Two GI Joe Classified Series SDCC 2022 figure preorder info has been revealed! Dr. Mindbender GI Joe Classified Series has been confirmed as an SDCC 2022 exclusive and Sergeant Slaughter GI Joe Classified Series figures preorders will be going live sometime during Comic Con.
Update 07/16/2022 1:30pm PST: Close up of Dr. Mindbender sculpt:
From the instagram account of 2Dsculpts, we get a close up look details of the amazing head, torso and body sculpt of Dr. Mindbender! His monocle looks to be kind of techno styled as there is some sort of circuitry om the right side. The sculpt on his forehead is amazing as there are lines on his forehead and brow marks. His handlebar mustache and eyebrows look spectacular. Then we get to kook at his chest detail, with those techno chest straps and the veining in his arms! His abs are nicely sculpted as well. He has very detailed wrist bracers with some scaled looking material underneath. He has a very realistic looking side arm holster with a leather like texture. His boots also have a leather like appearance! Can’t wait to get our hands on this one! It’s a must have!
GI Joe Classified Dr. Mindbender. I’m so excited for this figure to come out. As a kid, I learned all about DNA from this guy. Working on these Cobra portraits have been tons of fun. Once again, design and directed by @weatherdominator and @corycantelupeFred Aczon (@2dsculpts) • Instagram photos and videos
Update 07/13/2022 8pm PST: Emily clarifies rumors on Dr. Mindbdender SDCC exclusive:
Emily confirms that the Dr. Minbender will be a SDCC exclusive, available to pre-order thru a code at the con booth, but if you are not attending Comic Con, then there will be limited quantities available on Hasbro Pulse after the con. And she stated that the amount they produced will be about 3 times that of Zartan Master of Disquise! So that’s great news! Emily took to Instagram to address a rumor she’s been hearing about Dr. Mindbender! Here is what she had to say:
Hi friends! The Hasbro press release about SDCC came out today and I’ve gotten quite a few messages about Dr. Mindbender being a convention exclusive.
Here’s my clarification:
So yes, Dr. Mindbender will be an SDCC exclusive item BUT only from July 20-24. If you’re at the convention, come to the Hasbro booth and you can get a code (one-time use!) to pre-order online during the convention. Hasbro is not selling any physical product at the con this year – everything is going to be online only.
BUT if you’re not at the convention or somehow miss getting a code, limited quantities will go up on HasbroPulse.com after SDCC is over. Legal will want me to say that it’s a limit of one per customer and only while supplies last.
I will also tell you that we’re making more Dr. Mindbender figures than we made of Zartan last year. How many more? Approximately three times the amount! That’s a lot of evil orthodontists to go around.
As always, let me know if there’s anything else that you’re curious about and I may address it in my next rumor post!Emily Bader (@morphinomenally_emily) • Instagram photos and videos
Dr. Mindbender was just confirmed as an SDCC 2022 exclusive and, If you recall, Sergeant Slaughter was revealed back in late April 2022 as part of the GI Joe 40th Anniversary Fan First Tuesday Live Stream! As Lenny and Emily mentioned in their Yo Joe June 2022 Live Stream, SGT. Slaughter would be going up for preorder for San Diego Comic Con 2022! We are assuming that the GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback Zartan and Storm Shadow will be going up for preorder during Walmart’s Collector Con the July 21, 2002 and with the Deluxe Dr. Mindbender confirmed, this leaves all of the 40th Anniversary preorders accounted for! Will other GI Joe Classified Series figures be going up for preorder during SDCC 2022? Only time will tell!
Deluxe Dr. Mindbender
UPDATE: May 08,2022
On May 8, 2022, reports have been surfacing on social media and on online Canadian blogs (G.I. Joe Classified Series 6 inch discussion – Page 145 – ActionFigureNews.ca) that Dr. Mindbender has come up for Pre-Order on Game Stop Canada’s website at a retail price of $69.99 Canadian (about $54.14, although Canada is reported to have additional taxes on their products). Let’s hope this deluxe figure is not priced at $55 US, as that would be insane! The SKU number is reported to be 770520, but it does not come up when we search gamestop.ca. In any case, this is great news because it means that pre-orders in the U.S can not be far behind! There were also reports of this figure showing up on the Best Buy website but this listing was removed. We are guessing these were removed because this figure is now an SDCC 2022 exclsusive.
