GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank

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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank

Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:08 am

I’d be shocked if they priced it under the 3.75” vehicle. If they price it under I could see those fans flipping out thinking they have been ripped off.

I’m thinking $300 - $350, but I see the tiers including a lot of “only chance to get this figure in 6” scale” so people can justify the price.

Hiss Tank Driver
Baroness in blue

I think these two are 100% a given.

I could see them doing the Hiss Pilot Cobra Commander from 2012 as a stretch goal.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank

Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:41 pm

I agree on the price. I've been thinking at least $325, mostly because I thought the Skystriker was overpriced.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank

Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:27 pm

I agree with most here that its probably going to be a Hiss Tank, possibly a Sky Striker. But I think they could also create a good project out of making multiple mid size vehicles or equipment like the MASS Device or Weather Dominator, Cobra Sentinel or SNAKE armor, Fire Bat or Trouble Bubble, The Tripple T or The Snow Cat with pilots as the teirs or maybe slightly larger vehicles at the larger teirs. As most of you have said, a good Hiss can be had for less than $200 but Haslabs are about bigger complex projects so I could see one project stuffed with a lot things like the Skystriker project was as a possiblity, although not as likely as stand alone Hiss.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank

Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:35 pm

Roufuss wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:08 am
I’d be shocked if they priced it under the 3.75” vehicle. If they price it under I could see those fans flipping out thinking they have been ripped off.

I’m thinking $300 - $350, but I see the tiers including a lot of “only chance to get this figure in 6” scale” so people can justify the price.

Hiss Tank Driver
Baroness in blue

I think these two are 100% a given.

I could see them doing the Hiss Pilot Cobra Commander from 2012 as a stretch goal.
Hiss Tank is not licensed though
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank?

Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:06 pm

Night Wolf wrote:
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:28 am
Ok so lets address the elephant in the room.

You guys prefer the Blue or Black HISS?
Black Hiss with red uniform driver.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank

Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:18 pm

Looks like the Hiss Tank popped up briefly on Pulse today.

It’s $300.

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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299

Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:28 pm

And already sold out? WTF HASBRO?
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299

Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:32 pm

RoboKillah wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:28 pm
And already sold out? WTF HASBRO?
I wouldn't worry too much about that. It's not even supposed to be listed yet.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299.99

Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:46 pm

I knew it would be $300 so there isn't any sticker shock for me. Hopefully it has a lot of cool tiers.

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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299.99

Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:55 pm

I'm in like Flint.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299

Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:39 pm

RoboKillah wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:28 pm
And already sold out? WTF HASBRO?
Well Hasbro saw what happened with Mattel and Wun-Dar, and said "Hold my beer."

You want to sell out in under 3 minutes? How about we pre-sell out so we cut out the complaining? BOOM!!!! Now where's my beer? :D

I'd say someone at Hasbro Pulse is getting a call about website maintenance practices, and expectations about duty of care. First the "Selfie Series" leak, and now the Haslab HISS leak a day early. Someone isn't paying close enough attention to what they are doing when working on the site. :lol:

Nebraska wrote: I knew it would be $300 so there isn't any sticker shock for me. Hopefully it has a lot of cool tiers.

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Yep, I was 95% sure that it would be at least $250. As Roufuss pointed out, if it came in under the Skystriker ($230) it would be tough to justify to a segment of the fandom. I am glad to see they kept it under $300 (ok $0.01 is still technically not $300 :lol: ). Seriously though, at least it stayed at $300 so that is something considering the current trend of price increase, upon price increase. I could see them trying to justify $350, or more.

Now what shall we see for figures, extras, and tiers? The HISS Driver is a given right? Maybe Rip-It as an easy tier repaint from the HISS Driver? Not sure how I feel about a blue Baroness as Roufuss suggested. I would prefer they go the route they did with the Skystriker. By that I mean keep the repaints to characters not made yet, or ever, as much as possible. So while a blue Baroness would fit in as a repaint not made yet, she has been done 3 times now in Classified (with Coil, movie, retro). So I wouldn't be as keen on her, but of course I would still want her. Maybe her and HISS Driver could be included in the base offering? Outside of figures I don't know what they could include as extras, but hopefully some kind of support vehicle/platform like they did with the Skystriker.

Now I have to gird the loins for the sticker shock after all is said and done. If I am calculating it right, for me in Ontario, Canada it will be:

$299.99US + $29.99US shipping + $42.90US tax = $372.88US, and convert to Canadian for a final total of $480.24CDN!!!!!

Wow, a nearly $500(CDN) Classified HISS Tank? HOO-BOY.....think warm thoughts while I bend over. :lol: Let's hope it really does pack in the extras, like the Skystriker, to make it seem more worthwhile.

I guess we'll find out in less than 24 hours.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299.99

Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:55 pm

I'm excited for this, but the tiers are going to make or break it for me. I'm hoping for some great add-ons.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299.99

Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:07 pm

Money's just way too tight for me this summer. I'd love to own a Classified Hiss Tank but it'd have to be well below $200 for it to be a price I could squeeze in. Ah well, we can't own everything we want.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299.99

Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:12 pm

Shooo. I'm not saying that's not a justified price, but it's probably one I can't jump in on. We'll see what the tiers are. If it turns into something I can flip later and keep an exclusive figure or two then I might bite. I doubt it's ever going to be something I can keep though, for money and space reasons.
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Re: GI Joe Classified Haslab - Hisstank $299.99

Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:52 pm

Not surprised on the choice for a Haslab or the price, I wish it could be cheaper because I want to pick up a few of these but wouldn’t want a lesser version either, so I guess it has to be around this range. It does make me a bit nervous for future Haslabs because the price is only going up from here, and I would like to see them branch out to some more unique vehicles. It does feel like a loss to not be able to make multiple versions of the Hiss, unless they find some way to make an outer shell that can be swapped out with another, but that seems like it’s begging for breakage. As for tiers, the Hiss Driver or Rip It seem obvious, I thought maybe a suit body with alternate Tomax and Xamot heads would be cool, so people who buy multiples would be get more out of doing so but it’s not so necessary the casuals would get upset. Billy crossed my mind also.

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