In apparent retaliation for yesterday’s “preemptive strike” by the organizers of Joelanta, the GIjOE Collector’s Club has just released TWO intriguing “sneak pics” of their own. The club’s upcoming convention exclusive for collectors of 12″ figures has been called “Secret Mission to Dragon Island,” and the new photos reveal the names, headsculpts and basic outfits of the two-figure set.
The first figure is a somewhat “droopy-eyed” Man of Action fuzzhead SA figure, dressed in an all-black jumpsuit with a parachute pack, helmet, goggles and boots. The second, dubbed “Mr. Sebastian Gorman, CEO of Terron Industries,” features a so-so bald headsculpt, complete with “Mr. Spock” pointed eyebrows, white lab coat cut in sort of a ’60s “Nehru jacket” style (shades of Dr. Evil), black pants and boots. Initial reviews are mixed…
“Joe looks very tired. I’m still wondering why the Club used the 40th head sculpt to create their SA head. The droopy eyes make the figures look like they’re sad and sleepy.” —Redmao
“Would love to have just the head. I could use a Joe that looks stoned/drunk.” —GIjOEBill
“I think the figures look great.” —JChayes01
“Not too bad, but I want to see more of the complete set.” —Gordon
Bottom Line: Fasten your seatbelts, Joeheads. As this year’s “Battle of the Joe Cons” continues, we have no doubt the good folks at Joelanta and JoeCon Indy will be pulling out all the stops to create the best sets—with fans being the winners!