Dr. Mindbender Images
Thanks to the Full Force Podcast we have images of the forthcoming Deluxe GI Joe Joe Classified Series Dr. Mindbender figure. Revealed at the GI Joe 40th Anniversary Live Stream, it is great to see a produced version of this figure. He comes in a similar style box as the Snake Supreme Cobra Commander GI Joe Classified Series figure and I love how the weapons and accessories are laid out. It actually looks like Dr. Mindbender’s lab with little compartments to make his ultimate creation!
The box art is outstanding and pays homage to the creation of Serpentor. According to the GI Joe ARAH Wiki:
Serpentor is the product of a conspiracy within Cobra to create the perfect soldier. A cabal of Cobra scientists led by Dr. Mindbender and Destro raided just about every tomb to contain history’s greatest warriors. They scrounged every scrap of DNA they could that would serve as the genetic blueprint of this super soldier. Thanks to Mindbender’s genius, Serpentor is imbued with the memories and experience of these legendary men.GI Joe RAH Wiki
You can clearly see the box art is representing the creation of Serpentor and is one of the most unique boxes in the line thus far.
The actual figure of Dr. Mindbender looks amazing and he appears to come with a soft goods cape, his vintage style accessories, and parts used in the creation process of Serpentor!
UPDATE SGT. SLAUGHTER UP FOR PREORDER ON HASBRO PULSE:
WHERE TO BUY:
You can pre-order Sgt. Slaughter here on Entertainement Earth: G.I. Joe Classified Series 6-Inch Sgt. Slaughter Action Figure
You can pre-order Sgt. Slaughter here on: G.I. Joe Classified Series Sgt Slaughter Action Figure – Hasbro Pulse
ou can pre-order Sgt. Slaughter here on BBTS: G.I. Joe Classified Series Sgt. Slaughter (bigbadtoystore.com)
During April’s live stream event we got a treat where we heard from the real Sgt. Slaughter, who proclaimed that he was being recalled to active duty and officially coming to the Classified Series. With an ARAH design, black tank top, green camo pants, and jacked arms, the digital render is outstanding! The face sculpt has that classic Sarge scowl we all know and love! He comes with a removable hat, removable sunglasses and removable whistle. To sweeten the deal, he will also come with a “special gift inside the box.”
During the Yo Joe June 2022 Live Stream on the 8th, we got to see a diorama shots of Sgt Slaughter, which looked amazing! We also got to see his special accessory that Lenny teased us with last time; A teeny Tiny Sgt Slaughter for him to hold! This is so you can recreate the 1980’s commercials we used to see as kids, like he is selling a Joe figure. He also showed us a mock-up of the Mini Sarge comes on a mini-Sarge card back with retro artwork! Sarge comes with multiple sets of hands, his baton, rifle, drill sergeant whistle and removable hat and removable sunglasses. His face sculpt harkens back to his younger self and cartoon look. Sarge is dressed in his classic black tank top, green camo pants, and white belt. Lenny mentioned that the wall thickness on hat was made as thin as possible to fit properly. We also got to see the new packaging artwork for Sarge which is a collage of Sarge over the years. It shows classic scenes of Sarge, animated, comic box art, etc. This new artwork will be known as Classified Series Artists Collection.
GI Joe Classified Series SDCC Preorder
Sergeant Slaughter will be released for San Diego Comic Con 2022 and that day has come!. While Hasbro will not have a booth at this years Comic Con, they will be hosting a GI Joe Classified Series ‘Behind the Scenes’ Panel on July 23, 2022. Emily and Lenny from the development team will discuss behind-the-scenes info, give us a window into the future of Classified Series. They also will share a special project that will be rolled out soon so stay tuned for more info!
Yo Joe June 2022 Recap
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