View Full Version : 2015 GIJoeCon 3 3/4" Box Set Undertow Figure Preview!

02-10-2015, 03:40 PM
The Iron Grenadiers return with their new General along with squads of sea and air assault troopers. They have executed a hostile takeover of a billionaire's tropical island in the South Pacific. The beaches are patrolled by Destro's elite frogmen that are extensively trained underwater specialists.

Visit the official 2015 GIJoeCon (http://www.gijoecon.com/il2015/) website and click on the Con Exclusives menu button to check out the first Iron Grenadier troop builder action figures included in this year's 3 3/4-inch box set!

02-10-2015, 03:59 PM
A solid figure. The colors are a departure from the original, but I don’t mind that if it gives a more unified look with the rest of the IG sets; though granted I do not mix O-rings and Modern Era figures anymore due to their incompatibility, so the previous deco doesn’t carry as much weight as it would have if all the modern sets were like-colored. I would have preferred the RoC Eel spear gun over this one, especially for the attached flashlight if these guys are designed to swim in polluted and murky waters, but that’s easy enough to swap out. (And the metallic gold paint looks tacky and too color-kiddie for the weapons.) The only issue I have are the Retaliation Snake Eyes legs. Yeah, it was the build Hasbro did on the 50th Eels, but the blousing on the trousers seems like unnecessary drag under water. I would have preferred the RoC Eels legs, but maybe they were too short for the longer torso. Or they wanted to keep it simple. The boots are ok. Aesthetically they contrast a bit, but I assume it allows the Undertows to operate on rough ground easier than if they had SCUBA booties on. Overall however, I like it.

EDIT: Hopefully the mask is matte instead of glossy.

02-10-2015, 04:09 PM
I really like how it's looking so far. My only addition would have been a rebreather/oxygen tank on his chest to balance out the look and be closer to the original. Good thing is that it can be accomplished by an add on piece without changing the mold. Really like the IG's so far!

02-10-2015, 04:46 PM
I would've liked the original look way better, but new and different works too. So far so good... Can't wait for metal head :))

02-10-2015, 05:18 PM
Remember we are getting an Undertow Officer in this set as well. Maybe that one will be in the original gray and green. The original file card refers to Undertow like a single character/officer even though it also says "frogmen". Maybe having that one as an officer and this one as a trooper makes sense.

02-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Would have preferred V1 colors better, still on the fence about getting this set. waiting on the final figures to make my decision. Def wont be buying a bagged set of these figures this year though.

02-11-2015, 10:34 AM
Great Looking Figure. I hope the Undertow Officer utilizes the original 1990 colors.

02-11-2015, 05:49 PM
Great Looking Figure. I hope the Undertow Officer utilizes the original 1990 colors.

If not, some repaints from this set may be included in future FSS lines.