No matter what your feelings are about the GIjOE Collector’s Club, one thing’s undeniable, and that is that the quality of their exclusive, 12″ figure convention sets has improved dramatically over the years. And I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for those giant boxes, especially the ones featuring artwork by the uber-talented Larry Selman. WOW. Those are really nice.
Some of the best convention sets that come to my mind include the club’s astounding “Unknown Heroes of WWII” set (with 2 field medics and gear), the amazing “Battle of Britain” set (with 2 pilots and gear) and the highly entertaining “Eight Legs of Danger” set (with an AT guy, 3 big spiders, parachute and flamethrower). These giant boxed sets, with all their superb contents, clearly prove the national club is serious about maintaining a high level of quality for the GIjOE brand.
Unfortunately, their most recent offering, known as the “Last Man Standing” set, has fans across Internet boards “buzzing,” but not always in a good way. Most are understandably curious about what this 2-figure, desert-themed set is supposed to be.
A few days ago, the club FINALLY released its first “teaser” photo. It shows a uniform, and it’s a nice one, with tightly sewn pockets and vintage-style buttons. But that was all. Let’s hope the club opens their “floodgates of intel” soon. The convention is just—holy smokes—52 days away!