After a few quiet days on the 4″ G.I. Joe front, we get another reveal today with Tiger Force Sgt. Stalker!
Stalker is one of my favorite characters and I’d been looking forward to seeing how he would be represented here, and honestly, he looks pretty damn great. Not many of the previous Tiger Force reveals have really knocked me out like this one does. A great new head sculpt, really good parts combination, from what I can tell. They used the Toys “R” Us formula, but in more traditional colors. I dig it. Really great job on this one Club, and it makes me even more optimistic to see Metalhead and General Mayhem still to come.
Check out the mirrored image below, and keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest reveals!
Ever since they first started doing these minimalist posters I’ve been waiting for this year to come up…as most of you are aware, I’m a huge Hit & Run fan, and I was really looking forward to seeing how they did him, not to mention the other fantastic characters from 1988.
So far I have not been let down! Codename: Iowa has revealed a few ’88 prints, and my ole buddy Hit & Run is front and center. SO GOOD.
As a reminder, these prints help fund the fantastic G.I. Joe regional convention “Assembly Required” in Des Moines, Iowa, which is a terrific event for G.I. Joe fans of all ages.
Keep your eyes on the site for the latest information on Assembly Required’s convention date, but for now, enjoy the prints and watch CodenameIowa.com , their Facebook Page, or Twitter Page for more reveals.
EDIT – You know I was going to leave it at that…but I just have to smile at the way these minimalist prints look. When they first started these with the ’82 series, it worked amazingly well, but I secretly wondered how they could possibly attribute that style to the more complex later designs.
Well, one look at Windmill’s helmet tells me… they get it. They really get it. Continued excellent work, looking forward to more.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss what’s possibly your only opportunity to see G.I. Joe: The Movie in an actual movie theater!
The Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles is hosting a special Sunbow Animation Celebration event this Saturday on March 7th with theatrical presentations of both G.I. Joe: The Movie and Transformers: The Movie. Voice actors and creative talent behind both films will be in attendance, including Michael Bell (the voice of Duke), Bill Ratner (the voice of Flint), and many others.
Doors open at 6:30pm and there will be some exciting events in the lobby before the show for G.I. Joe and Transformers fans alike.
Check out more information at DammagedGoods.com and the American Cinematheque website.