Hasbro announced a GI Joe Fan First Tuesday event for Tuesday, April 26th at 11am EST/ 8AM PST. Will new there be new figure reveals? What characters will go up for pre-orders? We have some figure predictions for you!
What does Hasbro have in store for us? Hasbro announced a GI Joe Fan First Tuesday event for Tuesday, April 26th at 11am EST/ 8AM PST. What will reveal? What characters will go up for pre-order? There have been a ton of rumored leaks swirling around for months, and we also got some great reveals during the 40th Anniversary Live Stream back in February. So let’s have some fun and speculate what might be revealed or put up for preorder.
Classified Series Pre-Order Predictions
The GI Joe Team gave us some amazing GI Joe Classified Series reveals during the 40th Anniversary Live Stream ranging from more Python Patrol, Tiger Force, Dreadnoks, and some classic characters to look forward to.
Classified Series Dr. Mindbender Deluxe Pre-Order Prediction
In early April, the Full Force Podcast revealed images of the forthcoming Deluxe Dr. Mindbender GI Joe Classified Series. Revealed at the GI Joe 40th Anniversary Live Stream, Dr. Mindbender comes in a similar style box as the Snake Supreme Cobra Commander GI Joe Classified Series figure with his weapons and accessories are laid out like Dr. Mindbender’s lab with little compartments to make his ultimate creation!
Python Patrol Officer: Features a Python grid pattern on chest and arms, black mask and helmet, black pants and grey boots, black wrist guards. Hinted that this will go to Target, with the rest of the Python Patrol sub team.
Tiger Force Recondo: Features a tan skin tone, sun kissed checks, handle bar mustache, black shirt, tiger force pants, blue Recondo removable hat, compass, backpack, and holster
Tiger Force Bazooka: Features tiger force pants, red removable helmet, upper sleeve slips over bicep, stepped look, some reused parts, brown belt, brown mustache, distressing on jersey logo with red “14” logo.
Kamakura: A throwback to the 90’s features green Ninja armor with blue ninja masked head and alt unmasked head with and extra blue hoody, red Arashikage logo on the right arm.
Dr. Mindbender: Totally ARAH look, with soft goods leather like black cape, purple pants, bare chest, monical is magnified so eye looks larger, has a rim, purple and silver arm bracers, purple bicep straps, black shiny boots, and black gun holster, handlebar mustache, bags under eyes for all his hard work in the lab!
Previous to these reveals, we came across some GI Joe Classified listings on Walmart.com with code names Centurai, Rigel, and Betelgeuse on Walmart. So, these 3 are the most likely candidates to go up for pre-order that we can hopefully see this coming Tuesday! Links are below:
- Zarana (Centuari): https://www.walmart.com/ip/841984319
- Dusty (Rigel) : https://www.walmart.com/ip/822996432
- Crimson Guard (Betelgeuse): https://www.walmart.com/ip/469623032
Zarana: Features an 80’s glam rock eyeshadow and high check-bone blush look, red and yellow hair, mullet, studded armor on the jacket, mid-drift jacket, armor on the shoulders.
Dusty: Featuring a desert style Tan and Brown camo uniform, camo on face, havolok drape on the helmet. Googles and helmet are removable, sun kissed skin tone on cheeks and nose.
Crimson Guard: Cobra’s elite guard lead by the Crimson Twins features an on label dragon patch sculpted on piece, boot pockets, and is an amazing homage to the iconic vintage figure. The Crimson red harkens back to Tomax and Xamot, plus large silver cobra sigil on chest is a nice bow on a wonderful figure.
Retro O-Ring Predictions
We saw a set of O-ring figures revealed during Hasbro Pulse’s Fan First Friday back in January that still have not gone up for pre-order. If you recall, they revealed 2 sets of 2 packs. The Cobra Trooper set, which went up for pre-order in February after the 40th Live Stream, and then the Sunbow Style Duke and Cobra Commander 2 Pack. Those have to surface for pre-order, so that is our most likely prediction for the Retro O-Ring figures.
