Da! “Comrade of Action” Club Exclusive Figure and Uniform Accessory Set Due Spring of 2013

The "Comrade of Action" uniform and accessory set, a Spring 2013 GIjOE Collector's Club exclusive. (Photo: GIJCC)

The “Comrade of Action” uniform and accessory set, a Spring 2013 GIjOE Collector’s Club exclusive. This would look great on ANY 12″ figure! (Photo: GIJCC)

This COA figure will be sent to all club members who have specified a 12" preference. The uniform and accessory set is sold separately. (Photo: GIJCC)

The new “Nicholai” COA figure (with headsculpt and 2-piece long underwear, as shown above) will be sent to club members who have specified a 12″ preference. The uniform and accessory set is sold separately. (Photo: GIJCC)

Just when 12″ fans thought there was nothing new to look forward to, along comes the  GIjOE Collector’s Club (GIJCC) and their new membership exclusive dubbed the “Comrade of Action” (COA). Sneak preview pics recently released by the club show the base COA figure will include a foreign headsculpt “fuzzhead” Joe with Kung-Fu Grip and a nifty set of OD long underwear. But the REAL fun begins when you outfit this new figure in his exclusive uniform accessory set (sold separately, as it should be).

Fully outfitted, this prototype of the club's upcoming "Comrade of Action" looks ready for duty! (Photo: GIJCC) Click to enlarge.

Fully outfitted, this prototype of the club’s upcoming “Comrade of Action” stands ready for action! (Photo: GIJCC) Click to enlarge.

We really like this set’s new dark blue Russian longcoat, complete with 10 brass button “snaps,” and two fold-up leg flaps. Its unique styling gives the figure a definite “foreign” look. There’s also a cool “double-rig” holster for carrying the COA’s twin pistols, a pair of matching pants, brown short boots and a matching blue version of the famous fuzzy Russian winter hat. It’s easy to imagine adding additional accessories such as a Kalishnakov or AK-47 sub-machinegun, maybe some hand grenades, etc. ROCK ON, Nicholai!

Bottom line: This new club exclusive arrives at a time when little else is being offered for collectors and fans of 12″ GIjOEs. As Hasbro continues moving away from its iconic 1:6 scale action figure, fans will surely appreciate this admirable effort by the club.

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4 thoughts on “Da! “Comrade of Action” Club Exclusive Figure and Uniform Accessory Set Due Spring of 2013

  1. Wayne Faucher says:

    THIS is actually a very nice looking set! I don’t see a price on the Club site, though. The figure is free for members but the outfit has to be purchased. I admit, I’m not a member…Not even sure what the cost is to sign up!

  2. For $44, each year you get 1 membership figure (this year it will be the COA) plus the newsletter subscription and discounts on all club merchandise. As to the cost of the uniform and accessory sets, those are typically between $35-45.

  3. kneonknight says:

    I might actually have to renew for this set. That double holster rig is pretty sweet, but I think I’d swap it out for an AK and some jackboots on the actual figure. Just feels more “Soviet” to me, I guess.

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