be ordered into custody himself by the Enforcer.

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Nemesis Enforcer is later sent to the Joes compound to free Serpentor, who had been captured in the battle defending the Broadcast Energy Transmitter. After leading a small task force of Cobra-La guards and the Dreadnoks into the prison chamber. When the Dreadnoks’ weapons are unable to penetrate the dome covering Serpentor’s cell, the Enforcer pushes them all aside and easily pries open the two halves of the dome with his forearm spikes. He then deflects the lasers of Serpentor’s cage with one of his wings, allowing the emperor to escape.

He is seen in the final battle fighting against Sgt. Slaughter, who has a personal score to settle with the monster. He ultimately meets his doom at the hands of Sgt. Slaughter when he gets thrown into a spike walled pit, unable to fly out as Slaughter had broken one of his wings.

Nemesis Enforcer (RAH) | Joepedia | Fandom
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Nemesis Enforcer GI Joe ARAH

Here we have a 1/18 scale custom of Nemesis Enforcer by the incredible Stronox Custom Figures> Even though he is a smaller scale, this highly articulated custom gives us a great idea at what a Classified scale version of Nemesis Enforcer would look like.

Stronox chose to go in a cool direction with his custom with having green tentacles attached to his back.

Starduster

Starduster is another fan favorite that we are happy to be added to this rumored list! As you recall, Star Duster was a mail away figure from the vintage ARAH line. Frequently shown with the Jump Jet pack, this is an easy one for the Hasbro Team to do as we recently got the Steel Corp 2 pack that used the Jump Packs. I could see Starduster being another deluxe figure release.

The vintage Starduster figure was first available as a mail-in exclusive figure from G.I. Joe Action Stars Cereal back in 1987. Then in 1988 Starduster was also available as a mail-in offer from Hasbro Direct. He appeared to have several variants until he was discontinued in 1991. He is a very sought after vintage figure and will make a great addition to the Classified Series line!

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Starduster ARAH GI Joe artwork

Here we can see an incredible custom by YoJoeARAH (@yojoearah), and they give us a great idea of what a Classified scale Starduster might look like! He would be an incredible addition to the line!

Leatherneck

Leatherneck was released as a single carded figure in 1986 and the the Joe Team said he’ll have a “grizzled” look.

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Here we can see an incredible custom by YoJoeARAH (@yojoearah), and they give us a great idea of what a Classified scale Leatherneck might look like! He would be an incredible addition to the line!

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Zandar

Zandar was released as a single carded figure in 1986 and it’s great to get Zandar in the line as he can join his brother and

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Zarana needs her brother Zandar and here we can see an incredible custom by YoJoeARAH (@yojoearah), and they give us a great idea of what a Classified scale Zandar might look like! Who doesn’t need more dreadnocks?!

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Iron Grenadiers

We are getting yet another army building for our Cobra Ranks, and hurting to our wallets, yes it’s the Iron Grenadiers! Iron Grenadiers was released in 1988, and was an absolute fan favorite!

Here is an incredible custom by Stronox (@stronox_custom_figures) • Instagram photos and videos of Iron Grenadier to see what a Classified scale version might look like.

Alpine

A new name only reveal dropped at the GI Joe Classified Series panel during New York Comic Con 2023, and that was Alpine! Alpine has always been one of the classic Joes and the Roel nailed the render for his head sculpt! We don’t see many Joes with baseball caps and I am imagining that this hat could be removable. He is also rendered with a realistic rope across his chest, very similar to the Shipwreck was made in the Classified Series. The coloring on his is a little darker than the vintage figure but it’s a great look nonetheless! Below is an incredible custom render done by a very talented individual Roel Robles! If you want to check out more of his work, take a look at our Future GI Joe Classified Series Figure Concepts article.

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We also have an incredible custom by YoJoeARAH of Alpine to give us a better idea of what the actual figure will look like.

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Alpine has always been one of the classic Joes and the fun factor was all of climbing gear he came with. Alpine came with a tan mountain pack, a black GR8-88 grappling launch line, a black Barretta SMG-12 submachine gun, a black climbing axe, and two black grappling hooks connected by black string.

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His bio reads’ “From the middle of the flat dusty Snake River Plain where Alpine was born he could see the mountains on the horizon in almost every direction like a physical barrier between him and the world he wanted. He took up mountain climbing during college and continued as a recreational climber during his brief tenure as an accountant for a large publishing firm. The G.I. Joe team gave Alpine the most hazardous of all conditions: With COBRA shooting at him! Graduated Ranger School, Fort Benning. Qualified Expert: M-16, M-14, M-60, M1911A1. The quote on his file card reads, “Every time Alpine scales a sheer cliff face piton by piton, overcoming granite and gravity with muscle and persistance, he is symbolically climbing out of the quagmire of his past. That’s why we send him up first on vertical assaults. He doesn’t take to being knocked down too easily.”

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Graduated to Digital Renders

February 29, 2024 Update: Retro Cardback Beach, Eels, Snow Serpent & Cobra Ferret Scout and Ferret

Retro Beachhead

We got a version of Beach Head in the Cobra Island Target exclusive era, and that was pretty much like the vintage figure. Continuing their retro cardback series, they have another Beachhead version in the works! Thanks to @YoJoeARAH, we get to visualize what a retro Beachhead could look like!

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Retro Eel

Hot off the heals of the Classified Series general release, we are getting another army builder in the form a retro cardback Eel! We hope they stay true to how the weapons were designed!

