The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service 2.0 continues to impress us with their third shipment of Tollbooth and Desert Scorpion.
Tollbooth is an update from the 1985 action figure by Hasbro and was packaged with the Bridgelayer vehicle. There has not been a Tollbooth action figure released since 1985, and the Club and Boss Fight Studios have done a decent job on this update to a classic character. While the head sculpt is simply superb, the figure stands slightly shorter than most/all other G.I. Joe 25th anniversary action figures and beyond. Since Hasbro changed to the scale to 4″ instead of 3 ¾” for G.I. Joe, Tollbooth measures 3 ¾,” which is ¼” shorter than it should be.
Tollbooth performs a variety of combat engineering duties such as laying or clearing minefields and building bridges. He is proficient in demolitions, field defenses and general construction, as well as road and airfield fabrication and repair. He’s got the tools to blast a pass through solid rock or lay down a four-lane blacktop if needed. His teammates are constantly amazed at his ability to build a bridge out of whatever’s there.
Availability: December 2013
Tollbooth includes a newly sculpted head and features reused parts and accessories. He features a non-removable helmet, removable vest, a peg hole on his back that stores the mattock, and a gun holster. The body sculpt shows no neck because his head leans downward, the legs are too short, the arms and hands are too long and non proportional compared to the short legs.
Tollbooth has an orange helmet, green shirt, brown pants, black vest, gloves, holster, and boots.
Standard for G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary.
He includes 2x construction orange cones, his vintage sledgehammer, hand gun, barbed wire, and a mattock.
Usually we have no problems with the decisions that the Club has been making with their Figure Subscription Service and this is the probably our first complaint about any of their previous figures from 1.0 and 2.0 thus far. It’s hard to recommend this figure because of the height issues with short legs and proportion problems. Considering this figure is a limited edition sold exclusively through the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club and targeted to adult collectors and not children, this figure actually fails even our standards. These figures are simply too expensive at $25 subscriber pricing for any designs mistakes such as height issues and the other issues we’ve mentioned above. The head sculpt and accessories are what makes the figure worth getting, and you can always kit bash the body and make it slightly taller by using different legs for example.
Recommended only to completists.
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