The 1984-inspired Desert Clutch is the latest preview from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 8!
G.I. JOE V.A.M.P. DRIVER
Code Name: LANCE “CLUTCH” STEINBERG
(Inspired by the 1984 version 2 action figure.)
Includes: removable helmet, vest, assault rifle,
pistol, work cones x 2, and figure stand.
It’s hard to be objective about some figures based on the lens of nostaglia.
I discovered G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero at my local KB Toys back in 1982. As a kid I was volunteering at used book sale for our animal shelter that was at our local mall. Our table was stationed right outside of KB and so when I was done for the afternoon my folks let me go in and pick out one item as a reward for giving up my Saturday to help the shelter. It was there on that fateful day that my eyes came to rest on the original VAMP with Clutch. It was my first G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy and I’ve had a soft spot for the VAMP and it’s charismatic driver ever since.
As such, it’s hard to be objective here simply because Clutch has always been a favorite of him. Continue reading