2014 G.I. Joe Convention Comic reveals hints at exclusive details

As usual, by examining the comic book/program that came with the boxed sets last night, you can get a decent idea of what the exclusive items might be once revealed tonight.

I’ve included some small images from the comic, and a run down of what we can probably expect.

Steel Brigade Pilot w/ VTOL

No real idea about the pilot himself, but a quick panel from the comic shows the Pursuit of Cobra Ghost Hawk, which is definitely a VTOL aircraft, so that would seem to answer that question.  I wonder if it’s color scheme will be based off the Steel Brigade Sky Hawk from 2005?

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Cobra Septic Tank MK II

Images from the comic show a DTC HISS!  That is a pretty pleasant surprise, I suspect.  We haven’t seen this vehicle since it was used in the DTC line, and it was a surprise to me to see that the Club may have used it for this convention set.

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G.I. Joe Rescue Ops 2 Pack

Near the end of the comic, Clutch and an unnamed driver of an ECO Warrior themed Ninja Combat Cruiser appear!  We see no mention of the Combat Cruiser itself, but we do see Clutch and a small hint of a driver, who almost looks to be wearing a knit cap?  Perhaps these are the two “Rescue Ops” members?

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Steel Brigade Zombie 3-Pack

I think it’s safe to assume these are based off the concept case figures, and they are shown throughout the comic as well.

Now, neither the Kre-O set nor Night Force Crazylegs were shown in the comic (unless that’s Crazylegs driving the jeep with Clutch, considering the PoC version had that knit cap underneath his helmet) but I think we can all assume what we’re getting there.

It’s still unknown to me whether or not Crazylegs is indeed the “Parachute” figure.  It certainly seems likely, but the Club did not explicitly state that in the program.  They did mention that he’s a “Paratrooper” so that really seems to lead that direction, though.  Something tells me ole Crazylegs might be the sleeper hit this year.  Check out the full gallery of images below.

Playing catch up with the G.I. Joe Collectors Club FSS 2.0 reviews

I know my reviews have fallen somewhat behind, mostly because I’m devoting my time to the Darkness Falls Dio-Story, but I have officially caught up with my FSS 2.0 reviews!

Today, you can find ALL FIVE remaining figure reviews posted to the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review page, and also hit up the links below.

  1. Keel Haul
  2. Bombardier
  3. Big Bear
  4. Dragonsky
  5. Grand Slam

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals Convention exclusive Repulsor!

Whoever laid down cash that Repulsor was going to be a Sludge-Viper, please proceed to window #4 to pick up your winnings!

Yes, G.I. Joe fans, we officially do have a Sludge-Viper has part of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Set, and its “Director of Security” Repulsor!  As many folks guessed, the Repulsor name referenced some early artwork for the Sludge Viper character that used that name instead of the final approved version.

Surprisingly, there are no new parts to this figure, using a Zombie Viper helmet and pretty much a full blown 30th Anniversary Techno-Viper from the neck down.  It’s an interesting choice, and does tie him in somewhat with Cesspool, Zombie Viper, and the Toxo-Viper, as the former uses the Techno-Viper vest, and the latter uses the Techno Viper legs (with the Zombie Viper reference sandwiched between).  There’s a cool sense of cohesion here.  I do wonder who’s head is underneath there… guess we’ll find out at some point!  Check out GIJoeCon.com and the image is mirrored below.

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The “hood” is lifted and the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Clean Sweep is revealed!

Just a few moments ago, the G.I. Joe Con Twitter account mentioned checking “under the hood” and now, they have!

Although I was hoping for perhaps a Repulsor reveal today, instead we get our first look at Clean Sweep’s face underneath the chem hood!

Check out GIJoeCon.com, and I’ve also mirrored the image below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club showcases final HAVOC MK II sample and price

As we churn closer to JoeCon and to the spring release date, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has posted final sample images of the upcoming HAVOC MK II and also revealed the price – $42 + shipping!

