I was so jazzed when the 25th Anniversary series started to break into cartoon and comic subjects. I had longed for Sunbow specific character designs and exclusive ‘toon personalities since the 80s. When I picked up the wave that contained this Baroness, my excitement quickly subsided. It was simply the Cobra five pack body repainted in blue, and with a new head. Granted, the head sculpt is an improvement, but the overall figure just isn’t close enough to the animation model (the Baroness’ first appearance blue outfit from the MASS Device) that inspired it.
It’s a shame that 2009 set things in motion away from more comic and cartoon figures, especially the female side of Joe media. There just aren’t a whole lot of GI Joe ladies that make it to shelves. If things had kept going deeper into the mythos, who knows what might have been released. I for one would have jumped at the chance for a Candy Appel or Honda Lou West figure.