Joe Con 2015: Undertow Officer Shatters the Glass Ceiling!

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The reveals for the Joe Con 2015 Tiger Force vs. Iron Grenadiers set continue with the unveiling of the Iron Grenadiers frogman team leader – the  Undertow Officer!

Joe Con 2015 Undertow officer

– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– New South African FEMALE Character in Iron Grenadier Deco
– Includes Cobra Logo Stand, Removable Classic Scuba Mask,
Harness, Scuba Tank Backpack, Pistol, Trident Spear,
Swim Fins, and Barracuda.

Remember the G.I. Joe “Mass Device” DVD pack Baroness figure?   The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club sure does and they’ve put her to good use in creating a new “South African female character in Iron Grenadier deco.”  You know what?  This Joe fan likes the concept!  The execution?  Well, that’s another story…

The Undertow Officer comes with the signature barracuda of the vintage Undertow and sports the same black, red, and gold deco that has made the Iron Grenadiers so visually striking.  There’s really just a lot to love in the aesthetics of this particular figure!

In terms of the execution, the Undertow Officer will have all of the strengths and weaknesses of the source figure.  This means some dated sculpting and some limited articulation.  Don’t expect this lady to sit very easily, a common problem with the 25th Anniversary collection.  After some of the innovative figures of the past few years, the heavy reliance on 25th anniversary tooling in this convention set really seems like a major step backwards.

Now have the following figures remaining before we’ve had a good look at the entire set:

  • Tiger Force ): Sgt. Stalker, Dial-Tone, Big Brawler, Wreckage, Recondo, Edwin “Lifeline” Steen.
  • Iron Grenadiers (nine figures): General Mayhem, Metal-Head, Undertow Officer, Iron Anvils x 3, Undertow x 3.

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