The Flaggs That Would Not Be*
*With apologies to Metallica.
It’s Flag Day in the USA, and I can never resist an opportunity to tie a holiday in with both a post and a lame pun. Here are two modern interpretations of the famous GI Joe aircraft carrier that unfortunatley won’t see the light of day. First up is the Flagg that was shown during the Hasbro unreleased panel at JoeCon 2011. Although this thing isn’t as big as the classic, it still looks mighty impressive considering the modern action figure playset climate. This one also was on the road to some playability, thanks to a fold-out concept similar to the movie Pit (and yes, the Pit is a fun toy if you give it a chance).
Next up is a design drawing that made its way around Joe fandom a while back, and it appears to be a USS Flagg in the scale of the Combat Heroes line. This thing has me even more jazzed than the regularly scaled Flagg above. I’m in love with the playsets of both Hasbro and Mattel’s younger aimed lines, like Imaginext et al. The play features, tough construction and pricing seem more in line with the toys of my youth than the too-often collector focused “real” action figure lines of today. I would have snapped this thing up in a second, and given it to my son—after I played with it for a while, of course.
Image via coroflot.com