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Red Zone – Urban Assault Team

It’s been a while again, but now we continue with the next member of the Urban Assault Team, following Mayday and Mutt. Red Zone is a pretty obscure character, only appearing in the 2006’s Plague Troopers vs. Steel Brigade set as Steel Brigade’s urban assault expert. A fact not noticed by me until after coming up with this concept! His file name (Luke Ellison) and his likeness come from a real fan who won a contest to be made into a G.I. Joe figure. Note that Red Zone proudly displays his Steel Brigade patch!

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New Mayday

In the early 2000s, Devil’s Due gave us the G.I. Joe recruit Paige Adams, who went on to become a full-fledged member code named Mayday. (Not to be confused with G.I. Joe Extreme character Mayday.) This new design includes “urban camo” to match her Urban Warfare Specialist title.

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Marcy Malone

Here is a character many have never seen. A while back, cartoonist Ryan Dunlavey provided alternate covers for some of IDW’s G.I. Joe series chronicling the story of Marcy Malone: Intern of Cobra! The only person to join Cobra for the college credits. Click here to see the whole story.

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IDW’s Brainstorm and Ronin

While fans sometimes overlook new G.I. Joe material in favor of the “classic” Joes, IDW’s comics have introduced characters to the canon, too. From those books, here are tech guy/scientist Brainstorm, and Ronin (formerly known as Chameleon). Both characters’ designs vary in their different appearances, so these include some elements from various issues.

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New Wet Down

Here is another redesign of one of the “clone” G.I. Joe action figures released around 2000. The Navy SEAL Wet Down was a repaint of Torpedo, and this time even the colors weren’t that different.

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New Whiteout

Fury Force will continue later, but now we go back to new versions of the renamed “cloned” figures from the year 2000. Before starting this I had forgotten that we did get a new Whiteout in 2010 that used some new parts, but here’s another version, anyway…

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New Side Track

Continuing the redesigns of the “identical twins” figures from the early-2000s, here is Side Track, originally a repainted Ambush. Not to be confused with… Sidetrack. Yes, two unique characters released two years apart have names differentiated only by a space in the middle.

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