As the date of Joe Con 2015 gets closer and closer the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has begun to unveil the figures that will comprise the 1:18 scale 15 figure set. Today’s preview is an alumni of two previous Collector’s Club releases – feast your eyes on Dial-Tone:
TIGER FORCE COMMUNICATIONS: DIAL-TONE
– 25th Anniversary Modern Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
– Highly Requested Character in traditional theme Tiger Force deco
– Includes G.I. Joe Logo Stand, 9mm Parabellum Submachine gun,
Computer case with Submachine gun, & Communications backpack
with positional microphone arm.
(Note: Photo depicts mock up and final product may slightly differ.)
The brochure for Joe Con 2015 is live and with it comes this year’s 1:18 theme: “Springfield Island: Peril in Paradise.”
That’s right kids– it’s the Tiger Force vs. the Iron Grenadiers, who were last seen in 2012’s Operation Bear Trap set. Here’s the official description from the Club:
G.I. JOE intelligence reports that DESTRO has sent a regiment of his elite IRON GRENADIERS, led by GENERAL MAYHEM and executed a hostile takeover of a billionaire Montgomery Springfield, III’s tropical island in the South Pacific. The island’s private security force was no match for the blitzkrieg style attack by sea and air.
While the IRON GRENADIER leader’s exact plans are unknown, it is expected that this will become another primary location for them to stockpile munitions and test experimental M.A.R.S. technology. A G.I. JOE: TIGER FORCE unit, led by SGT. STALKER, is called in for this perilous mission to re-capture the island paradise and expel the IRON GRENADIERS at all costs. Getting onto the island will be extremely dangerous, but when the enemy sees the colors yellow and black, they will know that the TIGER FORCE team is hungry to fight and ready to attack!
The 2015 3 3/4-inch 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:
Tiger Force (six figures): Sgt. Stalker, Dial-Tone, Big Brawler, Wreckage, Recondo, Edwin “Lifeline” Steen.
Iron Grenadiers (nine figures): General Mayhem, Metal-Head, Undertow Officer, Iron Anvils x 3, Undertow x 3.
Okay… that’s totally not the direction that I would have predicted for this year’s set, aside from the Tiger Force inclusion. The Iron Grenadiers were featured heavily just three years ago so their return seems a bit soon. Ironically enough, this will also mark Dial-Tone’s THIRD release from the Club as he was both the renewal figure and part of Mission Brazil II in 2011. Also, another member of the 1982 “Original 13” makes an appearance as Stalker is given the convention treatment.
There’s also the matter of everyone’s favorite “Not Outback” – Big Brawler, who is named after a long-time Club staff member. However, to counter this, there’s also METAL-HEAD! BANG! BANG!!!
So far only Wreckage has been revealed so the Club has plenty of previews to tease in the coming weeks.
The entire brochure is up for your viewing pleasure at GIJoeCon.com!
What do you think of this roster? Sound off in the comments below!
The G.I.Joe Club has revealed their Members 2011 Club Sea Adventrue Exclusive. Done in 3 3/4 inch 25th sculpt style he is the 4th installment of the Adventure Team sets, and comes with the Sea Wolf II mini sub. Preorder for the Sea Adventurer will be made available in the near future.
There are those that say the Sea Adventurer has salt water in his veins. And given the number of times he’s faced injury during a dangerous under-water mission, they may just be right! From fearless encephalopods to fearsome cyber-sharks, the Sea Adventurer faces them all with a fierce determination on his face and an ancient sea-chanty on his tongue! No matter how the day is won, the other Adventure Team members can always count on the Sea Adventurer to take care of business and live to tell the tale!
According to a news article posted over at The Terrordrome, the latest issue of the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club newsletter states that a 25th Anniversary styled Dial-Tone will be the 2011 club exclusive figure. No other details are available except that the figure will feature an entirely new head sculpt.
Let the speculation begin on which existing parts will be used to bring classic Dial-Tone forward the new style.