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There is a talented 3D printer designer who created custom G.I. Joe Classified series style Eel backpack/speargun that has those vintage feels so we are expecting Hasbro to do this figure justice retro style and not just repack the first release and put it on a retro cardback.

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Here is a close up the speargun and backpack and they look incredible!

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Retro Snow Serpent

We also recently got a Snow Serpent in the Classified Series but a retro cardback version would be awesome! The vintage figure was so great and it will be awesome to see how the figure turns out as a retro cardback figure.

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The Snow Serpent is an exciting name only reveal and we are using a custom concepts to show you what he may look like. This one is exciting because he comes packed with a ton of really cool accessories like the classic tennis racket snow shoes and missile.

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Cobra Ferret

The Ferret can traverse practically any terrain, it’s sorely lacking in armor. As a quad bike, it is best suited for light infantry and security detail. The Cobra Ferret is a powerful quad bike with flexible, off-road tires, one-piece welded steel wheels, a 6 forward-speed transmission, and a free-floating transverse front suspension. The bike is powered by a 16-valve liquid-cooled 115 hp 4-cycle engine. This 4-wheeler is armed with driver-controlled twin .50 caliber machine guns, a side-slung electric CMF-1 10-round grenade launcher, and 2 laser-seeking “Com-Bat” rockets.

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Cobra Ferret Vintage Box
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1991 Mail Away Version

There are many talented people that 3D print vehicles and here is a Classified Series scale custom Ferret with nonother than the Crimson Twins taking it for a joy ride.

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February 1, 2024 UPDATE: Doc, Night Creeper, Torch, Jinx Digital Render Reveals

Torch

Torch has been pipeline revealed during SDCC 2023 We are always exciting to see new Dreadnoks coming to the Classified Series as they are one of the most unique characters in a faction. Roel was spot on with designing the figure with his classic vest and he even added some chains around the shoulders that makes the vest completely pop! His facial hair and head sculpt are updated as he also gave him a more modern pair of sunglasses. The weapons are resued from the vintage figure as we are guessing he would come packed with that black tubing that was made for the GI Joe Classified Series Barbecue.

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According to Joepedia, If Buzzer is the smart aleck of the Dreadnoks, then Torch is the witless stooge of the team. Not quite smart (he’s illiterate!) and never really aspiring to be anything higher, Torch only does what he is told. To that effect, he is valuable not for his brains but for his penchant for sudden and unexpected violence. Perhaps, his only bright spot is his skill with the acetylene torch which he has modified into an actual functioning flamethrower weapon. Torch was a juvenile delinquent who joined the merchant marines and became a sure hand with a cutting torch. With that knowledge, he began running chop shops, gutting and remodeling stolen cars, sometimes getting too carried away with his work and transforming a hot car into a smoldering scrap pile. A former member of the Melbourne Maulers, he joined the Dreadnoks after the latter gang absorbed the former. A stupid, unrepentant thug, he is tolerated by the others for his skill in motorcycle repair.

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Torch’s file card comes in 3 flavors, two of them being a light peach and a darker peach and the classic gray color the file cards were transitioned to. His file card reads, “Subject was remanded to Borstal* at age fourteen. Escaped and went to sea in the Merchant Marine where he learned the use of the cutting torch. Later rode with the Melbourne Maulers M.C.**Torch is an illiterate, unrepentant thug whose penchant for sudden and unexpected violence is matched only by the utter depth of his stupidity. Specialty and M.O.***: Works with Oxy-Acetylene torch as a general cutter mostly on remodeling stolen cars and occasional safe crackings. Scavenges the swamps for fun and profit.
*Reform school
**Motorcycle Club
***Modus Operandi

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Here is another incredible custom concept from the talented @YoJoeARAH to show you what this figure might look like when it is actually produce!

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Night Creeper

The original purple and maroon suit with gray and maroon camouflage pants. This suit includes a silver visor and breast plates. Night Creeper came with a black crossbow, a black kris sword, a black barbed sword, and a maroon backpack.

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GI Joe Vintage Night Creeper

Here is a concept by the insanely talented @YoJoeARAH as this could very well be what we see for a Classified Series Night Creeper.

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Gnawgahyde & Boar

Gnawgahyde was released in 1989 and this was right before the GI Joe line went completely off the rails in the 1990’s. It’s great to see another Dreadnok added to the line! Gnawgahyde came with a black rifle, a black bipod, a silver machete, a silver knife, a black bow, a black quiver, a tan hat, and a brown boar.

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Here is a concept by, you guessed it, @yoJoeARHA and we will likely see a packout like the Croc Master, who also came with a pet.

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Doc

Doc was revealed to the coming to the line via an Instagram post about the HasLab Dragonfly on July 10, 2023 so we moved him up to this section as we have not seen a digital render of the figure. YoJoeARAH also cooked up a custom Doc in 6″ scale so we can envision what he might look like.

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Doc is an avowed pacifist but never backed down from a challenge. When he heard about the G.I. Joe Team, he enlisted in the Army hoping to be on the team. He was told that the Army made no such deals. That didn’t stop Doc. He went on with his training and did all he can to get on the Joe Team. It is his belief that the Joe Team is the country’s best weapon against terror and that even they need a man who’s willing to go into the field when the going gets rough and the chips are down and patch them back up.

