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Commander_Lane
06-02-2014, 12:02 PM
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G.I. JOE MOUNTAIN TROOPER: ALPINE
- 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure
- Based on Variant Action Figure from 2004
- Features NEW Head with Removable Goggles
- Includes G.I. Joe Logo Stand, Rope Bundle, Assault Rifle,
Submachine Gun, Pick Axe, Grappling Hook, Backpack

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

stgsteel@gmail.com
06-02-2014, 12:09 PM
New Member here, quick questions about the FSS 3.0 1. Are these figures just repaints of the original toys? 2. Do they ship carded? 3. Where do we go to pre-order the set? (under the SHOP link?). Thank you for your answers.

dave@podjasek.com
06-02-2014, 12:14 PM
(1) The Club uses combinations of previously created parts along with a new part from time to time (in this case head and goggles)

(2) Yes, they are only available carded

(3) It's not up for preorder yet

justin@generalsjoes.com
06-02-2014, 12:50 PM
Nice! I'm not sure I would have picked Alpine as my "new sculpt" homage of choice for the FSS 3.0, but I know a lot of fans have been asking for him ever since the 25th Anniversary version essentially came and went real quick. Digging the look of this one.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Another good looking figure. Body parts are not surprising, but I am glad to see he comes with a good assortment of accessories and a new head. I like it, I'm just not sure what to do with it since I already have the classic version Alpine in my modern era collection. :confused:

Edit: I just noticed in the picture there seems to be a patch on his chest kind of hidden by the rope. Is that the star logo that was used during the POC line?

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-02-2014, 02:37 PM
New Member here, quick questions about the FSS 3.0 1. Are these figures just repaints of the original toys? 2. Do they ship carded? 3. Where do we go to pre-order the set? (under the SHOP link?). Thank you for your answers.


No problem Stgsteel, hope this helps.
1. They are not repaints of the original 80s/90s/00s figures, they are "new" toys in the 25th anniversary style based on those old designs. Many of the parts are reused from recent figures (for example, most of this figure's body is from last year's Kwinn figure) and some parts are new as noted in the description.
2. They are only sold carded with new card art (although there is an informal poll here (http://www.gijoeclub.com/forums/showthread.php?364-Carded-or-Loose-an-FSS-Poll) to see if members would prefer a less expensive option sold loose/bagged).
3. Sign up is not through the SHOP, it is a separate link the Club will post soon (was maybe going to be today, but could be later in the week). They have stated that you will have until the end of the month to sign up once registration starts.

Other facts for FSS virgins: you must buy the complete set of 12 + 1 mystery figure, you don't get to pick and choose a few you want. You do not have to pay all at once, there is an option to make 3 installment payments, but it is more expensive because there is a fee with each payment. There will be a shipping charge on top of the initial $315 price of the subscription. Once they start shipping, the figures will arrive 2 at a time each month (order of shipping is not specified beforehand). I'm sure I left something useful out, so post more questions if you need to. I have order both subscriptions so far and have been very pleased. Looking forward to #3!

steve.2477@hotmail.com
06-02-2014, 03:00 PM
I like him a lot, great parts choice especially the torso.

jimsnow70@aol.com
06-02-2014, 03:56 PM
Ernie Hudson as Alpine is just too cool. Hopefully the final production figure will bear some resemblance to this mock up.

julestobin@gmail.com
06-02-2014, 04:03 PM
Interesting choices...choosing a Venom VS. Valor Alpine... The 'WEBGEAR' is excellent and it leaves much to assume a NEO VIPER will pop up sooner or later to fit the bill! Personally,if the're going to do a Venom VS. Valor 4''ers...They might as well come in original packaging and carding too. There is no sense have VVV figures on classic cards, unless you drastically change the card art and bubble!

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-02-2014, 04:16 PM
Ernie Hudson as Alpine is just too cool. Hopefully the final production figure will bear some resemblance to this mock up.

THANK YOU! I knew that head sculpt looked like an actor, I just couldn't remember his name. This does make the figure cooler.

allewebay@earthlink.net
06-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Nice new headsculpt, great color choices. I got the 25th version but wouldn't mind keeping this one as well. My only suggestion would be some kneepads or wraps but it's not a dealbreaker.

Matthew.stoops@wmich.edu
06-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Edit: I just noticed in the picture there seems to be a patch on his chest kind of hidden by the rope. Is that the star logo that was used during the POC line?

Looks like it from where I'm sitting.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-03-2014, 08:00 AM
I was not happy about this choice at first, but I have to say that it looks pretty good. Thankfully the colors are more muted than the pink and yellow shown in the powerpoint presentation during the convention.

ecgrohs@gmail.com
06-05-2014, 07:09 AM
I must say this will be my "go to" version of Alpine. Nicely done!

luchian@devisraad.com
06-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Really liking this version of Alpine. Good job!

Shadowcat01@hotmail.com
06-09-2014, 01:04 PM
I was never a fan of the "on vacation" VvV Alpine, especially the shorts (too casual), but at least the colors are much better now---except the white dickie---that looks a bit off, should be a different color. The head sculpt is a welcome addition, but since I already have the DVD pack Alpine, I don't plan in keeping this one.

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-09-2014, 01:59 PM
I was never a fan of the "on vacation" VvV Alpine, especially the shorts (too casual), but at least the colors are much better now---except the white dickie---that looks a bit off, should be a different color. The head sculpt is a welcome addition, but since I already have the DVD pack Alpine, I don't plan in keeping this one.

Yeah, what's up with the dickie? A turtleneck makes sense when someone is wearing long sleeves, but not so much here. They could have just stuck with the Kwinn torso with the t-shirt underneath. Oh well, it's a small thing. I still like the figure.

kelty11@verizon.net
06-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Because the dickie is white it almost looks as if Alpine is wearing as ascot. With an ascot he could be a Safari Adventurer. All he needs is a Tiger to Hunt, or Save depending on your feelings about such things. :)

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-10-2014, 12:30 PM
All he needs is a Tiger to Hunt, or Save depending on your feelings about such things. :)

Lol, I'm glad you put the last part on there before PETA came to get you.:D

ericfu13@hotmail.com
06-12-2014, 01:39 AM
I'm pleasantly surprised by the color choice the Club went with, especially after seeing the slide from Joe Con that showed the yellow/red color scheme. I don't have Alpine yet and I'll be happy to have this one. Nice, Club.

scott@getlinkednow.com
06-13-2014, 08:54 PM
Just wondering. Am I the ONLY person not feeling the shorts? Love everything else about him though

jared.vitosh@gmail.com
06-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Just wondering. Am I the ONLY person not feeling the shorts? Love everything else about him though

You would have to go back and argue with the 2004 Hasbro design team instead of the Club. This design is just based off of this figure http://www.yojoe.com/action/04/alpine3.shtml

scott@getlinkednow.com
06-14-2014, 12:00 AM
ya, even tehn, just not feeling the shorts. Easy fix though. just need some brown pants legs that match his pelvis