It’s time to place blame where blame is due. The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is turning me into an Adventure Team fan. Those nefarious scoundrels in their evil headquarters on Cattle Baron Drive in Texas have managed to take my initial impression of the fuzz-headed Joes as “those older dolls” and turn them into full blown Jonny Quest-styled heroes. Part James Bond, part Indiana Jones– the Adventure Team has come to life in the form of the monthly Adventure Team Chronicles comics in the Collector’s Club newsletter. In fact, and here’s the frightening portion of this confession, I read the AT comic BEFORE I read the A Real American Hero strip.
So, imagine my newly-found AT giddiness when the Club posted the following video up on their Facebook page. Posted by YouTube user “vidmystery”, the commercial showcases the modern 1:18 AT figures in the style of a classic 1960’s commercial. Seriously– that’s just too much awesome for one short video! (This seems to be the Club’s official YouTube page– so my hat’s off to the video’s actual creator!)
So, if that got you in the mood for some new Adventure Team goodness, check out the following links! All four of the Collector’s Club 1:18 Adventure Team sets are still “in stock” at the club store. Also, Tod Pleasant, the author of the current Adventure Team comic, has posted a scant few preview pages from the ongoing monthly comic over at his web blog Regular Joes. It’s just a small sampling of what has been published in the Club newsletters thus far. At this past year’s Collector’s Convention it was hinted that the Club might be published trade paperback collections of this series and I cannot wait! Now if only the Club could justify making more 1:18 AT figures I’d be a happier campier. If they could somehow get the rights to Jonny Quest to be included in the line, I’d be through the moon! (Check out this video of the classic Jonny Quest intro and tell me that doesn’t scream “Adventure Team” to you!)
Here are links to the 1:18 Adventure Team sets still “in stock” at the Club Store! I’ll be reviewing them soon (and only a few years too late) here at JBL in the near future. (Dr. Venom & the Adventure Team Commander are sold out again.)