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July 10, 2023 UPDATE: Doc, Airborne, and General Hawk Announced

General Hawk

General Hawk, as his version 2 figure is called, looked drastically different than his v1 counterpart. Drawing inspiration from one of our favorite GI Joe customizers, yojoearah, we see what this figure could like and this one is in Classified Series scale.

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Airborne

He is the G.I. Joe Team’s helicopter assault trooper and debuted in 1983. To envision what a Classified Series figure of Airborne would look like, yojoeARAH has already created a custom of him and he looks pretty much like his vintage figure.

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His real name is Franklin E. Talltree, and his rank is that of sergeant E-5. Airborne was born in a Navajo Reservation in Arizona. His primary military specialty is an airborne infantryman, while as his secondary military specialty he is a helicopter gunship gunner.

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March 8, 2023 UDPATE: Quick Kick, Mutt & Junkyard, and Big Boa Announced

Today, as part of the list of GI Joe pipeline or name only reveals, Quick Kick, Mutt & Junkyard, and Big Boa were announced!

Quick Kick

Until 2008, the only Quick Kick action figure to ever come out was part of the 1985 series of A Real American Hero toy line. He came with a small, dark silver backpack (round on bottom), a silver sword with round hilt, and silver nunchukus.

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Here is a custom concept from the talented @YoJoeARAH to show you what this figure might look like when it is actually produce!

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Mutt and Junkyard

Mutt was released carded as part of the third series (1984). He was also sold in 1985, then was discontinued domestically in 1986. Mutt came with a black helmet, a black face mask, a black Ingram Mac-11 submachine gun with silencer, a black night stick, a black leash, and a black dog named “Junkyard.”

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Here is a custom concept from the talented @YoJoeARAH to show you what this figure might look like when it is actually produce!

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Big Boa

Big Boa was first released carded as part of the sixth series (1987). He was also sold in 1988 and was discontinued domestically in 1989. Big Boa came with a silver mouthpiece, two red flexsteel-mesh boxing gloves with white Cobra logos, a brown punching bag, and a black stand for the punching bag.

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Here is a custom concept from the talented @YoJoeARAH to show you what this figure might look like when it is actually produce!

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January 27, 2023 UPDATE: Agent Helix and Joe Troop Builder 2-Pack Announced

First off, special thanks to chaztheguru for the tip off that Emily and Lenny from the Joe Team announced two more pipeline reveals for the GI Joe Classified Series line. Agent Helix and the first even Joe Troop Build 2-Pack was revealed! Although we have not details on the Joe Troop Builder 2-Pack, Lenny said that “the troops in the pack could handle land or sky so we will wait for more details on those! In the meantime, let’s a take look at Agent Helix’s history and what her Classified Series could ed up looking like! Here is the official announcement from Emily and Lenny:

Agent Helix

Agent Helix is a covert operations officer for the G.I. Joe team. She is an expert marksman with advanced martial arts training. She uses dual 10 mm automatic pistols as her preferred weapon. She’s an Olympic-class gymnast and uses her distinctive “Whirlwind attack” to deliver overpowering combinations of kicks and firepower to Cobra agents. She also has the ability to identify and solve complex physical calculations at a rate that some consider extremely spooky. To her, everything has a data set, like miles left before a car will run out of gas or ammo count in the bad guy’s guns, etc. This ability is referred to as “Total Organic Battlefield Awareness.”

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Could we have predicted this Agent Helix pipeline reveal coming from a mile away? Well, maybe but you need to know where to look! Agent Helix has been hiding in plain site on the Hasbro GI Joe Meet the Characters page for quite some time now and it is high time that she was developed into a GI Joe Classified Series figure!

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Her Bio reads: “Helix is a covert operations agent with advanced martial arts training, world-class gymnastics skill, and expert marksmanship. She has a unique near-psychic ability called Total Organic Battlefield Awareness (TOBA). This allows her to perceive elements of her surroundings before they are visible. Her distinctive “whirlwind attack” is an overpowering combination of kicks and firepower. Agent Helix was released in 2009 as part of Series 4 of the Rise of Cobra line. She has black hair dyed white, a yellow and grey jumpsuit, a black harness and corset, a black belt with silver pouches, grey pants, black kneepads, and black boots. With respect to her weapons, she has dual grey autopistols, a grey machete, a grey spring-loaded missile launcher, and a blue missile with grey dish.

January 12, 2023 UDPATE: Scrap Iron Pipeline Reveal Decoded

Special thanks to TheArtistShArK (here is a link to his YouTube Channel and Instagram) where he posted the new 2023 GI Joe Classified Series Pipeline reveals and is starting to piece things together. It looks like Scrap Iron with Drone has been confirmed with the code name F7746 GIJ CS Dumas. Here are how the code names are lining up with the figures coming out in 2023:

Gi Joe Classified Pipeline 2023 Reveal Code Names

– F7732 GIJ CS THR Kerouac
– F7731 GIJ CS THR Shakespeare
– F7472 GIJ CS Tolkien
– F7471 GIJ CS Fitzgerald
– F7470 GIJ CS Lovercraft
– F7469 GIJ CS Woolf
– F7746 GIJ CS Dumas Pet: Scrap Iron w/ Drone
– F7748 GIJ CS DLX Dovle
– F7729 GIJ CS FTYS Wells
– F7728 GIJ CS FTYS Dickinson
– F8376 GIJ CS Hobbes
– F7741 GIJ CS ADV Aesop
– F7718 GIJ CS Steinbeck
– F7717 GIJ CS Plath
– F7468 GIJ CS Twain
– F7467 GIJ CS Verne
– F7466 GIJ CS Carrol
– F7465 GIJ CS Dickens
– F7464 GIJ CS Shelly
– F7463 GIJ CS Bronte
– F7462 GIJ CS Austen

TheArtistShArK has also posted a YouTube video as well! If you have not subbed his channel, head over to his YouTube Channel as he is one of the few go to channels for Joe News that we trust!

