Pulsecon 2023 is upon us and Hasbro had some incredible reveals for us today! Many of them, we expected as we reported in our Hasbro Pulse Con 2023 Possible GI Joe Classified Preorders article. As we predicted, Buzzer, Ripper, General Hawk, Shockwave and Helix were revealed today for preorder. But the big hit of Pulsecon 2023 has got to be the Crimson Strike Team! We got 7 name only reveals 11 digital render reveals and 6 preordes! It was a jam packed panel, so let’s dive into the Hasbro Pulsecon 2023 GI Joe Classified Series Recap & Preorders!
Where to Buy
The following figures either have gone up for preorder or will be going up for preorder on July 24, 2023 at 10am PST, 1pm EST so check back as we will have the links to where you can order them
Name Only reveals
The panel started out today with name only reveals. So let’s take at look at the list of new upcoming figures. The GI Joe team did mention that the Retro Card backs will now be mainline offerings and will come on nice and thick cardstock! So no more Walmart Exclusices on those Retro Card backs!
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.
Here is a concept by the insanely talented @YoJoeARAH as this could very well be what we see for a Classified Series Night Creeper.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Here is a close up the speargun and backpack and they look incredible!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Render Reveals
Big Boa is Cobra’s trainer. He has swappable heads. Finally, we can see what he looks like with his helmet off. He has his teeth knocked out, and a grizzled face. He comes with some weights and swappable hands. 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.
Airborne is in his classic O-Ring color scheme. The optics can plug onto his helmet. He is really geared up with a layered look to his helmet and gear. Airborne will be released before the Dragonfly.. He is the G.I. Joe Team’s helicopter assault trooper and debuted in 1983. It’s super cool to finally see his digital render to envision what a Classified Series figure of Airborne would look like. 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.
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.
This is the original colorway of the Techno Viper. He comes with a readout on a data pad on his wrist. He has pneumatic toys that are sticking out of his backpack. Similar to the one that comes with the HISS Tank, but
Metalhead is a deluxe offering. He comes with rocket launchers that can attach to his wrists. Dual rocket launchers for his backpack. Blast shield on the front of his face. He comes with swappable hair, a ton of blast effects, backpack, rifles, helmet, and a ton of rocket launchers.
Mutt and Junkyard
As you know, these were displayed at SDCC2023 with no announcement at all, we have Mutt & Junkyard. Junkyard Comes with a good boy door face and an angry face. Mutt comes with a muzzle, helmet, googles, a knife, multiple swappable hands, a knight stick, rifle and a hand gun. 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.”
As a surprise to all of us, Mutt and Junkyard showed up in the Hasbro Display booth, unannounced and all! They look absolutely spectacular, with incredible detail! The Junkyard looks great wearing that dog vest, and Mutt has a very gritty look on his face, They even included arm and chest hair on him!
Next up we got Retro Scarlett which was a foregone conclusion once we got Glenda! Floating pony tails. She comes with a quiver that the arrows can fit into, She comes with arrows, swappable hands, 2 rifles, backpack and stand. The vintage one is shown below for your reference.
Redeco of the Tiger Force version in his classic colors. He comes with the same accessories as the Tiger Force version and he will be on a retro card back and comes with a stand.
Since the beginning of the GI Joe Classified Series line, collectors have been clamoring for a Retro version of Duke! It’s so cool to see him on this super large retro card back. He is a bit more jacked, and comes in his classic look. He comes with a backpack, binoculars, swappable hands, gun, rifle and classic backpack. Vintage ones shown below for your reference.
60th Anniversary Figures in the Classified line
In the spirit of the original Gi Joe Figures from the 1960’s. Soft goods tunic. Comes with a ton of weapons, machine guns, rifles, guns, backpack, figure stand and lots more! He also comes with a swappable head as well. He has a 3 color camo scheme.
In the spirit of the original Gi Joe Figures from the 1960’s, we also have Action Sailor. He comes with googles, rebreather, googles with a clear lens, flippers, backpack and much more.
Hawk looks heroic and has some grey on his hair. He comes with 2 sets of googles. Granade launcher, rifle and his helmet. He also has some weathering his leather jacket. Hawk is looking very World War II hero with a dry brush on his leather jacket. He comes with 2 sets of goggles. He has a nice touch of grey on his temples.
We are getting yet another Dreadnock, Buzzer. His googles are removeable and he comes with a logger style chainsaw. Kelar chainsaw pants, a kids baseball bat with chainsaw blades on them. He is also wearing a removeable watch. He has slick back hair with his signature ponytail, and stubble on his face. He comes with his chain saw of course.
Ripper comes with his Jaws of life, his glasses comes off to reveal his face. He has some cool tatoos and razor blades on his necklace. He comes with removable sunglasses and his classic weapons. He is sporting his signature mohawk.
Shockwave in his classic colors. He includes a swat shield and a removable hat. He has digital style cammo.
Helix is in her sci-fi tech looking outfit. She has extendable claws. She comes with extendable mags and tacktical pistol. She is the ultimate weapon character, data fighting. She comes with Mantua blades you can put on her arms.
Crimson Strike Team
We already know that Crimson Strike Team will be a Pulse Con exclusive and should be going up for preorder next week. The Crimson colors match the rest of the Crimson figures. Baroness comes with swappable glasses and hair. This will still be in plastic free packaging. They will come packed in a “briefcase” looking box, with some faux gold bars and the 3 crimson Strike team figures. This is the same brief case that Chuckles can be seen carrying.
The figures are also on display within the box with their footlocker of weapons and accessories. The Crimson strike team comes with a gaggle of weapons, accessories, and and even an alternate face sculpts for the Baroness! The weapons are gold and Hasbro has done an amazing job as the gold colored weapons tie in with the splashes of gold on the figures.
The outer box is silver and has a Cobra Logo on one side and the Extensive Enterprises branding with the Crimson Strike Team plate on the other side.
The trio of The Baroness, Tomax, and Xamot look amazing in this color scheme and we can also see the Baronesses faceplate in this shot and she looks fierce! The gold accents appear on the shoulder armor and on the belts.
We always look forward to seeing the official dio images as they are always top notch!
The scene looks like something out of Cobra Island and they look amazing in their poses holding their weapons.
The Baroness is the most unique digure in the bunch as the Joe Team gave her 3 alternate looks!
The most unique out of all of them is her gold and red faceplate and she looks stunning with it on!
Tomax and Xamot were tricksters in the original cartoon and their circus pose is very apropos!
Crimson Strike Team Description
The devil in the details and we really have to hand it to the Saturday Morning Toy Collector as he picked up on something that we don’t think many people are talking about. If you watch his reaction to the Walmart Collector Con 2023 GI Joe figure previews, he points out something very intersting about the in the description. If you actually read the Crimson Alley Viper description, there are two major things to point out. First, the Crimson Alley Viper description confirms the rumors that the Crimson Strike Team is coming to the GI Joe Classified Series. Up until this point, we’ve heard rumors and it’s great to see this in writing on an official GI Joe Classified Series product page! It specifically references the “Crimson Strike Team (Tomax, Xamot, and the Baroness).” If seeing the images on the SDCC 2023 exclusive Chuckles box art wasn’t enough to convince you
The Crimson Strike Team was also on display at SDCC 2023 and the figures look even better in person! The Baroness has a nice shiny paint app on her upper torso and the gold accents they added to Tomax and Xamot really make them feel premium!