Meet G.I. Joe FSS 6 Ninja Force Dojo

Another G.I. Joe FSS 6 preview dropped last night– Ninja Force Commando Dojo!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Dojo

G.I. JOE NINJA COMMANDO
Code Name: DOJO

(Inspired by the 1992 Ninja Force action figure!)
Features NEW head sculpt. Includes: removable ninja vest & sash,
Kusarigama, crescent sword, katana sword, and figure stand.

So, let’s talk FSS 6 Dojo for a moment… Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Captain Skip steps forward

Another day, another G.I. Joe FSS 6.0 preview.  Feast your eyes on Captain Skip.

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Captain Skip

SPECIAL ACTION FORCE OFFICER
Code Name: CAPTAIN SKIP

(Inspired by the 1983 International action figure!)
Includes: removable harness, sub machine gun, zip line handle,
Union Jack flag with flag pole, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors may vary!

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Scope out G.I. Joe FSS 6 Cross Hair

The FSS 6 previews are coming fast and furious this weekend!  Check out this look at Cross Hair!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Cross Hair

G.I. JOE DESIGNATED MARKSMAN
Code Name: CROSS HAIR

(Inspired by the 2003 action figure!)
Includes: removable boonie hat, goggles, tactical vest, revolver,
knife, buildable sniper rifle with attachments,
sniper rifle case, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors may vary!

Hmm… where to begin?  How about “anything worth doing is worth doing right.”

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FSS 6 Hardtop blasts into view!

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is going full-bore with the FSS 6 previews including today’s reveal: Hardtop!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Hardtop

G.I. JOE SPACE VEHICLE LAUNCH OPERATOR
Code Name: HARDTOP

(Inspired by the 1987 action figure!)
Includes: removable harness, pistol, wrench, tool case,
and figure stand.

Like so many of the FSS 6 reveals thus far, Hardtop contains few surprises.  Ever since the Club released FSS 2 Tollbooth I’ve been wondering when they’d get around to re-purposing that head for the Defiant launch vehicle operator.  This is the Club, after all, and they have a penchant for finding ways to reuse parts they’ve produced.

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G.I. Joe FSS 6 Night Stalker Commander revealed

The G.I. Joe FSS 6 Night Stalker Commander preview is live!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Night Stalker Commander

COBRA NIGHT STALKER COMMANDER
Code Name: COBRA OFFICER

(Inspired by the 2007 GIJoeCon action figure!)
Includes: removable helmet, harness, sub machine gun,
suppressed pistol, knife, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors may vary!

Honestly, is anyone surprised by this one?  At all?  Actually, his is a no-brainer considering that the Female Cobra Troopers released by the Club earlier this year were HEAVILY influenced by the 2007 Joe Con Night Stalkers.  The Club merely re-purposed the female trooper build in black (and painted the bloody knee pads this time.)  A quick gear swap makes the figure stand out a bit more.  Plus, there’s the addition of the Rise of Cobra Baroness arms to set her apart from the rank and file.

This begs the question… is the Club planning on using the Night Stalkers in either next year’s Joe Con set or in another figure 3-pack? Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Sub-Zero preview

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has released the digital mock-up for FSS 6 Sub-Zero!

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Sub-zero

G.I. JOE WINTER OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
Code Name: MARK “SUB-ZERO” HABERSHAW

(Inspired by the 1990 action figure!)
Includes: removable hooded coat, harness, pistol, snow shoes,
machine gun with bi-pod, tranquilizer rifle, dart cartridges,
backpack, mortar with bi-pod, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors may vary!

Hmm… interesting…

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G.I. Joe FSS 6 announcement and roster revealed!

The signup for G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 6.0 is  now LIVE!

G.I. Joe FSS 6

With 33 days remaining until JoeCon 2017, the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club revealed the pricing, roster, and subscriptions of FSS 6.0 on Friday.  Rather than waiting for the annual Collector’s Club round table for the reveal, the GIJCC opened the sign-up period right away!  Fans have until June 2, 2017 to sign up at the all-in price of $375 + shipping.  (Up from last year’s $336 + shipping.)

G.I. Joe Collector's Club FSS 6.0

G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 6.0 roster

(Image compiled by Andrew Gaska for the G.I. Joe and 1:18th Facebook Group)

So, here’s the official release from the folks at the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club: Continue reading

Just Another G.I. Joe Show – the Kickstarter Show

This week’s episode of Just Another G.I. Joe Show was all focused on Kickstarter!

Just Another G.I. Joe ShowRight now, it seems that the most exciting projects to hit the G.I. Joe fandom are almost exclusively driven by Kickstarter.  As such, Mike invited several prominent founders to the show to discuss their projects as well as the ups and downs of the funding model.

The roster included:

The result is an hour and a half discussion that includes copyright protection, the design process, and even a reveal of some long-lost concept artwork.  The dialogue is uncensored, unedited, and engaging as our panel delves into why crowd-sourced funding is a viable option to help bring projects like this to life.

You can watch the episode here:

At JBL, we’ve discussed each of these projects previously.  Check out our coverage at these links:

Check out the entire archive of previous episodes and check out new episodes every other Saturday at 6pm CST LIVE on YouTube.  Mike and Fred will be live again on May 6th with another surprise guest and more live talk about our favorite Real American Heroes.

 

G.I. Joe FSS 5 General Flagg & Sneak Peek Reviews

The G.I. Joe FSS 5 General Flagg & Sneak Peek reviews are LIVE!

G.I. Joe FSS 5 General Flagg Sneak Peek shipment 4

The best laid plans of mice and men…

After FAR too long of a delay, Chris and I take a look at the fourth shipment of the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Figure Subscription service 5.0.  This set of figures was sent to subscribers back in March and contained General Flagg and the classic 1987 deco of Sneak Peek.  Unfortunately, that pesky “real life” got in the way for both of the reviewers and so these reviews were delayed until now.  (I’ll be adding additional photos to Flagg over the weekend. Pesky day jobs really sucked away some quality “hobby time” during the past month.)

General Flagg (the younger one) is rocking his 1994 deco while Sneak Peek is back for his second GIJCC release in his classic original colors.  This marks one more addition to the update rosters for both 1994 and 1987.  Now only Fast Draw is missing from the original ’87 single carded G.I. Joe team members.

Were these two figures worth the wait?  Are they a bargain at the FSS price?  Do either of the reviewers acknowledge Deadpool’s conspicuous absence this month?

The answers to these burning questions and more are found in the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index!

Support 3.75 Inch Joe Vol 4 on Kickstarter!

If you haven’t already, it’s time to support 3.75 Inch Joe Vol 4 on Kickstarter!

3.75" Joe Tunnel Rat

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Dan Klingensmith’s incredible 3.75″ Joe series of books.  (Also known as 3.75 Inch Joe: Creating G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero) These meticulously researched volumes collect rare pieces of production artwork and pair them with insightful commentary from the classic line’s original designers.  The end result is nothing short of amazing– a brilliantly laid-out piece that long-time Joe fans will pore over for hours.

3.75" joe beach head preview

Author Dan Klingensmith is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter for 3.75 Inch Joe Vol 4.  As such, he’s revealed some of what will be included in this next amazing volume: Continue reading