The first Joe Con 2017 preview is live and it’s Battle Force 2000 Maverick!
G.I. JOE BF 2000 SQUAD LEADER:
Thomas “Maverick” Kiley
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– 1st Modern Era Release of Character based on 1987 design.
– Includes removable Helmet, Vest and Pistol, Re-tool of iconic
Semi-Automatic Machine Pistol, and G.I. Joe Logo Stand.
(Note: Photo depicts action figure mock-up and final product may slightly differ.)
Whoa! I must have stepped into a strange parallel universe– possibly the one seen in World’s Without End! Literally the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has reached into my brain to pull out a darn-near perfect Maverick build! I love the reuse of the “jet pack” Resolute Duke helmet! The 25th Matt Trakker web gear is a solid match for the 1987 Maverick design and the retool of his unique machine pistol is just terrific. Sure, these are initial photos but I’m digging them!
Bring on more Battle Force 2000!!!
This year’s theme is a perfect fusion of man vs. machine as it seems that the oft-maligned and yet still fan-favorite Battle Force 2000 will be going toe-to-toe with a force of Cobra BATs! Here’s the official description of the set’s theme from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club:
FORCE OF BATTLE 2000!
We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the G.I. JOE BF 2000 team with this untold
tale of the original team members from a recently declassified special mission.
The G.I. JOE BF 2000 team is the walking, breathing proving grounds for tomorrow’s battlefield technology today!
These highly trained specialists are entrusted with one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art prototype weapons. Their mission
is to field-test experimental equipment under battlefield conditions.
COBRA has developed a new laser weapon system so dangerous that it threatens the safety of the entire planet!
The G.I. JOE: BF 2000 team is called into action and must travel through the Pacific Northwest into British Columbia to dismantle the operation.
What they don’t know is that COBRA is ready for them with a battalion of their upgraded B.A.T. (Battle Android Troopers) guarding their base.
This G.I. JOE team will be fighting against insurmountable odds, and must pull their individual specialties together to battle these deadly threats.
Will the cold and calculated programming of the COBRA B.A.T. SQUAD LEADER be the end of this G.I. JOE team?
For more information on this year’s G.I. Joe Con 2017 event, head on over to gijoecon.com!