Toy Wizards had the pleasure of being present at a recent G.I. Joe roundtable discussion with Hasbro and one of the topics that came up about Wave Three Zartan. I had commented in the talks that Zartan was the turning point of new design and color pallet choices– the action figure is spot on in every way possible. In fact he is one of the best G.I. Joe Classified figures we have ever seen. The Hasbro team where very happy to hear that since their plans were to have the line go in this direction. One of the other media guests in this talk asked about the possibility of a color changing Zartan since he was (erroneously) described this way in presale listings and sales sheets. This was however quickly crushed as they said there was no way at this time to make a color change Zartan with the plastics and tools at hand. Any sales sheets with those effects where just old Zartan information pressed on to the new listings. Hasbro at this time will not make an color change Zartan.
However the mention of a Cold Slither Box set did perk the ears up of the team. Note– there are no plans currently, but hey, maybe it’s something that could come out for a Comic-Con down the line. I would buy a Cold Slither concert shirt right now dude. On top of that news Dreadnoks were mentioned multiple times in the conversation. We will see them but it is a matter of planning and timing.
The big issue with this line is when and what can they get in the pipeline. Hasbro is very aware of the scarcity of the line currently and assure us 2021 will have more figures and stocked more regularly. We have a lot of good stuff coming up they are currently working on figures three years ahead in design as that is how far ahead design is compared to production. Currently our next Joe fix is Wave three figures that are scheduled for April 2021.
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G.I. Joe Classified Series Zartan #23
- The G.I. Joe Classified Series evolves the characters fans know and love into a highly articulated 6-inch scale with premium deco and detailing
- This figure features a classic design updated to bring the Dreadnoks leader into the modern era, plus accessories inspired by the character’s rich history
- Joining some of the best artists from the world of comics, graphic design in our artist partnership program, Tony Daniel adds a unique style to the ZARTAN package
- This G.I. Joe Classified Series Zartan figure features premium detailing and articulation for dramatic action poseability (some poses may require additional support)
- Look for other 6-inch-scale G.I. Joe Classified Series figures (each sold separately) and build your roster of heroes and villains
Target DCPI 087-16-7255
Available – February 2021
Retail – $19.99 – $22.99