Today’s reviews focus on that group of brave scientists and soldiers tasked with finding a way to cure the infected of the Zombie Initiative! That’s right– I’m talking about the E.C.O.- Force! Check out the reviews of Clean-Sweep, Flint, and Ozone in their generation 3 builds over in the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club Review Index!
Check back tomorrow as JBL unveils the next installment of the Zombie Initiative in our Halloween Countdown!
It’s just a little over two months until the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention and the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has released another preview image from this year’s “Zombie Initiative” convention set. Ladies and Joe fans, meet Eco-Force member Clean Sweep!
Poor Clean Sweep– he’s been without any sort of action figure presence since his 1991 Eco-Warriors debut and subsequent discontinuation the following year. Okay, so his original was sort of bland in comparison to his teammates but I always liked Specialist Daniel Price– even if his head sculpt looked more like a high school science teacher than a member of the G.I. Joe team. For his G.I. Joe Convention update, the folks over at Boss Fight Studios worked hard to come up with a suitable update and their efforts paid off. I see some Data-Viper parts and the Retaliation Cobra Trooper rifle. Plus, I’m loving that HAZMAT helmet!
All-in-all a TERRIFIC update to the original design. Now if only he keeps his “high school science teacher” head sculpt!
ECO-Force Clean Sweep comes complete with everything shown.
That leaves the following as the next preview options:
Zombies are EVERYWHERE these days– from The Walking Dead, to Resident Evil and lastly at the G.I. Joe Convention 2014!
The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has released the brochure for the 2014 G.I. Joe Collector’s Convention in Dallas, Texas and this year’s theme ties directly into the current craze of “zombie-mania”. It features the return of the neon-clad Eco Warriors as well as a group referred to as the “Zombie Hunters” vs. Cobra’ s own squad of undead environmental misfits.
Here’s the description for the 1:18 scale set:
COBRA forces have acquired the “Compound Z” formula and have started testing it on their own soldiers. They believe by creating zombie warriors they can rule the World and turn its population into mindless creatures. G.I. JOE headquarters is split on how to handle the zombie affliction: save or eradicate?
GENERAL HAWK has formed two groups to solve this deadly problem. Who will be successful? Will it be the Zombie Hunters whose mission is to eradicate those infected or
will it be the E.C.O. (Emergency Chemical Operations) Force trying to rescue and find an antidote for those afflicted? And, what about the team members who become zombies, are they a casualty of war? If too many are turned, who will be left to complete their mission? Only time will tell and it’s running out!
The 2014 G.I. JOE vs. COBRA convention set contains highly requested teams and some new additions available for the first time in the modern era 25A action figure style. This special edition set includes:
Cobra Lab-Rats x 2, Toxo-Vipers x 3, Toxo-Zombies x 3, and Repulsor with Dawg (NEW K-9).
Each of these great teams comes with classic weapons, accessories, figure stands and file cards in this exciting fifteen figure boxed set.