Brawl Big at the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention!

Another reveal from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club, and it’s a reveal that promises a Brawlin’ good time in Springfield, Illinois!

Today the Club has shown us their next entry into the Tiger Force team, Big Brawler. Complete with his Brawlin’ shirt and his Brawlin’s sword, and… golden… weapons?

Using what appears to be a mix between Renegades Red Dog and Resolute Roadblock, Brawler stands tall and proud with a lot of firepower. Check out the image below, and keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest information!

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club unveils 2015 G.I. Joe Con Iron Anvil

One of my all time favorite G.I. Joe Convention figures is the Iron Anvil from 2005, who took one of my favorite base figures, the 1994 Cobra Viper, and gave it a great new paint job.

I was a bit surprised to see that the Collectors Club was revisiting their concept, but I was also excited to see how they would make it work, and as it turns out, they made it work pretty darn nicely. Using a newly tooled head sculpt and some great PoC era tooling, I love the way this figure looks.

While I’m not certain revisiting the Iron Grenadiers for a third time since 2005 is warranted, this figure is a very nice looking one. Keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest information on the 2015 Convention and check out the mirrored image below.

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G.I. Joe Convention Tiger Force Lifeline first image revealed

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has been pretty effective thus
far of keeping us guessing as to how these figures were going
to look. Dial Tone’s combined deco work, the 2009 Undertow
repaint, the unreleased Recondo deco, and the female Undertow
officer were all interesting curve balls in the convention
set reveals.

Lifeline pretty much follows status quo.

Using the tooling from the excellent 30th Anniversary
Lifeline, the Collectors Club gives him a very traditional
Tiger Force deco update and loads him up with his familiar
accessories. It isn’t an outside the box choice, but with such a great base figure, it’s tough to complain.

Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and the image is also mirrored below.

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G.I. Joe Convention Undertow Officer adds a twist to the Iron Grenadier corps

Well, I think it’s safe to say none of us saw this coming.  When the Convention set brochure revealed that we’d have an Undertow and an Undertow officer I think most folks assumed (myself included) that one would be the IG deco and one would be the 90’s deco.

Not so fast, my friends.

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club revealed today the Undertow Officer, and she…  yes, you read that right… she is not quite who we expected.

Using the tooling from the dive suit Baroness (also the 25th Anniversary Scarlett) this female Undertow Officer puts a different spin on Destro’s troopers.  I like the idea of a female officer, I just wish there was a better recipe to pull from.  I wasn’t wild about the sculpting of the 25th Anniversary Scarlett 8 years ago, it’s certainly not a whole lot better now.

Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and see the mirrored image below.

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G.I. Joe Convention Tiger Force Recondo crawls out of the jungle

Tonight the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has debuted another member of their upcoming Tiger Force squad from the 2015 G.I. Joe Convention boxed set.  Recondo steps out of the jungle and into the tiger stripe camouflage uniform, but not the Recondo as you might remember him, pilot of the Tiger Fly.  No, this Recondo is based on an early catalog image in a color scheme very reminiscent of Tiger Force Flint.

Interesting choice to go with this unreleased version rather than the more familiar retail colors…if nothing else, the Club is kind of keeping folks guessing this year.  Check out the mirrored image below, and keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest info.

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G.I. Joe Convention Undertow trooper posted to GIJoeCon.com

The world continues turning, even with recent events, and with his love of Iron Grenadiers, Gary would have enjoyed today’s reveal.

Today the G.I. Joe Collectors Club showed off their Convention Undertow trooper, a modern update of their own membership exclusive Undertow from several years ago, recolored in Iron Grenadier black, red, and gold.

Using mostly parts from the recently released 50th Anniversary Eel, but in the trademark Iron Grenadier colors, this scuba trooper makes for a solid addition to any modern IG army.  Keep watching GIJoeCon.com and check out the mirrored image below.

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For folks longing for Undertow in more classic colors, there is an Undertow Officer slated for release in the Convention boxed set as well… perhaps that will give us 90s fan our classic version that we’d love to see?

 

 

G.I. Joe Convention 2015 Tiger Force Dial Tone revealed

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has started the weekend off with a bang, revealing another of their upcoming Tiger Force themed convention figures.