January 10, 2022 UPDATE: New GI Joe Classified Series Computer Figure Listings With Code Names

Special thanks to hisstank.com, specifically JT Prime, for surfacing a plethora of new GI Joe Classified Series computer figure listings! While the exact figure names remain a mystery, it is great to know the 21 code names that are associated with them as the community is very adept at decoding them. We feel that these figures and code names will match up with the growing list of pipeline reveals, which we will surface in this article too.

New GI Joe Classified Series Listings with Code Names

Just in off the wire are newly added computer listings for code names and tag numbers for 21 upcoming G.I. Joe Classified action figures. G.I. Joe Classified Figures will include DreadnoksCobra AgentsG.I. Joe Team members, Deluxe figures and more.

– F7732 GIJ CS THR Kerouac
– F7731 GIJ CS THR Shakespeare
– F7472 GIJ CS Tolkien
– F7471 GIJ CS Fitzgerald
– F7470 GIJ CS Lovercraft
– F7469 GIJ CS Woolf
– F7746 GIJ CS Dumas Pet
– F7748 GIJ CS DLX Dovle
– F7729 GIJ CS FTYS Wells
– F7728 GIJ CS FTYS Dickinson
– F8376 GIJ CS Hobbes
– F7741 GIJ CS ADV Aesop
– F7718 GIJ CS Steinbeck
– F7717 GIJ CS Plath
– F7468 GIJ CS Twain
– F7467 GIJ CS Verne
– F7466 GIJ CS Carrol
– F7465 GIJ CS Dickens
– F7464 GIJ CS Shelly
– F7463 GIJ CS Bronte
– F7462 GIJ CS Austen

Female Cobra Trooper 2-Pack

Previously revealed at MCM, we got a very blurry look at the Femal Cobra Trooper 2-pack. Thanks to G.I.Joe Classified on Instagram, we got an official image release of the Female Cobra Trooper 2-Pack. Here we can see the bevy of weapons and accessories they come packed with. They each have back packs, one in tan and one in black. There are multiple blast effects, just like the ones that came with the Viper 3 Pack. Each trooper comes wth 2 side arm pistols, a knife, a rifle, and a machine gun, both with removeable cartridges. Plus, they are packed with removeable helmets and a face mask.

Hasbro revealed a new female Cobra Trooper 2-Pack with a a gaggle of weapons and blast effects! Their uniform is a deep Cobra blue with red and gold accents and we are sure this is going to be a sough after army builder!

Cobra Trooper 2 Pack GI Joe Classified Series Reveal
Cobra Trooper 2 Pack GI Joe Classified Series Reveal

Big Ben

Previously revealed at MCM, we got a very blurry look at the digital render image for Big Ben. Thanks to G.I. ShArK on Instagram, we got an official image release of the Big Ben Here we can see the Big Ben and the tons of weapons and accessories he comes packed with. He includes a semi-automatic side arm pistol with silencer, a rifle, and a machine gun, both with removeable cartridges and a gas mask. Big Ben’s face paint camo looks amazing and the chest straps full of bullets completes his classic look!

This figure was a pipeline reveal from August 2022 and we finally get to see the Digital Render of Big Ben and he looks fantastic! He comes with a alternate head sculpt that has a gas mask and his signature weapons!

Big Ben GI Joe Classified Series Reveal
Big Ben GI Joe Classified Series Reveal

Shadow Tracker

Shadow Tracker came from the GI Joe Pursuit of Cobra line in 2011 and he is a rather odd character choice but if his Classified Series sculpt is anything like his figure, he will be the most unique one on the line! His bio reads:

SHADOW TRACKER works for COBRA as a wilderness hunter and guide. Scorning conventional firearms, he uses traditional weapons from around the world. He tracks his prey using primal instinct: He hears the dark whispers of the jungle, senses distant footfalls in the earth and tastes his victim’s fear in the wind.

Shadow Tracker GI Joe Classified Series Reveal

Generaljoesreborn has a fantastic review of Shadow Tracker and a nice summary of the new character that was added to the line:

First of all, Shadow Tracker has a distinct advantage…I love new characters, and Shadow Tracker is a new character. He’s a Cobra tracking specialist and jungle operative, which is something we’ve seen surprisingly little of in Cobra’s thirty year history. Now, within a couple of months we not only have the first mass release “Jungle Viper” but we also have a Cobra Tracker. But he’s not just a Cobra Tracker, he’s a completely bad ass looking Cobra tracker who oozes personality in a way that only the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero universe can provide. This is something that G.I. Joe has always been able to do, for whatever reason. The way Hasbro can perfectly meld a straight-line military line with a fantastical science fiction element never ceases to amaze me, and Shadow Tracker walks that line to perfection. But, none of this means anything if the figure isn’t any good, and trust me, this figure is great above and beyond his cool history.

