Sometimes the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club pulls off a surprise in their G.I. Joe Convention reveals. Today, rather than release an image from the “Zombie Initiative” set, they’ve instead given fans a look at a figure that will be available as part of the 12″ set– the “original Joe” General Joe Colton!
It’s an interesting idea– and based very much on his appearance in Marvel Comics G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vol 1 #86 in which he was identified as “just a guy named Joe”. Working with “Jane”, his former nurse and now an astrophysicist, they managed the operations for a Strategic Defense Initiative station located in the Chrysler Buidling in New York City!
In terms of parts, this is pretty much the SDCC Rise of Cobra Destro body with one of the 1:18 Club Exclusive Adventure Team heads on top. It’s a good look for General Joe and one that directly captures his comic appearance.
As previously announced by the Club, Joe Colton will be available as part of the 12″ set loose and sold carded separately.
For more information on this year’s G.I. Joe Convention in Dallas, TX visit GIJoeCon.com.