the disastrous events of Operation Waterfront where several Joes were
taken prisoner by Cobra, General Hawk has tasked Chuckles to put
together a team to find and rescue his men. Meanwhile, a new group of GI
Joe recruits are tasked with finding out what Cobra’s new plan is.
Little do they know that both missions will lead them to Gold Springs, a
nice little town in the desert…''
Strongarm - Single carded figure
Filecard by Thomas Wheeler (GI Trekker)
From the desk of Bucky:
Strong Arm: I wanted to do an updated Sgt.
Slaughter that wasn't Sarge himself. My initial thought was to make the
new Joe trainer a lean fighter type guy like the light heavyweights in
MMA. After some discussion with the guys, I started a build that was a
big guy. I wanted him to stand out, and if he's no bigger than all the
other Joes, he'd get lost in the shuffle. I found some inspiration in
Brock Lesnar, and the look is kind of based off Brock when he was
sporting a flattop and a beard. I kept swapping parts around until I
found a build that looked large and looked proportionate. I originally
had Retaliation Roadblock arms on him. I could not get the elbow joints
to not chip, and after many unsuccessful attempts, found a way around it
by making it look as though he's wearing a workout shirt. Dusty79
provided me with the decal for the chest. I asked for "no pain no gain"
and he sent me several different ones to choose from, and the muscle guy
was my favorite. Hypnohustler recommended doing something to the upper
body to break up the black when he saw the figure at Joecon. The red
white and blue harness is a result of his advice.
Torso and lower arms-retaliation roadblock
Upper arms-50th Destro
Landmine & Sniffer - Single carded figure
Filecard by Charles Cushman (Raptor)
From the desk of Oreobuilder:
A realistic explosives ordnance
disposal specialist has been on my to-do list for a while now. Landmine
finally came about when I bought a True Heroes vehicle at Toys R Us. The
figures from that line aren’t great, but the head was well rendered and
was useful for this project. I had the idea of including the dog after
seeing an episode of NCIS that featured Marine EOD canines. Some of my
favorite classic figures included animal partners, so it was a good
opportunity to do the same here.
Head: True Heroes
Torso, arms: 25th Blowtorch
Legs: 30th Hazard Viper
Vest: PoC Skydive