Shadow Tracker – General Joes Reborn
Shadow Tracker GI Joe 2011 Figure on Card
Shadow Tracker GI Joe 2011 Figure on Card
Shadow Tracker 2011 GI Joe Loose
Shadow Tracker 2011 GI Joe Loose

Regarding the figure:

Beyond the theory and mythology, though, you have a toy. And the fun value of that toy will impact the rest of it more than anything else…Shadow Tracker is quite simply an awesome toy. Even underneath all of that gear, Cobra’s Wilderness expert has some excellent detailing, incredibly smooth articulation and some insane paint apps. His elbow joints actually bend the full 90 degrees many figures cannot achieve, he’s got the great pivot wrists, and even though his legs are sculpted like one piece legs (without those joint disguising kneepads) his double-jointed knees work without flaw. And his head? His head sculpt is simply insane. The wild mane of dreadloks spirals from underneath a semi-translucent hockey mask which gives the character an absolutely evil, insidious look about him. The figure is obviously at least somewhat inspired by the Devils’ Due Skullbuster, I believe, but it takes that design aesthetic and totally runs with it. Upon first glance, it almost looks like his mask is removable, but take Twink Viper’s advice and don’t do it.

Shadow Tracker – General Joes Reborn

He comes with a gaggle of weapons as well:

Like every other figure in the Wave 4 assortment, the accessories are really where it’s at, and Shadow Tracker is loaded. He comes with a pretty simple vest, nicely colored and detailed just right. His compound bow was first seen with the TRU Exclusive Spirit, and he comes with the quiver and extra arrow as well. Where Shadow Tracker excels is with the bladed weapons. As a Cobra “hunter” he comes fully equipped with some of the nastiest knives I’ve ever seen in the 3 3/4″ scale, and with his pivot wrists, he can hold them very nicely. If there is a downside to all of these accessories, it’s that he cannot hold them all, though he does have a great sheath on the back of his vest and a hole in the side of his leg where one of his knives can be stored.

Shadow Tracker – General Joes Reborn
Shadow Tracker GI Joe 2011 Weapons and Accessories
Shadow Tracker GI Joe 2011 Weapons and Accessories

Chuckles

One look at Chuckles and you wouldn’t have given a thought he was an undercover agent. Most undercover specialists try not to stand out too much, their interaction with the enemy is often limited, most of their efforts are concentrated on the source for information, and they don’t wear loud Hawaiian shirts. With his burly figure, Chuckles already stands out from the crowd. He has a gregarious personality that makes him the life of the party, quick-witted and possesses a natural likability. He is very conscientious of his work that he’ll volunteer for dangerous missions just to keep up his cover.
He has shifted from one undercover assignment to another for so many times, no one is sure who he works for anymore. He started as an investigator at the South-eastern Insurance Group in Fort Lauderdale. He still feels a debt of allegiance there. He eventually made his way to the US Army’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Chuckles Vintage GI Joe On Card
Chuckles Vintage GI Joe On Card
Chuckles Vintage GI Joe
Chuckles Vintage GI Joe

We love to see concepts that might come to fruition and yojoearah is one of our favorites so this is what Chuckles could look like when he comes to the GI Joe Classified Series!

Chuckles GI Joe Classified Series Concept 2
Chuckles GI Joe Classified Series Concept 1

September 30, 2022 UPDATE: Hawk and Tripwire

While the GI Joe Brand panel is not scheduled to kick off until October 1, 2022 at 1:15pm ET, we got another two name only pipeline reveals during the pre-show and they are none other than Hawk and Tripwire!

Hawk GI Joe Classified Pipeline Reveal Hasbro Pulse Con 2022
Hawk GI Joe Classified Pipeline Reveal Hasbro Pulse Con 2022
Tripwire GI Joe Classified Pipeline Reveal Hasbro Pulse Con 2022
Tripwire GI Joe Classified Pipeline Reveal Hasbro Pulse Con 2022

Tripwire

Skoog, Tormod S. will be joining the Classified Series in the future. He came out in the vintage line 1983 so it will be great to see what his updated version will look like. We came across this custom Classified Series Tripwire on Hisstank.com, which gives a cool, updated version to his vintage counterpart.

General Hawk

General Hawk, as his version 2 figure is called, looked drastically different than his v1 counterpart. Drawing inspiration from one of our favorite GI Joe customizers, yojoearah, we see what this figure could like and this one is in Classified Series scale.

Hawk Version 2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept 1
Hawk Version 2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Hawk Version 2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept 2
Hawk Version 2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front View
Hawk Version 2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept 3
Hawk Version 2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back View

Snow Serpent

The Snow Serpant is an exciting name only reveal and we are using a custom concepts to show you what he may look like. This one is exciting because he comes packed with a ton of really cool accessories like snow shoes, googles and a ton of rifles.

Snow Serpent GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Snow Serpent custom concept
Snow Serpent GI Joe Classified Series Concept Profile
Snow Serpent custom concept

Buzzer

Buzzer is a long awaited character reveal as well. Now we get to build out the Dreadnocks! Again, we are using a custom concepts to show you what he may look like.

Buzzer GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back
Buzzer custom concept
Buzzer GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front
Buzzer custom concept

Classified Series 2023 Announcements

During a media round table reported by the Full Force Podcast and HISStank.com, Hasbro announced the names of 2 more GI Joe Classified Figures that are slated for a 2023 release! They are Big Ben and the Cobra Range Viper. These are rather deep cuts for the GI Joe Classified line and exciting news for die-hard fans of the franchise!

