As I was driving down to New Jersey this weekend, my phone started buzzing, indicating some serious social media activity going on. Obviously waiting until I was in a safe place to stop, I checked out what all the hub bub was about and discovered that indeed, big G.I. Joe news had broken on the weekend, and it was a weekend that I wasn’t going to be near a computer.
So along with the last two figures of FSS 2.0 (two excellent figures, which have been unfortunately overshadowed by the drama surrounding figure #13) lucky recipients also got their hands on the mysterious “thirteenth figure”. And like every other G.I. Joe fan on the Internet, I will push aside Dragonsky and Big Bear, and focus my crosshairs on #13. However, I will do so after the jump so as not to reveal any spoilers.
I know I’m a day late and a dollar short on this one, but I thought it deserved a mention. Over on GIJoeCon.com and the G.I. Joe Con Facebook page, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed the G.I. Joe Challenge Coin that will be available at the 2014 JoeCon in Dallas.
Also, another accessory for the 12″ set was shown, too, in the form of a great looking map and map case. According to the GIJoe Con Facebook page it may be a map of Spy Island, but folks have also drawn some parallels to Cobra Island. Another possible link between the 12″ and Real American Hero universes? Hmmm…
Check out the mirrored images below.
My first reaction? Ewww… but I think that’s probably supposed to be the first reaction. Ever since Resident Evil thrilled video gamers with the cut scene of zombie dogs hurling themselves through windows, the idea of these brain-eating beasts has floated around through many different properties.
Now the G.I. Joe Collectors Club is doing their own version of a zombie dog, going the pit bull route. Obviously infused with some kind of Compound Z formula, DAWG has seen some better days. What I find most interesting about this reveal is that the identify Repulsor as a “director of security for Cobra Industries”…
The last time we heard about Cobra Industries was G.I. Joe: Renegades… and I gotta admit, I get an ear-to-ear grin just thinking about that series. It does make me a bit more interested to see just what Repulsor might end up being. There have been rumors that he’s a variation of a Sludge Viper (early concepts for Sludge Viper indeed identified him as “Repulsor”) but I will admit, I have no idea what to expect here. He’s the last reveal, and hopefully we’ll be seeing him this week. Meanwhile, hit up GIJoeCon.com for the full details, and DAWG can also be seen below.
As we churn closer to JoeCon and to the spring release date, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has posted final sample images of the upcoming HAVOC MK II and also revealed the price – $42 + shipping!
That actually seems like a great price to me, as I’ve heard some folks hypothesize that it would be closer to $65. Hit up GIJoeClub.com to see the full details, and I’ve mirrored one of the images below.
On the heels of Toy Fair 2014, I was in full scale G.I. Joe nerd mode, so I wrapped up the reviews for the latest two Figure Subscription offerings and posted them in the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page!
Check out that link to see ‘em, or click the direct links below:
- Night Force Lt. Falcon
Over on their Facebook page, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has started posting press images of the upcoming G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary product!
Check out the gallery right here and make sure you “Like” their Facebook page while you’re at it.
The Press Images will be widely available tonight, so I’m not going to mirror those images, you can find them at this link.
Suffice it to say, we are getting concept case Destro and Leatherneck, Lady Jaye, and HEAT Viper, but at the same time we’re getting re-releases of a standard color Blowtorch (for the third time, really?!), PoC General Hawk and Low Light.
I will say the Cobra Wolf with Ice Viper is an exceptionally great surprise. WOW!
Anyway, check out the images right here.
Fans have been wondering exactly how the G.I. Joe Collectors Club was going to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of G.I. Joe with their 2014 Convention Exclusive Joe Colton.
As it turns out, it’s less of an homage to his 50 year birthday, and more a direct homage to his first appearance in the Marvel Comics way back when. As an unabashed Real American Hero and Marvel Comics fan, I have zero problems with this.
I can see some of the 12″ fans finding some issues with it, but I am digging it. I would imagine they had to retool the head to fit the neck ball a bit better, and they made some changes to the coat as well, by the looks of things.
As a reminder, this figure will be available with a display stand and photo backdrop in the 12″ Convention Set. The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has mentioned that he will be available separately as well, though not with the same display stand and backdrop. Check out GIJoeCon.com for the full details, and the image is mirrored below (along with the comic reference sent out by GIJoeCon on Twitter).
…and yes, it’s Version 2!
Over on GIJoeCon.com the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed the long-awaited Toxo-Viper from the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention set, and it… is…(to borrow a friend’s phrase) GLORIOUS.
Featuring a brand new removable helmet and some fantastic Pursuit of Cobra/30th Anniversary parts, this figure is simply spectacular. Great colors, awesome helmet design… Toxo perfection. He’ll look awesome next to the FSS Cesspool, but now we need some Sludge Vipers!
Check out GIJoeCon.com for the details and the image is mirrored below.
Another day, another 2014 Convention reveal! While today’s image isn’t of the Real American Hero set, it could have potential implications for us fans of the small figures.
Today, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club revealed an awesome looking tiger stripe camouflage uniform for their 12″ “Codename: G.I. Joe” Convention set, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of G.I. Joe. It’s got some terrific, intricate camouflage, and looking at other reveals, we have the familiar green beret as well.
So what does that mean for RAH fans? Well, perhaps nothing, but considering a 4″ Joe Colton is going to be available as an exclusive, could this perhaps be an indication of what that figure might look like? Just like Hasbro did in 1994, could the Collectors’ Club be celebrating the anniversary with 4″ and 12″ representations of this great green beret figure?
It’s certainly possible. In ’94 there was a mail away for both a 12″ and a 3 3/4″ Joe Colton, it seems quite fitting that precisely 20 years later they might replicate that for the 50th celebration.
Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest images, I’ve mirrored one of them below.
As reported today on the G.I. Joe Convention Twitter account, expect another exciting convention figure reveal today from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club:
So it sounds like we’re due for a reveal on the G.I. Joe side today. Will it be a member of the E.C.O. Force or one of the Zombie Hunters? Whichever one it is, I’m looking forward to seeing it. Keep watching GIJoeCon.com for the reveal!