Joining Wreckage is Dial-Tone.  Mostly carrying forward one of the previous Dial Tone figures, the Club adds a new pair of legs and tweaks the Tiger Force deco a bit.

Gotta say, I’m not sure I’m wild about the results here.  I always thought the neatest part of the Toys “R” Us Tiger Force set was the UK-themed blue…the Club took that template, but stuck with the vintage colors.  Maybe once I see the whole group I’ll think different.

Keep watching GIJoeCon.com and check out the mirrored image below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals 2015 G.I. Joe Convention Brochure

It’s days like today where it’s fun to be a G.I. Joe fan! I love “brochure reveal day” from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club as it immediately opens the floodgates for questions, speculation, and interest in the upcoming G.I. Joe convention!

And today we have one heck of an update. If folks weren’t aware by the newsletter image, Wreckage’s reveal this week confirmed that Tiger Force was one side of the Convention set battle, and today we know the other… Iron Grenadiers!

The Tiger Force set features… are you ready for this?

  • Sgt Stalker
  • Dial-Tone
  • Big Brawler
  • Wreckage
  • Recondo
  • Lifeline

The Iron Grenadier side includes… holy wow…

  • General Mayhem
  • Metalhead
  • Undertow Officer
  • Iron Anvils x 3
  • Undertow x 3

As someone who really loves the 2005 MARS Attacks set, this certainly sounds fascinating! The Iron Anvils are one of my all time favorite Convention figures, and Metalhead is a terrific addition to the Iron Grenadier cadre. Really interested to see how they handle Mayhem as well. Great looking stuff.

On the Tiger Force side, I think we kind of know what to expect with Lifeline and Recondo… and I’m betting we see some Toys “R” Us influenced Dial-Tone, Sgt. Stalker, and Big Brawler deco’s, too!

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge Tiger Force fan, but I like that they’re pulling from the newer Toys “R” Us 5-Pack as well as the classics. Gives us some really good ideas about potential vehicles and extra figures as well.

I would expect we’ll start seeing more figure reveals VERY soon… hold on tight!

Check out the brochure right here and the road to JoeCon officially begins here.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals first look at Tiger Force Wreckage

There’s been a regular schedule to these things over the past several years…first we get the Convention location, then the brochure, then the figures debut, and finally registration.

Well this year that schedule is apparently a bit sideways. We don’t have the brochure posted yet, but we do get our first look at one of the Convention exclusives this year, and it’s a doozy!

The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed “Wreckage”! A Tiger Force repaint of Firefly named “Sabretooth” was first shown in a catalog back in the 80’s, and Hasbro took that ball and ran with it during the early 2000’s, introducing “Wreckage” into their Toys “R” Us Tiger Force six pack.

Now we have a modern version of the same character, using the always fantastic Ultimate Firefly tooling. I guess this is official notification to keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest information. Check out the mirrored image below.

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Rumor Alert – 2015 G.I. Joe Convention Exclusive to feature Tiger Force?

A short while ago, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club let slip that the Diamond release of their G.I. Joe vs. Cobra #7 comic would feature a subtle hint for next year’s Convention set. Over on the G.I. Joe Discussion Group on Facebook, John Stottman posted a quick picture from this comic, and it would appear the subtle hint may refer to… Tiger Force.

Granted, it’s not obvious, but taking a peek behind the Baroness, and you can clearly see a tiger pattern, which would certainly indicate one of G.I. Joe’s most popular sub teams.

The Club has been known to throw curve balls in the past, so this could be one, but they mentioned a hint, and there’s not much else different within the contents of the issue. With the Convention coming up in April, we have to think we’re going to start seeing reveals in the coming months.

If it is Tiger Force, any guesses so far? Obviously there are some key members of the classic team missing like Bazooka, Tripwire, and Roadblock (which were all planned for the 25th Anniversary line, but never made it to retail). Then there’s some obvious subjects like Lifeline or Recondo.

Personally? I’m hoping for some outside the box choices. An Ultimate Firefly repaint as Sabretooth would be awesome, as would some of the UK exclusive Action Force figures. Not to mention other figures from the 2002 – 2004 era. I’ll be watching GIJoeCon.com for sure.

Check out the image below.

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