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G.I. Joe Q&A #4 (2010)

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The Hasbro G.I. Joe team has returned some fantastic answers to our fourth round of questions for 2010 - we were even fortunate enough to have all three questions answered! The team gave us some great insight and detail this time around, which is much appreciated. Check them out below:

G.I. Joe Q&A #3 (2010)

Preserve: The new Pursuit of Cobra Snake Eyes with Tornado Kick figure is really fantastic! Could the designer or team that worked on this figure comment on the process of developing, and getting approval for, this great throwback action feature, in a climate that has been avoiding that sort of dynamic figure addition?
Hasbro: We are glad you like it! This figure was a challenge - we knew that the articulation could not be sacrificed and the torso needed to look the same in proportion with the other figures. So, by staying true to the promise of a great articulated figure, we were able to offer a fun kicking feature into this item. That being said, mechanisms at this scale are tough to execute, so the types of attacks the figure can do are mostly limited to kicking or spinning.

Preserve: The camo blades on the new POC Jungle Viper are cool, complex and work very well! How challenging was it for the team to create a figure with such an intricate design, and manage to hit it out of the park while still working within the dictates of a mass produced figure?
Hasbro: This figure was complex at every stage, from concept, to sculpting, to final painted model. Early in the process, the team saw the need to create a unique new Marksman trooper for the Cobra Ranks, and explored creative ways to make the "ghillie suit" function as a 3 3/4" figure, but also carry an eeire plausibility that makes the character seem real and at the same time - scary! We're glad you like it!

Preserve: Can you tell us anything more about the tribal mask that comes with the POC Recondo figure, and what design inspirations are behind it?
Hasbro: The designer for this item wanted to put some small accessories that tell the story of a character who is more than just a G.I. Joe specialist. He is a world adventurer and maybe even a little bit of a paleontologist/archeologist. The mask itself was inspired by the tribal art and masks of ancient Borneo.

Thanks to the team at Hasbro for their highly detailed answers!

Posted by charlie on October 22nd 2010, 08:14 PM
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