Snake Eyes (Dollar General)

April 19, 2016 | By | Reply More


Snake Eyes DG

 

 

Over the years, we have gotten quite a number of Snake Eyes action figures. Back when I started collecting G.I. Joe action figures, the first two versions of Snake Eyes were nowhere to be found and most current toys had to be bought from vendors who used to smuggle goods through the border, back in the days before the NAFTA.

 

Snake Eyes DG (4)From these sources I managed to get the third version of the character (the one with the butterfly knives sculpted onto the chest) and the fourth, which was interesting to me because of the unusual color scheme and the use of outrageous neon plastic for the accessories.

 

I never gave much thought to that figure in the following years until recently, when I stumbled upon the updated version of that Snake Eyes, attired in the same colors but less garish accessories.

 

For those who keep track, this figure was released in 2012 as part of the assortment developed by Hasbro for discount stores in the USA, marking the 59th version of the Snake Eyes character.

 

Since this is an update figure, Snake Eyes was kit-bashed from molds used for previous versions of the character, although the arms seem to have been borrowed from a Storm Shadow action figure.

 

Snake Eyes DG (5)Once put together, there is no denying the amount of effort the designers at Hasbro put into making these pieces fit together seamlessly, al the while maintaining their high standard for articulation, which takes the form of:

 

• Ball jointed neck.

• Pin & disk shoulders.

• Pin & disk elbows.

• Swivel wrists.

• Floating torso.

• Ball jointed hips (T-Bar)

• Double hinged knees.

• Pin & disk ankles.

 

Being on the basic side of thing, Snake Eyes here doesn’t have the more modern rocker ankles or the extra hinge at the wrists, but we still get a pretty solid, versatile action figure. About the only thing I have to criticize of this figure is that the elbows do not bend far enough to allow Snake Eyes to wield combat rifles using both hands.

Snake Eyes DG (7)The color scheme is rather conspicuous, as it replicates the pattern of the original, but the visor hue is somewhat toned down and all of the actual paint applications are neat and clean.

 

As far as accessories go, Snake Eyes comes with his removable utility vest, a non-descript black base with the G.I. Joe logo engraved on top and a katana sword also molded in black, with the handle painted in a dark green hue.

 

Nostalgia had a lot to do with me buying this figure but, beyond that, I find Snake Eyes to be an all around fun addition to my collection.

 

Snake Eyes DG (6)

Errex Score: 80/100 

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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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