G.I. Joe FSS 8 Red Laser emerges from the shadows

The next G.I. Joe Collector’s Club FSS 8 preview has been posted and it’s the nemesis of Action Force —  Red Laser!

G.I. Joe Collector's Club FSS 8 Red Laser

Code Name: RED LASER
(Inspired by the European exclusive action figure.)
Includes: removable helmet, advanced combat rifle,
laser pistol, Red Shadows flag, and figure stand.

The build for this particular should come as no surprise to anyone.  The original 1983 Red Laser was a repaint of the 1982 Cobra Commander packaged with a repainted HAL. The character was billed as a weapons tech for the Red Shadows organization– the arch foes of the UK Action Force.  According to his bio, he was a former member of a Japanese terrorist organization prior to joining up with Baron Ironblood. Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Captain Skip steps forward

Another day, another G.I. Joe FSS 6.0 preview.  Feast your eyes on Captain Skip.

G.I. Joe FSS 6 Captain Skip


(Inspired by the 1983 International action figure!)
Includes: removable harness, sub machine gun, zip line handle,
Union Jack flag with flag pole, and figure stand.

NOTE: These modern era club exclusive action figures will not be exact replicas of their vintage counterparts. All images are Photoshop mock-up representations, final product, accessories and/or colors may vary!

Holy FSS 6 Action Force, Batman!  Continue reading

G.I. Joe FSS 2: Cesspool & Bombardier mock-ups unveiled!

G.I. Joe Collector's Club Figure Subscription Service 2.0

The G.I. Joe Collector’s Club is pulling out all of the stops during this Figure Subscription Service sign-up period– with two more mock-up being unveiled today!  The deadline to sign-up is May 22, 2013 and only two more mock-ups remain a mystery.


Maybe I’m a “bad” G.I. Joe collector but I’ve never been very interested in collecting international figures– until now.  The GIJCC took the “blonde Flash” from a few years ago and brought him firmly forward into the Generation 3 era of G.I. Joe.  This new version is faithful to his Palitoy origins in terms of initial gear and parts construction.  However, he goes completely over the top into “cool” with the inclusion of the Rise of Cobra missile drone accessory.  Now if only the Club will give him the name of “Dave Tree” in honor of the Joe detective who shed light on the mysterious origins of this figure!


Cesspool is one of those figures that I discovered later in life.  I was out of actively collecting G.I. Joe when he was released in 1991 and it wasn’t until I wrote the 1991 Cesspool ARAH Review for JBL that I discovered just how amazingly interesting the character was.  From his twisted backstory as a cost-cutting CEO to his disfiguring scarred countenance, the character of Vincent D’Alleva really appealed to me.  His inclusion in FSS 2.0 was one of the swaying factors in this particular Joe fan’s decision to sign-up.  While the Club’s mock-up is mostly digital, I’m happy with the parts combination and am looking forward to seeing a more tangible prototype in the future.  This guy is almost the Joker of the G.I. Joe world– what’s NOT to love?!

If this hasn’t convinced you to sign up for FSS 2.0, maybe the final two releases will!