The GI Joe Classified Series Hiss Tank has funded at the Early Bird Tier well ahead of schedule plus check out the unlocks that await you!
November 23, 2022 UPDATE: Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician Winner Announced!
Hasbro has announced the winnder of the fan vote for the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician figure! And the winner was BRAVO!
Per the email received from Hasbro today:
G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. Backers! Bravo, my loyal subjectssss! Bravo, indeed. You ssssuperior backers have spoken, leaving no room for doubt that the deco preferred for the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician action figure is Tactician Bravo! Its ssssleek red and black design perfectly complimentssss the Gunner and Driver figures.
Per Hasbro’s website:
G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. Backers! Bravo, my loyal subjectssss! Bravo, indeed. You ssssuperior backers have spoken, leaving no room for doubt that the deco preferred for the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician action figure is Tactician Bravo! Its ssssleek red and black design perfectly complimentssss the Gunner and Driver figures. Until then, COBRAAAAAAA!!!!!
October 25, 2022 UPDATE: Voting Open for Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician
Hasbro needs your help to select the color of the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician figure!
Here is what Hasbro had to say:
We’re asking YOU to help choose the color-scheme of the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician action figure. We’re giving you 6 options to choose from. It’s a tough call and we want YOU to be the judge! One vote per day, per backer. Voting ends Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. Only backers who backed the project through Hasbro Pulse are eligible to vote. The winning color-scheme will be announced in November 2022. You’ll need to log in using your Hasbro Pulse account to cast your vote. Don’t have an account set up? Create one using the email you used to back the project.
Cobra Commander is also weighing in:
Citizenssss of Earth, it’s been quite some time since we last spoke. Desssstro has been toiling away to mass-produce my fleet of G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S vehiclessss. I understand he’s even enlisted Zartan and the Fatal Fluffies to incentivize the HasLab team to move a little faster. You should see the lash marks on their backssss.
But you and I have some unfinished business to discuss, my loyal ssssubjects. As you may recall, I promised that if the H.I.S.S. fully funded within the first week of the campaign, everyone backing would receive a sssspecial Early Bird figure – the H.I.S.S. Tactician inspired by the designssss of Ron Rudat. I’m not normally a fan of “voting” or “democracy” per sssse, but. since it is election sssseason, now is your chance to shine by choosing the color scheme of their uniforms.
Between now and October 30th each backer with a Hasbro Pulse account can vote once per day by logging into account they used to back the G.I. Joe Classified Series H.I.S.S. From there, the Siegies will put their accounting skills to good use tallying the results. I’ll unveil the winning design in November.
I must confesssss Cobra has had a bit of a recruitment problem of late, which is strange conssssidering what an equal opportunity employer we are. Our health care package is quite comprehenssssive. So be sure to choose the best possssssible design for the H.I.S.S. Tactician to inspire and build the ranks of Cobra’s troops. With their strategic skillssssss and stylish uniformsssss the H.I.S.S. Tacticians will help wipe the G.I. Joe forces off the face of the planet.Cobra Commander
October 20, 2022 UPDATE: Cobra Commander Painted Images
Thanks to amazing painter, sculptor and designer, thegreattonino, we can see a painted version of the Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander that will be coming with the HasLab Hiss Tank!
It’s amazing to see behind the scenes photos of the painting and process on how the parts fit together. You can see the prototype figure uses any parts that are translucent and solid.
October 19, 2022 UPDATE: Cobra Commander Painted Images
Thanks to amazing painter, sculptor and designer, thegreattonino, we can see a painted version of the Hiss Tank Gunner that will be coming with the HasLab Hiss Tank!
You can see all of the pieces and parts that make up the Hiss Tank Gunner and it is cool to see how it all comes together.
