For the fourth figure reveal the GI Joe Club gives us the Python H.E.A.T. Viper. With this reveal we now get the second army builder of the set. It looks like it is a repaint of the 50th Anniversary H.E.A.T. Viper but of course this will get the Python Patrol deco. The bright yellow torso is a little bold but I think this figure will look great with the rest of the Python Patrol figures standing next to them. Can’t wait to see the rest of the set.
HIGH EXPLOSIVE ANTI-TANK TROOPER:
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– Modern Era Update of Character based on 2003 design.
– THREE Army Builder action figures in this exclusive set.
– Includes removable harness, bazooka shells x 6, bazooka,
connection tube, backpack, and Cobra Logo Stand.
There aren’t many Conventions that I’ve missed over the past twelve years, but it just so happens that 2011 was one of them. It was also the year the Collectors Club officially jumped with both feet in the pool into “Modern Era” figure style. I think this change has served them very well. Not only do they have a lot more parts to choose from for their figures, but there seems to be a lot more collector demand and much better sell through.
That was certainly true of the Mission Brazil set. While I was recently able to get my hands on the Python Patrol Stinger (with great help from Jay of CardedHeroes.com), fellow What’s on Joe Mind host Mike wrote this review for me a while ago, and I’m eternally grateful. A lot of folks don’t realize the amount of time and work that goes into review writing… it’s not a short “bang it out” type of thing, and for Mike to take his valuable time to do this for me was very awesome of him.
It almost lets me overlook his repeated gut-punches regarding last year’s Super Bowl. Almost.
All that side, he took some great pictures and did one hell of a write up. You can check out the Python Patrol Stinger review now linked to my original Mission: Brazil Review (hosted on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review section) or just hit up the direct link below. The Stinger review is with the “Extra’s” on Page 3.
So last week we got all of the exciting reveals for the 2011 JoeCon Exclusive Convention set. This week, we have an image of the figures in their box! It’s kind of cool to see the figures all together like this, even though it’s a very small picture.
Check out the images at GIJoeCon.com or mirrored below.
Following up with yesterday’s debut of Leatherneck and Python Patrol Cobra Trooper, the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has, just today, revealed the next two figures in line, the Python Patrol Tele-Viper and Special Mission: Brazil Mainframe!
The figures continue to look pretty cool. The Tele-Viper uses some different parts when compared to the original Anniversary version, utilizing Flint’s tooling instead of the Cobra Viper. Mainframe looks to be using the same tooling as he did in the 25th Anniversary (which unfortunately also includes the somewhat squished head). Interesting choice with Mainframe to put him in a standard “utility” uniform. It does approximate the Special Missions: Brazil look without being a color-for-color reproduction. Mainframe isn’t nearly as exciting to me as Leatherneck was…here’s hoping for a nicely colored Claymore or Wet Suit as a follow up. I do like how Mainframe’s colors are very similar to Leatherneck, only in reverse. It shows a neat kind of cohesiveness, without Mainframe looking too out of place.
Check out the gallery below with all four figures listed to date.
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Late last week we got a little sneak peek at the upcoming Python Patrol Cobra Trooper that is coming with the 2011 Convention Set. We also received email notification that images for the rest of the Convention figures would be going live this week.
The GI Joe Collectors’ Club has delivered on that today, with images posted for the upcoming JoeCon Special Missions Brazil Leatherneck as well as the Python Patrol Cobra Trooper! Immediately I can’t help but notice that they went traditional with the Leatherneck figure! Awesome move.
Not only does that give the fans the Leatherneck they’ve been looking for, but also puts to bed any thoughts that this set will simply be a Special Missions: Brazil re-issue. Also of note, Leatherneck is NOT using Buzzer’s torso! Another great improvement.
Check out the images below, and keep your browser pointed directly at GIJoeCon.com for the latest news and announcements for next year’s G.I. Joe Convention in Orlando!
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