Jungle Assault Duke (2010)
From the Predator series of GI Joe–I mean the Pursuit of Cobra, comes Jungle Assault Duke. It’s the sort of look that the team’s top sergeant hadn’t really sported before. I suppose the Tiger Force version was a jungle theme, at least in theory. I have to say that this Duke has most others beat in the meanness department. There’s no smirking going on here.
The playability of the modern construction style lacks in comparison to the less articulate o-ring eras, but nevertheless these newer figures are very detailed and realistic. The PoC jungle series figures in particular were definitely a down and dirty looking bunch. By the way, this is the best way I’ve seen to utilize the movie figures’ reactive armor torso mold: cover it up. But seriously, I do think the harness placed over it is pretty cool.
Gear was a huge focus for the Pursuit of Cobra, and in Duke’s case, there’s some weapon storage too. The elastic band on backpack can hold the extra rifle. The flashlight clips inside the backpack itself. Gear storage is always a welcome bonus.