Up close look of GIJCC Topside new head sculpt

It was only this past weekend that we got our first look at the upcoming G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club subscription Topside action figure.  While the bulk of the figure is reused tooling, the head sculpt appeared to be new.

Well, we now have confirmation that the head sculpt is indeed new, and not only is it new, it is awesome.  Yes, it is just a bearded head sculpt, but the detail is impressive, even for just a simple look.  It is truly astounding just how far the head sculpting has come in the past few years.  I’m not even that big a fan of Topside, but I’ll be damned if that head sculpt doesn’t almost sell me on this guy.  So much character crammed into one tiny, sculpted face.

Check it out at the GIJCC Facebook page, or mirrored below.

11 thoughts on “Up close look of GIJCC Topside new head sculpt

  1. That IS a great head sculpt. Paint the hair brown and you have a very good Joe Colton as well.

  2. I’ve seen that mentioned a few times, and I agree… perhaps we’ve stumbled upon the mysterious 13th figure? Though he is missing a scar…

  3. What….no blonde eyeballs?

    But seriously, this sculpt is awesome. The leaps they have taken since 2007 just highlight how cool it would be to steer away from some of the classic character designs that got released in the 25th line for a little while. That way if/when they are revisited it will be leaps and bounds better than what we got in 2007 rather than baby steps.

    I think we have to applaud two things here: the sculpting and the painting. The 25th line had a few head sculpts that were later released with better paint jobs. This one hit upon a great paint job right out of the gate.

  4. So true.

    I think a lot of people who gripe about lack of quantity these days are missing the fact that what we are getting has so much quality, far and above what we got during the hieght of the 25th line, which I loved dearly at that time and some of those figures are still damn near perfect (Eels, Snow Serpent, BAT) but I feel with the improvements on the head sculpts and female figure the good guys especially have taken a massive leap in quality.

    If Hasbro can keep near this level of detail and quality for the Retaliation line …….well……I may have to resort to robbing a bank….:(

  5. While a Joe Colton figure would be cool I guess, I have to admit that if that leaked list is accurate and so far it is 4/4, then if the 13th figure isn’t Slice I’ll be pretty upset.

    Although, great hook for the 2nd year go around if Slice is in that one….lol

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