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G.I. Joe Q&A #1 (2010)

The Hasbro G.I. Joe team has returned their answers to our first round of questions for 2010! Remember that the format this year has changed a bit, and the team isn't able to answer all three questions that each site submits. They will answer a few, and then next Tuesday will be releasing a full list of all of the questions and answers to all sites. We'll see what that ends up looking like, but in the meantime we did get 2 of 3 answered - check them out below!

G.I. Joe Q&A #1 (2010)

Preserve: What design considerations went into updating the Sgt. Slaughter figure for the SDCC exclusive in 2010?
Hasbro: no answer

Preserve: In the 1980's a subset of redeco such as Night Force might have something contrary to the concept, such as glow-in-the-dark paints. Do you find it to be a design challenge to come up with realistic paint styles and still keep them eye-catching for the kids?
Hasbro: Yes, this is definitely a challenge for the Design team. The more realistic the color scheme, the less distinguishable the character or vehicle will become. Color has always been a key trait to the G.I. Joe brand and understanding that balance is essential.

Preserve: For the collector on a budget who can't get the whole line, does the Joe team have a favorite figure or vehicle in the upcoming Pursuit of Cobra line?
Hasbro: Without a doubt, that would be the Cobra Commander figure since itís the first time we've released a figure on Cobra-carded packaging.

Thanks to the team at Hasbro for their answers!

Posted by charlie on March 19th 2010, 12:44 PM
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March 21st, 10:03 PM
I think it is BS that they can skip over a question. Will the world end if they said "we wanted to pay homage to both of the classic Slaughter looks of yesteryear, plus we wanted to get maximum tooling dollars out of the 'not in shape' torso we tooled up for some future 25th figure like Cross Country?" Ah well. Joe is always going to be harder to ask questions for anyway.
March 22nd, 06:20 AM
Yeah, it doesn't seem too hard to answer a few extra questions. I guess at the end of the day I'm glad that they are making the effort to include more sites in the Q&A (like the Preserve) even if it means they have to cut corners like this.

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