Somebody posted these composite images of various GI Joe figures on various GI Joe Facebook pages and just slammed most of them.
"I don't like any of these guys."
Well, why did you waste the time to make up the images and then post about your displeasure? Troll...
I liked the pictures enough that I thought that I would consider the potential of each character in terms of future GI Joe Club FSS releases. Some have already been done by the Club or recently by Hasbro.
I thought I would list each figure from each image and give a few thoughts about each. (top to bottom, right to left)
Frag Viper - recent Club Convention exclusive figure, don't think they'll make general release
Alley Viper - recent Hasbro releases during PoC and Retaliation
Annihilator - recent Club Convention exclusive figure, don't think they'll make general release (I'd love to get a few!)
Backblast - great character, would love to see an update
Countdown - cool character, probably doubtful with astronaut gear
Darklon - recent Club Convention exclusive figure, don't think they'll make general release
Dee-Jay - least favorite BF2000 figure, but if the Club ever did a Convention set with an update to BF2000, they'd have to bring him back
Deep Six - awesome figure, but doubtful that the Club or Hasbro would revisit this version
Dogfight - I like this guy, I'll take an update
Downtown - same situation, I'll take an update
Gnawgahyde - recent BBTS exclusive as "Gnaw"
HEAT Viper - recent Hasbro 50th figure, decent
Hot Seat - doubtful from either the Club or Hasbro
Long Range - doubtful from either the Club or Hasbro
Aero Viper - maybe? Pilot figures are probably pretty easy
Track Viper - maybe from the Club? Just make the helmet look like a human head could actually fit in it!
Payload - awesome original sculpt, something close to it will probably never be seen again
Recoil - yes please!
Rock&Roll - yes please! With the mini guns!
Scoop - yes please! I like the character
Snake Eyes - this version has been done by Hasbro
Stalker - yes to the arctic ranger!
TARGAT - would be great as an FSS figure, don't know if the Club could repro the back pack
Wild Boar - blah, don't care
Windchill - yes please! With the quality of the Club's Frostbite please!
Night Viper - recent Hasbro Retaliation/50th release
Claymore - Club Convention exclusive
The Fridge - doubtful, don't care
Mercer - recent BBTS exclusive (exceptional!)
Red Dog - recent BBTS exclusive
Taurus - the Bull... recent BBTS exclusive
Golobulus - with Pythona as the Club membership figure next year... a Convention set in the works?
Nemesis Enforcer - been done by Hasbro, maybe the Club could re-release and update paint apps?
Royal Guard - maybe the Club will tackle this one? I'd hate it because I would want several!
Row 2: BattleForce
Avalanche - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Blaster - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Blocker - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Dodger - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Knockdown - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Maverick - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Super Trooper - Yes! Club Membership figure? Sure! Do it!
Skystriker - recent Club Convention figure
Row 3: Sky Patrol
Airborne - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Airwave - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Altitude - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Drop Zone - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Sky Dive - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Static Line - Club revisit? Convention Set? That would be cool!
Steel Brigade - Hasbro PoC & 50th release, great figure!
Steel Brigade Commander - recent Club Convention figure
Row 1: The Original Crew!
Breaker - Hasbro release
Cobra Trooper - awesome 30th/PoC upgrade. Please, someone reuse the mold!
Flash - modern update needed
Grunt - modern update needed
Grand Slam - modern update needed
Hawk - revisited by Hasbro as the General
Steeler - current Hasbro 50th figure
Rock&Roll - I'd rather have a version 2 update
Scarlett - modern update - reuse the Resolute body mold!
Snake Eyes - version 54 is the best, that is all
Short Fuze - modern update needed
Stalker - recent Club Convention figure, head being used as Jammer for FSS 4.0, keep this character active!
Clutch - modern update needed, keep this character active!
Zap - modern update needed
Cobra Officer - similar to Cobra Trooper upgrade, same basic body, keep it alive!
Mutt & Junkyard - Hasbro from 2008, could use a modern update
Cover Girl - Club figure from FSS 1.0
Gung Ho - 50th update by Hasbro - on the way!
Lowlight - nothing better than the PoC update by Hasbro
Wetsuit - this version kinda done by Hasbro in '08, the Club did a land uniform version in 2011 as a Convention exclusive
Flint - recent 50th update
Beach Head - recent 50th update
Leatherneck - recent 50th update
I guess I don't have many suggestions for future FSS releases. Eventually, the Club is going to run out of ideas. Will Hasbro allow them to do more new characters? Could they turn to some Adventure team type figures with new "vintage" style head sculpts? Mike Power in 4" scale? That would be cool!
Just an exercise in imagination. How about your thoughts?