When it rains, it pours in the land of G.I. Joe!
In the middle of all of the Toy Fair excitement, it has been revealed that the next shipment in the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 2.0 is now arriving.
I know… there are people who don’t want spoilers. For those folks, I can only advise you to STOP READING NOW.
Okay, for the rest of you… it’s one of the shipments I’ve been waiting for: the pairing of Keel-Haul and Bombardier!!!
Keel-Haul has always been a favorite of mine– ever since I got a USS Flagg for Christmas as a kid. Unlike his Sunbow counter-part of Admiral Ledger, Keel-Haul was a former fighter-pilot-turned-carrier-commander. With his slanted hat and Burt Reynolds moustache, he was just PURE awesome and the GIJCC and Boss Fight Studio nailed this perfectly!
Bombardier is a very interesting figure to me for a variety reasons. Years ago I remember when pictures of a “blonde Flash” surfaced on the internet and yet no one could identify who he was. It took years and the Action Force knowledge of Dave Tree and Ron Conner to reveal that this was originally intended for Palitoy’s Action Force! In fact, it was a high point of the History of Palitoy panel at the 2013 G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention. You can read the full story HERE.
I’ve mirror the images that were originally posted at HISSTank.com but if you’d like to check out the original discussion thread, here’s the link!
The main reason I couldn’t justify buying Keel-Haul: it looks as though he uses the worst legs of ANY 25th-style figure released to date, the pigeon-toed Hawk v.1 that came with the Pit (which also had derp eyes and one of the worst neck/head joins in the line). There is a reason he’s packaged wide-stanced. He literally can’t bring his heels together without looking like he’s trying to do a pirouette. Don’t give Boss Fight a pass just because of their head sculpts.