The first package of 2023 has arrived and what a package it is. Number 53 doesn’t match the Love Bug this time around, but the one and only (if you’re not counting the Valaverse Action Force figure), Sgt. Slaughter.
The box art on this one is unique in the fact that we get multiple versions of The Sarge. Top left is his WWF pose, top right looks taken from the comic books, bottom right from the cartoons/movie, front and center almost looks like a picture and then bottom left is the actual figure ‘s upper body. Somewhere in there is also a detail of his fist clenching a Classified Figure that is holding his mini-figure that is also included.
Also on the side, the art is lifelike and looks the part. Being a windowless cardboard box again, we also get actual photo’s of the figure on the back of the box. Including the actual size of The Sarge, which is, truth be told, not as big as I would have guessed. Still, he’s probably very imposing in the flesh.
That’s all for now. See you back soon. Until then, Happy Collecting and YoJoe!
Just a quick update this time around on another pre-order that finally made it’s way to Belgium. It’s the Valaverse Action Force Sgt. Slaughter, delivered by the good people over at BBTS.
During #YoJoeJune, Hasbro announced that they will be making an official new G.I. Joe Classified Sgt. Slaughter figure, but while we wait for that one to get made, we already have a 6″ figure of the Sarge in the Action Force series.
The figure comes with removable hat and sunglasses, four pair of hands, a stand, a knife, and a big ass revolver. The revolver and knife can be placed in holsters on either leg.
That’s it for now. Keep your chin up and see you soon!
a bit of history first. As I mentioned in previous posts, I started collecting G.I. Joe in 1987 (they were called just toys back then). Although the UK is only 85 miles (at a glance) from here (about 60 miles of those would be water), I never owned a piece of Action Force. Since I’m focusing back on collecting again and have been rummaging eBay and other sites recently, this had to change. And I can say I scored a big one right from the start.
I found the Battle Tank on eBay for a very reasonable price. The stickers aren’t really where they should be, but they are in good condition and the gun tip is missing (if anybody has a spare one lying around, let me know). I also noticed that the battery compartment is showing a bit of corrosion, but I don’t have any batteries to test it right now. Overall the vehicle is in good shape and I’m glad I can add it to my collection.
Let me know what you think!
P.S. I’ve bought some more stuff that is due to arrive soon, so keep a look out on my blog and follow me on Twitter.