Check out the G.I. Joe FSS 6 preview of Jonas “Ghostrider” Jeffries
G.I. JOE STEALTH FIGHTER PILOT
Code Name: JONAS “#########” JEFFRIES
(Inspired by the 1988 action figure!)
Features NEW cloth scarf. Includes: removable scarf, goggles,
jacket, pistol, sub machine gun, and figure stand.
I’ll say it now– using the name “Ghostrider” and then promptly losing access to it was the best thing that ever happened to the pilot of the X-19. Suddenly, instead of being yet another Joe pilot, he was the guy whose name no one could remember. In an instant, the forgettable pilot became unforgettable– at least to this Joe fan.
However, let’s talk about this figure’s build…
Once again, the GIJCC design team has proven that there’s no part that they won’t reuse– including a head from this year’s Joe Con 2017 set. That’s right kids– this is the Battle Force 2000 Blaster head that fans will be getting in hand in a few weeks. From a fiscal standpoint, this is a solid decision for the Club. From a fan standpoint– well, let’s just say that we’re very used to seeing everything reused over and over.
As far as the rest of the body, this one’s somewhat of a head scratcher. The legs come from the PoC General Hawk figure, and the torso comes from the PoC Duke. I have to laugh when the Club refers to the cloth scarf as “new”– because I’m pretty certain that didn’t require a lot of extra tooling. (He said sarcastically.) All-in-all, it’s a decent visual recreation of the original 1988 Ghostrider but not a great recreation. It’s just a bit weird to see him released w/o his signature plane but there’s no way the Club could ever affordably pull that off.
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 Cross Hair
- 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
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