G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals potential revised Salvo build!

And it is SO MUCH BETTER.

Taking fan feedback into consideration, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has put together another possible build for the Salvo to be included in Figure Subscription Service 5!  Using the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Roadblock body and more accurate text for the shirt makes a TON of difference.

The figure looks 100% better.  Huge thanks to the Club for taking our feedback and bringing together something that really does Salvo some justice.  This is great stuff.

Please note – They still need to check on tooling availability, so this is not yet a done deal.  Everyone keep your fingers crossed that all the parts are available.  Check it out at GIJoeClub.com or the image below.

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The full line up (hopefully!)

Also, check out comparison images below:

SO MUCH BETTER.

SKAR has a new operative – GIJCC Steel Raven revealed!

Now this is cool.

I loved G.I. Joe: Extreme conceptually, but the figures released in the mid 90s were not up to par with the earlier efforts.  Victims of the 1990s style of toy design, with dramatic sculpted poses and super hero proportions the Extreme figures weren’t necessarily bad for what they were, they just in no way dove-tailed with what had existed in the Real American Hero leading up to that point.

Considering the Kindle Worlds project I’m currently working on, I’m ecstatic to see some movement towards further integration of SKAR into G.I. Joe mythology, and Steel Raven is a great next step after the Iron Klaw we received a few years back.  My hope is that perhaps these are the first few steps towards an expanded SKAR in a convention set, maybe?  Time will tell.

Regardless, this figure looks really fun, and any time we get a character that has never been in toy form before it’s something to celebrate.  Check it out on GIJoeClub.com or mirrored below.

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The bad news?  Only one reveal left…well unless you count a revamped Salvo…  can’t wait to see the next entry tomorrow!

 

Figure Subscription Service 5.0 Gaucho Revealed

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?

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EDIT – Looks like the emblem from the Mexican flag is what’s likely on his chest:

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Guard your mailboxes… Pythona is coming!

It only makes sense that within the furious whirlwind of G.I. Joe news over the past week, Pythona’s arrival would make its way in there somewhere.

Over on HissTank a G.I. Joe Collectors Club member from Florida reveals that his 2016 incentive Pythona arrived in his mailbox.  Keep your eyes out, everyone!  Between this, possible ComicCon reveals, and JoeCon about 10 days away, business is about to pick up!

Generals Joe and Tell Video Reviews are up and going!

If anyone has been paying attention to my YouTube Channel then you know I’ve recently been posting some more video reviews to go alongside my written reviews.  Chris from The Full Force podcast has also signed on to help me out on some of my production values, and I’m thrilled to say we’re pushing these out on a pretty regular basis!

At this point, I’ve posted video reviews for the first four Figure Subscription Service figures under the header of Generals Joe and Tell and Chris and I are having a lot of fun with them.

We just posted one for the FSS Night Creeper, and also have Barricade, Nunchuk, and Law & Order posted as well.  Written reviews are coming very soon for the Night Creeper and Barricade as well.

If you’re into video reviews, please consider Subscribing to my Channel, and you can check out the latest FSS video reviews below.

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On the eve of G.I. Joe Club Registration – Club hits landmark numbers

Yes, I reported on Wednesday that the G.I. Joe Collectors Club would be accepting new members until the end of the day on March 16th, as they have every year.

However, they announced that this year they were expanding the deadline, and you now have until midnight TONIGHT to get your memberships in for 2016!  This will be the best way to get your hands on the 2016 incentive figures, Pythona or the 12″ Mike Power.

Apparently these two figures are in hot demand, as the Collectors Club announced today that they have reached a landmark number for memberships, their highest active member group ever.  Pretty exciting, and testament to the great looking exclusive figures that they’re giving away this year.

If you haven’t joined yet, you’ve got a small window of time, don’t lose out!  Hit up GIJoeClub.com and a hearty congrats to the Club on this great milestone.

G.I. Joe Collectors Club rounds of Con reveals with Static Line!

Today the Collectors Club has posted their last 2016 G.I. Joe Convention reveal with none other than Static Line from Sky Patrol!

A fantastic looking figure with a nice new head and great parts formula.  It would have been nice for the helmet to be removable, but even as it stands, the figure is really impressive.  Check out GIJoeCon.com or take a peek at the mirrored image below.

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G.I. Joe Con Black Vulture and Drop Zone revealed

Picking up right where they left off on Friday, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed two more figures from their 2016 G.I. Joe Convention today!  The Cobra Black Vulture and Sky Patrol member Drop Zone were both shown off on GIJoeCon.com.

I’m a bit mixed.  I LOVE most of Black Vulture’s part, but that head seems to be sitting very high on the neck.  Hopefully it’s not that bad in its final form because the rest of the figure is an absolute home run.  I may try the Renegades Cobra Trooper head on the Accelerator Suit body myself to see if it really fits that high.  From the neck down, the figure is truly spectacular.

As for Drop Zone, he looks pretty good.  I was never a huge fan of the Strato Viper figure with its scrawny limbs and clunky joints, but I am glad to see that at least the arms have been swapped out for what looks like Retaliation Storm Shadow.  That is a HUGE improvement, even if I’m still not wild about Strato-knees.  Drop Zone looks a little Photoshopped, too, and appears skinnier than he likely is in real life.

All in all, I’m exceedingly happy with what I’ve seen from the Con set reveals to date.  We still have Static Line left to go, and here’s hoping he’s got a new head, since new parts appear to be pretty sparse thus far.

Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and these new images are mirrored below.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club reveals JoeCon Airwave and Air Devils!

The reveals continue on a Friday night, with the G.I. Joe Collectors Club giving us our first look at the upcoming Sky Patrol Airwave and A.D.D.E.R.S. trooper, Cobra Air Devil.

Air Devil looks pretty spectacular, and I absolutely LOVE that red and black color scheme.  Airwave looks to be mostly made from Pursuit of Cobra Ripcord/Skydive, which is cool with me, that figure is pretty great.  Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and the images are mirrored below.  At this point, we should have three reveals left – Drop Zone, Static Line, and Cobra Black Vulture!  Bring ’em on.

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G.I. Joe Con Sky Patrol Airborne and Cobra Flying Scorpion Revealed!

The hits just keep on coming today!  Registration has just been announced and now we have two brand spanking new figure reveals.  Sky Patrol Sgt. “Airborne” Six comes at us alongside the long requested Cobra Flying Scorpion!

Flying Scorpion was initially a Brazilian release (Escorpaio Voador) using Cesspool’s head and other mixed parts, released alongside Black Vulture (Abutre Negro) who is also slated to come with this Con set.

The two reveals today look pretty spectacular.  Loving the new head sculpt and urban camouflage on Airborne (and is that a Retaliation Firefly torso… great use!), and I love that Flying Scorpion comes with the Pursuit of Cobra jetpack.  GREAT looking figures!

Keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the latest!

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