Tuesday, May 23, 2017

FSS 6.0 Reveals

Well, all the reveals are done for FSS 6.0. Now it's time to seriously consider if I want to jump in with this set. I don't get too critical of the offerings of the Club and I think there are a lot of decent builds in FSS 6.0. Plus there are quite a few characters that I just want to add to my modern collection. Time to start liquidating older stuff to probably pay off these guys!
  1. Ghostrider - When the X-19 Phantom stealth fighter came out back in 1988, I was hooked!. Loved the design of the jet and the pilot. I think that the Club has done an excellent update to XXXXXXXXXX. Clever... sort of... to go with a secret code name instead of the potential copyright violation of Marvel's idiotic character. For me, he's Ghostrider. Flaming Skull can suck it.
  2. Windmill - based on Funskool/India? Okay, give him the helicopter pack, but those colors... Please, no... Oh dear god, they did... I'm not sure what to say about this guy. Just too much brightness! The build looks decent, but those colors. The build is decent to me, and the colors aren't too bad. I could get used to him.
  3. Rampart - Looks pretty good! Looks like the Club used Blocker's head and the RET GI Joe trooper torso. One of the stronger reveals in my opinion.

  4. W.O.R.M.S. Officer -Oh boy... That oversized "jacket" piece. It just isn't working. The biggest flaw is that the lip of the "jacket" under the left arm has flipped up in front of the arm. Doesn't look good. The arms and legs look too small; 25th figure foundation? Not a strong figure based on this.
  5. Vorona -Decent build, great paint apps, looks like a winner!
  6. Guillotine - I don't know a whole lot about the character; I do recall the "Plague" from the comics, so this is a pretty cool direction for the Club. It's always nice to have named, specific characters for the Cobra side.
  7. Sub-Zero - Not too sure about this build. I was never really impressed with the original figure.
  8. Night Stalker Officer - Fire torpedoes! New color for the Club's female officer set? Looks cool! Keeper!
  9. Hardtop - He looks great! As suspected, Tollbooth's head gets a reuse. The overall build looks great. Where's Payload? Doubt he'll ever happen, not much stock to draw from that would make a convincing astronaut.
  10. Cross-Hair - Decent base construction, but that web gear is just too bulky for modern figures and the belt is too loose. I think quite a few collectors have tried using the original gear with the same results. **Update - The Club released a new mock-up for Crosshair with a tighter fitting vest. They also removed the goggles. Much better! Well done, Club!
  11. Captain Skip - I don't know who he is, but he's a decent build. I like him!
  12. Dojo - People complain about a crazy looking update to a crazy looking original. Not a bad build, looks pretty good. Much speculation that the head sculpt is ripe for a Headman reuse. Go for it!
  13. Clues from the Club!
    1. This figure features a NEW head sculpt!
    2. Previously Missing-in-Action from a sub-team!
    3. Highly requested GI Joe team member! 
The weakest figures in this set, in my opinion, are Dojo, Sub-Zero, and WORMS. The WORMS figure is a potential troop builder, possibly would go up for sale. 

As of this exact moment in time, I think I'm going to be on-board for FSS 6.0. It may limit my spending at the Convention in a couple weeks, but that's the Club's fault, not mine.

1 comment:

Bro Midnight said...

I find it interesting that the Plague cheracters are finally coming back around.