Well, no one can say that the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club isn’t trying to stay true to the original Eco-Warriors Flint from 1991! With this bright green and yellow color palate, it’s pretty clear that nostalgia fever will be running high at the con this year. While I see the giant cannon that was originally released with the wave 1 Retaliation Duke, I also see what appears to be some Resolute accessories (on the left arm) and a brand new helmet! Plus, that’s a brand new head sculpt! It is interesting that the figure’s web gear is molded in black– almost in an attempt to add a bit more realism to the character design.
This is one of those times when the GIJCC has to walk a fine line between faithfulness to the original design and keeping the figure marketable. The 90’s were a neon age that was heavily influenced by toy lines like the TMNT. The original Eco-Warriors Flint was so bright that he required Joe fans to wear shades just to look at him. With this update, the original color scheme has been preserved but it’s also been muted some– a change that works very much in this figure’s favor!
The Eco-Force Flint Commander comes complete with everything shown.
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