SMS & Techno-Viper and VAMP update: According to shipping data, it appears that the GI Joe Classified Series VAMP and SMS will be hitting the shores of the United States soon!
Since the VAMP and the SMS were revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2023, collector’s have been anxiously awaiting it’s reveal (in plastic) as this historic set has not been revealed on a GI Jie FanStream since it’s digital render reveal. That said, the GI Joe team has been mixing it up as sometimes they will show final figures that have only been name only pipeline revealed. According to jedijaybird (and thanks to Chaz The Guru for the heads up!) on Twitter, he posted the following:
“Recent shipping data shows that the Classified Series Vamp w/Clutch “Velma” and SMS w/Techno-Viper “Shaggy” are starting to arrive in the U.S.The SMS comes packed with a Red and Black Techno Viper. We already got a vintage-colored purple Techno Viper, so this would be an easy repaint of him! Just in time for everyone who just received their Haslab HISS Tanks! So let’s take a look at this Possible GI Joe Classified Series SMS Preorder!”
If you recall, The SMS and Techno-Viper was digital render revealed at the same time as the VAMP, which went up for preorder back in October 2023 for the 1027 GI Joe FanStream! Hopefully this means that the SMS will be going up for preorder soon as this would coincide with how the GI Joe team reveals repainted figures by putting up the first figure for preorder then following up with a repainted figure as for the next batch of preorders in the near future! Also, since the HasLab Cobra Hiss is finally in collector’s hands, the SMS can now to towed into battle!
SMS & Techno Viper
He has a read a screen on his right forearm to read schematics. On the side of the SMS it has a control screen on it. It comes with pneumatic weapons as well. Rockets s are about 9” long each.
SMS and Techno Viper
During the HasLab HISS Tank reveal, Lenny made a point about letting fans know that the HISS Tank comes with a tow hitch. All of the unlocks thus far have been add ons to the main HISS tank plus several figures, which leaves an empty tow hitch. What would be the perfect candidate for to take a ride on the back of the HISS Tank?
Cobra Sentry and Missile System (SMS)
We feel that the Cobra Sentry and Missile System (SMS) would be the PERFECT candidate for that tow hitch! It is a small form factor missile deployment weapon that would be the perfect add on for a HasLab campaign as a ‘thank you’ for ALL of the backers that have made the HISS Tank a success! It has two wheels and a piece to connect it to the HISS Tank’s tow hitch so they are a match made in heaven!
History of the SMS
Back in 1985, Hasbro created the S.M.S.(Sentry and Missile System), which is a is a two-component weapon system, consisting of a HISS Tank and the surface to air missile system. Like Hasbro is doing with their HasLab creations, Sears wanted Hasbro to create store exclusives to help draw customers to their stores or places orders through their catalogs. Similar to that of the C.A.T. tank, Hasbro created the Sentry and Missile System (S.M.S.) for Cobra! This set included a red Cobra H.I.S.S. tank that would tow a redecorated M.M.S. in black with red missiles. But where did this originally come from? Surely Hasbro wasn’t doing repaints early on in the line! Well, they were so let’s see where this originated from and the several repaints that followed through the years.
VAMP News Recap
Ahead of this year’s Hasbro 1027 event, we got a sneak peek at what they have instore for us with this look at the GI Joe Classified Vamp with Clutch! This amazing figure and vehicle package was finally revealed with it’s incredible packaging and window display showing the Clutch figure within! Thanks to our good friend G.I. ShArK for sharing these images! And guess what folks, this goes on preorder TODAY at 2pm PST/ 5pm EST for Hasbro Pulse premium members and at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST for the general public. This will be a Hasbro Pulse exclusive! The artwork on the front of the package is incredible and there is also a little Easter Egg in the background as well! Be sure to check out our entire coverage of all the GI Joe announcements from this year’s 1027 event at GI Joe Classified Series 1027 FanStream 2023 Reveals & Preorder. You can preorder it at : G.I. Joe Classified Series #112, Clutch with VAMP (Multi-Purpose Attac – Hasbro Pulse
London Comic Con 2023 Booth Images
The VAMP and Clutch, that recently went up for preorder for the 1027 Hasbro Pulse Premium 2023 FanStream were on display at London Comic Con 2023!
We can see how Clutch looks in the driver seat and we get some up close and personal details of the lights on the VAMP and Clutch’s tattoo!
The front artwork is incredible and features the Vamp with Clutch standing next to it, and as you can see there is a tease of the Cobra Ferret in the background!
Here we can see the back of the box and the array of accessories that Clutch and the Vamp come packed with! You can see that he comes with 2 different helmets so you can army build him if you want to! There is a fire extinguisher, axe, two water canisters, a shovel, a tarp, grip handles for the crossbars, a rifle, pistol and wrench!
The side of the box features beautiful artwork of Clutch, helmetless with a wrench in his hands, ready to work on his Vamp! He will be #112. Clutch comes with rockabilly tattoos on his arms and his signature wrench!
The Vamp comes packed inside with a ton of accessories. The tires are really cool and look like heavy duty offroad tires! There is a suspension in the jeep so it will bounce when you press on it.
There is a tow whence on the front bumper, and a tow hitch on the back! Lenny joked about ground to air missiles attach to the back tow hitch,….so maybe something to come? Also there are headlights that attach to the front bumper and top bar.
The front windshield folds down so that you can have one of your Joes firing their rifle from the front seat! And the rear guns attach to the back of the jeep.
The details for this Vamp are incredible! It looks so amazing and you can stow all the accessories right on the vehicle!
Clutch comes with 2 helmets, his class one and a more Star Brigade one. The helmets are swappable and of course removeable. The Star Brigade helmet has gunner shark teeth on the side which is really cool and can fit most of your other Joes!
Again, don’t miss out as this goes on preorder TODAY at 2pm PST/ 5pm EST for Hasbro Pulse premium members and at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST for the general public. With this preorder image, we get to see a stunning rendering of what the product within will look like, and if it’s anything like this rendering, collector’s are in store for one incredible Classified scale vehicle! The details are incredible and I love all the extra light bars on the front grill and the top of the windshield.
You can preorder it at : G.I. Joe Classified Series #112, Clutch with VAMP (Multi-Purpose Attac – Hasbro Pulse
VAMP & Clutch Digital Render Reveals
Here are the digital render reveals that we saw last time around at the Pulsecon event. As you can see from the detailed image above, they did not disappoint! Ribbon feed ammo. It fits 2 figures inside. It has a gear shift. The tops are removeable. It has a tow hitch. Clutch comes with a helmet and tool belt that you can mix and match on other figures.