The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is going full-bore with the FSS 6 previews including today’s reveal: Hardtop!
G.I. JOE SPACE VEHICLE LAUNCH OPERATOR
Code Name: HARDTOP
(Inspired by the 1987 action figure!)
Includes: removable harness, pistol, wrench, tool case,
and figure stand.
Like so many of the FSS 6 reveals thus far, Hardtop contains few surprises. Ever since the Club released FSS 2 Tollbooth I’ve been wondering when they’d get around to re-purposing that head for the Defiant launch vehicle operator. This is the Club, after all, and they have a penchant for finding ways to reuse parts they’ve produced.
The body is an interesting mix of parts. The torso appears to be that of the Retaliation Firefly, the arms seems to be from Agent Mouse, while the legs seem to be those of the 25th Anniversary Clutch figure. We’ve got got a reuse of the FSS Salvo briefcase and the fourth reuse of the giant wrench that originally was included with the renewal Cross Country figure. Thrifty Club!
All-in-all, it’s a solid look that does an excellent job of recreating the original 1987 Hardtop design. Of course, you’ll have to provide your own Defiant!
In case you needed a refresher, the roster for G.I. Joe FSS 6 is as follows:
- Cobra Artillery Commander WORMS Officer
- Cobra EEL Commander Guillotine
- Cobra Night Stalker Commander
- G.I. Joe Covert Operations Vorona
- G.I. Joe Designated Marksman Crosshair
- G.I. Joe Helicopter Pilot Windmill (Funskool version)
- G.I. Joe Ninja Commando Dojo
- G.I. Joe Shoreline Defender Rampart
- G.I. Joe Stealth Fighter Pilot Jonas “Ghostrider” Jeffries
- Space Vehicle Launcher Operator Hardtop
- Special Action Force Officer Captain Skip
- Winter Operations Specialist Sub-Zero
A subscription will run fans $375 + shipping. The sign-up period runs now through June 2, 2017. To secure your own site, visit the G.I. Joe FSS 6.0 sign-up page today!
Technically, the lower legs are 25th Clutch, the upper legs are 25th Zap.
Your parts kung-fu is definitely strong! Good catch!