The Figure Subscription Service has been pounding full steam ahead, and I’ve been working to get caught up on those reviews.
Today, check out the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page for my reviews of FSS 3.0 Muskrat and Slice! Hope to get Vypra and Spearhead up shortly!
I’m pretty sure this is the figure most folks have been waiting for, and it’s a good one!
With the 2012 G.I. Joe Con Iron Grenadier team, the Collectors Club took care of Voltar and Darklon, two important Iron Grenadier characters, but had left Metalhead on the shelf. With this year’s iteration, they resolve that in spades.
An awesome brand new Boss Fight sculpted head and an interesting build of recent parts, Metalhead looks like a neat evolution of the classic ’91 version. The highlight is definitely the fantastic looking head sculpt, and the slightly crazed rocket specialist will fill a nice hole in collections everywhere.
Check out the image below, and keep watching GIJoeCon.com we’ve got one more reveal still to come!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
I think most of us have seen the early image of the Collectors Club incentive Dr. Mindbender figure, but for the first time, the Collectors Club has shown the actual printed test shot of this new head sculpt.
It is impressive to say the least.
If you want to get your hands on this great update to the Cobra mad scientist, make sure you are a fully paid member as of March 16th!
Check out the head sculpt image mirrored below or on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Facebook Page.
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.
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.
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?
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.