Nemesis Enforcer (2014 Kre-O)
Nemesis Enforcer is a character whose figures haven’t seemed to quite capture the menace conveyed in his appearance in the animated GI Joe movie. The character was a hulking brute, possessed of incredible strength, and his look was one of the coolest of Cobra-La’s weird denizens. The original action figure was detailed, and included the unique wing and tentacle accessories to match his appearance, but the limitations of a common buck meant that he was pretty much the same size as the other figures.
The 25th Anniversary version fared better in regards to scale, but for me it still lacked something that would have made me truly enjoy it. where the Kre-O version comes in. Again, the scale can’t be changed to make the figure tower over others (unless you add some single stud bricks to his feet to act as lifts) but the addition of the huge wings adds to his intimidation factor. For me, the printing and color are what make the figure a standout. There’s more detail than what we usually see with the Joe minifigure, and the scaly patterns of his design haven’t been simplified too much. The facial detailing is some of the most intricate in the line, and overall this figure turns out to be one of the highlights of the series. That’s right, a Cobra-La character makes for a great figure. It’s about time.