It’s been a bit of a dry spell but thanks to the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, fans have some new Joe figures to get excited about!
The third shipment from the Club’s Figure Subscription Service hit just before the holidays bringing with it both Tollbooth and the Cobra Desert Scorpion. In cooperation with JoeSightings.com, Chris Chung and I take a look at the second figure from the FSS delivery. Is he the new hotness or did he leave us cold? (Get it? It’s a weather joke! ‘Cause it’s cold outside and he’s from the desert? Yeah, I’ll stick to my day job…)
Plus, don’t miss some very special images contributed by the renowned Gyre-Viper of JoeDeclassified.com!
The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has decided to send Figure Subscription Service subscribers an early Christmas present. That’s right, Joe fans, FSS shipment 3 is hitting mailboxes now!
Okay, here’s the skinny– I’m going to spoil who is in the shipment. I’m not doing this out of malice but rather excitement because these are two of my more anticipated figures in the entire second round. So, if you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading now and go pick up a Larry Hama G.I. Joe trade instead.
Okay, you’ve been warned.
Really, you have.
It’s TOLLBOOTH and the DESERT SCORPION!!! WOO HOO!!!!
Expect a review to drop in the next few days but I just wanted to throw this out there now. Merry Christmas from the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club!!!
The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club isn’t content to let me post one update today for the FSS 2.0! Nope, they’ve got to unveil TWO more characters in the second round of the Figure Subscription Service: Desert Scorpion and Widescope!
Fans have been clamoring for the Desert Scorpion ever since the second wave of Mechs was cancelled. (Both Alpine and Desert Scorpion were to be released as mech pilots.) Honestly, he’s not a bad “Franken-Joe” at all and, if my eyes don’t deceive me, that’s the Valor vs. Venom Desert Scorpion insect accessory seeing some new life. Not too shabby at all!
Widescope (and Lamont!):
I’m a sucker for new characters and the GvC era of G.I. Joe was chock-full of them. Sure, we have Shockwave (sorry… SHOCKBLAST) in the Generation 3 era already but who’s to say that the Joes can have only one SWAT specialist? Plus, Widescope comes complete with Lamont– his trust canine partner! With Mutt & Junkyard, Law & Order, and now Widescope & Lamont the Joes are going to have a pretty full kennel! (No, I didn’t forget about Timber– but he walks alone.)