No, you’re not seeing things: JBL has finally posted the FSS 5 Scoop & Ambush reviews!
Chris and Fred have been whittling down the tremendous backlog of FSS reviews that has build up here at JBL over the past few months. Long since photographed and written, our two interpid reviews finally take a look at two DiC-era Joes: Scoop and Ambush. (Or, as Fred likes to refer to them: “Giraffe Boy & the Tangerine Dream“…)
They’re two Joes from the second-era of G.I. Joe animation that have been both been long overdue from an update. However, was it worth the wait? Do our intrepid reviews find this DiC duo to be worthwhile purchases? Does Deadpool rear his scarred head once more in another gratuitous cameo?
NOTE: All images are Photoshop representations, final product, accessories and/or colors may vary!
Back in 1989, the minds behind G.I. Joe introduced the concept of an embedded reporter to America’s daring highly-trained special mission force. Based on NBC reporter Mike Leonard, the 1989 release of Scoop was distinctive for both his bright yellow jumpsuit (a fashion trend later co-opted by April O’Neil?) and his giant TV camera.
I’m hoping that the colors are just off on this preview as Scoop’s jumpsuit looks WAY more orange than yellow. As these are just photoshop mock-ups that is likely to be the case. Otherwise, this would appear to be an attempt at a Tiger Force take on the team’s reporter. While I miss the removable helmet of the original figure, this one is pretty decent.
This isn’t a preview announcement– G.I. Joe FSS 5 sign-up is now LIVE!
That’s right– no more waiting. If you want to be a part of G.I. Joe FSS 5, you can sign-up any time between NOW and September 2, 2016! Of course, membership in the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is required for purchase. This year’s sub will set subscribers back a cool $336.00 + shipping in either one lump payment or three installments of $112.00. (There is an extra transaction fee for the installment plan, per the Club’s usual policy.)
So, if you’re at all interested in this year’s wave of 12 stated figures plus the mysterious 13th bonus character, head on over and sign-up today!
Here’s the official announcement straight from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club:
The GIJCC Figure Subscription Service 5.0 is an optional separate purchase if you are an active member of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club. You can subscribe now through September 2nd deadline!
The cost of the 12 figure subscription service is $336 (+ shipping for 6 shipments). You can pay all at once or in three installments of $112 (billed to your credit card). When you subscribe and choose pay by Installment, you will be billed for the first two month’s shipments. Then sometime during the second month of shipping you will be billed for the 3rd and 4th months’ shipments and sometime during the 4th month of shipping you will be billed for the final 2 months’ shipments. Upon subscription completion, you will receive a bonus carded 13th mystery figure with the last shipment.
Please note that for the installment payment option, there is a $6 service charge per billing while the pay in full option has one $6 service charge. Please also note that for installment buyers, there is an additional charge each time a billing is attempted if your card is not approved. If your card has been declined and we have to re-bill, we will only be able to retry your billing three (3) times before your subscription is cancelled. Each retry has an additional fee added to your total charge (please see the Terms and Conditions.)
This Figure Subscription Service is a “build to order process” so you can order as many as you like, until the order period closes. At that time, we will not process any additional subscriptions and we may/may not have additional figures in the club store at a higher per figure price.
Please note that these are Photoshop mock-ups and the final product may vary. Also note that the colors are approximate as some may look glossy and everyone’s computer screen has a different look/calibration. Final figures colors/names/accessories may vary from the above descriptions and pictures.
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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.
In my haste this morning to post the links to the complete Sunbow series sale I missed another bit of G.I. Joe animation that is on an ever deeper clearance– the DiC G.I. Joe series is also getting the close-out treatment. With low stock remaining, the two volumes of the second G.I. Joe animated series are 70% off. Continue reading →