Things have been quiet from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club lately, which folks have noticed, especially when it comes to the FSS (Figure Subscription Service). There are obviously some technical issues at work here, and hopefully we’ll get some information sooner rather than later.
Meanwhile, the Collectors’ Club has renewed their push for membership and has posted some reminders via Facebook and elsewhere that if you want the 2012 Membership figure, you have to make sure you either join or renew by March 16th!
Hopefully folks who have suffered from the great Dial Tone shortage of 2011 will have learned from the experience and they realize that the $42 annual membership is worth the figure as well as the newsletter.
Speaking of the newsletter… maybe I’m alone, but I think it’s been on a pretty great upswing in recent months. The Adventure Team bio’s have been very well written and have integrated extremely nicely into the Real American Hero universe with some very cool homages to characters like Doc and Snow Job. The Adventure Team comic has also been a pretty impressive piece of story telling, with art by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero legend Rod Whigham. How can you go wrong?
But to me, the best piece of the newsletter is the ongoing Real American Hero comic story. I think Dave Lane, Jesse Wittenrich, and Dan Khanna are really doing something fun with the comics. This past issue began a “Footloose” storyline that had some fantastic cameos by the Night Stalkers, Hotwire, the Black Dragon helicopter and the Steel Brigade! For folks who are jonesin to see their Pursuit of Cobra era figures in comic book form, this is what you’re looking for! It certainly doesn’t hurt that it looks like they may possibly be touching on the whole Zombie Viper storyline…something Hasbro really should have better explored. It also picks up on some loose ends from past convention comics, specifically the 2010 Vacation in the Shadows one! Good stuff.
I think folks who have been sitting on the fence should get off that fence and consider signing up. If not just for Footloose (which is a good enough reason itself) but also for the improving newsletter as well. Not even to mention the upcoming Figure Subscription Service… I think you’ll find the $42 well worth the cost. You can check GIJoeClub.com for sign up details.