The G.I. Joe Collectors Club continues their FSS 2.0 updates today with another peek at some upcoming card art, this time for Tollbooth! Along with the artwork, we also get a great look at the headsculpt for the bridge layer driver as well. While the mock ups were all computer generated, the actual sculpted models are looking pretty fantastic.
Check out GIJoeClub.com for the latest information and images, and I’ve mirrored some of it below.
Tollbooth Card Art
Tollbooth Head Sculpt
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Real life got in the way tonight, so I couldn’t be right on top of this reveal unfortunately, but nevertheless, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club waits for no man, and the reveals for the Oktober Guard Missile specialist Big Bear and USS Flagg Commander Admiral Keel Haul.
Big Bear looks to be a repainted canceled Pursuit of Cobra Arctic Duke, including the great jacket that has never been released to date. He’s also got a great looking new head sculpt. Speaking of new head sculpts, Keel Haul sports a great Admiral hat, and many parts shared from the Rise of Cobra General Hawk (who came with The Pit).
Check out the full blown gallery of FSS 2.0 greatness at GIJoeClub.com or the mirrored gallery below.
Along with the figure reveals, the Collectors Club also released their first “Did you know” segment with Night Force Falcon. This gives a brief run down of the character’s significance, and also shows the first look at the card art! Check that out right here.
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We only heard about the character line up for the second run of the Figure Subscription Service at JoeCon a couple of weeks ago, and now, courtesy of their Facebook page, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has teased out the line up with an image of sillouettes!
If I wasn’t already geeked out about the next FSS, I certainly am now, and the fact that they say they’re “Coming Soon” is even better. Check out the image below, and also my assumption about how each sillouette matches up with the character revealed:
As for the shaded characters above, left to right:
First Row: Dragonsky, Bombadier, Night Force Lt. Falcon, Tiger Force Shipwreck, Skullbuster, and Tiger Force Airtight
Second Row: Tollbooth, Cesspool, Widescope, Big Bear, Desert Scorpion, Keel Haul (with a “Flag”… nice touch, GIJCC!)
Even in shadow, a lot of these parts look to be pretty modern… really looking forward to see something in more detail. Keep your eyes peeled on GIJoeClub.com or the Facebook page for more details.
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No spoilers here, but reports are coming throughout the web that Figure Subscription Service round 5 is now hitting mailboxes! This is the second to last shipment, which means we are on the verge of discovering who that mysterious 13th figure is going to be. Can’t wait! I know some folks get annoyed at the whole surprise angle, but I’m really loving it, and I’m looking forward to the revelation.
For those who are interested in spoiling themselves, this thread on YoJoe.com has the characters, and HissTank.com has some images.
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The 2013 G.I. Joe Convention is now behind us, and What’s on Joe Mind is prepared to move forward into the bright future of the G.I. Joe brand. In this episode we tackle G.I. Joe Convention news and notes, talking about the concept case, take reader mail, and get generally pissy about various things.
But hey, if we weren’t a little pissy, you guys would wonder what was wrong with us! In all honesty, it’s a great, very up front episode with a LOT of straight-up G.I. Joe talk. Nothing fancy. Check out the latest episode on our Podbean page, or through the embedded players below. Show notes are after the jump.
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The time has come! We are just about two weeks removed from the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention in Indianapolis, and I finally have everything together to post the review. I’m doing something a little different this year, rather than a single combined review, I actually separated everything into a whopping eighteen separate reviews.
In times past I’ve pushed the reviews out a day or two at a time, but I think this set is so intertwined, it would be very tough to do that. All of the reviews are cross referenced in a single hub page for the overall look and feel of the Convention Set. Check out the main hub review at the link below, and the other reviews are linked as well:
- 2013 G.I. Joe Nocturnal Fire Convention Boxed Set
- 2013 G.I. Joe Nocturnal Fire Convention Extras
These reviews will, of course, also be linked at the G.I. Joe Collectors Club exclusives page as well. Enjoy!
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Granted this one is a lot more low key than the infamous Concept Case survey that GeneralsJoes helped lead last year, but with some more new concept figures being shown in Indianapolis last weekend, it seemed like a good idea to kick another one of these off.
There were only a handful of new figures shown, and those figures will be the focus of this round of surveys. However, depending on the results of this one, expect another round at some point to take the winners of the 2012 survey and the winners of this survey for a more all encompassing look at every concept figure shown thus far.
You can hit up the Survey at the SurveyMonkey page itself, or embedded below. This one should be a quickie.
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Announced on Facebook a short while ago, the canvHISS Project promised to be a very intriguing experiment by long time collector and G.I. Joe fan Kevin Watts. Always having a fascination with the HISS Tanks, basing many of his custom vehicles around it, Kevin has now brought it more into the art spectrum.
Working alongside a few collaborators, Kevin presented the first ever demonstration of the CanvHISS Project, which takes the HISS Tank template and uses it to create unique forms of art. Sometimes that art is a custom vehicle, but sometimes it is something completely different. John from JoeCustoms submitted a very unique Wizard of Oz project, while Nova presented a fantastic homage to Knight Rider, with a real strobing red headlight.
Your imagination is really your only limit, and the exhibit is quite fascinating. It premiered at JoeCon, and you can see the gallery below. The next time this awesome experiment will be debuted will be at New Jersey Collectors’ Convention April 28, 2013. Check out more details on this great project at the CanvHISS Project Facebook Page, and some images are mirrored below.
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Forgive me for being unable to get this posted ASAP from the Convention floor, but the What’s on Joe Mind podcast crew was right got special edition #29 in the can on Wednesday night direct from Joe Con.
Check out JoeCon 2013 Day One is the only Special Edition posted, so check it out on our Podbean page, or via embedded players below.
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Judging be reactions in the Twittersphere and elsewhere, the Hasbro reveal of additional concept case items yesterday was met with mixed reaction to say the least. Don’t get me wrong, nobody was arguing that the figures weren’t nice, but there seemed to be some heat about whether or not Hasbro should continue to reveal these items considering there were no official releases announced this weekend.
Going by what the Hasbro reps were saying, though, they felt like they deserved to show G.I. Joe fans a little something, even if it wasn’t actual product. What they showed was a mind-blowing assortment of newly sculpted items that appears to be similar to what we saw at the Concept Case last year.
Previous releases were in the case as well, including Flint, Lady Jaye, Beachhead, and others, but what really knocked Joe fan socks off were none other than Gung Ho, Leatherneck, and ’88 Storm Shadow, Rock n Roll, and Destro. The most impressive thing about the figure grouping was that both Destro and Gung Ho were physically larger and far more imposing than the figures next to them. Obviously built off a larger framework, the intricate detail and the astoundingly accurate Destro head sculpt (looking back at the original card art) gave us a really fascinating insight into the mind set of the designers.
This was not a move meant to frustrate the fandom by any means. It was something meant to excite and interest fans, and reassure us that even though no new retail offerings might be in the pipeline, work always continues to innovate and inject the G.I. Joe mythology with something exciting.
It’s important to understand these items are not in any stage of final production, and there is not much likelihood of these figures being released in the immediate future, but I for one am fascinated by these early looks at G.I. Joe product, and will certainly be hanging on every word of Hasbro representatives going forward to see if these figures can expect release in the coming years.
Check out the YoJoe Photo Gallery below, and big thanks to notpicard from YoJoe for being right there with a camera when I could not be and snagging those pics for the YoJoe Gallery. Also a huge thanks to Fred from JoeBattleLinesand JoeCanuck friend Jon S. for supplying some fantastic images themselves that are mirrored nicely below.
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