G.I. Joe: Collectors Club reveals first FSS carded image – BIG BOA!

Okay, so when is the FSS gonna start shipping again?!  Over on their Facebook page, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has revealed the first carded product image from a Figure Subscription Service figure… and it’s Big Boa!

That homage card art is fantastic, and the figure looks terrific, too.  How cool is it going to be to have new G.I. Joe product coming at us again?  Check out the G.I. Joe Collectors Club on Facebook, and I’ve mirrored the image below.  Also make sure to check out GIJoeClub.com for the latest and greatest FSS news and intel.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals carded mock up of Big Boa

Throughout my years as a G.I. Joe collector, I’ve always been an opener.  I rarely keep anything MOC, and much prefer to open my toys for display purposes.  But man, seeing the carded mock up of Big Boa…I can’t lie.  That’s some cool looking stuff.

Over on the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Facebook page, they’ve revealed a mock up image of what Big Boa might possibly look like in carded form, and it’s pretty awesome.  Take a look at the mirrored image below, and keep up to date with the latest FSS info on GIJoeClub.com and Facebook.

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club reveals more FSS card art, among other things

The Collectors’ Club continues their roll as they reveal another swath of card art today along with a nice close up of the upcoming FSS Sure Fire figure’s head sculpt (which appears to be a modified Valor Vs. Venom Shipwreck head).

For our viewing pleasure, they went to Twitter, Facebook, and GIJoeClub.com to give us art for Cover Girl and Big Boa as well as the aforementioned Sure Fire.  Check out the mirrored images below.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club showcases gallery of Big Boa on Facebook

And is it beautiful.

Big Boa is just another one of those highly underrated figures and characters that get overlooked because they were conceived of post-1986.  I hold firm that if he had come out in time to be shown on Sunbow animation, or got more face time in the comics, he would be infinitely more popular than he is.  As it stands, he is a somewhat forgotten piece of G.I. Joe history that the Club deemed important enough to put in their Figure Subscription Service, and pretty much make him the showpiece of the entire subscription.

This is one awesome looking figure.  The tooling, the accessories…home run from start to finish.  Now the Collectors’ Club has given us a gallery of even more fantastic images on their Facebook Page.

I won’t mirror them here, because you should hit up the GIJCC on Facebook and like their page, or just check out the gallery.  Very, very cool figure and a great way to end the official reveals of the FSS.

The final G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club FSS figure is… BIG BOA!

Quite possibly the worst kept secret in the G.I. Joe fandom… the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has revealed figure #12 in the FSS (Figure Subscription Service) and it is BIG BOA!!

A long time fan favorite, the original COBRA Trainer came out in 1987, and this modern update looks to be translated in fantastic detail.  With a great new head sculpt that looks amazingly like the vintage version, this is one hell of a nice update to the original ’87 figure.

The Collectors’ Club apparently went all out on this one, and it really shows through in the end result.  A new head sculpt, new harness, new gloved hands and a TON of training or workout gear to go along with him.  One hell of an impressive looking figure.

Check out GIJoeClub.com for the details and hit up the mirrored image below.  Hopefully now with all twelve figures revealed, we’ll start getting more details on the release schedule and pricing.  Looking forward to it!

Five-Page Preview for IDW’s G.I. Joe: Cobra #11

Tomorrow is new comic day, and the latest issue of G.I. Joe: Cobra is slated to hit comic shops.  Check out the five page preview below.

G.I. Joe: Cobra #11

Mike Costa, Christos N. Gage (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)

Chuckles continues his descent into the very nerve center of COBRA… only this time, he has Cobra Commander himself as a guide. Costa, Gage and Fuso take you on the final steps toward oblivion, and re-introduce yet another forgotten member of COBRA, just in time to make the trip just a little more dangerous.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99