Before ya read this, ya might wanna take a look at this.
O.K. Here's the response to my letter.
Hi Duke94 (I replaced my name),Thank you for your interest in Hasbro, Inc. We appreciate your interest in our GI Joes. Since many revisions may occur prior to a product release, information, such as release dates, possible new items and where to buy future products, is not available in advance for distribution. We ask that you visit our web site at http://www.hasbro.com often for the most current product information. Also, if you are seeing figures from 2006 in stores, that are no longer manufactured, this does not mean we are reissuing them. This is old inventory the stores have remaining. We appreciate your understanding and your interest.
I wonder about the Stone deal. It doesn't seem likely that it's old stock, since they've been appearing at various retailers. I dunno, I dunno.
Here' s a letter to Hasbro about the 8" line. Dear Hasbro, I have a few questions about the G.I.Joe 8" line. 1. Is it possible to release 8" joes in a line similar to "Marvel Unleashed". It could include Duke, Snake Eyes, Flint, and other favorites in their 80's suits. 2. Can we have 8" toys for the new '09 movie? 3. If we can't have 8" toys until the rumored animated series comes out in '09-'10, can we at least have 8" Action Man toys? 4. There are reports of Wave 5 of Sigma 6(Which came out late '06) reappearing at various retailers across the U.S.A. In fact, I bought my 3rd Lt. Stone yesterday at Toys R' Us. Can you explain these previously rare figures are showing up again? Thanks "Duke94" of Sigma 6 Telebase. http://sigma6telebase.blogspot.com/
I'll let ya know what they say. And yes, I bought a Lt. Stone.