So in conjunction with the launch of the Survey that will hopefully gather some good data from G.I. Joe fans throughout the internet, I figured I would have a series of articles covering my own personal top 10 figures from the now infamous G.I. Joe Convention “Concept Case”.
Since the survey is running for two weeks, I’ve elected to feature one entry per day, Monday through Friday until the first round of the survey is done. This is not designed to sway anyone to my particular viewpoint, just to show how I’m thinking and why.
Out of the vast number of great looking figures we saw on display, I narrowed my favorites down to ten. Let’s kick this off.
10 – G.I. Joe: Renegades Scrap Iron
Everyone knows by now that I’m a huge G.I. Joe: Renegades mark, but I will admit that the figure showings in the concept case for G.I. Joe: Renegades were pretty underwhelming. Sure, the unmasked Storm Shadow was pretty fantastic, but beyond him we had a preposed Duke and Snake Eyes (who were vehicle drivers in case you were not aware) and a random masked trooper alongside what appeared to be Duke in a Blast Suit. No Roadblock, no Destro, no Baroness…
However, we did get a Scrap Iron! It’s obvious this Scrap Iron was shown incomplete, as he was initially supposed to have a heavy armored vest by the looks of the figure. Even without that component, though, this figure rocked. Large, armor-covered arms and legs, great articulation as well as a new and different design, all topped off by a fantastic new head sculpt, appropriately scarred. In all honesty, the figure itself was neat enough, but I was totally swayed by seeing a new character in G.I. Joe: Renegades form. I still weep a little inside when I think about what might have been for G.I. Joe: Renegades, and this figure managed to twist that knife just a little bit deeper.
Another Thursday, and another episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades posted to Hubworld.com!
This time around we get Destro in all of his metal-headed glory, along with a particularly meaty looking Scrap Iron. This episode really sets the stage for the Cobra hierarchy going forward as well. Check it out in great quality right here.
As always, make sure to keep up to date with the Renegades intel at my Renegades Supersite, and specifically the Episode Synopsis!
Another late Friday night…but hey, I’m married with a couple of kids and I’m a toy nerd, it’s not like I’ve got a hot date or anything.
G.I. Joe: Renegades picks up steam once again tonight, thrusting us right back into the thick of the Joe and Cobra conflict! And we also just might get a glimpse of an important player on the Cobra side… or two.
Check out the Episode Guide, or hit up the Episode 11 entry itself right here.
I’m still working on getting the review and Episode Guide entry done for Episode 10, but to keep you busy until I get that wrapped up, I’ve uploaded the promo for next week’s episode of G.I. Joe: Renegades!
Episode 11 is entitled “The Enemy of my Enemy” and appears to place a focus back on Destro and Scrap Iron. Check out the embedded video below!
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled to the G.I. Joe: Renegades SuperSite for Episode Guide updates and more!
For folks who missed it, or for folks like me who are just in love with the awesome high quality videos on Hubworld.com, the latest episode has been uploaded! Featuring the introductions of both Scrap Iron and James McCullen (AKA “Destro”), episode 8 takes a surprisingly dark topic and gives us 20 minutes of compelling animated action.
Of course, don’t forget that Episode 9, “Dreadnoks Rising” debuts on The Hub tomorrow as well, featuring the debut of Zartan and the Dreadnoks!
For all of the latest Renegades info, check out my Renegades SuperSite, and specifically the Episode Guide.