Fans have been wondering exactly how the G.I. Joe Collectors Club was going to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of G.I. Joe with their 2014 Convention Exclusive Joe Colton.
As it turns out, it’s less of an homage to his 50 year birthday, and more a direct homage to his first appearance in the Marvel Comics way back when. As an unabashed Real American Hero and Marvel Comics fan, I have zero problems with this.
I can see some of the 12″ fans finding some issues with it, but I am digging it. I would imagine they had to retool the head to fit the neck ball a bit better, and they made some changes to the coat as well, by the looks of things.
As a reminder, this figure will be available with a display stand and photo backdrop in the 12″ Convention Set. The G.I. Joe Collectors Club has mentioned that he will be available separately as well, though not with the same display stand and backdrop. Check out GIJoeCon.com for the full details, and the image is mirrored below (along with the comic reference sent out by GIJoeCon on Twitter).