That actually seems like a great price to me, as I’ve heard some folks hypothesize that it would be closer to $65.  Hit up GIJoeClub.com to see the full details, and I’ve mirrored one of the images below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club finally reveals the long awaited Toxo Zombie!

I will admit, I’ve been waiting for the Toxo Zombie with some trepidation.

At this point I’ll act like a big ole hipster and say “I liked Zombies before they were cool”…  but I actually have proof!  I have about 10 vintage Toxo Zombies as a little undead squad, and back in the 90s I thought those guys were pretty bad ass, even if they were pink and neon green.

For that reason, I must admit I was taken aback by the concept case presentation of the Toxo Zombie.  By and large the concept case in New Orleans was mind blowing stuff, but the Toxo Zombie, was… well…  kinda blah.  I think some folks were nervous that the Collectors Club would try to replicate that with this figure (myself included).

Thankfully that’s not the case!  They went all out with this one, leveraging the skills of the awesome folks at Boss Fight Studios to generate some great new parts and make it awesomely vintage.  That new “battle damaged” head sculpt is terrific, and I kind of like that they went with the same colors as the Toxo Viper’s uniform rather than the bleached out colors of the vintage version. I am in LOVE with this thing.

Check out the full details on GIJoeCon.com and also see the mirrored images below.  Down to Repulsor and Dawg (as well as Clean Sweep’s face)!  Looking forward to seeing how this set rounds off.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews FSS 2.0 Cesspool and Lt. Falcon

On the heels of Toy Fair 2014, I was in full scale G.I. Joe nerd mode, so I wrapped up the reviews for the latest two Figure Subscription offerings and posted them in the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page!

Check out that link to see ‘em, or click the direct links below:

  1. Night Force Lt. Falcon
  2. Cesspool

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club finishes off their E.C.O. Force with a Clean Sweep

Collectors have been pretty consistent with their praise for the ECO Force Flint and Ozone reveals from the upcoming 2014 Convention Set, and now the Collectors Club has finished off the ECO Force trifecta with none other than Clean Sweep!

They’re pulling an “Ozone” and only giving us a masked image at the moment, but I’ll be darned if that’s not looking pretty friggen sweet all on its own!  He’s got a great new mask (and apparently a new dome underneath it) and I am loving his weapon allotment.  Very interesting choices and they fit his MOS pretty nicely.  The computer-integrated case is an awesome touch.

Check him out at GIJoeCon.com and mirrored below.

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The G.I. Joe Collectors Club answers the Toxo Viper question…

…and yes, it’s Version 2!

Over on GIJoeCon.com the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed the long-awaited Toxo-Viper from the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention set, and it… is…(to borrow a friend’s phrase) GLORIOUS.

Featuring a brand new removable helmet and some fantastic Pursuit of Cobra/30th Anniversary parts, this figure is simply spectacular.  Great colors, awesome helmet design…  Toxo perfection.  He’ll look awesome next to the FSS Cesspool, but now we need some Sludge Vipers!

Check out GIJoeCon.com for the details and the image is mirrored below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club debuts 2014 Convention ECO Force Flint!

They didn’t announce it would be coming today, but here’s a nice surprise! The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has debuted another figure from the 2014 Convention boxed set, and this time it’s the E.C.O. Force Leader, Flint! Sporting a rocking new head sculpt and new helmet, this figure looks pretty spectacular. I love the green and yellow paint scheme, and using the Resolute shotgun shells gauntlet for him is pretty inspired.

The integration of the 30th Anniversary parts and the Retaliation torso is an awesome move. Love the base figure here, it’s really, really nice looking.

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Parts breakdown is:

Head – New
Torso – Retaliation Cobra Trooper
Arms – Ultimate Cobra Commander
Legs – 30th Anniversary Airtight
Helmet – A new sculpt, which according to Boss Fight Studios (the designers of it) is a “hybrid” of Flint’s and Ozone’s.

I love the shade of green… excellent, excellent work right here. Check out the full details at GIJoeCon.com.