Look Into My Eye…ZZZAP!!!
For those of you who missed it, the GIjOE Collector’s Club recently released two new photos of their highly anticipated club exclusive figure for 2016, Mike Power the Atomic Man. To GIjOE fans and collectors, the changes and improvements over the original figure are obvious. In place of the original’s goofy “Ken doll” head, there’s an all-new “angry” GIjOE head sculpt with a working light-up LED eye. Mike also (finally) gets TWO atomic-powered legs, making his daily runs on that mountain hideout treadmill MUCH easier. And in lieu of his old camo shirt and brown shorts, Mike will be attired in a more modern white AT t-shirt, dark shorts and white tennis shoes. Atomic Tennis, anyone?
The second photo reveals Mike’s unique “Field Mission Alpha” accessory set (sold separately), which will come with a short-sleeved jumpsuit, bright red belt, and a passel of other weapons and equipment. Overall, this set appears to strike all the right chords and should please most 12″ club members. According to the official GIJCC website’s press release:
“The NEW Atomic Man from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club will feature kung-fu grip hands, clear legs, a clear arm and an ALL-NEW head design which will include an electronic LED light-up eye activated by tugging on his Adventure Team dog tag! The figure will come dressed in t-shirt, shorts, and white shoes based on the RARE vintage uniform from the Secret Mountain Outpost for Atomic Man produced in the 1970s. To add to the fun, there will be an accessory uniform set for Atomic Man available for separate purchase! To get the NEW Electronic Mike Power Atomic Man 12″ figure, be sure to join the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club by March 16th, 2016. With the NEW Atomic Man as a member of the Adventure Team, evil (and Doctor Isotope) won’t stand a chance!”
Bottom Line: We like what we see here. The new Mike Power 12″ figure and his nifty uniform and equipment set will make welcome additions to all GIjOE collections. In Hasbro’s absence, the club continues to step up and take charge of new “official GIjOE” figure production. Thanks, GIJCC!