Share your thoughts on FSS 3.0 Hit & Run with the GIJCC

If you’re like me and were a bit disappointed about the Concept Case Hit & Run, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club is taking feedback in regards to a possible deco change!

You have to be a G.I. Joe Collectors Club member to vote, but if you are, consider going to the Collectors Club forums and sharing your thoughts.

Hit up GIJoeClub.com and let them know whether you prefer the concept case version or the Club mock up.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club brings out FSS 3.0 Hit & Run

If you were in the audience during the reveal for FSS 3.0 at JoeCon this year, you may have heard a high-pitched girly screech when they showed the entry for Hit & Run up on the slideshow.

Yeah, that was me.  I’m not ashamed.

Today, the Collectors Club revealed a digital mock up for the Hit & Run figure, and…  yeah, I don’t know.

I thought everyone had pretty much agreed that the concept case Hit & Run was the definitive version of the character and the version that the fans latched onto.  Obviously I latched onto it.  When the Collectors Club released the Night Force version for the Convention two years ago, I was disappointed, but figured maybe a concept case version was down the road. When the GIJCC showed the Concept Case version as a specific example during the presentation, I thought that time had come.  I was excited to say the least.

Today, the Collectors Club revealed their mock up… and I can’t help but come away underwhelmed.

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Obviously the most  glaring ommission is the green skin.  I’m not sure why that was left off, as I would think it wouldn’t require an extra paint application if the plastic was just produced in that green color.  Even if it did require another paint application, the green skin is pretty much Hit & Run’s defining characteristic.  That seems like a weird thing to leave absent.  I actually find myself a little more upset about the parts recipe.  I was thinking maybe the Club would switch up the parts a bit and actually give us what the Concept Case did… namely the Firefly torso and different upper legs.  I know that’s a small issue, but those elements are part of what made the concept case version so excellent.

So instead we’re left with a repaint of the Night Force version, again without the green skin.  I’m sure there are reasons why this decision was made, I hope to find out what they are.  No matter the reasons for it, though, the end result is the crown jewel of FSS 3.0 in my mind has left me with a bitter taste in my mouth.  Perhaps others will make up for it.

Keep watching GIJoeClub.com!

What’s on Joe Mind Episode 94 brings Bill Ratner and Arune Singh back to the mike

We are painfully aware that we’re not recording quite as often as we did in the past, but we’re trying to make every one of them count!

For Episode 94 we excitedly welcomed back two long time friends of What’s on Joe Mind, Bill Ratner (the voice of Flint) and Arune Singh (Executive Director of Television Communications, Marvel Entertainment) to have some very different discussions.

Mr. Ratner provides awesome detail about G.I. Joe history, while also breaking down his exciting new endeavor at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Meanwhile, Arune celebrates Transformers return to movie screens this summer (and the debut of the IDW comic book) with a spirited discussion about how a G.I. Joe/Transformers team up could work.

As always, check out the latest episode on Podbean, or through the embedded player below.  Show notes after the jump!

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GeneralsJoes Reviews Acid Rain Sol Commander and Winged Victory

Ever since Acid Rain toys first appeared, I’ve been dying to do reviews of some of them, and GeneralsJoes reader Daniel actually volunteered to let me borrow a few of his figures so I could do so!

I cannot thank him enough.  Getting my hands on the figures has proven to be an eye opening experience, as they feel of much better quality than I originally thought.  The articulation is pretty amazing, and while it does impact the aesthetics a little bit, I think it does so in an artistic way.

Anyway, check out my reviews!  I have them linked directly below.  These terrific looking Acid Rain toys can be currently purchased at Big Bad Toy Store!

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