Posts tagged Retaliation
Note to the Reader: the Joe A Day writer has been fighting a cold for three weeks, and is feeling more than a little surly and irritable. That may or may not explain the tone of today’s post. As you were.
I see the Ultimate descriptor given to some of the most recent GI Joe figures, and I think, More >
Unofficially dubbed “ultimate,” this figure to me is anything but. As much as I looked forward to it months ago, I was underwhelmed when I got this guy in hand, especially after the great Retaliation three pack version. Other than having an abundance of articulation, I wouldn’t count it in the same More >
I’m somewhat sad to say that I’ve missed out on all of the San Diego Comicon GI Joe exclusives since the year of the hooded Cobra Commander. Every time I’ve tried to get them via Hasbro’s online store, I’ve met with zero success. So, I don’t have last year’s Kim Arashikage to compare to this More >
The Blind Master scene in GI Joe: Retaliation made for some great unintentional hilarity. I know that a GI Joe film doesn’t mean you should expect high level acting, but holy cow. I don’t think I’ve seen line reads that bad this side of Birdemic: Shock and Terror. As goofy a scene as it was, there More >
Data Viper brings back memories of 80s GI Joe play. Back then, I knew next to nothing about the specialties and equipment of the toys. I usually asked my dad what some of the terminology meant, and whether he recognized the weapons and equipment from his time in the Army. He filled in most of the More >
Talk about out of place. Budo has never been totally at home among his teammates, as even his original figure looked more like a traditional samurai than a special missions military operative. That’s not to say I don’t like the concept of the figure. In fact, I find it more interesting than many of More >
Wow, it’s a tactical, battle ready version of Cobra’s elite troops. The Crimson Guard Immortal had a less decorative look than its predecessor, but having the basic Guardsman trooper in an assualt uniform is a nice addition to Cobra Commander’s scarlet hued operatives.
As a figure, Hasbro again More >
When I first saw the packaging for Retaliation, and its focus on ninja themes, I was more than a little concerned. Even the back of the package, which mentioned the GI Joe team having top-secret ninja training, made me wince in anticipation of what that could mean for the movie. Would Roadblock More >
The partner figure of the Storm Shadow covered a while back, Snake Eyes is even more intriguing to me. The old school aspect of these new 12 inch styled GI Joe figures, as a contrast to the recent super detailed and hyper articulated toys, fascinates me. They’re simplistic in terms of construction, More >
Can ’85 Snake Eyes ever be equaled in RAH fans’ minds? I’m not sure, but Hasbro seems willing to keep trying out new versions of our favorite ninja commando. In the 25th anniversary series alone, there were three attempts at a modern version of the classic mold. While the first was a more straight More >