UPDATE:08/15/2022: Last day of Campaign! New Cobra Commander Render Image
As of 2:00pm PST, on the last day of the campaign, there are currently 23,360 Backers! The campaign ends tonight 08/15/2022 11:59pm EST. As a final reveal, the GI Joe team revealed a color render of the supreme leader Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander who will be released on a retro card back! He is very reminiscent of his Sunbow cartoon look and has that Mickey Mouse misprint Cobra logo on his chest! This is a must have for any GI Joe Classified Collector! With 4 incredible unlocks and which includes a bevy of weapons and accessories and 4 exclusive figures, there are only a few more hours left in the campaign, so if you haven’t back it already, what the heck are you waiting for?
Per the Hasbro Pulse Instagram Page:
It’s the last day to back my mosssst monstrous and devasssstating machination yet! The G.I. Joe Classssssified Cobra H.I.S.S. #HasLab campaign ends tonight at 11:59pm ET! For thosssse of you who have already backed my incredible creation, I have a little treat. For the sssslackers out there still sitting on the fence, let thissss be a final incentive for action! It is I, #CobraCommander, in a most glorioussss colored render reveal of my action figure form! As a reminder, this ressssplendent reflection of me is inspired by the rare missssprinted variant of my original 1982 “Real American Hero” figure release in 6-inch scale, which will come in a Retro Cardback blisssster pack.
I chose to reveal thissss to you today so that you know I am watching you all! Especially those ssssniveling G.I. Joe goody two-shoessss who haven’t yet backed my H.I.S.S. project. Your time is running short, so don’t wasssste it!Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) • Instagram photos and videos
UPDATE: 08/11/2022: Last week of Funding & Diorama Shots of Painted HISS Tank
Emily posted amazing diorama shots of the painted HISS Tank that was at SDCC to her Instagram Page. They took incredible images of the HISS tank in an outdoor scene with the Driver, Cobra Officers and Cobra Troopers working on the Tank, servicing it, coming out of the back from an assault attack and some close up detailed shots as well. Funding ends this Monday on 8/15/2022, will Hasbro pull out an surprise unlocks during these last few days? Only time will tell, but we will soon find out!
According to Emily:
Emily Bader on Instagram:
We’re back from SDCC and ready for the last five days of the HISS campaign! Hasbro photographer @shootingthegalaxy took some AMAZING diorama images of our painted HISS model from the convention to show off how awesome it looks – what do you think? And does this give you any ideas for what the HISS might look like on your displays? This is the last week to back your HISS – what are you waiting for??Emily Bader on Instagram
UPDATE: 7/20/2022: Production Photo Leaked
A photo of the production version of the New Haslab Hiss Tank has leaked out of the 2022 SDCC preview night! The HISS Tank is all decked out with all the Unlock Upgrades attached to it along with the HISS Tank Driver! The details look amazing and it looks like Hasbro is farther along on the HISS Tank then we previously have seen!
UPDATE: 7/11/2022: 16K Backers Achieved and STILL GOING.
We hit our 16K backer goal and now all 4 tiers have been unlocked including the extra special Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander! With over 35 days to go in the campaign, will Hasbro through in some more secret unlock tiers? Only time will tell. But as long as the number of backers keep increasing, you never know what Hasbro has in store for us. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what we have acheived!
Like the Energizer Bunny, the GI Joe Classified Series Hiss Tank has broken through the last unlock goal of 16K backers! You can add the Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander Retro Cardback figure to the list, making this a very impressive list of unlocks!
We receive one final message from the Supreme Leader Cobra Commander:
Congratulations, Cobra faithful! The fully-loaded, fully-staffed Cobra H.I.S.S. is officially coming to destroy G.I. Joe once and for all!
Thankssss to the loyalty you’ve shown ME, your Cobra Commander, you’ve unlocked the Classified Upgrade #4 – the 6-Inch Scale Retro Cardback Cobra Commander Action Figure inspired by the rare missssprinted variant of my original 1982 “Real American Hero” figure release. My newly-sculpted figure comes with 8 accessories including alternate hands, a backpack holster for my venom blaster accessory, and a miniature globe with my pet cobra. Proudly pose my figure astride the tail board at the rear of the H.I.S.S. and praise me as we roll on to victory!Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) • Instagram photos and videos
Let’s review all those amazing unlocks!
