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Commander_Lane
05-30-2014, 01:03 PM
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G.I. JOE POINT MAN: SPEARHEAD
- 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
- Based on Version 1 Action Figure from 1988
- Removable Helmet and Combat Vest
- Includes G.I. Joe Logo Stand, Assault Rifle,
Machine Gun with Bi-pod, Ammo Strip,
Assault Rifle with Strap, Machete, Backpack
Plus, MAX (Bobcat)!

(Note: Photo depicts prototype and final product may slightly differ.)

firebaseryan@comcast.net
05-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Looks great!! I really like the more muted colors compared to the vintage version 1 Spearhead. :o

locb@peiwei.com
05-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Fantastic!

dave@podjasek.com
05-30-2014, 01:34 PM
The colors are quite nice. I would have much preferred "new" characters (not necessarily new sculpts, but recombinations of existing parts to make existing characters that have not been released in ME format before), but this figure certainly looks great.

I'm definitely in for 2 subs with the lineup as is.

steve.2477@hotmail.com
05-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Yes I love it, the muted orange to brown is much better.

adrianmaccarthy@yahoo.com
05-30-2014, 03:43 PM
He was always a great character that suffered from bright colors. Great job club

jtfowler78@gmail.com
05-30-2014, 03:51 PM
One of my favorite figures as a kid. The only thing I would want different on this figure is a better quality vest. The vests on POC figures and Ultimate figures from Retaliation are very well done.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
05-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Looking good, Spearhead. I like that he has a machete this time, even if it's not the same one as the original. Colors remind me a little of Duke v4.

steve.2477@hotmail.com
05-30-2014, 04:16 PM
Can I ask is FSS 3.0 $315 the total or is shipping extra added to the total?

sheila4420@hotmail.com
05-31-2014, 05:20 AM
Great looking figure, and the 3.0 lineup sounds good. Can't wait to see them and collect them all!

soundwavempl@hotmail.com
05-31-2014, 07:02 AM
I guess I am in the minority, but I prefer Spearhead and Max more orange than brown like the original figure. Part of the appeal of the modern updates is that they keep as close to possible as the original ARAH figures in color and design.

charles.phillips@penske.com
05-31-2014, 07:28 AM
I like it. I get it when someone wants it to be more like the original, makes sense to me because that it what we bought when we where kids. However, I personally love how the Club is able to mute down the colors of the original and make these new figures a perfect (IMO) homage to the original. I did not get the NF version so this will be a great addition.

gijoecollector1972@yahoo.com
05-31-2014, 07:50 AM
I like the camo scheme. It is a bit too much like Duke v4 however and I can see the clamoring for the orange, so I suggest a compromise. add some orange/reddish brown elements to the camo. As Stalker said, all camo looks the same at night anyway.

NS550@aol.com
05-31-2014, 07:58 AM
Oh Wow! I wish the original was painted that way! I had to paint over my original figure because I really didn't like the orange. This one looks fantastic! Maybe even better than the nightforce one from JoeCon

zephin77@yahoo.com
05-31-2014, 09:53 AM
I wish Spearhead was more true to the original colors. I think it dose look like v4 duke a bit to much and if you wanted to do that version of duke in the future they would probably be to close in look. So maybe just make it a little more orange on the camo and we are good. I can't wait to get this installment of FSS and will probably buy 2 full sets. I love the line up and that we are getting NF repaints to there original colors. Can't wait to see the next figure. Great job club.

patrickryanmurphy@yahoo.com
05-31-2014, 11:01 AM
I was ok with getting 5 repaints after my con set because we were promised classic colors.

Spearhead needs to be orange. It doesn't have to be as bright, but it needs to be orange or it is not recognizable as Spearhead.

If SAW Vipers can be pink then Spearhead can be orange!

manolive@hotmail.com
05-31-2014, 12:02 PM
Can I ask is FSS 3.0 $315 the total or is shipping extra added to the total?

