GeneralsJoes Concept Case Top Ten – Number 4

I’ve always been much more of an action figure and character guy than a vehicle guy, but even the cynical “vehicles take up too much damn space!” part of me fell in love with some of the vehicle concepts we saw at the G.I. Joe convention.  As someone fully in love with G.I. Joe: Renegades, the minute I saw the Coyote and the Jeep in that case, my rational mind was completely overwhelmed by my drooling fanboy mind.

Combine that with the fact that Hasbro designers cited MASK as an inspiration for these vehicles?  Sign me up.

4 – Flint’s Jeep from G.I. Joe: Renegades

I think most of us probably figured that the Coyote was in some form of production based on how heavily it was utilized throughout the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series.  Heck, the massive transport truck was practically a character in the show.  But I’m fairly certain that the surprise I had at seeing Flint’s military Jeep in there was not only mine.  Deco’ed in pretty straight up military greens, with a small light on top, the jeep bares only a passing resemblance to the one used on the show, but more importantly looks like a nicely sized, exceedingly fun play toy.

Combine that with the fact that there is a great button-key system that flips the Jeep from mere transport to gun-toting vehicle of awesomeness, and you have a can’t miss proposition.  All I can do is think about what Major Bludd’s car from the animated series could possibly look at in toy form, and all I get all weepy inside.

It is a delicate balancing act between vehicle design, media accuracy, and play features, and by the looks of things, Hasbro hit every single right note with this one, and for that reason, it deserves one of the top spots on my list.

  • MonkeyBrains

    I think my suspicion will be true – your number one pick will be the Coyote. I know that’s my #1!

  • Hawkwinter

    Wow, out of all those cool figures in that case it is truely amazing how you keep singling out the stuff that had absolutely no appeal to me. Guess thats why Hasbro cant keep us happy. Joe fans are really all over the place as far as what they like in this hobby. On the other hand, its impressive that they managed to show enough things to have all of us walk away feeling wowed, yet all liking different offerings.

    But seriously…wheres Beachhead? That has got to be THE coolest figure ever.

  • Dusty Ayers

    I absolutely could not agree with you more. I would buy everything Renegades related hands down. If this or the Coyote ever made it to ebay I would really consider breaking my rule and throwing huge cash at prototypes.