The G.I. Joe Collector Club has released some official information on their upcoming G.I. Joe Subscription service in a new Q&A. Still no word on the actual prices for the figures, but they are likely to cost between $20-$25 plus the cost of becoming a Officer Level Club member, if you are not already a one.
Q: Do I need to be an Officer Level Club member before I can sign-up for the figure subscription service?
A: Yes, you must be an Officer Level member.
Q: If I paid for the Officer Level membership, does that mean that I will be receiving all of the 2012 subscription figures, plus the bonus Footloose figure?
A: No. You have to be an Officer's Level member of the club in order to participate in the Figure Subscription Service. This is an additional charge and we will send everyone an email when it is ready to take orders.
Q: Will payment be on a monthly basis for the monthly 2 figures releases? What if I want to pay for the 12 figures at once?
A: We will ship 2 figures per month for 6 months. The final shipment will have 3 figures. You can pay in full or in 3 installments.
Q: Can you outline shipping discounts on multiple subscription purchases so the buyer knows the costs upfront. I expect that each monthly shipment of 2 figures could be combined with another set of 2 or more for a shipping discount and I want to know how many total subscription figures could be packaged together per monthly shipment and at what cost?
A: Shipping is calculated by total weight. If you have more than one, they will be placed in another larger box together. Only singles ship via the pre-pack shipping box. You will get to pick the service of your choice before you check out. It is not a flat rate but is calculated by the Post Office and the chosen shipping company.
Q: Can we have a service option where we just get the entire 13-figure set shipped to us at the end of the 6 months?
A: No. There is no way we can store that many items for different people. It would cost more. That's why we did 2 figures a month for 6 months instead of a figure a month for 12 months.
Q: How do I make sure to get the free 13th bonus figure?
A: You must subscribe to the FSS for the full six month service period and not miss your selected payment schedule.
Q: Why don't I see my favorite G.I. Joe figure in the FSS offerings?
A: Individual collector interest is varied over many decades of G.I. Joe. We chose the most requested figures that represented the different eras of G.I. Joe and club member interest. The FSS offers a variety of figures that otherwise are not planned to be sold at reatil or appear in a future convention set.
Q: How were the 13 Figure Subscription Service offerings selected?
A: The GIJCC acquired data from our annual G.I. Joe convention surveys as well as from our membership on the Club Forums. We formulated a top twenty list of possible figures that could be produced with available tooling. We then collaborated with the Hasbro G.I. Joe brand team to review characters, deco and mold availability.
Q: Why does Theodore N. Thomas not use T.N.T. as a code name? Also, why does he have a different colored figure stand from the other figures?
A: All GIJCC figures are official releases and require copyright approval. Note: his code name is actually the initials of his full name. Only the South America themed action figures have the steel colored stands.
Q: I want these figures and need to know how to order the FSS?
A: The online ordering system is being finalized. We will send out notification to all GIJCC members and post an update on the website when it is available.
The 12 figures being released are as follows:
- Big Boa
- Cover Girl
- Sure Fire
- Bomb Disposal Expert: Theodore N. Thomas
- Barrel Roll
- Iron Klaw (Leader of S.K.A.R. Forces)
- Grunt (Tan Outfit)
- Cobra Dice
The 13th bonus figure has yet to be revealed. Shown below is a look at the card art for the upcoming Quarrel figure.