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Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe / Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed: G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. / Hound & Skystriker / Jetfire

Transformers News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe  /  Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed: G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. / Hound & Skystriker / Jetfire

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 2:41PM CDT

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Continuing in their tradition of releasing Transformers inspired redecos of G.I.Joe vehicles as SDCC exclusives Hasbro has announced this year's set, a G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. as Hound and G.I. Joe Skystriker as Jetfire with booster pack! The set also includes a mini Blaster with cassettes, Baroness with Ravage, Bludgeon inspired Samurai, and Snake Eyes sporting an outfit complete with Autobot symbol. The set comes packaged in a box meant to resemble a vintage comic cover. These and more Hasbro SDCC exclusives can be found over at USA Today by clicking here.

The packaging of the 'G.I Joe/Transformers' mash-up exclusive is even a throwback —it pays homage to a 1980s comic-book miniseries.

Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed

An old-school G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. vehicle is retooled in the deco of Autobot cult fave Hound, originally an Army Jeep in the cartoon.


Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed

The set stars a G.I. Joe Skystriker with a paint job inspired by the Autobot, Jetfire.


Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed

No G.I. Joe set is complete without the resident ninja commando Snake Eyes — this time sporting an Autobot logo on his outfit.


Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed

If you're so inclined, you can have the Cobra femme fatale Baroness take Decepticon Ravage out for a walk


Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed

The Decepticon character Bludgeon inspired this action figure of a robotic samurai warrior with a skeleton head.


Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed

The Autobot Blaster — and his tapes — shows up in the set in his boom-box form. (Kids, ask your parents what a boom box is.)


Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed
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Re: Hasbro SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe / Transformers Crossover Exclusive Revealed: G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. / Hound & Skystriker / Jetfire (1492909)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 5th, 2013 @ 2:48pm CDT
The Autobot Blaster — and his tapes — shows up in the set in his boom-box form. (Kids, ask your parents what a boom box is.)


So this.
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Posted by necr0blivion on June 5th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CDT
How are they going to fit all that awesomeness into one box? The Skystriker alone is massive!

I like all the details put into this set, and Bludgeon is quite the surprise. I need to put this on my wish list.
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 5th, 2013 @ 2:53pm CDT
Something seems a bit backwards in the vehicle descriptions: isn't the VAMP just a repaint, and the Skystriker a remold? I passed on the Sky-scream a few years ago, but Sky...um...Fire I may have to shell out for!

And we finally get that cancelled Baroness-walkies statue in action figure form?!?!? Worth the wait!!!
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Posted by Manterax Prime on June 5th, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
I'd usually be angry about Tranformers being exclusives, but they don't transform, so I could care less.
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Posted by Mkall on June 5th, 2013 @ 3:01pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:I'd usually be angry about Tranformers being exclusives, but they don't transform, so I could care less.

We haven't heard yet which TF is going to be the SDCC exclusive of the year yet, so keep your anger ready for release.

I think the rumours were saying it would be a highly-detailed Metroplex?
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Posted by Manterax Prime on June 5th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:I'd usually be angry about Tranformers being exclusives, but they don't transform, so I could care less.

We haven't heard yet which TF is going to be the SDCC exclusive of the year yet, so keep your anger ready for release.

I think the rumours were saying it would be a highly-detailed Metroplex?

Even if that's true, we're getting one in retail anyways that's accurate enough to the source material, so again, I could care less.
What would really get me would be if it's Breakdown, Jet Vehicon, or something else Hasbro doesn't want to give the general populace.
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Posted by Seibertron on June 5th, 2013 @ 3:37pm CDT
Well this is just fucking awesome. Man I love these things! I'm excited to get the Baroness and Ravage figures as well as the amazing Bludgeon figure. Too cool!
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 5th, 2013 @ 3:37pm CDT
yeah that boombox line shows hasbro has no clue. But anyway i want that ravage
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Posted by Seibertron on June 5th, 2013 @ 3:52pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:yeah that boombox line shows hasbro has no clue. But anyway i want that ravage


It's supposed to be humorous. :lol:
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Posted by Seibertron on June 5th, 2013 @ 4:30pm CDT
Is that Andrew Wildman's artwork? Very fitting if it is. It definitely homages his style if it's not him.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2013 @ 4:54pm CDT
The Baroness with Ravage figure has been a long time coming, ever since this statue was canceled:

