Another G.I. Joe FSS 6 preview dropped last night– Ninja Force Commando 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.
The signup for G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 6.0 is now LIVE!
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.)
If you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for this new G.I. Joe vs. Transformers set to see release wait no longer! The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has listed pre-orders for the next three exclusives in their ongoing Joe vs TF series. However, be forewarned– the pricing on this set isn’t for the faint of heart. In order to snag the big set, fans will have to shell out a cool $129.00!
Also up for pre-order are the two “Almost Human” figures– the synthoid body versions of Rodimus Prime and Arcee. These tie in nicely with the Old Snake and Stealth BATs set released last year. All three sets have an expected delivery date of “December 2016.”
So, how’s Scarlett looking? To the eyes of this Joe fan, pretty good! I see the Renegades Scarlett head and what appears to be the upper torso of the Retaliation Jinx combined with the arms of the SDCC Zarana figure. The upper legs might be from the 25th Anniversary Scarlett and the boots, well, those are a mystery right now. It looks to be a solid parts combination that does a pretty decent job of recreating the original 1993 Ninja Force Scarlett figure while still following the Club’s pattern of primarily reusing existing parts.
A final G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers set has been revealed at Botcon 2016!
Fun Publications may be in its final year as the show-runner for both the annual Botcon and Joe Con events but that doesn’t mean that they’re slowing down on their exclusive products. Yesterday at Botcon 2016, a brand new G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers set was unveiled– based on the launch of Transformers Generation 2 as it appeared in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vol 1 #138 – #142!
Eagle-eyed fans will recognize the cast of this particular set but just in case you don’t, here’s the breakdown:
I’ve got to give the folks at Fun Publications credit– this is certain a more interesting-looking set than the second “Only Human” set featuring synthoid Arcee and Rodimus Prime. Joe fans are going to want this set pretty much exclusively for the Ninja Force Scarlett figure and maybe the Dr. Biggles-Jones, the brilliant scientist who was featured heavily in those G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers issues. As far as Cobra Commander– it’s the same figure was last seen in the Dollar General series with some additional paint apps and equipped with the gun Megatron seen in the 2011 SDCC set. I’m not a big enough Transformers fan to tell you if the Megatron and Ratbat figures are highly sought-after repaints or not.
What do you think of this latest G.I. Joe vs the Transformers offering? Are you interested in these sets? Will you be keeping all of the figures or selling off the Transformers? Let us know in the comments below.
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.
Until the debut of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, our favorite Real American Heroes have had a dubious association with live action productions. The Rise of Cobra didn’t exactly reignite the fires of the fandom and, aside from some fan films, the team really hadn’t dipped its toe in the pool any further.
However, there are a few near-forgotten gems from the 1990’s from when the line was in direct competition with toy lines such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was the age of “EXTREME” everything and Ninja Force was the headlining sub-team on the covers of the comics. It was also when Hasbro attempted live-action portrayals of the Joes in television commercials. (Frankly, I think the guys from the Cobra 1st Legion have better costumes!)
Check out this “Ninja Force” gem and feel free to leave your own thoughts below: