The Power of Packaging: Crimson Strike
Kicking off another 2015 exclusive, it’s the San Diego Comic Con Hasbrotoyshop Crimson Strike set. For the first time, I was able to pick up one of the large sets via Hasbro’s own online store. Amazing, huh? I guess either the demand wasn’t what it was in years past, or simply more product was produced. Whatever the case, it’s nice to be able to dip a toe back into the world of SDCC exclusives.
The packaging is a mate for the other battle in a box set from the con, in more ways than one. Both share the same ammo box slipcover, as well as a dynamically detailed painted cover. As an added bonus, both boxes when placed side by side create a kind of GI Joe packaging mural. Pretty cool; it brings to mind those four interconnected puzzles released in the 80s.
This is one mammoth box, and like its Toys R Us SDCC counterpart, gained some size despite only including two extra figures. I suppose exclusivity breeds excess when it comes to cardboard as well as plastic. I’m not complaining, it’s just that the box is ginormous.
How cool are the contents? Come on back tomorrow and find out as we take a look at the first figure in the set. Here’s a hint: it’s green.