The Joe team is ringing in GI Joe Day 2024 the best way they know how: By dropping GI Joe Classified Series digital renders!
Happy GI Joe day and Hasbro Pulse is dropping the digital render reinforcements, just like they did last year! We’ve been keeping track of the name only reveals so it is great to cross both of these boys off the list! It’s great to see more Dreadnoks in the line as Zartan, Zarana, Buzzer, and Ripper need their best bud! The cool thing about the digital render reveal of Torch is that we’ll finally see the trio of Dreadnoks complete as Torch will join Buzzer and Ripper! Doc is an essential figure for the line and it. Tiger Force Tripwire and Roadblock are also joining Joe ranks to beef up thier faction! Gnawgahyde, Jinx, and Night Creeper were also dropped later in the day. They also kicked off GI Joe Day by commemorating the 60th Anniversary of GI Joe. There announcement said:
“Wherever there’s trouble, G.I. Joe is there! We’re commemorating a diamond jubilee today: February 1st marks the anniversary of the debut of the Original Action Figure, G.I. Joe in 1964. In the 60 years since that historic launch, America’s moveable fighting man has come a long way and undergone some pretty drastic transitions. G.I. Joe Classified Series continues that storied tradition evolving the retro toy fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and detailing. We’ll be unveiling pipeline render reveals throughout the day in celebration of this historic Action Figure line. Yo Joe!”
Torch is sculpted in his vintage styling and has a ton of detail. The chains around the soulders and the wrists is a fantastic addition! Torch comes with some amazing fire effects and is also packed with that black tubing that was made for the GI Joe Classified Series Barbecue and Tele-Viper.vTorch was 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. Here is the official annoument:
“Burning Down the House! What’s a hero without a competent (or in this case incompetent) villain? Completing a classic trio of stooges for your G.I. Joe Classified Series collection is Dreadnok Torch. This 6-inch scale Torch figure comes packed with 8 character-inspired accessories including flamethrower, fuel tank backpack, connecting hose, 2 weapon accessories, and multiple flame effects. Pop open a grape soda, throw on a Cold Slither album, and ready your fire extinguisher for the Dreadnok Torch figure.”
The digital render for doc looks amazing! He comes with classic stretcher, a helmet, and a flare gun (as Doc doesn’t fire any weapons). Doc has a tan uniform like the vintage figure with some splashes of orange, purple, and red to make his accessories on the figure pop! 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. Here is the official announcement:
“What’s Up, Doc? Key to the longevity of the G.I. Joe franchise has been embracing the diversity of characters and roles of our Real American Hero. In keeping with that, Hasbro is proud to introduce into the Classified Series line beloved and fan-favorite Carl “Doc” Greer. This 6-inch scale-scale Doc figure comes packed with a full first aid kit: 11 character-inspired accessories including foldable stretcher that attaches to the figure’s back, alternate gloved hands, medical bag, removable pouches and holster, helmet, and his iconic green-tinted glasses. Doc is ready to patch up his fellow Joes and get them back into the field. Coming soon to the G.I. Joe Classified Series line! Stay tuned.”
Tiger Force Tripwire and Roadblock
The Tiger Force Faction is getting a boost of troops with repaints of Tripwire and Roadblock (like we needed another Roadblock figure). The official announcement reads:
“Welcome to the Jungle! Sometimes a G.I. Joe Special Mission requires a special team of operatives. For secret and highly dangerous missions in remote jungle settings, the G.I. Joe team calls upon Tiger Force Roadblock and Tripwire with his minesweeping robot M.A.C.L.E.O.D. This 6-inch scale G.I. Joe Classified Series Roadblock figure comes packed with 9 character-inspired accessories including backpack, ammo belt, helmet, tripod, and is finally paired with his signature weapon accessory. The 6-inch scale Tripwire figure contains 8 character-inspired accessories including helmet, minesweeper, backpack,2 land mines, weapon accessory, and M.A.C.L.E.O.D. (Mobile Armored Control Lever for Explosive Ordnance Disposal) with remote control. All are decked out in their tiger-striped camouflage to disappear into the verdant jungle.”
Enter the Ninja! Cobra has to open its purse strings and hire some mercenary forces to combat these latest Joe recruits. Joining the Ninja ranks of the Cobra forces are the Night-Creeper troops. This 6-inch scale G.I. Joe Classified Series Night-Creeper is bursting with 10 character-inspired accessories including alternate head, alternate knifehand and shuriken-wielding hands, 2 swords, 2 daggers, crossbow, bolt, and quiver. Troop-build multiple Night-Creeper figures customized with their amazing accessories to pit waves of Ninjas against your Joe forces.
G.I. Joe has a ninja or two of their own to combat the mercenary legions of Cobra Night-Creepers. New to the G.I. Joe Classified Series line is Ninja Intelligence Agent Kim “Jinx” Arashikage. This Jinx figure contains 7 character-inspired accessory pieces including alternate masked head, alternate hands, katana, scabbard, naginata spear, and blindfold to recreate her iconic training scene from G.I. Joe: The Movie.
It’s a Hard ’Nok Life! Last, but far from least. G.I. Joe Classified Series line loves to draw inspiration from the storied past of G.I. Joe lore and then tries to add to it. With the Classified Series debut of Dreadnok Gnawgahyde, Porkbelly, and Yobbo, the mercenary poacher comes with not 1, but 2 pets – a warthog and macaque. This 6-inch-scale Gnawgahyde figure comes packed with 16 accessories including bow, quiver, arrow, 2 knives, machete with wrist attachment, slouch hat, sniper case, and weapon accessory. His constant companions help him decimate the herds of all the endangered species and cause general mayhem.