Pilot figures can be a little boring. More than any other “driver” figure, they are less useful out of their vehicle. My original Ace didn’t get to do much outside of his Skystriker other than stand around it, waiting for battle, or repairing it. Yeah, I was a kid and didn’t know much about ground crews. I figured since Han and Chewie worked on their ride when it broke down, GI Joes should too. This version of Ace is much more interesting to me than other modern offerings. The more they get away from the 25th Anniversary version’s weird build, the better.
Ace didn’t have a weapon back in the day, and this one’s equipped with a pretty sweet looking and compact machine gun. He’s also sporting a wicked looking helmet, and it’s got a red face shield to match the vehicle’s canopy. Neat.
The helmet reminds me of Cesspool and Incinerator.
Bad paint on the eyes!
If I saw that figure without this explanation, I would have assumed him to be a Cobra. A clear faceshield would have gone a long way to solve that. But, when you can’t tell the good guys and bad guys apart, it’s probably time for the concept to take a rest.
SOOOO Well Said Letal!
If you didn’t know who Snake Eyes is, he’d look like a bad guy…and he’s OG13.
Wow! Look at those eyes! Ace has been flying too many night missions. He’s all right; my kid calls him “Fake Ant-Man”. Whose helmet is this? Rather he’d come with that F-22 style helmet from the 2011 figure. I might need to see if anyone is casting those.
Oops, F-35 style helmet.
The helmet originated from the same sources as the lower legs and arms: POC Skydive.
I know Justin Bell and some others in the community are a goo goo over the Wolf Squad concept, but come on…the red on Joe vehicles suck!! I swapped the Sycthe and Skystriker canopies immediately.
He doesnt seem to know if he’s night force Ace or a Cobra pilot
I have to admit this ace is crap. They should’ve tried to do the Version of thr 93 ace helmet could have made it work maybe. But in my opinion the 93 ace is the best ace so I would have liked to just seen it done in the new style although I don’t like many of them. O-RINGs how I miss you.
I remeber getting the blue version of that figure with the gyro copter thingy for my 7th birthday. I have fond memories of him though the green version seems to be the prefered one of many