Since the 80s, Ace has been one of those Joe driver (or in this case, pilot) mainstays that you can be sure will make an appearance in whatever current form GI Joe takes. He’s been around for most of the various reboots and scale changes over the decades, even making it into the modern era along with a remade Skystriker.
For Valor vs. Venom, Ace came with the Tigerhawk, a nice little mini-rig of a GI Joe vehicle. The thing had a pretty neat barrel roll feature that allowed it to spin in one’s hand at the press of a button. At the same time, it produced a nifty jet engine sound. The VvV vehicles still manage to make me smile when I pull them out and play with them–I mean when my son plays with them. Yeah, that’s it. Anyway…
Ace is your basic pilot, albeit in a more modern outfit more akin to his 90s appearance than the space suit like number from 1983. It’s also somewhat heartening to know that Mr. Armbruster has maintained his hair color fairly well through the years. This particular figure also had a neat desert repaint, a repack with Slipstream in a Toys R Us version of the also-cool Thunderwing jet, and a discount store single pack. Sheesh, the man sure got around.