As usual, by examining the comic book/program that came with the boxed sets last night, you can get a decent idea of what the exclusive items might be once revealed tonight.
I’ve included some small images from the comic, and a run down of what we can probably expect.
Steel Brigade Pilot w/ VTOL
No real idea about the pilot himself, but a quick panel from the comic shows the Pursuit of Cobra Ghost Hawk, which is definitely a VTOL aircraft, so that would seem to answer that question. I wonder if it’s color scheme will be based off the Steel Brigade Sky Hawk from 2005?
Cobra Septic Tank MK II
Images from the comic show a DTC HISS! That is a pretty pleasant surprise, I suspect. We haven’t seen this vehicle since it was used in the DTC line, and it was a surprise to me to see that the Club may have used it for this convention set.
G.I. Joe Rescue Ops 2 Pack
Near the end of the comic, Clutch and an unnamed driver of an ECO Warrior themed Ninja Combat Cruiser appear! We see no mention of the Combat Cruiser itself, but we do see Clutch and a small hint of a driver, who almost looks to be wearing a knit cap? Perhaps these are the two “Rescue Ops” members?
Steel Brigade Zombie 3-Pack
I think it’s safe to assume these are based off the concept case figures, and they are shown throughout the comic as well.
Now, neither the Kre-O set nor Night Force Crazylegs were shown in the comic (unless that’s Crazylegs driving the jeep with Clutch, considering the PoC version had that knit cap underneath his helmet) but I think we can all assume what we’re getting there.
It’s still unknown to me whether or not Crazylegs is indeed the “Parachute” figure. It certainly seems likely, but the Club did not explicitly state that in the program. They did mention that he’s a “Paratrooper” so that really seems to lead that direction, though. Something tells me ole Crazylegs might be the sleeper hit this year. Check out the full gallery of images below.
Well that’s a fine how do you do this wonderful Sunday afternoon! Come on, Collectors Club, I was just turning on Football! 🙂
The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has surprised us today with the release of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Brochure. Included in this brochure are the first details of the 2014 G.I. Joe Convention Exclusives set!
And holy wow, we have a good one here, folks. We have the Eco Warriors and Zombie Hunters versus Cobra’s own Eco Force, including some much desired Zombie soldiers!
According to the brochure, this is what we have to look forward to this year:
COBRA forces have acquired the “Compound Z” formula and have started testing it on their own soldiers. They believe by creating zombie warriors they can rule the World and turn its population into mindless creatures. G.I. JOE headquarters is split on how to handle the zombie affliction: save or eradicate?
GENERAL HAWK has formed two groups to solve this deadly problem. Who will be successful? Will it be the Zombie Hunters whose mission is to eradicate those infected or
will it be the E.C.O. (Emergency Chemical Operations) Force trying to rescue and find an antidote for those afflicted? And, what about the team members who become zombies, are they a casualty of war? If too many are turned, who will be left to complete their mission? Only time will tell and it’s running out!
The 2014 G.I. JOE vs. COBRA convention set contains highly requested teams and some new additions available for the first time in the modern era 25A action figure style. This special edition set includes:
Zombie Hunters: Outback, T’J Bang, Steel Brigade Commander
E.C.O. Force: Flint, Ozone, Clean-Sweep
Cobra Lab-Rats x 2, Toxo-Vipers x 3, Toxo-Zombies x 3, and Repulsor with Dawg (NEW K-9).
Each of these great teams comes with classic weapons, accessories, figure stands and file cards in this exciting fifteen figure boxed set.
Uhhh…let me be the first to say… HOLY WOW. That’s a lot of crazy coolness all in one convention set right there. You gotta think there will be some awesome use of 30th Anniversary parts in there, especially Airtight for the E.C.O. Force. But man… Outback and TJbang?! Zombie Hunters battling against the E.C.O. Force in their race to kill or heal? Some very awesome potential paradigms here, and I am freaking thrilled!! Cannot wait to start hearing and seeing more about this fun sounding set!
Check out the Brochure on GIJoeCon.com and hopefully we’ll start seeing some images soon.
EDIT – Shame on me for not mentioning the 12″ set… see those details below:
Included in this 12” two figure set: Timeless Edition Vintage G.I. Joe figure: Tiger Stripe Camouflage Green Beret Jacket and Pants; Tall Black Boots; Green Beret; M-16; Ascot; .45 with Belt and Holster; Canteen with Canteen Cover; and Gold Tone Dog Tag. Timeless AT G.I. Joe figure: Black T-Shirt with AT sticker; Cargo Pants; Short Black Boots; Black Shoulder Holster with Label Revolver; Black Hunting Rifle; Tan belt with Canteen and cover; Duffel Bag featuring AT logo; Map with Map Case; Rope; and a Gold Tone AT Dog Tag.* In addition, to celebrate all ages of G.I. Joe, this set comes with a unique 3 3/4” Joseph Colton, G.I. Joe with Pistol and Club Action Figure Display System with 50th Anniversary backdrop.*
OH SHOOT. Yes, you read that right. The 12″ set apparently comes with an exclusive 3 3/4″ Joe Colton figure as well. Ohhhh boy.
During an exciting round table conversation with Hasbro this morning, the fellas from What’s on Joe Mind and myself got some information about the concept case shown at the G.I. Joe Convention here in New Orleans.
According to G.I. Joe Marketing director Joe Del Regno Hasbro is going to endeavor to list some online polls on GIJoe.Com in order to gauge interest in the figures and concepts shown within the confines of the “vault” here in New Orleans. While we’re not certain on the timeline for this event, I figured the sooner we start identifying these figures, the better. Thankfully, Hasbro made the job considerably easier by providing labels today in order to better organize our thoughts and priorities.
Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to see the run down of figures with their identification. The photos will all be presented in the same order as the names for easy ID.