First Pic! 2015 JoeCon’s 12″ Exclusive Revealed

A rough prototype pic of the box for the JoeCon 2015 12" exclusive set

Geronimo! A rough prototype pic of the box for the JoeCon 2015 12″ exclusive set. (Photo: GIjCC)

The GIjOE Collector’s Club finally revealed today (in a newly released PDF file) that it is definitely creating an exclusive 12-inch figure for fans and collectors of the original 1:6 scale line. It’s yet another parachute-themed set, this one dubbed “The Adventures Of G.I. Joe Test Pilot featuring Fantastic Freefall and Descent into Darkness.” <phew!> The cover of the set’s box (currently only visible in this low-resolution version) looks like it will be quite a nice tribute to the old “red top” boxes from 1969, combining an action photograph of the figure as it parachutes down with artwork of his ’60s jet fighter going down in flames behind him. According to the club’s description:

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“This set commemorates the very short run of the 1969 “Adventures Of” series and features a 12” G.I. Joe Adventurer in a reproduction of a “red-top” long box along with his tan cap and pants, white t-shirt, dog tag, Label revolver, brown shoulder holster, and brown boots. He also comes with a reproduction Fantastic Freefall parachute accessory set and a new Descent into Darkness night-ops version of the same parachute accessory set.* All of these items will be packaged together in a display box featuring art from the “Adventures Of” era.” ($340 for members, $410 for non-members)

Bottom Line: The GIjOE Collector’s Club is famous for its outstanding 12-inch convention exclusives. Oddly, their description didn’t list the Freefall pilot’s key piece of equipment, his distinctive gold, white and black helmet with “G.I. Joe” stenciled on it, but we’re sure that’s going to be included (right?). Anyway, let’s hope so. All in all, this appears to be real winner (if only it wasn’t so EXPENSIVE). One final thing to remember: As the club continues phasing out 12-inch collectors, the quantities of their 1:6 scale products are sure to become more and more limited. Therefore, we recommend you keep your eyes peeled for future updates regarding its availability. We can’t wait to see some more (sharper) photos of the actual set. Should be VERY cool! Go, JOE!

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9 thoughts on “First Pic! 2015 JoeCon’s 12″ Exclusive Revealed

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but even with today’s hobby dollars, I can buy a 1/6 vehicle with that kind of jack, even a 1/6 DML tank in kit form, almost at the price of a few prebuilt items.

  2. Matthew Pak says:

    So, hard hand Adventurer? No KFG? And no super-articulated body? If this is true I’m disappointed.

  3. Angry Duke says:

    I had heard that their supply of super articulated heads and bodies were running out, and rather than get a new batch they went old school, retro, cheap, whatever you want to call it. “Yay, another nosepicker figure!” said no one.

    • Exactly. Imagine how much better received a SA figure would be in this set. But we’ll reserve judgement until we see some pics of what they actually produce. It’s possible that this first rough “teaser” photo won’t end up matching the contents inside. Possibly. 🙂

  4. Angry Duke says:

    You can almost say that “Fantastic Freefall” could apply to 12″ Collector’s attendance to the Convention as well.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Both outfits could essentially be bought at Cots on the cheap and the fig could be kit bashed. You are paying $300 for the nice box.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Descent into Darkness – sounds like the ripoff to the DFW GI Joe Collector’s Club’s 2011 High Altitude Infiltration set.

  7. Chris Short says:

    I Applaud the club for what I see is a strong attempt to regain the 12″ vintage collectors. Unfortunately I see this as to late for me. In a recent discussion I had with other collectors I know. We said the con was within a day’s drive and discussed going. Not sure about others, but I feel vintage (style) 12″ collectors can do better at a local show than the national convention.

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