1/6th scale Green Beret LT. Falcon will be a Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive for the SDCC 2012 i.e. San Diego Comic-Con 2012, just one of the biggest, most happening conventions and one could say "the mother of all comics conventions" where toy and collectibles designers sell "Comic Con Exclusive" products. Such companies have included LEGO, Hasbro, Mattel and Sideshow Collectibles. Most such exclusives are licensed properties of movie, comic book, and animation characters.
Lt. Falcon is a G.I. Joe character in the A Real American Hero series. Of the officers in the Joe Team, Lt. Falcon is somebody who tries to be your friend. He is of the opinion that just because you're an officer doesn't mean you're respected. Respect has to be earned. Whether mingling with the rest of the enlisted men or training native insurgents, Falcon proves to everybody he is ready to get down and be one of the boys. He would even bite the head off a snake just to be on your side.
His real name is Vincent Falcone, and his rank is that of 1st Lieutenant O-2. Falcon was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. As a Green Beret, his primary function is special operations. His father was also a Green Beret, who served with the 10th SFGA (Special Forces Group Airborne), making Falcon a second generation Green Beret. Falcon briefly served with the 5th SFGA's "Blue Light" counter-terrorist unit as an "A" Team executive officer. He has been cross-trained in demolitions, and is fluent in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Swahili. Falcon is also an expert with most NATO and Warsaw pact small arms. [source: wiki]
Falcon has an overwhelming friendliness, and can usually sway even the strongest isolationist into joining the fight. This excessive personality often leads to friction with his commanding officers. He is sometimes referred to as the younger half brother of Duke, which has more than once resulted in heated disputes. The hostility between the two has only increased, given that Duke has often used his influence to bail Falcon out of trouble. But Falcon has redeemed himself, and his specialized training has led to him heading up the G.I. Joe Night Force.
The original Falcon action figure was released in 1987. It sports the familiar green beret headgear, and olive green fatigues with tiger stripes and is armed with shotgun, knife, backpack and antenna.
This Sideshow Collectibles SDCC 2012 Exclusive G.I. Joe Lt. Falcon 12-inch figure looks pretty cool
Sideshow Exclusive: G.I. Joe 1/6th scale Green Beret The Lieutenant Falcon Sixth Scale Figure features: Hand Painted Portrait, Hand Painted Back Country Portrait, Fully Articulated Prometheus 1.2 Body, Generous assortment of Gloved Hands, Automatic Shotgun with flashlight, red dot sight and sixteen (16) shells. Tactical Tomahawk, Fragmentation Grenade, Pistol with two (2) magazines, Wrist Watch, BDU Shirt and Pants, Sculpted Boots, Beret, Drive-On Rag, Radio, Canteen, Pack, SERPA Holster. MOLLE Belt, Riggers belt, and H-Harness. Pouches for shotgun shells, canteen, and radio. Velcro Patches, Display Base with lower support stand.
And it comes with two head sculpts :) one clean shaven and the other a rough and tough "been in the jungle for days" look. The tomahawk axe is a nice addition too.