That's before shipping. Since many of us live in varying distances from Texas, it wouldn't be fair to have a shipping cost built in. Cause the people closer would pay more to cover the cost of shipping to those further away. And that's only if they did an average shipping cost. More likely they'd find the highest shipping cost and charge us all that price in the total. So this way it's a little more even handed. I usually pay $10-12 for each shipment to Utah.

As for Spearhead, at first I thought this was a straight photoshop of the picture they used for the Night Force version. It's not. But he is missing the goggles. I wonder if it's an over-site or a plan.

http://www.gijoecon.com/in2013/images13/rah13/spearheadWEB.jpg

And I wish/hope they could find a happy medium between the dark brown of this one and the bright orange of the original. Skullbuster was quite a bit brighter in person than the picture showed. Maybe the same will be true here.

allewebay@earthlink.net
05-31-2014, 01:47 PM
Like what I'm seeing but I wouldn't mind a subtle orange camo instead of the brown. Here's a quick digibash I whipped up, what do you guys think (original on left, digibash on right) ?

http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii493/RedAlbot/fss3spearheadorange_zpsd02ae67a.jpg

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
05-31-2014, 03:23 PM
Like what I'm seeing but I wouldn't mind a subtle orange camo instead of the brown. Here's a quick digibash I whipped up, what do you guys think (original on left, digibash on right) ?

http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii493/RedAlbot/fss3spearheadorange_zpsd02ae67a.jpg

Allew, you need to start a thread with a poll and post these pictures again so members can vote. The Club said colors are subject to change, so they can still go with whatever is most popular.

I would include a poll option for "either one is fine" because I really like them both, and I can see both sides of the issue. Some want more muted/more realistic colors inspired by the original. Some want an exact reproduction of the original.

Personally, I collect one version (the first version) of each character, so I did not get the Night Force set and was excited to hear about this FSS lineup. Spearhead is not a character I loved (or hated) back in the day, so either one of these is close enough to the first version for me and better than the Night Force version. There have been many times since the 25th anniversary days that we have accepted figures just "close enough" to their original versions, but not exactly alike.

P.S. Forgot to say thanks to Allew for doing the photoshop work. Never ceases to amaze me how Joe fans chip in and do extra work in situations like these.

soundwavempl@hotmail.com
05-31-2014, 04:52 PM
Like what I'm seeing but I wouldn't mind a subtle orange camo instead of the brown. Here's a quick digibash I whipped up, what do you guys think (original on left, digibash on right) ?

I love your digibash and hope that is what we end up getting. I think it is a good compromise, as I think the brown is too much like version 4 Duke and takes away what looks like Spearhead.

allewebay@earthlink.net
05-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Allew, you need to start a thread with a poll and post these pictures again so members can vote. The Club said colors are subject to change, so they can still go with whatever is most popular.


Thanks for the suggestion Jafaria to make a poll, i've started one in the FSS section of the forum here (http://www.gijoeclub.com/forums/showthread.php?384-FSS-Spearhead-What-color-do-you-want-him-to-be)

I just realized I left off a "Either is fine" option :) I don't think I can edit the poll anymore.


I love your digibash and hope that is what we end up getting. I think it is a good compromise, as I think the brown is too much like version 4 Duke and takes away what looks like Spearhead.

Thanks soundwavempl!

kelty11@verizon.net
06-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Spearhead looks great. I love the muted colors, even if they do make him look like Battle Corps Duke. The original bright orange camo would have made less appealing to me. Perhaps the color could be changed to a Desert Storm camo pattern or the AOR1, although that might be too intricate and expensive to replicate.

manolive@hotmail.com
06-01-2014, 10:40 PM
Nice job allew! I think that's a good balance between the original bright and this previewed brown. There's a point where if you tone down orange enough it becomes brown. Seems the club crossed that line. But having done quick photoshopping I know how you can turn the saturation down a few too many notches and compared to what you had a minute ago it looks much better. Then you show it to someone that hasn't been staring at it for an hour and they point out that you may have over corrected, lol :D

dgarlit@gmail.com
06-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Great mockup, that subtle orange is exactly what I was hoping for too.