Big Ben

Big Ben originally came out in the GI Joe A Real American Hero in 1991 as part of Wave 10. Big Ben being one of the later characters in the line is a more obscure choice from Hasbro as they have not completed their core line up yet. But given all the neat accessories Big Ben came with and his amazing camo deco. Will he include his face paint and furry hat? It will be really fun to see what he looks like in the Classified Series scale and detail.

Big Ben 1991 GI Joe on Card
Big Ben 1991 GI Joe on Card
Big Ben 1991 GI Joe Loose
Big Ben 1991 GI Joe Loose

This custom concept from JoeCustoms.com gives us an idea of what a Classified Series version may look like in 6″ scale. He is highly detailed with a bevy of accessories including a huge supply of ammo strapped to his chest, a huge backpack , ammo bag, and rifle. He has his signature face camo and furry hat.

Custom Big Ben GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front
Custom Big Ben GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front
Source: JoeCustoms.com
Custom Big Ben GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back
Custom Big Ben GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back
Source: JoeCustoms.com

Range Viper

The Cobra Range Viper was also originally released by Hasbro in 1981 as part of Wave 10. This is another great army builder figure in the line. He has a very unique design in that he is wearing a face mask that looks to be some sort of breathing apparatus with a huge oxygen supplying backpack. He has mostly a blue and black color scheme, with gold bullets strapped to his chest and a bright yellow belt. This is going to be another fun one to see in the Classified 6″ scale.

Range Viper 1991 GI Joe on Card
Range Viper 1991 GI Joe on Card
Range Viper 1991 GI Joe Loose
Range Viper 1991 GI Joe Loose

7/27/2021 UPDATE: Low Light and Tele-Vipers Name Only Reveals

Tele-Viper & Flight Pod

Continuing with the NAME ONLY REVEALS, Lenny and Emily introduced that the Cobra Flight Pod (aka Trubble Bubble) will be coming to GI Joe Classified Series along with Televiper as a figure pack in! We have not seen what this will look like so we provided some concepts and references to the vintage vehicle to refresh your memory!

Televiper and Cobra Flight Pod GI Joe Classified Series Reveal

Flight Pod GI Joe vintage
Vintage Flight Pod GI Joe
1985 Cobra Flight Pod Complete twins

The Televiper is an amazing figure to have packed in with the Trubble Bubble and below is a concept of what this figure could look like in the GI Joe Classified Series! It will be intersting to see if they reuse some form of breaker’s helmet, like this custom did, and finally make a removable helmet for the Televiper.

Televiper Classified Custom
Tele-VIper Custom by r/gijoe
Televiper Classified Custom 2
Tele-VIper Custom by r/gijoe

Low Light

Low Light was a surprise as he has not been hinted at and, come to think of it, he should not be that much of surprise given the recent announcement of Slaughter’s Marauder’s Barbecue! They did not have a digital render of him but we expect him to look very much like the custom below!

According to Joepedia, “Low-Light is one of the sneakiest members of the Joe Team. He can move through foliage and in the dead of night virtually undetected. He can maintain his position and be still for hours. It doesn’t matter what advantage the enemy has, when the sun goes down and you can’t even see two inches from you, that is when you know that the darkness is where Low-Light truly reigns. Low-Light’s superb sniper skill enables him to pick off his targets in even the lowest of illumination affordable. He prefers to maintain his own night-vision equipment. He actually made his own innovations in image-intensification, mostly self-taught, and even holds two patents from his efforts.” He featured yellow hair, a black cap, red goggles, a dark grey jacket with red pad on right shoulder, black gloves, and dark grey pants with black belt. As for his weapons pack out, he featured a large, thick pouch backpack, a black Uzi with trigger guard, and black 7.62mm Moel 85 sniper’s rifle with large scope and tiny bipod.

Low Light GI Joe 1986 Figure
Low Light (Night Spotter) GI Joe ARAH 1986 Wave 5
Low Light (Night Spotter) GI Joe ARAH 1986 Wave 5
Low Light (Night Spotter) GI Joe ARAH 1986 Wave 5 on card

June 1, 2022: Shipwreck and Rock N Roll

Coming to the GI Joe Classified Series line in 2023 is Rock N Roll and Shipwreck! Emily and Lenny mentioned that these figures will have vintage inspired roots! These figures are in the design and development phase so hopefully we can see digital renders this month, at the least! For now, let’s take a trip down memory and take a look at the vintage figures and some custom concepts to see what we might expect in 2023!

Rock N Roll

Rock N Roll came out in 1982 as the first batch of 3 3/4″ GI Joes and the first figure had straight arms. The following year, Hasbro introduced the Swivel Arms to the line, which they subsequently implemented it to all the original characters in wave 1.5. The original figure had yellow hair and beard, dark green short-sleeved shirt with two gold ammo belts across chest, dark green pants with gold pockets and brown brown boots. The first of the Joes took on more of a green shirt look and hopefully they will be adding more detail than the first of the green shirts to be released, Breaker!

