The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club drops another G.I. Joe FSS 5 preview today and it’s Scoop!
G.I. JOE COMBAT JOURNALIST: SCOOP
(Based on the classic 1989 action figure!)
Includes: removable vest, radio, broadcast camera, microphone, assault rifle, knife, pistol, and figure stand.
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.
For the G.I. Joe FSS 5 version, we’re seeing the familiar Resolute Duke web gear placed over the top of what appears to be the Retaliation Firefly torso with PoC Lifeline body parts combination and topped off with the 2016 Joe Con Sky Patrol Airborne head. Toss in the 25th DVD pack #5 TV camera and you’ve got the makings for good ole Scoop!
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.
It’s still a better looking build than yesterday’s Salvo reveal!