By far my favorite Action Force subteam is Z-Force, so I’m loving the fact that the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has been focusing on that particular branch to bring us characters that were once European exclusives.
The latest member of that team comes to us in the form of Gaucho! Originally released with the Action Force Headquarters, Gaucho was a Gung Ho repaint back in the day, so it makes sense for him to be a Gung Ho repaint now as well, using the incredible 50th Anniversary Gung Ho as a base.
This figure looks like a great version of the Z-Force mechanic, and I’m excited to see how he looks with the other Z-Force operatives the Club has released previously. Check out the preview on GIJoeClub.com or the image mirrored below.
My only question at this point… what tattoo is he going to have?
EDIT – Looks like the emblem from the Mexican flag is what’s likely on his chest:
As usual, the Convention started with a sprint that quickly led to the abrupt halt that is known as “pre-registration”. Actually, to be fair, the lines were not bad at all this year, and I give all the credit in the world to the line monitors who did an absolutely awesome job. They all deserve commendation. Especially for those damn orange vests they had to wear.
In all seriousness, the lines all moved at a very brisk pace and things went smooth as silk. I did have to step out for about 40 minutes to help Mark Bellomo unload his car down through the freight elevator, which added some excitement. Click the “Read the rest of this entry” link below to get a run down.