G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service 2.0 Keel-Haul Review

G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service 2.0 Keel-Haul Review

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Keel-Haul originally came with the U.S.S. FLAGG playset back in 1985 and to this day that vehicle remains to be one of the best playsets ever made. With the release of Keel-Haul, this is probably the closest fans will get to a U.S.S. FLAGG as retailers don’t want to order large vehicles due to rising costs. Last year, Hasbro stated that a FLAGG would cost an estimated $800 USD shelf price.

However, in our New York Toy Fair 2014 reports, we found that Round 2 is bringing back cardboard diorama’s starting with Marvel’s Baxter Building. So if Hasbro were to do a U.S.S. FLAGG and have to keep prices low and retailers to want to order it, it would have to be made out of cardboard.

Availability: February 2014

Sculpt & Paint:

Keel-Haul includes shared parts with modern G.I. Joe action figures and includes an all new head sculpt by Boss Fight Studio. Compared to the 1985 release and since he’s made of mostly reused parts, he’s missing his dog tags around his neck, most of his ribbons on the left side of his jacket, a patch on the right side of the jacket, some different pouches in the jacket and pants, a lighter brown jacket, lighter blue shirt and tan pants.

You can’t blame Boss Fight Studio’s, The G.I. Joe Club, or Hasbro for these small changes as the parts that they did use almost completely mirror the 1985 release.

One important aspect about this figure is the head sculpt and the flag that’s included with him. On the figure stand, there is a hole for the flag to be plugged in too. Unfortunately he does not have any holsters for his pistol, which for a Navy Admiral seems bizarre.

Articulation: 

Standard for modern G.I. Joe action figures.

Accessories:

Flag, binoculars, pistol, flare gun, mug, figure stand.

Overall:

Keel-Haul is a great homage to the vintage release and a must have for any G.I. Joe collection. If you own a vintage 1985 FLAGG, you need this figure.

Highly Recommended.

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