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Posted by DevastaTTor on June 5th, 2013 @ 4:56pm CDT
That Jetfire retool and Ravage are very cool. Wish I were going to CC again this year.
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Posted by dedcat on June 5th, 2013 @ 5:22pm CDT
I wonder if Ravage has articulation or if he is static.
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Posted by FortMacs on June 5th, 2013 @ 5:36pm CDT
wow, may have to try and grab this set.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 5th, 2013 @ 5:37pm CDT
Well, aren't those just flippin' awesome.

The Jetfire/Skyfire jet is so full of win. =P~ Hound is pretty cool as well. Don't particularly care for Snake Eyes there. Blaster with tapes are adorable (so is their introduction :lol: ). Is Bludgeon a retool of a previous G.I Joe mold? Or is this just a straight-up new tooling?
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Posted by funeralthirst7 on June 5th, 2013 @ 5:38pm CDT
It's a really nice set this year and I wouldn't mind owning it but the price this is already getting on the secondary market makes it an easy pass for me.
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Posted by wordmongerer on June 5th, 2013 @ 6:10pm CDT
It is indeed Wildman who did the box art and John-Paul Bove (me!) that did the colours. Been sitting on this for months so pleased to see this news out in the wild at last!
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Posted by Henry921 on June 5th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CDT
funeralthirst7 wrote:It's a really nice set this year and I wouldn't mind owning it but the price this is already getting on the secondary market makes it an easy pass for me.


Yeah, I know what you mean. I mostly just want Baroness and Ravage, rather than any of the other stuff, which is cool, but skippable.

If last year's SDCC is anything to go by this'll be limited to 1 per customer. This thing's gonna' be pricey.
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Posted by KnightStrike on June 5th, 2013 @ 6:26pm CDT
That sound you hear now is my wallet crying.... I would love to have Skyfire and Hound, but lack the room to display them. However, if there is any way possible without spending too ridiculous an amount though I will have to have that Baroness and Ravage set, its too awesome to pass on! :D
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Posted by RiddlerJ on June 5th, 2013 @ 6:46pm CDT
While these are great I can't help but wonder why we don't have repaints and remolds of Transformer figures with G.I. Joe and Cobra decos.

Universe Powerglide would've ruled as Tailwind/Cobra Rattler.

http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotom ... ttler.html
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Posted by Superwheeljack on June 5th, 2013 @ 7:39pm CDT
Oh, I see what they did with Baroness and Ravage :lol:
All of these look awesome.
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Posted by El Duque on June 5th, 2013 @ 8:14pm CDT
I'd like to have the Baroness with Ravage and Bludgeon figures, but I could care less about the rest. May buy the set and part out the stuff I don't want.
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Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 5th, 2013 @ 8:32pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:I'd usually be angry about Tranformers being exclusives, but they don't transform, so I could care less.

We haven't heard yet which TF is going to be the SDCC exclusive of the year yet, so keep your anger ready for release.

I think the rumours were saying it would be a highly-detailed Metroplex?

Even if that's true, we're getting one in retail anyways that's accurate enough to the source material, so again, I could care less.
What would really get me would be if it's Breakdown, Jet Vehicon, or something else Hasbro doesn't want to give the general populace.


After what happened last year with the bruticus from the magazine turning out to be the exclusive, I wont be surprised if the one we've been looking at turns out to the be SDCC exclusive...

And we get some... Beige coloured thing for retail.

>:oP
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Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 5th, 2013 @ 10:29pm CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:I'd usually be angry about Tranformers being exclusives, but they don't transform, so I could care less.

We haven't heard yet which TF is going to be the SDCC exclusive of the year yet, so keep your anger ready for release.

I think the rumours were saying it would be a highly-detailed Metroplex?

Even if that's true, we're getting one in retail anyways that's accurate enough to the source material, so again, I could care less.
What would really get me would be if it's Breakdown, Jet Vehicon, or something else Hasbro doesn't want to give the general populace.


After what happened last year with the bruticus from the magazine turning out to be the exclusive, I wont be surprised if the one we've been looking at turns out to the be SDCC exclusive...

