G.I. Joe: Convention Mission Brazil Python Patrol Stinger Guest Review

There aren’t many Conventions that I’ve missed over the past twelve years, but it just so happens that 2011 was one of them.  It was also the year the Collectors Club officially jumped with both feet in the pool into “Modern Era” figure style.  I think this change has served them very well.  Not only do they have a lot more parts to choose from for their figures, but there seems to be a lot more collector demand and much better sell through.

That was certainly true of the Mission Brazil set.  While I was recently able to get my hands on the Python Patrol Stinger (with great help from Jay of CardedHeroes.com), fellow What’s on Joe Mind host Mike wrote this review for me a while ago, and I’m eternally grateful.  A lot of folks don’t realize the amount of time and work that goes into review writing…  it’s not a short “bang it out” type of thing, and for Mike to take his valuable time to do this for me was very awesome of him.

It almost lets me overlook his repeated gut-punches regarding last year’s Super Bowl.  Almost.

All that side, he took some great pictures and did one hell of a write up.  You can check out the Python Patrol Stinger review now linked to my original Mission: Brazil Review (hosted on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review section) or just hit up the direct link below.  The Stinger review is with the “Extra’s” on Page 3.

Final list of 2011 JoeCon Exclusive items (and production numbers)

Roshan, once again over at HissTank.com has come through with a final tally/list of the Exclusives for this year’s JoeCon!  No images, but the listing would appear to be accurate, and is as follows:

  • Relampago and gatilho: LE 650
  • PP Stinger with PP Motor Viper 500
  • PP Water moccasin LE 400
  • MOC Dial-Tone LE 600
  • Silver edition Cobra Commander LE 500
  • PP Tele Viper parachute trooper LE 500
  • Freebie Armadillo

For folks wondering how these will look…  Relampago and Gathilo are based on existing Brazilian exclusive figures in Python Patrol deco, using Ripcord and Airborne as base figures:

  1. Relampago
  2. Gatilho

The Python Patrol Stinger and Motor Viper are pretty self explanatory.  Motor-Viper was spotted on eBay a few weeks ago, and is a Python Patrol repaint of the Steel Crusher driver.

As I previously mentioned, the Water Moccasin is likely based on the Brazilian Hedroelice De Emboscada.

The MOC Dial Tone we’ve seen before, and is the GIJCC Exclusive incentive Dial Tone, only mint on card.

Silver edition Cobra Commander?  Absolutely no clue on this one.

The Parachute Tele-Viper was also spotted on eBay a short while ago.

And there you have it.  Obviously, this post is probably considered useless without pictures, but it’s all I’ve got at the moment.  Expect more information tomorrow as the actual items are unveiled!

GIJCC JoeCon 2011 Exclusive Items Revealed – Now with Images!

Well, JoeCon officially begins tomorrow night, but thanks to some “Golden Ticket” members and a few enterprising Joefans, we now have some information about the 2011 JoeCon Exclusives!  Tonight folks were allowed to grab some of their items, and also got a peek at the Club Comic, which showcased many of the characters we’ll be seeing in the convention set this year.

I will update this list as we find out more information…the news comes straight from the JoeBattleLines Twitter Feed!

UPDATE – Roshan from HissTank.com has posted some images that I’ve mirrored below!

Items of note so far are:

  • The “Freebie Item” is a repaint of the Rise of Cobra Armadillo – The Armadillo is repainted in jungle camouflage for the Mission: Brazil Joe team
  • The Comic contains a Python Patrol deco’d Cobra Stinger, quite possibly with the previously seen Motor-Viper as the driver
  • The Comic also contains a red Water Moccasin, likely a tribute to the South American repaint, known there as the Hidroelice De Emboscada

GIJCC JoeCon 2011 Captain Claymore revealed!

For many of us today was a vacation day, but the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has continued posting their images for the upcoming 2011 G.I. Joe Collectors Convention exclusive figures!  The last one in line was Captain Claymore (of course, the one I’ve been looking forward to the most).

He is now up and posted and features all sorts of great features:

  • 25th Anniverary Style Action Figure
  • Based on Classic TRU Exclusive Character
  • NEW Headsculpt and NEW Camo Helmet
  • Includes Stand, Machine Gun w/ bi-pod, Uzi, Removable Flashlight and Backpack

So a new head sculpt and a new camouflage helmet?  Could this mean a Footloose is in the works?  I certainly wouldn’t be surprised.  The Club went with a black shirt it looks like, with the green tactical vest over it and the familiar yellow camouflage pants.  I like, though I would have loved to have green camouflage to match Wet Suit and/or Leatherneck.  Still, a great looking figure.  For the most part, it looks like Outback from the neck down, with the new head.  Pretty cool.  Check out the images below.

JoeCon 2011 Exclusive Sparta and Steel Cobra Revealed!

Two more figures in the incredible lineup of characters for the upcoming Convention set have been shown on GIJoeCon.com!  Pulling from the Brazilian ranks, once a Cover Girl repaint, Sparta sports a newly tooled 25th Anniversary style head based on the incredible DTC Cover Girl sculpt!  Not only does it look like a great head, but it would double for an awesome Scarlett as well.

She doesn’t quite work flawlessly for a 25th Anniversary Cover Girl, but certainly makes a great base that could be used with some minor tweaks.  Anyone with a DTC Cover Girl could easily use the coat from that figure.  Folks who want her blonde might have to adjust a bit more, however.

Steel Cobra (De Aco) is about what we expected, but looks a LOT better than I thought he might.  The vac-metallized head is impressive.  Very impressive.  I like what I’m seeing here.  Really can’t wait to check out Claymore.  It figures that they’re taking the character I’m most looking forward to and showing him last!

Check out the mirrored images below.

Full Convention Set Reveal to be posted next week at JoeCon site!

It’s a Merry Christmas for G.I. Joe fans, as the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has announced today that they will be posting images from the full convention set all week next week.  The full text of the email can be seen below:

“Merry Christmas!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

After listening to some concerns about starting registration just before Christmas we have decided to hold off until the first week in January.

However, we have a Christmas present for you!  Next week we will post ALL of the convention set photos for Mission Brazil II and Drive into Danger!

Watch the new convention site at GIJoeCon.con for updates all next week starting Monday!

Merry Christmas!

Brian

PS. Our offices will be closed December 24 and 31.”

Excellent! I’ve been looking forward to seeing some pics, and finding out we’re seeing all the figures for the regular set throughout one week is awesome news.  Can’t wait. As always, for full details, keep checking GIJoeCon.com.