Joe Con 2016: Sky Patrol Airborne & Flying Scorpion

Joe Con 2016 registration is LIVE and the Club has dropped two more previews from this year’s convention set!

Sky Patrol Airborne

Joe Con 2016 Sky Patrol Airborne

SKY PATROL QUARTERMASTER:
ROBERT “AIRBORNE” SIX

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– NEW Head Sculpt on 1st Modern Era Character Release
– Highly Requested Member of 1990’s Sky Patrol Team
– Includes removable Harness, Medic Satchel Bag, Knife,
Automatic Shotgun, Parachute-style backpack, and
G.I. Joe Logo Stand.

Interesting… very interesting.  We’re getting a new head sculpt which is a good thing and I might be mistaken but that also looks like a new helmet.  It’s a decent match for the 1990 Sky Patrol Airborne who was built on a Lift Ticket frame.  I’ll also miss his giant rifle which was later repurposed for the Dino-Hunters but an automatic shotgun is a good substitute.  Not too shabby at all.

Cobra Flying Scorpion (aka Escorpiao Voador)

Joe Con 2016 Flying Scorpion

COBRA AIR DEVIL COMMANDER:
COBRA FLYING SCORPION

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– Based on Brazilian Exclusive “Escorpiao Voador” Character.
– Includes removable Helmet, Tactical Vest, Assault Rifle, Pistol,
Glider backpack with pop-out wings, removable rockets x 2,
and Cobra Logo Stand.

I might be wrong but I’m seeing FSS Cesspool’s head, 30th Lifeline’s body, and the Retaliation Trooper’s legs here.  I’ll be honest– I usually have ZERO interest in International figures but this one doesn’t look bad at all.  I’m not going to be pulling him out of the box first when my Homefront Heroes set arrives but I won’t regret owning him either.  (Yes True Believers, the JBL admin won’t be onsite for the con this year.)  Still, fans of the international figures should be pleased as he’s a decent match for the 1990 vintage Brazilian figure.

In terms of a comparison, these two are pretty solid recreations– and much better than yesterday’s Altitude premiere.

Airborne Comp

flyin scorpion comp

To register for Joe Con 2016, head on over to the REGISTRATION PAGE ASAP!

Otherwise keep your eyes peeled to JBL for more Joe Con 2016 news!

Fred Meyer

Digital strategist by day, hack writer and photography by night - this long-time figure collector still thinks that he can string words together and form meaningful entertaining sequences. He is obviously mistaken.

3 thoughts on “Joe Con 2016: Sky Patrol Airborne & Flying Scorpion

  • March 3, 2016 at 9:39 PM
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    Sweet Christmas! I’m digging Robert Six!

  • March 3, 2016 at 10:54 PM
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    Airborne was my one Sky Patrol guy from back in the day and I’m very impressed at how good his modern version looks. I’m super stoked I’m actually heading to Joe Con this year for this set.

    • March 4, 2016 at 12:31 PM
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      I’m hoping that my eyes deceive me and that his helmet is removable. It’s still a great-looking figure but it would be an AMAZING figure if that helmet comes off.

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