G.I. Joe Convention 2013 Hasbro Panel Recap
What Does the Future Hold for GI Joe?...
Good afternoon from Indianapolis, and welcome to the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention Hasbro Seminar coverage!
I'm sure the news is out there by now that Hasbro did not bring any new product or new concepts to reveal at this year's convention. While this has caused some concern among the fandom, rest assured, things are not DOA and the line is not in dire straits.
The early positive buzz from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film has already encouraged Paramount to green light a third film, and Hasbro is reacting to that as we speak. The results have driven Hasbro to greatly increase production for Wave 3 and 4 product, and placed those orders to their factories. As a result of the increased production requests, unfortunately the release of Wave 3 will be pushed back slightly from May, 2013 to late July or August, 2013. The pessimist would say that this is a bad thing, but personally I'd rather wait an extra 4 - 6 weeks to ensure that enough product is made and distributed to ensure allocation to everyone who wants it.
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