The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service 2.0 continues to impress us with their third shipment of Desert Scorpion and Tollbooth.
Desert Scorpion is an update from the 1991 action figure by Hasbro and also released to some international countries that same year. Desert Scorpion is a cancelled figure from Hasbro G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra line that was supposed to be included with a Cobra Minotaur Mech in 2011.
Availability: December 2013
Desert Scorpion uses shared parts with existing G.I. Joe action figures including the head from City Strike Snake Eyes, the cowl from the Night Creeper, and other existing parts. The only new sculpt with this figure is the scorpion.
The robotic scorpion has 6 swivel legs at the knee, 2 swivel arms, and a tail, which are all made of soft rubber. The torso is made of hard plastic. The claws on this figure are removable and can fit on the Desert Scorpions hands giving him two additional weapons. The scorpion also has two blasters under the claws sculpted on him.
The Desert Scorpion is almost accurate to his 1991 counterpart with the only difference we found is that the boots are all black, where the 1991 version had brown boots. The original figure also had a yellow shirt and shorts, where this new version has a yellow shirt under a non-removable brown vest, and black shorts that are actually his pants. He also has grey grenades sculpted on the shoulder strap, where they should be red, and he’s missing the Cobra logo on the left arm.
The robotic scorpion is painted all in black, with red eyes and a silver claw, blaster, and silver at the top of the tail.
Standard for G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary.
Robotic scorpion, knife, figure stand, Vector SMG gun, and a pole.
The Desert Scorpion is an excellent figure and should be one of the FSS figures that you pick up. Army building these however is not recommended due to the price per figure of $37 and up on the secondary market.
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