Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FSS 4.0

The 2015 GI Joe Convention wrapped up this past weekend with some interesting news from Hasbro regarding the immediate future of GI Joe. There will be new product coming out this year, but beyond that, plans are kept quiet for now. With the hope of a third film, perhaps GI Joe will one day have a stronger presence in the retail environment.

The GI Joe Collector's Club also has convention exclusive items as well promoting the upcoming FSS offerings. I'll give my brief thoughts on the different characters. (all the links are to prior versions of the characters) The lineup for FSS 4.0 as follows:
  1. Barricade - Loved this character when he first appeared in 1992! I always liked the armored look of this guy. Definite keeper!
  2. Billy (Cobra Commander’s son) - I've also seen him listed as "mercenary." I've also heard that he'll be an adult. Sounds interesting, definitely a keeper. This will be the first time that Billy will be in figure form.
  3. Bullhorn - Another great GI Joe character from 1990. 
  4. Interrogator - An odd Cobra character from 1991 who came with the Cobra Battle Copter.
  5. Law & Order - He's supposed to be the modern era Law & Order, but with the original 1987 colors.
  6. Cobra Inferno B.A.T. - An internet exclusive from 2003
  7. Nunchuk -  An original part of the Ninja Force from 1992 or the 12" version from 2002.
  8. Night Creeper (Ice Ninja) - from 1998 - mixed feelings. Not really impressed by initial Night Creeper figure, not so much now.
  9. Pathfinder - 1990 - cool figure, interesting gear. I'm looking forward to seeing the update.
  10. Jammer (Z-Force Communications) - Nice to add an international character. I'm looking forward to him.
  11. Tiger Force Sneak Peek (UK Repaint) - I don't have a modern Sneak Peek, this guy will do.
  12. Tiger Force Outback (UK Repaint) - Updated Outback? Sounds good to me! 
No pictures have been released by the Club yet. I'm looking forward to see these various figures in the stages of development. Looks like a pretty good crew.

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