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Joe Con 2015 set
« on: January 10, 2015, 11:49:29 AM »

Rumour is, it's a Tiger Force set, so what does any one expect to see?

Personally, I'm thinking:

Almost certain in main set:
Roadblock
Bazooka
Lifeline
Tripwire
Dusty
Recondo

Highly Likely in main set:
Tunnel Rat
Sneak-Peek
Big Brawler
Stalker

Possible in main set:
Mutt
Crosshair
Beach Head
Wreckage

Plausible but unlikely:
Psyche Out (in 2013's Night Force set)
Outback (in 2014 Eco Force set)
Hit&Run (in 2013 NF set)
Dial Tone (in 2011 SMB set)
Blizzard (jungle skier?)
Alpine
Jinx
Hardtop (just... no.)

Likely in an attendee set:
Skystriker
Frostbite

Not happening:
Duke, Flint, Wild Bill (all released at retail)

Vehicle wise, I suspect three possibilities for the 'big ticket' item: TF Eaglehawk, TF Ghost Hawk II or TF Black Dragon. An outer possibility is a TF Conquest X-30. Smaller vehicles: VAMP mkII modern version (possibly less likely since the same mould was used for the 'Rescue Ops 4x4' last year), Wolfhound (also less likely as it was the basis of the Club's HAVOC mkII), RAM cycle or one of the Arishikage bikes (the RAM seems more likely), Ghost/Sky Hawk, Fangboat as a Tiger Shark II (seems less likely since they used the Moccassin/Sting Raider for 2011's SMB Python Moccassin)

for the enemies, I think maybe Shadow Tracker in a new colour scheme, a bunch of Jungle-Vipers in a new colour scheme and maybe Kangor or Urzor.

mad possibility for para drop: Tiger Force Ripcord...
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 02:23:16 PM »

If i was the club I would only put guys that actually seemed to make sense. Tiger Force should be jungle troopers, rangers .. No snow guys, no air guys. i always thought that was stupid. Possible candidates for me....

Stalker
Gung-ho
Tripwire
Leatherneck
Beachead
Outback
Recondo
Spirit
Footloose
Lt. Falcon
Tunnel Rat
Repeater
Spearhead
Recoil
Ambush
Dart
Cross Hair
Wreckage

Some are better choices then others in my mind
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 04:12:21 PM »

Well, they already did Shipwreck and Airtight from the Brazil exclusives in the subscription thing, so them doing Skystriker as a pilot seems reasonably likely, plus he's unlikely to ever get produced otherwise.

I was mainly looking at the guys in previous TF sets of one type or another.

Personally, I'd probably do:

Stalker
Beach Head
Roadblock
Tunnel Rat
Wreckage
Recondo
Sneak-Peek

and then Skystriker in a TF Conquest. With Leontor and Tigor as a 2-pack.
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 11:51:06 AM »

As others have said, Duke, Flint, Wild Bill, Airtight and Shipwreck have all been done already.

There are so many choices, but personally I would like to see Tunnel Rat, Wreckage (aka Beachhead), Outback, Recondo and Skystriker.

Skystriker would probably come with an aircraft.  Knowing the club and their history I would hazard a guess that there would be a Skyhawk and Ferret repaint in traditional TF colours. 

As for cobras, well Hasbro did a pretty great job on jungle themed figures (Jungle Viper, Jungle Bat, Shadow Tracker) that it would be tough.  I guess maybe a jungle themed Tele-Viper, maybe standard Troopers in camo?  There should be at least one "leader", how about Jungle Baroness in a camo bikini?  hahaha

Lots of choices.
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 02:02:24 PM »

Wreckage or Beach Head? Wreckage was the Firefly-repaint. BH was done in Tiger colours back in '04...
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 07:15:56 AM »

If they were smart they would give some of their exclusive figures like Dial Tone the Tiger Force treatment. Maybe make him one of the attending bonus figures. He would look good in Tiger Force colours.

They also have other membership figures and FSS to pick from. Footloose, etc...

Going along that idea although unlikely it would be interesting to see the SDCC Jinx in Tiger Force colours as well as the very underused and overlooked Helix figure.

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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2015, 03:01:16 PM »

More than likely it will be a TF set, though I'm more curios to see what Cobras will be included. I've read that perhaps the tiger stripe print relates to night creeper leader's original pant cammo and maybe the set will be Ninja Force. That seems to be grasping at straws though.

The club is sure taking their sweet time revealing anything.
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 09:11:18 PM »

First picture is up. It's Wreckage and it looks pretty nice.

If it keeps up like this I might renew my membership and get this years set. I'll know when I see a few more figures.

http://www.gijoecon.com/il2015/1stRAHpreview.cfm
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 11:42:59 PM »

First picture is up. It's Wreckage and it looks pretty nice.

If it keeps up like this I might renew my membership and get this years set. I'll know when I see a few more figures.

http://www.gijoecon.com/il2015/1stRAHpreview.cfm

I like Wreckage. His paint deco is true to the prototype that was originally intended for his character back in the 80's, until they decided to cancel him from the ARAH line.
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2015, 07:19:59 AM »

Seeing as Wreckage was part of the Toys R Us box set in 2003 it's a safe bet we will see the rest of that box set.

I was pushing for Dial Tone to be re-released. Looks like that might happen.

That would also mean Stalker, Jinx, and everyone's favourite Big Brawler. ;)
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 05:49:58 PM »

The info is out:

Tiger Force (six figures): Sgt. Stalker, Dial-Tone, Big Brawler, Wreckage, Recondo, Edwin ?Lifeline? Steen.

Iron Grenadiers (nine figures): General Mayhem, Metal-Head, Undertow Officer, Iron Anvils x 3, Undertow x 3.

I'm just thrilled Dial-Tone is getting the stripes. I've been asking them for that for a while now.:)

http://www.gijoecon.com/il2015/springfield15brochure.pdf
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Re: Joe Con 2015 set
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2015, 02:10:39 AM »

Iron Grenadiers AGAIN?!
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