It’s time for another preview image from the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Set! Today, “Commander Lane” has unveiled the next figure in the 2014 Zombie Initiative set as the Steel Brigade Commander!
Interesting. The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is definitely dipping into the “vintage well” with this design which seems to be a straight-up recreation of the 1992 Steel Brigade v2 figure. From the bright blue body to the green vest to the gold helmet this figure is pretty much the ARAH era design brought forth into the generation 3 era. I’ll be honest– it’s not really knocking the socks off of this particular Joe fan as I’ve never been a huge fan of the original Steel Brigade. In many ways I wish the Club would have gone back to the color scheme that was used for the Steel Brigade Commander in the MARS Invades set. I’m picturing this guy in the gray rain camouflage and it’s much more practical image than the Colorforms version I’m seeing here. He’s just a bit too– “Crayola” for me to take seriously, especially facing off against a zombie invasion. Two previews in and I’m still looking for the “WOW Factor” in this particular set. Of course, that’s just one Joe fan’s opinion. Vintage purists are probably going to love this!
The Steel Brigade Commander comes complete with
That leaves the following as the next preview options:
- Zombie Hunters: Outback, T’J Bang,
Steel Brigade Commander
- E.C.O. Force: Flint, Ozone, Clean-Sweep
Cobra Lab Rat x2,Toxo-Vipers x 3, Toxo-Zombies x 3, and Repulsor with Dawg (NEW K-9).
For more information on the 2014 G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention, visit GIJoeCon.com
I could see this one being a disappointment from the time they announced him. Aging Generation Y-ers seem to be the target audience for this year, so I’m sure they’ll be tickled pink (no pun intended) at all the 90’s homages such as the Eco-Warriors and Steel Brigade, but this set will be an easy pass for most older fans on tight budgets.