A recreation of the vintage Cobra Commander and Duke classic 1980’s O-Ring action figures, in classic Sunbow cartoon colors, these are going to be a highly anticipated release!
Classified Reveal Predictions:
Let’s now discuss the rumored leaks that have been circulating for some time now. Back in January HissTank.com reported that New Target listings were discovered for 2022. Image is below. A few of these items have already been revealed, so let’s focus on the ones have yet to be announced.
Amongst the list was a Target Exclusive Tiger Force Duke, listed to come with a vehicle! Our thought is that since these are 6″ scale figures, these need to be a small vehicle similar to the Baroness / COIL cycle and Breaker and the RAM Cycle deluxe sets. So for Tiger Force Duke, we are predicting that he comes with the Tiger Paw! Custom Tiger Force Duke image from TNi.com and vintage Tiger Paw shown below for your reference.
Target DCPI: 087-16-7597
Next up is GIJ CS 2 Pack Figure B (figure & pet Ariel). For this set, our next prediction is Mutt & Junkard. This is a very popular character and the “pet” being Junkyard can be packed in like the Snake Eyes and Timber set. As a matter of fact, since they already have a mold for a dog, with some modifications, Junkyard can easily be produced! Custom Stronox Custom Figures shown below for reference.
The other place we are going to look for additional Classified Figure predictions is Habro’s own G.I. JOE Meet the Characters Web page. Here they have bios for popular GI Joe Characters. Many of which are yet to be revealed, so we will take a look at the likely candidates. Listed below are all the characters listed on the Meet the Characters web page have yet to join the Classified line up:
- Cover Girl
- Rip Cord
- Rock N Roll
- Wild Bill
Out of this list the one’s the Toy Habits predicts to be revealed are the following below. We are using Customs as stand-ins to see what a Classified version of these figures might look like:
Retro Classified Prediction:
In terms of Retro Classified figures, these are simple repaints, so they are more than likely we will get them in time. Since the figures shown below are fairly new and have yet to be widely released, we figure these will be released down the line, we are most likely to get a Retro Series Outback, Bazooka and Stalker in their classic original wave colors.
Retro O-Ring Prediction
Followng suite to the already revealed Retro O-Ring two packs, the prediction we would most like to see revealed would be a Crimson Twins Mirrored Two Pack, like the vintage one from the 1980’s! Since the twins have already made their debate in Classifieds, we see it only fitting that they get the Retro O-Ring treatment as well! How amazing would that be to get a brand new mint condition reproduction of the Tomax and Xamot Two park with mirrored accents?! Vintage shown below for your reference.
GI Joe Transformer Crossover Prediction
During the 40th Anniversary Live Stream, Hasbro revealed the very special Transformer G.I. Joe Crossover Megatron HISS Tank Set. While they were displaying the box, they mentioned there might be something hidden in the text if you use your internet enhancing tools. If you then read the message it says ” SURVEILLANCE HAS DETECTED SPIES SCOUTING COBRA BASE. UNAUTHOIRZED VEHICLE IS IDENTIFIED AS SUBJECT B. BE PREPARED TO INTERCEPT, THEIR STING IS SHARP, BUT WE ARE POISED TO STRIKE.” We have blown up that image to try to decipher what we think it might be a Bumble Transformer Crossover of some sort. Bumblebee makes sense because he is the character that has been focused on lately on the Autobot’s side. He has his own movie coming out, so this makes total sense when lined up with the obvious clues in the secret message. The question is what will he transform into and who will he come with? If a retro O-Ring Baroness comes with the HISS Tank, then we think it might be either retro O-Ring Tiger Force Roadblock or Flint with Bumblebee because we are already getting Duke in the above mentioned 2 pack. And it would transform into a smaller Joe vehicle…Perhaps a Tiger Paw, or a Tiger Sting.
It’s been fun running thru our predictions and we can’t wait to see what Hasbro has in store for us on Tuesday, April 26th at 11am EST, 8am PST. Be sure to tune into their live stream and look forward to our coverage afterwards! We want to thank all the talented artist out there that created custom figures as they were great stand-ins to see what an official release might look like! Great work!!!