It was a bit late in the day today, but the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed their next FSS 3.0 offering, and it is Repeater!
Using the same construction formula as the Night Force version from the Nocturnal Fire convention set, Repeater is decked out in a more accurate vintage paint scheme and comes with a great heavy machine gun.
Check it out at GIJoeClub.com, or mirrored below.
Depending on your perspective, Facebook can be a source of frustration and potential information leaks, but for others it’s a great interface directly with designers and a look behind the scenes of the action figure production process. The Facebook page of 2DToys currently shows off a trio of unpainted head sculpts for the upcoming 2013 G.I. Joe Convention figures. Those three heads are Repeater, Psyche Out, and Crimson Asp. It’s amazing to see the level of detail here in such a small scale, and it provides a nice close up look of these before we actually get them in hand.
Check out the 2DToys Facebook page, and I’ve also mirrored the images below.
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I had promised to get these posted last week, but Thanksgiving events postponed that somewhat…but better late than never, right?
Over in the Rise of Cobra Review Section I’ve posted reviews for both recently released Toys “R” Us Exclusive Troop-Builder 5-Packs:
There are more images here than you will see anywhere.
Werecat over on JoeBattleLines has posted a pretty nice in depth look at some ways to get a more character-accurate version of Repeater out of the recently released Toys “R” Us Troop Builder 5-Pack.
Some nice little part swaps over some great opportunity for expanding the Joe roster. Check out the thread right here, and some images are also mirrored below.
“Good news for those of you out there who were upset at Repeater’s needless race change. As it turns out, it’s a very easy fix to make him true-to-form, and give us a simple but effective LBC Hardball as a bonus. The only catch, is, you’ll need to buy two ‘Joe sets.
Repeater and Footloose share the same body, just with different flesh color. So if you have an extra Footloose, you’ll have a Repeater body with Caucasian skin tone. And you don’t have to worry about a proper Repeater head. Hasbro already helped us out on that angle! The extra Zartan head very much harkens back to White Repeater, because it has the patrol cap and black hair. So simply stick this head on the Footloose body, and you have an instant Repeater. You can even keep the same web gear, as it’s similar enough to the original figure in design.”
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Thanks to HissCommander from The Terror Drome for letting me know that ToysRUs.com currently has the two brand spankin’ new Troop Builder 5-Packs available for ordering through their website!
They retail for $19.99 each…I just placed my order, and it was $45.00 for the two of them including shipping. Pretty good deal, all told, for ten figures. There are no images in the listing, so just be aware that Trooper Builder 5-Pack 1 is the G.I. Joe one, and Troop Builder 5-Pack 2 is the Cobra one. Go get ’em.