The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club dropped the final FSS 7 preview today: Crystal Ball!
Code Name: CRYSTAL BALL
(Inspired by the 1987 action figure.)
Features NEW head sculpt!
Includes: removable vest, pistol, knife,
Re-tooled Hypno-shield, and figure stand.
Finally! My reason for subscribing to FSS 7 has been revealed!
Let’s start off and see how this mock-up stands up to the original 1987 Crystal Ball.
I’m seeing the legs of the 25th Anniversary Iron Grenadiers Destro. The vest appears to be from the 30th Anniversary Gnawgahyde while the hypno-shield looks to be brand new. (Please, let that be a lenticular decal. Seriously– that’s non-negotiable.) However, that’s not the real selling point of the figure.
In spite of the fact that this is a digital mock-up, I’m digging the head sculpt. Hard core digging this. Crystal Ball has the crazy grin and poofy hair that were signature elements of the vintage figure. He’s looks a bit maniacal and I’m 100% okay with that. Really, he looks just like an older George Hamilton! (With a heavy dash of Vincent Price as well.)
Yes, I love the more outlandish Cobra figures and this is just what I was hoping for. He keeps the signature elements of the original while updating the design. Time to sign up now! Seriously– Raptor has been waiting for this figure to join him on the shelf!
For those folks who are on the fence about ordering, here’s the roster of FSS 7:
- Arctic Cobra Commander – based on the cancelled two-pack version
- Budo – G.I. Joe Samurai
- Crystal Ball – Cobra Hypnotist
- Dreadnok Salvage Crew – Code name: Dreadnok Kaos
- Dusty & Sandstorm (v3) – DiC era Desert Trooper and coyote
- General Hawk (1991) – DiC era jet pack version
- Ice Viper Officer – based on the Club’s Flaming Moth version
- Kangor – International repaint of Big Boa
- Stalker (Tundra Ranger) – DiC era cold weather version with kayak
- Treadmark (aka Skidmark) – the Desert Fox driver returns
- Tiger Force Kim “Jinx” Arashikage – based on the 2003 six-pack version
- Tomax – inspired by the Shattered Glass/Sunbow look
The FSS 7 page is LIVE now and accepting subscriptions! The cost of the thirteen figure set (including the bonus piece) is $375.00 plus shipping. Place your order prior to December 4, 2017 and keep your eyes peeled to GIJoeClub.com for more previews.