Rock N Roll GI Joe Vintage Figure 1982 on Card
Rock N Roll GI Joe Vintage Figure 1982

This custom comes to us from Grid Iron Studios as we can see what a vintage GI Joe Classified Series Rock N Roll could look like with a full weapons pack out and even a helmet with goggles that lower and raise just like the vintage figure. As we know, the Rock N Roll from 1982 did not come with a visor but this is what the Classified Series is all about where we can reimagine what the figures could look like in modern times. As for a concept for Rock N Roll for the Classified Series, we could see a layered look to the figure with a removable bandolier, holsters for his weapons and ammo, and a removable helmet. Although Rock N Roll did not come with a backpack, it would be interesting to see him come with more accessories to make the character more interesting as the vintage figure was a bit bland but iconic. For example, it would be cool to see a gun holster on the boot so maybe they can add some flair like that! We could definitely see a Classified Series Rock N Roll looking very similar to this and it would be amazing so we are looking forward to the actual reveal from Hasbro at a later point in time.

Custom Rock N Roll v2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept 2
Custom Rock N Roll v2 GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Custom Rock N Roll GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Custom Rock N Roll GI Joe Classified Series Concept

Shipwreck

There have have been several versions of Shipwreck but the most iconic and well known version is version from the Sunbow cartoon series and vintage toy line. He featured brown hair and beard, a white sailor’s hat, a short-sleeved blue shirt with red chevrons on right arm, blue bell-bottom pants with black gloves, a holster, a hook on his waist to hold accessories. He also came with old-fashioned silver revolver with short strap, silver hook with string, and a green and yellow parrot named Polly.

Shipwreck GI Joe Vintage Figure 1985
Shipwreck GI Joe Vintage Figure 1985 on Card

As Lenny and Emily mentioned, Shipwreck will be going back to his roots and taking on his traditional sailor uniform with dungarees (aka jeans for you youngins out there!). In the custom concept show below, it would be great to see actual rope of twine used to connect his silver hooks, like is shown in the vintage card art. The backpack pirch is a cool concept and can give Polly as resting place. The vintage Polly could sit on his wrist so it will be cool to see what they do with him.

Shipwreck GI Joe Classified Series Figure Concept
Shipwreck GI Joe Classified Series Figure Concept
Shipwreck GI Joe Classified Series Figure Concept 2
Shipwreck GI Joe Classified Series Figure Concept

June 8, 2022: Copperhead and Torpedo

Copperhead

Emily and Lenny revealed that we have Copperhead and Torpedo to the Classified Series in the Spring of 2023 during the June 8, 2022 during their traditional YouTube Live Stream. Copperhead was introduced to the GI Joe line via the Cobra Water Moccasin, which was essentially a PT boat that was most likly created as an answer to both the W.H.A.L.E. and the S.H.A.R.C..

Copperhead Vintage GI Joe Figure
Copperhead Vintage GI Joe Figure
Cobra Water Moccasin Vintage GI Joe Vehicle
Cobra Water Moccasin Vintage GI Joe Vehicle

Torpedo

Torpedo was part of the 1983 series of GI Joe A Real American Hero toys and his appearance consisted of a black diving mask that exposed his eyes, a black and grey diving suit with grey belt and gloves. He came packed with a grey scuba backpack with orange tanks, a black harpoon gun and two grey flippers that fit in the pegs of his feet.

Torpedo Vintage GI Joe Figure
Torpedo Vintage GI Joe Figure
Torpedo Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card
Torpedo Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card

We also have below you concept images of what Torpedo may look like in his gray and black ARAH style outfit posted by badsociologist. In this custom, we see nods to nostalgia represented in this GI Joe Classified Series concept but with a very different paint app applied and with a closed mask where you can barely see his eyes. His scuba gear looks more realistic and he appears more like a special forces Navy SEAL than anything else.

Torpedo GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Torpedo GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Source: Custom Classified Series Torpedo : gijoe (reddit.com)
Torpedo GI Joe Classified Series Concept 2
Torpedo GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Source: Custom Classified Series Torpedo : gijoe (reddit.com)

June 15, 2022: Snow Job and Tunnel Rat

As they have been doing this month, they verbally announced that Tunnel Rat and Snow Job are joining the GI Joe Classified Series in 2023 and this was announced during the June 15, 2022 Instagram Live Stream.

Snow Job

He was introduced to the line in 1983 and he has red hair and a red beard, large black goggles, a white hooded snowsuit with gloves, boots, brown backpack straps and belt and black pockets on legs. His weapons and accessories included a white backpack with handle, holes for skis, and clips for ski poles, a black XMLR-3A laser rifle, two white skis, and two black ski poles.

Snow Job Vintage GI Joe Figure
Snow Job Vintage GI Joe Figure (via 3DJoes)
Snow Job Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card
Snow Job Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card (via 3Djoes)

Drawing upon inspiration from the customizing community for concepts to see what these figures could look like, this custom comes from yojoearah, and extremely talented customized who is on Instagram! The original Snow Job figure was pretty much all white and yojoearah did an amazing job with the black washing and adding fine detail to make the paint app more exciting, giving the entire look of the figure a fresh look that has a lot of depth to it. He pays attention to smaller details, like including a reflection coming off of his goggles, some white at the bottom and top of the ski poles, and he even mounted a Walkie Talkie on his left shoulder strap, which we could definitely see the Classified Series doing something similar.

Snow Job GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front
Snow Job GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front
Snow Job GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back
Snow Job GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back

Tunnel Rat

The character’s facial appearance is based on G.I. Joe comic book writer Larry Hama and was introduced fairly late in the line in 1987. Tunnel Rat has black hair, a bandanna, neckerchief, and paint on his face and arms. He is wearing a green short-sleeved shirt with ammo belt, black gloves and pants, a dark grey belt, and a brown holster. The pack out on Tunnel Rat was quite impressive as he had a very large, olive-green backpack with holes on top for two removable flashlights, a large black machine gun with long grip and huge scope, and an olive-green TNT pack.

