The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has completed the Joe Con 2016 Roundtable panel and it was a doozy!
Perhaps the biggest news of Joe Con 2016 concerning the Club came from the Hasbro panel held earlier in the day where it was revealed that Hasbro has decided to continue its relationship with Fun Publications through 2018. Despite rumors and all evidence to the contrary earlier this year, the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has a two-year lease on life! Whatever transpired in the months since the Club announced that all memberships would end on December 31, 2016 it certainly seemed to be beneficial for the folks at Fun Publications. (Did the Save G.I. Joe petition have any impact?)
Next year’s convention will be June 15 – 18, 2017 at Walt Disney World!
However, the most pressing question on the minds of most G.I. Joe fans out there was “What is the line-up for FSS 5?”
Here are the “Quick Notes” from today’s panel…. including this year’s FSS announcement!
Brian Savage, David Lane, Lanny Lathem, and Pete Sinclair take the stage.
Contract for the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has been extended for two more years. The Club, FSS, and convention will continue through 2018.
Membership renewals will turn back on later this week.
If your membership ran out in May & June, go to the store, login, and add it to your cart. It should reapply to your account.
Contract was initially NOT renewed. However, this was changed and Brian thanked the fandom for their support, including the petition from Joe Colton. Derryl DePriest is acknowledged as the person who turned things around for the Club.
The renewal only took place in the last two weeks.
The G.I. Joe FSS 4 Billy Arboc & Cobra Interrogator figures have been reviewed!
Of all of the shipments in G.I. Joe FSS 4, this one was the most anticipated for many subscribers. With the first ever figure of Cobra Commander’s son Billy and the long-awaited debut of the Cobra Interrogator in generation 3 form, there was little in the roster that could top it. Finally, after weeks of waiting, the figures have dropped!
Did they live up to decades of anticipation? Was Billy Arboc worth the wait? Did the Cobra Interrogator live up to the hype. Do Chris and Fred agree on anything in these reviews? More importantly, does Deadpool make yet another in a series of gratuitous cameo appearances?
It’s an odd pairing– a negotiator and an incendiary automaton designed for mass destruction but that’s par for the course when it comes to G.I. Joe FSS 4 shipments. Can this hot-headed android and this cool intervention specialist get along? Bullhorn and the Inferno BAT might not make for an ideal showdown but this marks the first time that either of them has been updated to generation 3 construction.
The big question is: are these figures worthy additions to any G.I. Joe Collection?
It’s been three weeks since the last shipment from G.I. Joe FSS 4 and the Collector’s Club is staying pretty true to their word about the frequency of shipping. A few subscribers have already started to receive the latest shipment and, thanks to the ever-generous Alyosha of BrokenArrowToys.com, we’ve got images of the latest arrivals.
For those of you who prefer to be surprised, turn away now as were going to reveal who’s in the G.I. Joe FSS 4 box after the jump! Continue reading →
One’s a DiC era Jungle Warfare specialist with a penchant for heavy machine guns and landscaping equipment! The other’s UK Z-Force communication specialist that bears a striking resemblance to the G.I. Joe team‘s original Ranger from Detroit. Together, they keep the world safe for freedom! That’s right Joe fans– this month’s G.I. Joe FSS 4 Review odd couple is none other than Pathfinder and Jammer!
It’s been nearly two weeks since the last G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 4 boxes arrived in the mailboxes of subscribers. Chris and Fred took these figures and once again put them under the G.I. Joe FSS 4 review lens– and this time they even brought along a special consultant on one of the figures!
Are these two worth picking up? Do Chris and Fred find anything to agree on? Does Deadpool continue his string of gratuitous cameo appearances? These questions will indeed be answered in the latest G.I. Joe FSS 4 Review installments. Check out both Jammer & Pathfinder over on the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index!
G.I. Joe FSS 4 shipment 3 is now arriving! That’s right– thanks to the accelerated delivery timetable of the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, FSS 4 shipments are hitting subscribers’ mailboxes about every three weeks!
It was just over a week ago that subscribers to G.I. Joe FSS 4 began receiving their second of six shipments with the latest two figures in the line. Today, Chris and Fred pull Barricade and the Cobra Ice Ninja off of their cards and throw them under the review lights!
What did our two intrepid reviewers think of these latest figures from G.I. Joe FSS 4? Did they break new barriers or were they met with a chilly reception? Does Fred keep trying to make inane ice and cold puns? Does Deadpool make yet another cameo? (Like you had to ask…)
These questions and more are answered in two reviews chock-full of banter, obscure sci-fi references and more links to Wikipedia than you can shake a stick at!
It’s true, Joe fans! G.I. Joe FSS 4 shipment 2 is heading to your mailboxes! Subscribers should be their coveted brown cardboard boxes within the next few days as these “mystery figures” make their way all around the globe.
Thanks to Alyosha of Broken Arrow Toys, pictures of G.I. Joe FSS 4 shipment 2 have surfaced online. We’re going to share them below so if you’re one of those fans that don’t want “teh sooprize reveeled” then avert your eyes as we’re holding back nothing.
Fear not, Joe fan! You’ve not stepped through a rift that’s transported you back in time nearly three years! Rather, the JBL admin has decided to whittle down his massive backlog of reviews and delved back into the first series of the subscription service to review FSS Quarrel!
Two years. That’s the time difference between the first and last photos shot for this review. In that time no less than 2 successive waves have hit and been reviewed. It’s the problem with stockpiling photos with all the obsessiveness of a digital horder. It all leads to a massive stockpile of product that has been shot, watermarked, but never reviewed and posted. (Heck, there’s still last year’s Joe Con set to get through!)
However, enough ranting from the admin. FSS Quarrel first dropped back in early 2013 as part of the first series of the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Figure Subscription Service. Based on the classic 1983 Action Force character, this marked Quarrel’s first appearance in the “modern era” of G.I. Joe figure construction.
Was it worth the wait? Is she a solid addition to any Joe collection? Do she and Duke use the same hair dye? Only two of this questions will be answered but to find out which two, head on over and check out the review of the FSS Quarrel figure in the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index!
Once again, I’m joined by visiting professor of “Joe-ology” Chris Chung from JoeSightings.com as we break down the first two figures of G.I. Joe FSS 4: Law & Order and Nunchuk. It’s 1987 meets 1992 or Rawhides meets Ninja Force as these two figures go under the review lights!
Are these two worth adding to your collection? Did they live up to the anticipation since signup for G.I. Joe FSS 4? Does Deadpool make yet another cameo in a review? (Seriously– do you even have to ask?)
To find out the answers to these questions, check out the reviews over at the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index! Afterwards, feel free to drop your own thoughts in the comments below.