Collected News: June 3 – 9, 2013

Each week I’ll take a look at what toy (and related) news have been announced and share what news I’m most excited about!

2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I.Joe/Transformers Set

On June 6th 2013, USA Today revealed Hasbro’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con exclusives! Among the exclusives announced were from lines such as Marvel Legends, My Little Pony and Jem and the Holograms. The one exclusive I am most excited about is the new G.I. Joe/Transformers set!

Packaging for Hasbro's 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

Packaging for Hasbro’s 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

In previous years, Hasbro had SDCC exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers mashup sets that featured a “Starscream” Skystriker with Cobra Commander (2011) and  a “Shockwave” H.I.S.S. Tank with Destro & “Constructicon” B.A.T. (2012). This year’s exclusive set is the third and final installment of this series. The 2013 set will feature the following:

  • a Skystriker in the colors of the Autobot Jetfire
  • a G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. vehicle rmodelled to reflect the Autobot Hound
  • a Baroness figure with the Decepticon Ravage
  • a Snake Eyes figure
  • a robotic samurai warrior figure in the colors of the Decepticon Bludgeon
  • an boom-box with cassette tapes to reflect the Autobot Blaster

I am a fan of all the characters in this set (especially Hound, since that was my first G1 Transformer I had as a kid)! The packaging and items look great all around! This exclusive will be going for $99.99 USD at the San Diego Comic Con. This year’s San Diego Comic Con goes from July 18th to 21st, 2013. For fans of G.I. Joe and/or Transformers, I hope you are lucky enough to get this set and add this to your collection!

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“Autobot Jetfire” Skystriker from Hasbro’s 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

“Autobot Hound” V.A.M.P. from Hasbro’s 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

Baroness and Decepticon Ravage from Hasbro’s 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

Snake Eyes from Hasbro’s 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

Decepticon Bludgeon from Hasbro’s 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

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Autobot Blaster with cassettes from Hasbro’s 2013 SDCC Exclusive G.I. Joe/Transformers set. Photo by Hasbro.

That’s it for this week, friends! Have a good week!

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