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GI Joe Collector's Club Black and White edition Joes

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  • #16

    Got mine today.

    First took some pics with him in front of colorful things to show the contrast. Pretty dern good, I say.

    DSC_0282 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    DSC_0283 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    DSC_0284 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    DSC_0285 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    Compared to my Vintage Action Soldier.

    DSC_0289 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    With a comparative actually black and white photo. Not too bad, I think.

    Image1 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    In a Green Beret Uni.

    DSC_0291 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    Image2 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr


    DSC_0293 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    Image3 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

    Yea, I'll be doing some augmentation, but I planned too anyway. Gonna give him authentic Prototype "raccoon eyes", and lower/enlarge the pupil, and recolor the lips and scar.


    • #17

      I generally had no interest in the concept for this figure, but I made sure I got him, as he's the last club figure. But I gotta say, in hand, he's fun. I don't know if I want to use him as a ghost, a zombie or some kinda alien, but he's neat.

      Hate the nosepickers, but always have, always will. Kill them with fire.

      Still, a very neat figure that's unique and the B/W colors work surprisingly well. Much better in hand than I thought it would be.


      • #18

        I think I'll vary how I use him.

        "ghost," and "TV Edition."

        Like the Universal Monsters Silver Screen Edition(s).


        • #19

          I like mine well enough, I added the soldier accessory to my membership figure. The eye paint on mine was a bit sloppy, and I was surprised by the light hair. The uniforms has a twill jacket but thin shirt and pants. I could see many customs uses for the gray uniform parts, I like the dark gray boots.

          All in all, a decent figure once dressed and the box is nice. I can definitely see this offering used for sci-fi or occult customs.

          Regarding the other service branches, I collect Navy Joes the most. But darn those wetsuits! I think a B&W Navy Attack would have looked great and I'd have bought one of those in a second.


          • #20

            Hip, thigh & pelvis issues. Mine won't stand, except very awkwardly. Right elbow rivet is so loose forearm won't stay up. I'm goiong to email them to see what is up. Anyone else have this problem? Figure is way to tightly strung also.

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            • #21

              I told you guys over on UAMHQ, I'm pretty sure this is Hasbro sticking their fingers into everything. Up to 2016, the figures have not been like that. The last year for the Club. Then, an extension granted by Hasbro, and the onset of the 50th AM figures.

              2017 and on, the figures have been like that, and so have the VAM50 figures. I think Hasblow took control of figure production over both parties. If you'll look at the forearms, you'll see that they're the same as a VAM50 figure too.

              The only difference between these club figures is the head, hands, and butt. (And if a club figure has gripping hands, the VAM50 figures use those same hands too).


              • #22

                DSC_0305 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

                How I've currently got my guy.


                • #23

                  I received mine Tuesday. He definitely looks like a ghost or a dead body. I put him and the Dr. Isotope figures side by side- what a sci-fi combo! I will buy the add on equipment first, then decide if I want to buy any of the other figures.


                  • #24

                    Got mine in the mail the other day. Interesting concept. Not thrilled with the pricing of the uniform/box set, but ordered one anyway. Also not real thrilled with the user photos I've been seeing online of the set. In some ways I'll miss the Club. In many, many other way$, I won't.


                    • #25

                      The pelvic area looks quite narrow on the black and white Joes compared to vintage ones. No doubt they make good ghost and Zombie Joes.
                      Fall in A, fall in B, fall in all the company!


                      • #26

                        Well, I just broke down and purchased the complete set, $352.63 delivered. It's their final offering so I just decided to bite the bullet.
                        "Only GI Joe is GI Joe"


                        • #27

                          Did some pose-ablity tests with my guy, ran 'im through the motions.

                          DSC_0310 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

                          DSC_0311 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

                          DSC_0312 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr

                          And a "before" picture for when I get around to doing some redecoration.

                          DSC_0315 by Ian Stoops, on Flickr


                          • #28

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ID:	680 These figures are the same junk molds & assembly as the AM50th. Thighs that don’t fit the hip balls, pelvis too small, they can’t hold a normal standing pose. Both mine look like they have serious spinal damage

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                            • #29

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                              • #30

                                Sent pics of the dodgy figures to FunPublications. They said no one else has reported issues with the figure. No one here has issues with the assembly/production quality of these F’ckers???? If you don’t speak up they won’t know there is a concern. Common sense. To me, spending close to a hundred bucks for a set with a figure that cannot be set in a normal pose is a serious issue.

                                Maybe some of you don’t care about this if you’re never going to remove them from the package or play with them. Judging from the severe bending of the thigh rivets on both mine, they will fall apart in the boxes down the road, whether you touch them or not.

                                So, speak up. I have to say it, if you are willing to accept this level of crappy product without raising concerns with the supplier, I’ve got a lovely bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you cheap


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