Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The GI Joe Club (updated)

If you don't follow these guys on twitter, you can't call yourself GI Joe fans!  (Unless of course you don't use twitter, then you are off the hook)  They tweeted this morning:


He made his initial debut 25 years ago...


Today, he gets a long overdue update...

Edit: After I wrote this, this tweet went out (so much for the fun theory, I am guessing Jinx today):


Hey Hey... Change O Plans... A small detail needs ironed out so a different reveal, but pretty sure you all won't mind the change ;)

Today they will obviously reveal another club figure.  If you do the math it should be 1986.  In 1986 we only have Iceberg, Cross Country, and (of course you can't leave out) The Fridge that have not been updated.  (Pics courtesy of yojoe.com, the best GI Joe resource on the web!)

However, if you bought GI Joes during the 80s, you know they first hit in the fall BEFORE the year they were due...  

That leaves us with 1987 and there are plenty from '87 we have not seen.

Big Boa, 
Crystal Ball, Fast Draw, Gung-Ho, Jinx, Psyche-Out, Raptor, and Sneak Peek from the main carded line.

Vehicle drivers: BackstopGyro Viper, Hardtop, Ice Viper, Payload, Rumbler, Sea Slug, Steam Roller, W.O.R.M.S.

Cobra-La (meh):

Battle Force 2000!!!  Avalanche, Blaster, Blocker, Dodger, Knockdown, and Maverick :

That's a whole lot of '87 that needs to be produced/updated.

Now if you match those with the leaked sub list that has been floating around:

Quarrel (confirmed)
Nano-Bat (confirmed)
Topside (confirmed)
Dice (confirmed)
Iron Klaw
Barrel Roll
Sure Fire
(Tan) Grunt (confirmed)
Cover Girl
Big Boa

We have a clear winner...  Big Boa.  Can't wait to see him.