Thanks to Kenny, who reminded me to get my DVR rolling tonight, I managed to get a promo for next week’s episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades. Episode 8 supposedly will introduce Scrap Iron. The full episode description as found on my Renegades SuperSite is as follows:
“Scrap-Iron kidnaps Tunnel Rat and uses him to test a weaponized exo-suit. Roadblock attempts a rescue by allowing himself to be kidnapped as well.”
From a conceptual standpoint, these Exo-Suits remind me a lot of the SNAKE Armor from the Marvel days. Robotic suits of armor that control the user’s mind…very interesting. Check out the embedded video below.
It’s nice to at least have 30 seconds of Renegades goodness tonight. I think I’m going to have withdrawls…
For many of us today was a vacation day, but the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has continued posting their images for the upcoming 2011 G.I. Joe Collectors Convention exclusive figures! The last one in line was Captain Claymore (of course, the one I’ve been looking forward to the most).
He is now up and posted and features all sorts of great features:
25th Anniverary Style Action Figure
Based on Classic TRU Exclusive Character
NEW Headsculpt and NEW Camo Helmet
Includes Stand, Machine Gun w/ bi-pod, Uzi, Removable Flashlight and Backpack
So a new head sculpt and a new camouflage helmet? Could this mean a Footloose is in the works? I certainly wouldn’t be surprised. The Club went with a black shirt it looks like, with the green tactical vest over it and the familiar yellow camouflage pants. I like, though I would have loved to have green camouflage to match Wet Suit and/or Leatherneck. Still, a great looking figure. For the most part, it looks like Outback from the neck down, with the new head. Pretty cool. Check out the images below.
So the fourth wave of the Pursuit of Cobra figures are trickling in, and ShockVal from Hiss Tank got his set in hand already! Not only that, but he’s posted some great images right here.
These new images have shed some light on the figures somewhat… Destro looks to mostly be the Arctic Threat version underneath the armor. Low Light looks to be some amalgamation from Pursuit of Cobra Beachhead and some others.
Regardless, some great pictures, including some without gear, and other images of just the gear. Check out the mirrored images below.
Two more figures in the incredible lineup of characters for the upcoming Convention set have been shown on GIJoeCon.com! Pulling from the Brazilian ranks, once a Cover Girl repaint, Sparta sports a newly tooled 25th Anniversary style head based on the incredible DTC Cover Girl sculpt! Not only does it look like a great head, but it would double for an awesome Scarlett as well.
She doesn’t quite work flawlessly for a 25th Anniversary Cover Girl, but certainly makes a great base that could be used with some minor tweaks. Anyone with a DTC Cover Girl could easily use the coat from that figure. Folks who want her blonde might have to adjust a bit more, however.
Steel Cobra (De Aco) is about what we expected, but looks a LOT better than I thought he might. The vac-metallized head is impressive. Very impressive. I like what I’m seeing here. Really can’t wait to check out Claymore. It figures that they’re taking the character I’m most looking forward to and showing him last!
Check out the mirrored images below.
So the end of “Season One” is coming near… I’m not sure I’m fully prepared for this new “Season” format, but it is certainly an interesting twist. Taking each issue as an “episode” and resetting the title so to speak every 2 years is a very interesting tact. Some will say it’s a sales grab, and maybe it is to a certain extent, but I think it’s also designed to draw in new readers who might only jump on board with a new “#1”.
I’ve certainly made my feelings known about the pacing of this title pretty much from day one, how is it coming along now that the end of the season is upon us? Better. Certainly better.
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