With the planned release of G.I. Joe's second theatrical film, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, this year, Hasbro once again focused on tying the toy line into the movie. However, the smaller movie line presence also came with reduced articulation in the figures themselves. Compounding matters, five days before the scheduled release of the movie toys, the movie itself was delayed until 2013. Toys that had already shipped to stores went on sale, but the majority of the Retaliation toys were pushed to the next year.