The GIJoeCon 2018 previews continue with a look at the Slaughter’s Marauders take on Hardball!
MULTI-SHOT GRENADIER: HARDBALL
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– First Modern Era Release of Character in SM design.
– Includes removable hat, harness, pistol with suppressor,
knife, re-tooled multi-shot grenade launcher, backpack,
and G.I. Joe Logo Stand.
“Multi-Shot Grenadier”… that makes me laugh. It should be “guy with a grenade launcher so big he’s going to blow up the world!!!”
Man, I love the character of Hardball! Ever since I first encountered his vintage 1988 version I had an affinity for the character. He was never the most popular Joe nor did he get any screen time in animation. Still, a guy who carries a launcher that large is a force to be reckoned with and the Club did just fine with this build!We’ve got the usual PoC Snake Eyes upper legs, and it looks like the Cobra Shock Trooper torso. We’ve also got Comic Pack Shockblast’s cap which should come as no surprise to anyone. We’ve also got a first time Slaughter’s Marauder’s deco which makes me wonder if the original colors will hit in FSS 8.
Regardless, I’m digging this update and I’m happy to see ole Hardball finally get his modern due!
For those keeping score, here’s the roster of this year’s set:
- Mutt & Junkyard
- Sgt. Smasher
- Spirit & Freedom
Python Patrol 2.0:
- Major Bludd
- Python HEAT Viper
- Python Lamprey
- Python Laser Viper
To get your own Python Peril: Marauders to the Rescue boxed set and to register for GIJoeCon 2018, visit the REGISTRATION page at GIJoeCon.com today! (The initial assortment has SOLD OUT but the Club is apparently working on a second production run.)
The parts build is as follows:
-‘09 Comic Pack Shockwave hat
-‘11 Ripcord head
-‘10 Shock Trooper torso
-‘11 Renegades Firefly arms
-‘11 POC Snake Eyes legs and accoutrements.
-25th Airborne backpack, 25th Dusty straps, original figure’s grenade launcher.
You are truly a wizard with parts recognition! Nicely done!