Aw hells yeah!!
It started earlier this morning when the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Tweeted about a reveal today for a character that first debuted 25 years ago. But as sometimes happens, plans changed, and they mentioned needing to “Iron out” some details.
Well, that was about all the encouragement I needed as I kept reloading my Twitter client and GIJoeClub.com every 12 seconds until he was finally revealed. The one, the only… Iron Klaw.
Back in ’95 Iron Klaw was the evil mastermind of the G.I. Joe Extreme universe, with a very cool design aesthetic. For whatever complaints folks have about the toys, the cartoon universe of G.I. Joe: Extreme was fascinating, and Iron Klaw was a big part of why.
For this reason, the fans were thrilled when it looked like we might get a comic pack featuring this evil terrorist (although redubbed as a Cobra “Iron Klaw Trooper”). However, as often happens to the G.I. Joe fandom, our hopes were crushed as the movie line took over, and subsequent Anniversary or Resolute styled comic packs vanished into the ether.
But along comes the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club to the rescue, digging the tooling for Iron Klaw out of Hasbro’s vaults and finally giving the fans what they’ve been asking for over the past two years. Can I say they’ve done a fantastic job on it, too? This is one great looking figure, and whether you want to use it as a new Cobra “Iron Klaw Trooper”, or as the malicious Iron Klaw himself, this guy works both ways. I love the detailed weathering on the mask, the new webgear…man, it’s all awesome! Great work.
Kudos, GIJCC, and I think this figure will be just the first step in convincing many folks to sign up for the Sub. For more details on the subscription service, check out GIJoeClub.com. Can’t wait to see more!