There aren’t many Conventions that I’ve missed over the past twelve years, but it just so happens that 2011 was one of them. It was also the year the Collectors Club officially jumped with both feet in the pool into “Modern Era” figure style. I think this change has served them very well. Not only do they have a lot more parts to choose from for their figures, but there seems to be a lot more collector demand and much better sell through.
That was certainly true of the Mission Brazil set. While I was recently able to get my hands on the Python Patrol Stinger (with great help from Jay of CardedHeroes.com), fellow What’s on Joe Mind host Mike wrote this review for me a while ago, and I’m eternally grateful. A lot of folks don’t realize the amount of time and work that goes into review writing… it’s not a short “bang it out” type of thing, and for Mike to take his valuable time to do this for me was very awesome of him.
It almost lets me overlook his repeated gut-punches regarding last year’s Super Bowl. Almost.
All that side, he took some great pictures and did one hell of a write up. You can check out the Python Patrol Stinger review now linked to my original Mission: Brazil Review (hosted on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review section) or just hit up the direct link below. The Stinger review is with the “Extra’s” on Page 3.
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.
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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.
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It’s a Merry Christmas for G.I. Joe fans, as the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has announced today that they will be posting images from the full convention set all week next week. The full text of the email can be seen below:
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!
After listening to some concerns about starting registration just before Christmas we have decided to hold off until the first week in January.
However, we have a Christmas present for you! Next week we will post ALL of the convention set photos for Mission Brazil II and Drive into Danger!
Watch the new convention site at GIJoeCon.con for updates all next week starting Monday!
PS. Our offices will be closed December 24 and 31.”
Excellent! I’ve been looking forward to seeing some pics, and finding out we’re seeing all the figures for the regular set throughout one week is awesome news. Can’t wait. As always, for full details, keep checking GIJoeCon.com.