Here we can see the HISS Tank all geared up with all it’s upgarde accessories attached to it! This thing looks AMAZING! If you still want to back it you can order it here:
Full List of Unlock Goals
Cobra Commander Retro Cardback Rumors
Emily confirms that the Retrocardback Cobra Commander will NOT be one of the last two Walmart reveals but she did say that the only way you can get him is through backing the HasLab HISS Tank so if you are a completest, you will have to figure out a way to get him if you have not backed it yet.Emily took to Instagram to address a rumor she’s been hearing about Cobra Commander! Here is what she had to say:
“Hi friends! I’ve been seeing a lot of rumors online surrounding the HISS HasLab, so I thought this could be a fun way to provide some answers for the things that I can talk about 🙂 I’ll keep looking through comments to see if there are other things I can answer too!
So without further ado (which let’s be real, may as well be my catchphrase at this point 😂): Rumor #1: I heard a rumor that Cobra Commander is going to be one of the last two figures for the Walmart Classified retro card back line that haven’t been revealed yet.
And the rumor is… false! He is not one of the last two Walmart figure reveals. The 16k tier CoCo (which we are SO close to unlocking at the time when I am typing this!) will be your first opportunity to get a retro Cobra Commander in classified scale 😍 As a reminder, this figure is exclusive to the HasLab and this version will never be released again.
Hope this was helpful and keep an eye out for the next rumor!”Emily
UPDATE: 7/7/2022: Retro GI Joe Classified Series Mickey Mouse Cobra Commander
Hasbro reveled the final unlock that comes with the HasLab HISS Tank and it is none other than Cobra Commander himself! If the HISS Tank reaches 16K backers, we get a chance to own a “Retro Cardback Cobra Commander Action Figure inspired by the rare missssprinted variant of my original 1982 “Real American Hero” figure release.” We also got a special message from CoCo himself:
This G.I. Joe Classified HasLab campaign has been quite a roller coaster of a journey, hasn’t it, my faithful acolytessss? Every step of the way, you’ve surpasssssed all my expectations demolishing the initial offering and each unlock tier in record time. Your customizable H.I.S.S. now includes the base vehicle offering with H.I.S.S. Driver Action Figure, Early-Bird H.I.S.S. Tactician Action Figure, removable MALHISS Missile Racks, Retro canopy and tread covers, the newly-recruited H.I.S.S. Gunner Figure, the HISSINTEGRATOR CANNON, and two HISSRUPTOR ZX-5 BLASTER accessories.
2022 markssss my 40th Anniversary, and I want to commemorate that occasion with a trophy to my greatness. If the HasLab campaign reaches 16,000 backers, you’ll unlock the Classified Upgrade #4 – a 6-Inch Scale Retro Cardback Cobra Commander Action Figure inspired by the rare missssprinted variant of my original 1982 “Real American Hero” figure release. Why Retro Cardback, you may ask? BECAUSE I’M the leader of this club. This figure is made for me! I want to be able to see my shining helmet through the blisssster pack and revel in my ressssplendent portrait.
Such a momentous depiction can’t posssssibly be slapped together with reussssed parts and pieces. I recently “sequesssstered” the HasLab team and insisted they create an all-new sculpt to capture me in all my 1980s glory. I’m certain it will inspire future statuessss and monuments throughout the world. My figure comes with 8 accessories including alternate hands, a backpack holster for my venom blaster accessory, and a miniature globe with my pet cobra. It’s a small world, but I will wrap my coils around it and squeeze it into total submission. Plus you can pose my figure astride the tail board at the rear of the H.I.S.S. as we roll on to victory!
So there you have it. A fully-loaded, and fully-staffed Cobra H.I.S.S. all for a measly $299.99 and a mere 16,000 backers. Let’s finish this HasLab campaign together, friends, and help Cobra put an end to G.I. Joe FOREVER!Hasbro Pulse Instagram
UPDATE: 7/6/2022 12:45pm. Cobra Commander, the supreme leader has a message for us all!
