JoeCustoms forum member Kamakura has gotten his mitts on the Convention freebies already, and posted some nice images in this thread, which I’ve mirrored below. Of most interest are the images of the absolutely kick-ass Z-Force Silver Mirage, and Interrogator without his helmet!
Folks hoping for some big mystery reveal might be a bit disappointed…the head looks fairly generic, though it does slightly resemble a 12″ figure. Anyway, check out the images below. This is just the tip of the iceberg as JoeCon weekend has officially begun!
It should be noted that the Lt. Stone figure there is a customized “Convention Exclusive” figure that Kamakura has produced. Pretty sweet, eh?
Big thanks to Stealth Viper from JoeCanuck for the heads up!
As feet are starting to hit the ground in Providence, early reports from the Twitter feed of TNI and the Coil Club are reporting that the Convention Attendee freebie item this year is a green “Z-Force” Silver Mirage motorcycle!
The Silver Mirage was initially retooled for a 25th Anniversary release with Chuckles, but was cancelled. Chuckles got moved onto the Attack on Cobra Island 7-Pack, and apparently the Silver Mirage is now a new ride for Z-Force. This is very cool news to me. While no images have surfaced as of yet, the news itself is good.
Keep your eyes on GeneralsJoes, I’ll be hitting Providence myself tomorrow and will try and get as much intel and images out as humanly possible.
As usual, Gyre-Viper over at HissTank.com comes through with some more sweet pictures of some equally sweet upcoming Pursuit of Cobra figures that are pretty much blowing my head clean off. I really am not normally a big fan of arctic figures normally, but holy crap if these two guys don’t look incredible.
The Pursuit of Cobra stuff below is the Duke (Arctic Threat) and Snow Job (Arctic Threat) from early assortments of The Pursuit of Cobra slated to arrive in 2010, though common thought is that figures should start hitting retail around the holiday season this year.
These figures just look…amazing. The bulky insulated arctic uniforms, the totally rocking accessories! I love both of those backpacks…Snow Job’s sniper rifle is inSANE. I also really love those snap-out wings on Duke’s snowboard. Such cool looking stuff…initially I wasn’t going to dive headfirst into all of the Pursuit of Cobra figures, especially with the Arctic figures, but damn…I HAVE to own these. They are incredible.
Along with the Pursuit of Cobra figures, there are also images of a Silver Mirage and Chuckles that would have likely been released in the 25th Anniversary line. The colors on the test shot are indicative of early samples of Chuckles with the dark gray shirt, so I would imagine they were probably slated to be sold together in some sort of battle pack. As such, I wouldn’t expect to see that to arrive in that incarnation in the Pursuit of Cobra. Still very cool to see the images online! Check ’em out below, and big thanks again to Gyre-Viper for sharing these pictures.