And we get some... Beige coloured thing for retail.

>:oP



Imagine it, SDCC exclusive...Metrotitan!!! :BOWDOWN:

Look like Mr. Potatoe said..."hey I can dream can't I?"
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Posted by MagnetarPrime on June 5th, 2013 @ 11:51pm CDT
Sweet,,,, I must have this :grin:
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 6th, 2013 @ 12:10am CDT
I would have preferred the new V.A.M.P. as Roadbuster. But that Skystriker is...epic. :ic$:

Also, I'm getting an awesome-ness boner from that Baroness w/Ravage.
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Posted by mooncake623 on June 6th, 2013 @ 8:19am CDT
Wow... I never wanted one of these things before but I want this so bad.... How much should one expect to pay?
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Posted by mooncake623 on June 6th, 2013 @ 8:24am CDT
I'm just blown away by the G.I. Joe Skystriker as Jetfire with booster pack, can't wait to put my minibots on it. =X
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Posted by mooncake623 on June 6th, 2013 @ 8:37am CDT
El Duque wrote:I'd like to have the Baroness with Ravage and Bludgeon figures, but I could care less about the rest. May buy the set and part out the stuff I don't want.



Sell me the Jetfire! :grin:
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Posted by MagnetarPrime on June 6th, 2013 @ 9:11am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Wow... I never wanted one of these things before but I want this so bad.... How much should one expect to pay?




Well that is kind of hard to tell but I can tell you right now it will not be cheap >:oP unless you get him from the SDCC2013 convention itself....I can already see this exclusive box set going for well over $200-$250 on ebay, I was lucky enough to get my SDCC 2012 Shockwave H.I.S.S. tank for a 'moderate' price of $180 and I had to look for months for getting it at a decent price.

I will do my best to get this exclusive even if I have to pay a bit more because I can't attend SDCC2013 :sad:
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Posted by triKlops on June 6th, 2013 @ 10:58am CDT
Another cool set with some interesting add ons.
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Posted by MGrotusque on June 6th, 2013 @ 12:28pm CDT
FINALLY........a decent looking Ravage. It would be great if it could transform :-( but at least it looks good.
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Posted by warzon3 on June 6th, 2013 @ 12:33pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:FINALLY........a decent looking Ravage.

(besides the G1 of course)


Totally!

...I wish MP Ravage would have looked more like this...
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Posted by gobluewc on June 8th, 2013 @ 11:50pm CDT
Christ, you couldn't care less.

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Posted by Manterax Prime on June 5th, 2013 @ 4:04pm EDT
Mkall wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
I'd usually be angry about Tranformers being exclusives, but they don't transform, so I could care less.

We haven't heard yet which TF is going to be the SDCC exclusive of the year yet, so keep your anger ready for release.

I think the rumours were saying it would be a highly-detailed Metroplex?

Even if that's true, we're getting one in retail anyways that's accurate enough to the source material, so again, I could care less.
What would really get me would be if it's Breakdown, Jet Vehicon, or something else Hasbro doesn't want to give the general populace.
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Posted by El Duque on July 5th, 2013 @ 8:20am CDT
eBay seller viperskingdom has listed individual auctions for the contents of the upcoming SDCC 2013 G.I. Joe/Transformers Exclusive Skystriker/Jetfire - V.A.M.P./Hound crossover set. The set features the aforementioned Skystriker and V.A.M.P. done up in Jetfire and Hound decos, plus a Snake Eyes, the Baroness with Ravage, and Bludgeon action figures. Check out the images mirrored below.

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Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 5th, 2013 @ 3:25pm CDT
I didn't recall it until just now, but during a Cobra training exercise in Countdown for Zartan, Storm Shadow demonstrates that "The ninja, himself, is a weapon!" (I'm probably misquoting a tad) by jumping around a tank and striking it in various spots that turn out to be its fracture points, causing it to fall apart seconds later. In other words, despite the term not being koined for another 4 years, Storm Shadow apparently knew Metallikato...or maybe Crystalocution. This begs the question of whether Bludgeon has some connection to the Arashikage, and if we're lucky, the fiction accompanying these exclusives will give us an answer.

Yes, I know it'll likely play off Marvel continuities more than the cartoon, but still...
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