Listen up all you slackers out there, let’s get to 16,000 backers, so we can unlock the long-awaited Tier 4, because Cobra Commander ain’t havin’ it! LOL
Per Hasbro Pulse’s Instagram page:
THE SUSSSSPENSE IS SO SSSSATISFYING!
Kudos to all you fanatical followers of the Cobra World Order. You’ve come sssslithering out of your caves to prove your loyalty to me, Cobra Commander! But I’m afraid it’s jusssst not quite enough yet. While you’ve been ssssinging my praises and assiduoussssly backing my G.I. Joe Classified H.I.S.S. #HasLab, there are far too many sssslackers out there! They were wasting a long weekend with fesssstive celebrations and sssstuffing their faces with their barbecue and hot dogs INSTEAD OF BACKING MY H.I.S.S. CAMPAIGN! What’s wrong with them?! Well, I’ve been using this time to plan a little celebration of my own – the COMPLETE and UTTER desssstruction of G.I. Joe!
There’s just one Classified Upgrade left, and I’ve saved the besssst for lasssst! But I think I’ll keep you in susssspense for just a little while longer. Soon enough, I’ll reveal what reaching 16,000 backers will add to the campaign. But, until then, try convincing those other fools to join our crusade and KEEP FUNDING MY H.I.S.S. HASLAB!Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) • Instagram photos and videos
UPDATE: 7/6/2022 11:50am PST: 14K Backers Achieved: The HasLab GI Joe Classified Series HISS Tank officially has over 14K backers, which means we get Unlock #3, which is the female HISS Gunner figure plus a weapons accessory pack to pimp out your HISS TANK! Congrats Emily and Lenny and team!
UPDATE: 7/3/2022 11:30am PST: More Hiss Tank Comparison Photos Emily also posted more comparison photos on her IG page, showing off multiple angles side by side with the Retro Collection HISS 3. We can also get a better look at the front and rear light mechanism plus some of the finer details on the canopy as the light is hitting it just right in the photos. As you can see, this HISS Tank is MASSIVE so make room on your shelf now so be prepared.
UPDATE: 7/3/2022 7:35am PST: Unlock #3 Revealed: This morning the new Cobra HISS Tank Haslab UNLOCK TIER #3 was unveiled and it is an awesome Weapons Accessory Pack and HISS Tank Gunner Action Figure! It includes a HISS Gunner Figure in red and back color scheme which looks to be a female. She includes several accessories, a shovel, a pickaxe, and 2 guns. Then there are 3 gunner accessories for the HISS Tank. One front mounting set of guns and then another set of guns to place on the top at the turret. At the time of this update, there are 12,426 backers! Let’s get to 14,000 so we can unlock this cool extra figure and accessories!
UPDATE: 7/2/2022: 12K Backers Achieved!
The next unlock tier goal has been broken, which means we getting the Retro Pack so we can have the option to display the HISS Tank like the classic 80’s vehicle design! This unlock is a swappable, single-piece canopy with a rear hinge that attaches to the cockpit and two removable retro armor-plating skirts inspired by the original 788 toy to go over the treads.
UPDATE: 7/1/2022: Cobra HISS HasLab Early Bird Tactician Deco Options Revealed:
We now get a look at the 6 different Deco Options inspired by famous GI Joe Action Figure Design Ron Rudat designs, the very man who put Destro in the Iron Mask! All Backers will get to help choose the color-scheme inspiration for the final deco of the Tactician figure after the campaign ends. For more details, we get yet another message from our Supreme Leader Cobra Commander:
The Baroness is fond of reminding me of that insipid platitude of the early bird getting the worm, but in this instance, it seems rather fitting since you all successfully funded our H.I.S.S. so fast! Such victory over G.I. Joe has earned ALL backers of this #HasLab an exclusive Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician figure with deco inspired by the designs of legendary G.I. Joe designer Ron Rudat – the very man who put me, Destro, in an iron mask. To commend your loyalty to Cobra, backers will get to help choose the color-scheme inspiration for the final deco of the Tactician figure after the campaign ends. And remember, each figure included in the offering is exclusive to the HasLab, and will be individually boxed with its own artwork and number in the G.I. Joe Classified Series sequence. So go ahead, review these deco schematics and think wisely on your choices!Hasbro Pulse Instagram photos and videos
Hasbro is giving us 6 options for the Tactitian figure. Which one is your favorite? We would love to know!
