Yeah, I know I’m like the last person today to report this news, but figured better late than never. If you follow me on Twitter you already heard my yammering, but for those who haven’t, here’s the official report.
Via Twitter, Facebook, and GIJoeClub.com, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club today revealed the 7th figure in their G.I. Joe subscription service… Jinx. Obviously using City Strike Scarlett as a heavy inspiration, Jinx is looking absolutely awesome with this updated tooling and colors somewhat inspired by the Valor Vs. Venom version.
A removable blindfold and some sweet weapons (also from City Strike Scarlett) gives us one hell of a nice 21st Century update to the 1987 female cousin to Storm Shadow. I’m somewhat surprised the Club got her worked in here, since she’s in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, but here she is, and she looks fantastic.
All in one fell swoop, the Club has managed to cover a lot of bases. This figure is a fantastic update to a character that many collectors have been clamoring for. She’s a great tie-in to the G.I. Joe movie sequel. She gives us a nice allotment of the City Strike Scarlett weapons we’ve been dying for, AND she looks like she would make a damn impressive version of Scarlett from the Sigma 6 universe. Awesome.
Check out the mirrored images below, and make sure to keep tuning in to hear the latest news about the upcoming G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club FISS (FIgure Subscription Service).
Every Friday Mike Thompson tries to post an update to his terrific blog, detailing his experiences with doing package art for the G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: The Pursuit of Cobra toylines. We’ve seen some great stuff previously including City Strike Scarlett just last week. This week he treats us to his work on the spectacular Pursuit of Cobra Toys “R” Us Exclusive Spirit Iron-Knife.
You can check out all of the excellent details right here, including progress pics, source material, and even input drawings that inspired the figure’s look.
I’ve mirrored one image below, plenty more over on Mike T Artworks. Definitely check it out. Also, to keep informed about all the latest updates, make sure to follow Mike Thompson on Twitter as well.
Having just wrapped a couple weeks of longer than usual podcasts, the Whats on Joe Mind crew goes back to it and delivers another episode topping off at about 2 1/2 hours long! We get back to basics this week as we buckle down and just talk about what you want to hear… G.I. Joe!
Joining us is Rich from ARealAmericanHero.com as we tackle tough topics like the G.I. Joe Collectors Club subscription service, new figure reveals, and also dive deep into the most recent round of Q & A’s.
Check it out as always on Podbean, or just listen via the embedded player below: