It’s the time again. Coil Con is this Saturday in Indy (click here for more info) As we look forward to a good time hanging out together, checking the new exclusives in person (including the obscure Weaponsmith from G.I.Joe European Missions!) I thought I would share the pics of my set from last year in a sort of review/ more of a spotlight.
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:
For 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:
You 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.
Hit up the official Joecon site to view all the figures and find out more information about this years con. Most recent figures are mirrored below and as always you can join the discussion on our forums, already in progress.
Overall I am disappointed. The Joes like a cohesive color scheme, some of the character selections seem off, and some of the new heads don’t impress me (Hit and Run, and Repeaters) But i’d love to know your thoughts.