- #1: Black color scheme with Red Cobra Insignia
- #2: Purple color scheme with Black Chest and Grey Cobra Insignia
- #3: Blue color scheme with Grey Chest and Black Cobra Insignia
- #4: Black & Red color scheme with Red Cobra Insignia
- #5: Black & Grey color scheme with Grey Cobra Insignia
- #6: Black color scheme with Red Cobra Insignia
UPDATE: 7/1/2022: Cobra HISS Tank Driver Digital Render: Thanks to 2dsculpts on IG, we can see a clean digital render of the Cobra HISS Tank Driver. With these images, we can get a great sense of the detail that will be poured into the figure that is coming with the GI Joe Classified Series HasLab HISS Tank. For example, the helmet sculpt looks like it will have a snake design at the crest and some angular detail. The chest armor features the standard metal plate, which will have the cobra logo in the center of it and the shoulder armor design looks very intricate. We expect nothing less from the first GI Joe Classified Series HasLab Hiss Tank so if you are still on the fence, consider backing as, at the time of updating this article, there are 11,314 backers so 12K is right around the corner!
Also today, Emily posted a comparison photo of the HasLab GI Joe Classified Series HISS tank next to the Retro Collection Hiss Tank. As you can see, the HasLab Hiss Tank is ginormous and totally dwarfs the 3 3/4″ scale vehicle. This new GI Joe Classified Series design is a beast and we can’t wait to see more photos as this project moves along!
UPDATE: 6/30/2022 6:30pm PST: UNLOCK TIER #2 has been revealed and at the time of this post, we are at 10,995 Backers. We now get a peek at what awaits us when we hit 12,000 backers, which at this rate might be by the end of the night, or by tomorrow morning. We get yet another message from Cobra Commander, let’s see what he has to say:
Well done, faithful Cobra devotees! You just can’t get enough of the Classssssfied Series, can you?! But I know ssssome of you “Real American Heroes” out there would prefer a retro insssspiration to your H.I.S.S. Well, Cobra Commander hasn’t forgotten about you!
If the G.I. Joe Classified H.I.S.S. project reaches 12,000 backers before the campaign ends, you will unlock the Classified Upgrade #2 – the Retro Pack! To display your H.I.S.S. closer to the classssssic 80s vehicle design, you’ll get a swappable, single-piece canopy with a rear hinge that attaches to the cockpit, as well as removable retro armor-plating skirts inspired by the original 788 toy to go over your treadssss! I have more in sssstore for you, so long as you KEEP BACKING!Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) • Instagram photos and videos
The Second UNLOCK Tier brings us retro style tank tread covers and a retro style clear canopy window. This allows you to display your HISS Tank in two different looks. CAn this be Hasbro’s way of getting people to buy more than one HISS tank? Only time will tell. Let’s take a look at what that canopy and tread covers look like installed on the tank below.
UPDATE: 6/30/2022 6:30am PST: UNLOCK TIER #1 Welcome10,000 Backers! We now get a special message from the Supreme Leader, Cobra Commander on our first UNLOCK! Listen carefully!
Congratulations, citizens of Earth! You’ve passed the firsssst step in proving your devotion to me, Cobra Commander, by successsssfullly funding our #HasLab Cobra H.I.S.S. campaign! And you did it so well that everyone who backs the project from now until the end of the campaign, will get the Cobra H.I.S.S. vehicle, H.I.S.S. Driver action figure, AND the H.I.S.S. Tactician figure. But now that we’ve surpasssssed 8,000 backers, let’s see how the campaign can offer a little added value. I, Cobra Commander, would like to direct my attention to the fans who want a little more “bang” for their buck.
