The folks at the G.I.Joe Collector Club announced today during their panel at the G.I.Joe Convention that starting later this year that they will start offering a G.I.Joe Subscription service, similar to what Mattel does with their Masters of the Universe figures. Full details on how the program will work are still being worked out but it is expected to start later this year, either late summer or early fall.
All we know is there will be 2 figures offered each month on cardback, making a total of 12 figures released in a 6 month time span. The figures will be done in 25th Anniversary sculpt style. You can subscribe at anytime but for those who subscribe at the beginning and get all 12 figures will also be able to get a bonus 13th figure. You can get more than one subscription.
The first two figures being offered will be Cobra Nano-B.A.T. and Z Force Quarrel, see Mock-up images below. No word on pricing but would likely be in the ballpark of the Dial-Tone figure they just released this year. The figures will be unreleased and foreign type characters and figures that have never been done in 25th style. They won't be themed but the pairing will make some sense. There will be filecards for the figures.
They are debating if they should reveal the names off all 12 figures at the beginning of the subscription or just reveal the first two and then reveal more as time goes on.
They are also looking at ways to keep your costs down like trying to ship both figures each month at the same time so you don't have to pay shipping twice.
Stay-tuned to TNI for more details on this as it becomes available.
NOTE: The images shown below are mock-up images and the final versions may and likely will vary from what is shown here.