While nursing a very bad viral flu over the weekend and into the first two days of the week, I came across some very promising news on the web - there was nothing else I could do but click, so I surfed. I came across the latest Toy Con news from toynewsi.com which showcased what to expect within the year for fellow G.I. Joe collectors. The G.I. Joe highlight for the collection was a spanking brand new SkyStriker!
Next up is one of Destro's Iron Grenadiers! AKA Destro's Mercernary Sales Force. Yes, believe it or not, they also sell weapons and receive a hefty commission if they can convince their buyers. What's so intriguing about this particular new figure is its primary weapon. A portable mini-gun. But it's not just ANY mini-gun. It bears a very striking resemblance to the M-56 Smart Gun wielded by the Colonial Marines in Aliens (The second movie, hence the "s", plural). I see a lawsuit from James Cameron in the works
Here's Sgt. Vasquez - never really knew she had an action figure - with the M-56 Chain Gun from the Alien's franchise. The only difference is the ammo crate swapped for the "Still cam" chest support of the M-56.
And two of my persona favorites: Sci-Fi and a Cobra B.A.T. with a REAL weapon.
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