I can’t help but renew my (minor) disappointment with this figure as the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club gives us a very nice in depth look at the Barrel Roll character on GIJoeClub.com. Their first two figures were Quarrel and TNT, both International exclusives that some newer domestic fans might not be real familiar with.
Barrel Roll was a character released in 2003 originally, and I’m sure there are some modern era specific fans who don’t know who he is, and this article provides some awesome insight, as well as some great new images of the upcoming Figure Subscription Service figure. I’m happy to see that the helmet fits much better here than it did in the DTC days (or in earlier pictures).
All of that being said, the figure is cool enough that I’m almost even more disappointed that he ended up in his desert deco instead of the much more established blue and gray. I think the same exact figure in some slightly tweaked colors would have made me infinitely more happy. That being said, the figure still looks really nice and has some very cool elements.
Check out the article on GIJoeClub.com and don’t forget, deadline for signing up for the FSS is September 4th!! Don’t miss your chance.