There’s nothing quite like the arrival of new G.I. Joe figures to turn an ordinary Monday into something a bit more exciting! In this latest G.I. Joe FSS 3 shipment, subscribers were treated to new versions of the G.I. Joe Pointman and the newly minted Cobra Courier.
Always eager to examine new figures, Chris “Werecat” Chung of JoeSightings.com and I tossed the figures under the review lens. Were these two figures worth the wait? Did the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club hit another set of home runs or did these two fall somewhat short? Is Max really related to Chester Cheetah?
It’s that time again– when a new shipment from the G.I. Joe FSS is arriving on subscribers doors. Thanks to Alyosha of BrokenArrowToys.com, we’ve got images of this latest arrivals. This month it’s another Nocturnal Fire alumni and a repainted G.I. Joe Retaliation figure. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about Spearhead & Max and Vypra!
The G.I. Joe FSS 3 Muskrat and Slice reviews are up!
It seems like just a few weeks ago that my esteemed colleague from JoeSightings.com and I put forward our thoughts on the first G.I. Joe FSS 3 shipment from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club! In their efforts to get their shipping schedule back on the track, the Club shipped out the next two figures just before the end of January.
So, what did Chris and I think of the unlikely duo of Muskrat and Slice? Do a Swamp Fighter and a Ninja Commando go together like peanut butter and chocolate or is this a case of repaint overload? Does Deadpool make another cameo appearance in the pictures again? Or, more importantly, are these two figures worth adding to your G.I. Joe collection?
G.I. Joe FSS 3.0 Shipment 2 had deployed just under the wire to make the January deadline!
Yesterday on Facebook, Alyosha of BrokenArrowToys.com shared images of his new arrived FSS 3.0 shipment! Yes, we’re going to discuss the figures so if you’re one of the few folks out there that want to be surprised, look away. (Seriously– we’re not going to play games. Figures will be named.)
I’ve mirrored some of Alyosha’s images of G.I. Joe FSS 3.0 shipment 2 below. Note: his Slice figure arrived with two right arms including one arms that was altered seemingly at the factory level to appear to be normal. (The thumb on the left arm was sliced off. Ironic, eh? “Sliced”? Get it? Never mind…)
Muskrat is a repaint of the 2013 Nocturnal Fire version and Slice seems to be primarily built on the Renegades Storm Shadow/ Retaliation Red Ninja body so, aside from the color scheme and the new head, there’s not a lot that fans already haven’t seen here. Still, these two guys are inbound so subscribers should keep their eyes peeled toward their mailbox this week for the new arrivals from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club.
After a long dry spell, fans have new G.I. Joe FSS 3.0 figures!
This past week, subscribers of the G.I. Joe FSS 3.0 were frantically checking their mailboxes as shipping notices indicated that new figures were inbound! Repeater and Psyche-Out, boasting their original vintage color schemes, comprised the first shipment– fresh off their appearance in the 2013 Nocturnal Fire convention set! Thankfully on Friday, these two Joes dropped at JBL HQ which means that Chris “Werecat” Chung of JoeSightings.com and I have had the weekend to give them a once over.
Do these G.I. Joe FSS 3.0 figures measure up to their parts predecessors? Are they worthwhile additions to an ARAH generation 3 collection? Were these figures from G.I. Joe Collector’s Club worth the wait?
The long wait for the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 3.0 shipments is about to come to an end!
This afternoon, early reports trickled in from both HISSTank.com and the Facebook G.I. Joe Discussion Group that first shipment had landed. Those reports also confirmed the identity of the figures in the first shipment.
If you want to be surprised, stop reading here. If you don’t, read on.
Seriously– don’t make me repeat myself. I don’t want to psyche you out but this is your last warning.
It’s Repeater and Psyche-Out! (As if my heavy-handed hints didn’t give it away.) Take a look at the pic below, originally posted by BearViper of the HISSTank forums:
I’ll admit– I wasn’t expecting these two to be in the first shipment at all. Perhaps the Club is getting the repaints of previously-released Club figures out of the way first before shipping out the newer pieces. Regardless, after a LONG dry spell fans finally have some new G.I. Joe figures inbound!
According to the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, the first installments of Figure Subscription Service 3.0 should be shipping in the very near future! Check out this email from the Club that dropped in member mailboxes yesterday:
Happy New Year!
Yesterday we unloaded the container for the FSS 3.0 figures. We are working on getting out the first wave to you this week. You should receive the first wave by Jan 23rd. The second wave will go out the last week of the month. This will get us caught up from all of the shipping and port delays.
For those of you on the subscription billing, we have set the two billing dates: February 2nd and March 16th. Please make sure your CC is good standing before those dates. You can change your information in thesystem so you don’t miss out! If you are planning on moving before the end of May, you can update your shipping information at the same link above.
Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy your new figures!
For all you comic collectors, the Diamond edition of the 2014 G.I. Joe vs Cobra Issue #7: “Zombie Initiative” is now in the store.
Our end of year and archive sale continues with quantities dwindling down to just a handful on many of the items. In order for your items to arrive by Christmas, please place your orders by Friday.
The FSS 3.0 is on the water headed this way. Because of the dock workers on the west coast issues and the seasonal delays, we don’t think we will get them until the first week in January. Because of the delay, our current plan is to ship the first figures during the week of January 5 and follow up with the second shipment at the end of January to get us sort of back on track. This puts the second billing for the installment plan buyers around the end of January/first of February and the final billing around the middle of March. As soon as they arrive, we will set the official billing dates. I’m also sending this info from the FSS email system so you may get 2 updates.
And finally, we anticipate the registration being available for GIJoeCon after the first of the year. Please note that the hotel is about 70% full and is attached to the convention center. You can make your reservation now by following the link at GIJoeCon.com.
It looks like Spring 2015 is going to be a financially heavy time for some Joe fans with 2 FSS payments hitting before the 2015 Collector’s Convention. Again, no hard ETA on con registration other than “after the 1st” but hopefully registration will go more smoothly thanithas inpreviousyears.
Still, for fans who were watching their mailboxes expecting an early FSS Christmas present it just means the wait is going to be a little longer.
Today is the day– the final day to sign-up for the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 3.0. In order to provide that final incentive, the Club released the following “group shot” yesterday.
Yes, it’s just a composite image of the previews shown thus far but it provides the only real “at a glance” look at what subscribers will receive over the forthcoming months.
It’s an interesting roster– with many Nocturnal Fire alumni, three Cobra-affiliated ninjas, a member of Action Force, and the final member of the Stall family whose saga played out in the file cards of the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra era.
It’s not a cheap subscription– with the subscription running $315.00 if paid in full with additional charges for both shipping and credit card processing. (Or paid in three installments of $105.00 each.) However, if you really want to obtain these figures and don’t want to have to deal with the hassle of tracking them down individually the subscription is the way to go– and the only way to guarantee receipt of the “mysterious 13th figure”.
Apparently, if you complain loudly enough, the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club will listen. Check out the REVISED image of Hit & Run from the Figure Subscription Service 3.0.
The Club posted this brief comment along with the updated image:
Thanks for all your feedback and interest in the GIJCC: Figure Subscription Service 3.0 selections. Upon reviewing your comments for HIT & RUN, we have made some changes that we feel best represent the majority of requests we have received.
Please see the updated image above. In addition, we appreciate your passion and comments. Thanks again for being so involved in the G.I. Joe Brand.
Now, if only they’d also fix the Night Creeper Leader which is a completely different version than the one that was originally shown at JoeCon 2014.