Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m getting into another G.I.Joe Pilot and this is another one I love and perhaps the replacement for Ace. When 1986 rolled around G.I.Joe was in full stride. The characters were being cranked out and along with them came figures and vehicles. The Conquest is another one of my favorite jets.
I had one as a kid and I have 1 modern one and several 1986 shells with one in pretty good shape. With this awesome jet came another one of my favorite figures. The 1986 Slip-Stream just has a killer suit. The overall design is captivating. Although I would have loved to see him with a removable helmet the design is very nice and unique to the character. Slip-Stream had a couple versions including a 2004 version similar to the Ace.
The uniform was unique and had the same helmet as the ACE, but did not have the signature mustache that made Slip-Stream stand out. He was used in the cartoon frequently but I’m not sure about the comics. As far as I know there is no 12 inch version, but yet again I would love a 6 inch version. Maybe someday. Overall Slip-Stream has been one of my favorites characters ever since I got him as an 11 year old. What is you favorite version of Slip-Stream? Who would buy a 6 inch version? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.