I'm happy they've included the classic spearhead rifle with two magazines on it.

gijames@mail.com
06-02-2014, 10:14 AM
look sweet

luchian@devisraad.com
06-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Really like this figure. Good job on this one. I especially liked the version with the muted orange camo.

Shadowcat01@hotmail.com
06-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Wow, what a double treat. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a cat person. So Spearhead always had a special place in my collection because he was the only guy who came with a feline. But the problem was, he was a third tier character and with Hasbro's insistence on endless "Vomit Characters" like Duke, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Cobra Commander being released over and over again taking up figure slots, I never thought I'd see a Spearhead and Max in modern form. I was very grateful for the Night Force version, but this one really takes the cake---I love it! More-so for Max, but Spearhead is also cool even if he does resemble 1993 Duke's colors.

I also prefer the evolution of brown camo over the orange. It's more tactical, and it make more sense. Anyone here want to wear neon orange into combat? And besides, since we're likely never going to see a modern 1993 Duke (at least I hope not) who cares if he looks like O-ring Duke? It's not like the Modern Era can even mesh with the O-rings anymore.

ericfu13@hotmail.com
06-12-2014, 01:01 AM
I'm glad to see all this love for Spearhead and Max. For whatever reason I never liked them, lol. I'll probably hold on to them because they're cool updates, thats it.

gi_new51@hotmail.com
06-14-2014, 11:22 PM
I love this figure. Could go either orange or brown, both would work.

madmac41@hotmail.com
06-16-2014, 06:09 PM
I love this figure, so happy you went with brown instead of orange.

pyre@pyresdomain.net
06-17-2014, 05:01 PM
Yeah, I don't get why people actually want the orange. It looked stupid on the original figure and really doesn't make much sense.

jimsnow70@aol.com
06-17-2014, 08:29 PM
I'm ok with either color, as long as it's not overly flourescent.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Yeah, I don't get why people actually want the orange. It looked stupid on the original figure and really doesn't make much sense.
I agree. If this figure had been released by Hasbro in the POC/ 30th line they would not have used orange camo. I prefer when Hasbro or the GIJCC recreate a classic character by keeping its essential, fixed look and modernizing it.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-18-2014, 09:22 AM
I agree. If this figure has been released by Hasbro in the POC/ 30th line they would not have orange camo. I prefer when Hasbro of the GIJCC recreate a classic character by keeping its essential, fixed look and modernizing it.

Some would argue the orange is essential to Spearhead's look. And I think most of what the Club has done with the FSS is more in line with the 25th style of vintage updates rather than POC/30th recreations. I will actually be okay with the reddish brown or a dark "Texas" orange, I'm just pointing out the other side of your argument.

rjhiii@sover.net
06-18-2014, 10:22 AM
I am okay with whichever color they choose also. A compromise is the muted "rusty" orange in the mock up.

manolive@hotmail.com
06-30-2014, 09:43 PM
I'm ok with either color, as long as it's not overly flourescent.

You mentioned that the NCL picture got changed on the Club Facebook. I think Spearhead did too. The camo looks a little more orange. Is it just me? Might just be a figment of the shrinking process.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
07-01-2014, 08:47 AM
You mentioned that the NCL picture got changed on the Club Facebook. I think Spearhead did too. The camo looks a little more orange. Is it just me? Might just be a figment of the shrinking process.

Yes it's hard to tell in the small picture, but the GIJCC confirmed on Facebook Spearhead's camo will be between the original orange and the brown they first showed. This was one where I think I was happy either way, but this should be a good compromise for everyone.

manolive@hotmail.com
07-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Yes it's hard to tell in the small picture, but the GIJCC confirmed on Facebook Spearhead's camo will be between the original orange and the brown they first showed. This was one where I think I was happy either way, but this should be a good compromise for everyone.

Oh cool. Glad to hear(I have to use my wife's Facebook and tend not to linger too long :cool:). When I first saw him I was cool with it. I thought he looked real good. But after I saw that color adjustment allew did on Page 2 I thought that was the way to go. Like biting into a delicious hamburger, then in the second bite you find it has bacon on it. :o