Picking up right where they left off on Friday, the G.I. Joe Collectors Club has revealed two more figures from their 2016 G.I. Joe Convention today! The Cobra Black Vulture and Sky Patrol member Drop Zone were both shown off on GIJoeCon.com.
I’m a bit mixed. I LOVE most of Black Vulture’s part, but that head seems to be sitting very high on the neck. Hopefully it’s not that bad in its final form because the rest of the figure is an absolute home run. I may try the Renegades Cobra Trooper head on the Accelerator Suit body myself to see if it really fits that high. From the neck down, the figure is truly spectacular.
As for Drop Zone, he looks pretty good. I was never a huge fan of the Strato Viper figure with its scrawny limbs and clunky joints, but I am glad to see that at least the arms have been swapped out for what looks like Retaliation Storm Shadow. That is a HUGE improvement, even if I’m still not wild about Strato-knees. Drop Zone looks a little Photoshopped, too, and appears skinnier than he likely is in real life.
All in all, I’m exceedingly happy with what I’ve seen from the Con set reveals to date. We still have Static Line left to go, and here’s hoping he’s got a new head, since new parts appear to be pretty sparse thus far.
Check out GIJoeCon.com for the latest, and these new images are mirrored below.
I don’t think Black Vulture’s head looks bad. Compared to RoC Ripcord It doesn’t look that much higher. Drop Zone’s is no different really, but you don’t notice it much because he’s got that extra stuff around his neck. That’s a cool use of the Accelerator Suit torso though.