Coming somewhat out of left field, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has added a specialty trooper to the Red Shadow mix, in the form of a Pyro-Trooper, the Red Torch! Continuing the trend from last night’s debut of Black Major, we get a great look at this new Red Shadow operative on GIJoeCon.com.
Using what appears to be the Eco Warrior Flint body with the head from the very cool Built To Rule Shadow-Viper, we have a very neat looking addition to the Red Shadows ranks. I really love that head sculpt, and I’m thrilled to see the Club dip into the BTR realm a bit to pick and choose parts. This shade of red just snaps, too. Very cool. Personally, I’m not huge on the whole flamethrower specialty, so I’ll probably make these guys heavy weapons troopers or something…but the figure looks cool enough to work into the ranks, that’s for sure.
I’m almost giddy in anticipation of the Flint and Red Shadow, things are looking great so far. As always, keep looking at GIJoeCon.com to see these new figure previews posted!
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wow. I likey. What head is that?
Looks like some variation on the Built to Rule Shadow-Viper: https://generalsjoesreborn.com/reviews/archive/btr/btrnightprowler.html
love it, its a nice addition to the RED SHADOWS
The Club really needs to rework how they put their con packages together. The Red Torch is cool but I don’t want/need six of them. So that puts this set at 1-6 so far with me.
I really wish they’d make the sets smaller. For example with this year’s instead of 15 figures with 2 pairs of 6 of the same figure it’d be Flint, Interrogator, Black Major, 1 Red Torch, and 2 Red Shadows for a set of 6 figures. Then they could’ve pre-sold bagged sets of 3 Red Shadows and 3 Red Torches with limits of 2 per pre-registered set orders and of course sell additional bagged sets at the Club store at the Con itself.
At least the 3 3/4″ and 12″ sets both cost the same this year. That’s not always the case.