Hasbro Q & A - June 2011
JI participated in this round of the Hasbro Q&A. Here are our questions and subsequent answers. Once again thanks to Pat and Kevin for spearheading this effort.
1. The HISS Scout and Cycle Armor were shown at Joecon, but there was no definite word on where they will be available. Can you give us any word on where we might be able to expect these?
Hasbro: So here's the story. We are still working on getting a retailer to take this in the US. However, a limited amount of these items have made their way into market in Singapore. The largest order for these was for Canada (lucky for them). Stay tuned on a US retailer.
2. There are a few head sculpts in recent years that seem like they would be well suited for future repaints. Namely, Aqua Viper Officer and White Out have no permanent head gear and seem likely candidates for future use. Do such pieces get earmarked for reuse since we have only seen them once and can we expect to see these two again?
Hasbro: These are both great suggestions - our tooling library is so vast nowadays that it sometimes even boggles our Design Team's mind - which is a difficult task indeed : )
3. We are already aware of (and quite happy with!) the running changes on Blowtorch and Croc Master. We feel the important items were addressed, but want to be prepared if there are any other small changes. Are any other PoC figures getting any changes even if something minimal?
Hasbro: As the brand transitions into 30th anniversary, some of the more popular Cobra Troop Builders will be getting some minor revisions as they find their way onto the new "30th anniversary" style cardbacks. For example, the Cobra Viper will feature red wrist guards, and will be outfitted with a new array of weapons instead of the projectile launching cannon.
That's it for this round. Thanks to Hasbro for their willingness to answer our questions!