The Double Diablo Cannon accessories on your standard H.I.S.S. are indeed formidable, but Destro and Sssscrap Iron have been cooking up some potential upgrades. If the H.I.S.S. project reaches 10,000 backers before the campaign ends, you unlock CLASSIFIED UPGRADE #1 – two removable, side-mounted missile racks which telescope out from the H.I.S.S. vehicle. Each rack holds 6 MALHISS missile accesssssories! The Weapons Accessory Pack Upgrade is a perfect addition to your H.I.S.S. fleet and is sure to wreak havoc with the forcessss of G.I. Joe. But keep those orders coming, my friendssss, and we’ll see what else Cobra Commander can unearth for you!Hasbro Pulse (@hasbropulse) • Instagram photos and videos
For our first UNLOCK Tier we get these rad Side Mounted Missile Racks with 6 black missiles with red tips and Cobra Logos on each. They plug into the compartment on the side of HISS Tank, which Lenny pointed out today during the Live Stream.
6/29/2022 4:40pm PST: On the first day in less than 9 hours, the GI Joe Classified Series HasLab HISS Tank officially funded and has reached it’s early bird goal of securing 8,000 backers! This has got to be the fastest ever HasLab to ever fund on the first day in only a matter of hours! The only other Haslab to come close to this was the Marvel Sentinel, which took almost 3 days! While on the surface, paying $299.99 for a 6″ scale HISS Tank might seem like a lot but with all of the bells and whistles it comes with out of the gate, it is easier to hand over the money to Hasbro. We are excited that the Classified Series HISS Tank funded so we can quickly move on to discovering what other unlocks are in store for us! We will be sure to keep you updated as new unlock tiers have been reached, so check back as we will be updating this post through the course of the campaign!
Still Thinking About Backing?
If you have not backed the GI Joe Classified Series HasLab HISS Tank, check out the multitude of images and information here:
Early Bird Unlock
In an unusual move, Hasbro decided to offer an unlock if the HISS Tank funds before July 6, 2022! Here is more information on this unlock:
“The Baroness is fond of reminding me of that insipid platitude of the early bird getting the worm, but in this instance, it seems rather fitting. As a means of incentivizing backers to ensure the successful funding of the H.I.S.S. project early in the campaign, our HasLab partners have concocted their own devious schemes. If the project fully funds by reaching 8,000 backers within the first week of launch (before midnight on Wednesday July 6th), everyone who backs the H.I.S.S. HasLab project through the end of the campaign will receive an exclusive Cobra H.I.S.S. Tactician figure with deco inspired by the designs of legendary G.I. Joe designer Ron Rudat – the very man who put me, Destro, in an iron mask. Backers will get to help choose the color-scheme inspiration for the final deco of the Tactician figure once the campaign ends. And remember, each figure included in the offering is exclusive to the HasLab, and will be individually boxed with its own artwork, and number in the G.I. Joe Classified Series sequence. Should the base offering of the campaign not fund within that window, the opportunity to acquire your own Tactician figure will be lost forever.”GI Joe Classified Series Cobra HISS
10,000 Backer Unlock
Be sure to check back once the project exceeds 10K backers!
12,000 Backer Unlock
Be sure to check back once the project exceeds 12K backers!
14,000 Backer Unlock
Be sure to check back once the project exceeds 14K backers!
16,000 Backer Unlock
Be sure to check back once the project exceeds 16K backers!
Still on the Fence??? How to back this project:
Go to Hasbro Pulse.com and back the Classified HISS Tank before it’s too late! Remeber you have until August 15th to hit the 8,000 backer so this campaign can get funded! You will not be charged until Ausgust 15th and again that is only if the project funds!
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