Bottom Line: The GIjOE Collector’s Club continues to play 12-inch GIjOE fans like fish-on-the-line, teasing and tugging at our 1:6-lovin’ heartstrings in a blatant and (effective) attempt to boost sales and attendance to this year’s JoeCon in Springfield, IL. We have to admit their efforts appear to be working, and the latest 12-inch “teaser” photo reveals the following juicy intel:
This year’s 12” Convention set is unique as it features a vintage styled reproduction figure and uniform ALONG with an additional NEW uniform based on the patterns and tooling for the reproduction uniform set!
Inside the larger presentation box, you will find this excellent reproduction 12” G.I. Joe Adventurer with a reproduction of the “red top” box he came packaged in back in 1969. Only two figures were offered in the line that year, as G.I. Joe was transitioned from the original military line to the Adventure Team line of the 1970s.
He comes with his tan pants, white tee shirt, boots, shoulder holster with revolver, dog tag and cap. The tan cap and tee shirt alone are highly sought after by vintage G.I. Joe collectors. The box for this figure is also difficult to come by. In the 2015 set, they all are offered as licensed reproductions for the very first time.