It was a bit late in the day today, but the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed their next FSS 3.0 offering, and it is Repeater!
Using the same construction formula as the Night Force version from the Nocturnal Fire convention set, Repeater is decked out in a more accurate vintage paint scheme and comes with a great heavy machine gun.
Check it out at GIJoeClub.com, or mirrored below.
Technically, the FN Minimi/M249 is a light machine gun. I really don’t know why they didn’t just give him the M56 Smartgun like convention version and the Iron Grenadier.
Why even do Repeater without the steadi-cam machine gun. It’s his primary specialty and what made the original figure and character stand out from the rest of the pack. Just a generic looking desert campaign guy now. Would’ve fit right into a ROC multi-pack.
Character was a twenty year Army guy before he even got to the Joes so I don’t think he’d be wearing his pant legs over his boots or bothering with knee pads. Original only had one gloved hand for holding the machine gun with the other bare for firing. Don’t like the head either. Hat looks like a Marine cover with a Ranger patch on it. Hair color is wrong too.
They at least got the camo right.