G.I.Joe: More reveals for the club convention set.

attachment.phpT’Jbang’s , T’Jbangs, like a bullet to your brain.

That’s right, I began with a terrible Ricky Martin reference.   I’ve been behind in posting these, but let’s start with the latest.

A New Head from Boss Fight Studios, re purposed gauntlets from ROC storm shadow, and the chest armor from a POC storm shadow. The leg’s appear to be from Ret. Snake-Eyes with the ROC storm shadow torso

The colors are bright and colorful true to the 90’s original and T’Jbang is ready to slice up some zombies. While not an exact recreation, I think it easily feels the spot for those looking to recreate the classic line again with better articulation.

Next up is FLINT:

ecoflintFor Flint the neon has been toned down from the original! New head sculpt and removable beret that belonged (although was not revealed with) the concept case 30th anniversary line.  The Helmet was designed to be a cross between Flint’s classic helm and Ozone’s.  While I can place the arms and legs as belonging to Airtight, I’m not 100% sure on the torso, I think it’s Ret. Cobra trooper with Ret. Se’s web gear.

I think this figure is darn near flawless. Flint really needed an updated head with a removable beret, it’s a shame it’s not hitting retail as far as we know. The colors make sense for the mission, with out being to glaring.  I’m a big fan.

prior to this guys the club posted the Steel Brigade Commander:

02_Steel_Brigade_CommanderYou might recognize him from the infamous concept case of canceled/unreleased figures. he is made up of the popular shock trooper body with a a standard SB helmet first seen in the ME years as coming with Ret. Pit Commando.

The vest could use paint apps, but it’s not a bad figure and is desired by many. He may be a clue to the potential con attendee exclusives, as it’s hard to imagine him commanding no one.

Let us your thoughts below, or go head to forums.

-revsears

 

SDCC Transformers VS G.I.Joe set is up: Parts breakdown and commentary

autobot06_transformersAMERICANFLAG02USA Today has revealed numerous Hasbro SDCC exclusives, but the ones of most interest to me are those in TF vs. Joe set

So Here is  a quick rundown of the set (so far we know of no separate singles) with parts lists and commentary.

autobothound2013Parts list: The Classic Vamp now re deco’d as a G 1 Hound

Commentary: I’d much prefer this guy:

houndxoverThe classic Vamp is sad to say, Dated. While this probably a move to please vintage collectors, they already have plenty of Vamps to choose from. While the fan made image shows a vehicle that we have only seen in blue (at least with additional back panels)

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2013 G.I.Joe con CHUCKLES and freebie ATV review

Chuckles and the con attendee exclusive free vehicle are next up for my continuing series of reviews for Joe con 2013 review items (all will be on the page joecon2013 for easy and grouped viewing.)

First up is Chuckles, who is no longer sports a silly bright shirt, and goofy pop eye arms (as he did in the 25th era release.)

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Chuckles now comes with a 25 th viper torso, renegade duke arms, upper poc wave 3 legs and lower legs used in various places like DG shipwreck but I am unsure of their first usage. Some of these parts have become nearly uniform with their re-use, and that’s okay because it’s only near uniform, things are still changed up and colored differently, and we still get unique looking characters, and the fact it helps Hasbro or in this case the club keep costs down only helps us get more of the new and unusual tooling.

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I apologize for the washed out look of this pic, please keep in mind I took it in a hotel room the night I received the figure.

His shirt his still flowered helping him be easily identified as chuckles but with a much more believable look. The best is a nice tactical touch, and it’s good to have the optional hoslter but they two do not work well together.  Without the vest his lack of belt is obvious, but it’s not that troublesome.  some are not a fans of this head, but i feel it’s a good head, and it’s not necessary to match the old version exactly and I appreciate the consistency. I actually think this will replace the current normal chuckles on my shelf.

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I’d score this figure a 9/10

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FFs 2 news from club

08_CobraCommanderThe FSS 2 line up has been revealed:

Dragon sky
Nf falcon
Skull buster
Big bear
Admiral keel haul
Brazil tiger force airtight
Bombardier )made Dave Tree happy)
Cesspool
Cobra desert scorpion
Brazil Tiger force shipwreck
Tool booth
Wide scope

and of course a mysterious 13th figure again.

It will have a Mid to late April order period

2 pics soon (dragonsky and skull buster incoming )

The club staff, when asked if  Keel-Haul would come with the flag, they joked about a flag in a bottle accessory, but honestly, I think that idea sounds awesome!

-revsears

CLICK HERE to head to the boards.

Quick notes from joecon 2013 hasbro panel

08_CobraCommanderWave 3 in late July
Wave 4 sounded a bit iffy

Admission pryce seemed like a missing hole from the the line sounded positive about it

No micro force wave 2 for now

Online retailers getting wave 2 of dollar store figure

Hints about sdcc exclusive
Will complete your set of similar figures
Number of 4 ” figs will surprise you

Clubs in talks to help get you sddc exclusives

Nothing new shown

2014 could not be discussed at this time