Thursday, 16 July 2015

GI Joe Resurgence II Day 16: Upshot

''Following 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…''

Upshot - Single carded figure

Filecard by Charles Cushman (Raptor)

From the desk of Bucky:
Upshot came about while going through archives and trying to figure out what the Joe team doesn't have. And one of those is a dedicated archer. It might seem a bit silly to have a soldier running around with a bow and arrow, but that is some of the appeal of GI Joe as a whole. It's not a bunch of bland army guys, it's bright and colorful and unique. His look was tweaked here and there, as I really wanted to use that torso. I'm not sure why, I just really thought it looked like it belonged. The colors of the figure are meant to mimic what is my oldest memory of Robin Hood, which is the Disney version of a cartoon fox.

Parts List:
Head-iron man figure
Headband-star wars figure, plus some scrap
Torso-Retaliation Firefly
Upper Arms-Resolute Trooper
Lower arms-marvel Universe figure
Upper Legs-Retaliation trooper, with holster and pouch added
Lower Legs-retaliation Snake Eyes

1 comment:

  1. Just now discovering this! VERY cool concept, man! :)