Tunnel Rat Vintage GI Joe Figure
Tunnel Rat Vintage GI Joe Figure
Tunnel Rat Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card
Tunnel Rat Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card

This custom concept comes to us, again, from yojoearah and he did a superb job capturing the vintage look and feel of Tunnel Rat! He really went all in with the black washing and he even added some browns to the paint app to break up the heavy olive green and black tone to the figure. With oversized accessories like the revolver in his front left holster and the long rifle with the red scope, he left no stone unturned on this one! He even integrated a sleeping back into his backpack, which is present on the vintage figure but yojoearah made it stand out by applying a tan paint app to it.

Tunnel Rat GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front
Tunnel Rat GI Joe Classified Series Concept Front
Tunnel Rat GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back
Tunnel Rat GI Joe Classified Series Concept Back

June 22, 2022: Scrap Iron and Grunt

Scrap Iron

A favorite of Michael’s growing up, Scrap Iron was introduced into the line in 1984 and I think we would consider this a deluxe figure by today’s standards. He appeared with a black helmet and visor, a blue shirt with open collar, blue pants, a dark red vest, a belt, holster, and boots. He has black gloves and kneepads and a red Cobra insignia on right shoulder! Scrap Iron’s pack out makes him unique as he came with a six-piece black missile launcher with 2 supports, a pivot, a box top and bottom, and activation switch with cord. To top it off, two red finned missiles fit snugly in the missile launcher and of course, they had to be red given how outlandish Cobra Commander is! If that wasn’t enough, he also came with a black RAR pistol.

Scrap Iron Vintage GI Joe Figure
Scrap Iron Vintage GI Joe Figure (via 3DJoes)
Scrap Iron Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card
Scrap Iron Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card (via 3DJoes)

Grunt

Going back to the original green shirts from 1982, they also said that Grunt would be joining the line in 2023. Introduced to the line in 1982, Grunt was one of the more basic looking figures as he has brown hair, a dark green shirt with brown straps and light green pockets on shoulders. Continuing with the drab color scheme, he also came with dark green pants with brown boots. He came with a dark green helmet, a small, dark green pouch backpack, and a black M-16 assault rifle.

Grunt Vintage GI Joe Figure
Grunt Vintage GI Joe Figure (via 3DJoes)
Grunt Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card
Grunt Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card (via 3DJoes)

Grunt was also announced and we could see this figure look very much like Breaker as he was an original green shirt! This custom concept you see below comes from mureview.net and here is what they had to say about why they created him:

“Made a little more Classified style with colors that really pop, and a perfect head for the job if I say so myself.  Thank you as always to my awesome wife, for letting me buy parts, and then for painting them to make them look like my favorite Joes from my child hood, like magic!”

mureview.net: Custom GI Joe Classified Series Grunt

As we know, it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make these customs so here are the ingrediants and recipe that was used to create this figure!

Ingredients

  • Marvel Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Body
  • Fortnite Rifle (I think…)
  • Head from a Marvel Legends Punisher
  • Cap / Peggy 2-Pack Cap helmet
  • 2 Duke shoulder straps
  • Green Acrylic Paint
  • Brown Acrylic Paint

Recipe

  • Head swap to the punisher head
  • Paint the base body green
  • Paint the trimmings brown / helmet brown
  • cut and glue on the shoulder straps

Special notes

  • Quick, easy, to awesome effect. Grunt!  The Green Shirt that every Joe army must have, and a fun custom that wasn’t a ton of work!  I LOVE how this turned out!!
Grunt GI Joe Classified Series Concept
Grunt GI Joe Classified Series Concept

June 30, 2022: Dreadnok Ripper and Updated Firefly

According to Toy News International via the Full Force Podcast, Emily and Lenny from the GI Joe Hasbro team revealed at a round table event today, June 30, 2022, that two more pipeline characters are coming to GI Joe Classified in 2023. We are going to get the Dreadnock Ripper and an updated version of Firefly in 2023!

Dreadnok Ripper

Ripper is one of the coolest of the Dreadnocks and we can’t be more excited about him joining the Classified series! He will join the ranks of Zartan and Zarana! Hopefully we get more Dreadnocks, but this is a great start! Ripper is the coolest of the Dreadnocks, sporting a mohock and and attitude!

According to Ripper’s file card:

Code Name : Ripper : File Name: Harry Nod : Place of Birth: Cape grim, Tasmania

There are devils in Tasmania and RIpper is probably the meanest of them all. Was expelled from nursery school for extorting candy from his schoolmates and spent most of his adult life in various correctional institutions. He is a professional criminal motivated by greed and a malignant dislike for niceties of civilization.

Specialty and M.O: Edged weapons and cutting tools. Is known throughout the swamps for using his blade like a cross between a fireman’s axe and a can opener to unlock gates and crack safes.

Dreadnock Ripper GI Joe Vintage MOC

Vintage Firefly

We already have Firefly for the GI Joe Classified Series, but sonething about him just never sat right with all the collectors. He really wasnt the classic Firefly we were all waiting for. Some how he was too stylized with that huge chest armor and just never looked right. Well, now is Hasbro’s second chance to do Firefly right! And let’s hope we get a more classic looking version with little green wakie talkie phone and all!

Firefly Vintage GI Joe Figure
Firefly Vintage GI Joe Figure on Card

Complete Your GI Joe Collection

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