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 →
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.
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”.
With Botcon’s opening imminent, the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club previews of Figure Subscription Service 3.0 are happening later and later in the day. Check out the Cobra ninja henchman – Slice!
Slice & Dice go together like peanut butter and chocolate. With the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club having already released Dice as part of the first FSS, it was only a matter of time until his partner showed up!
This one is pretty much a no-brainer, being based on the Renegades Storm Shadow / Red Ninja body that has been released many times in the past few years. I’ll admit– the color scheme is pretty much spot on to the 1992 original version although I’m hoping that the black crosses on the torso aren’t quite so pronounced on the final version.