Tag: Retaliation

Lady Jaye (Retaliation)

October 16, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Lady Jaye (Retaliation)

I began collecting G.I. Joes rather late in the game. I never got the chance to find several of the characters that made frequent appearances in the cartoons nor the comic books. One of those was Lady Jaye, so I jumped at the chance to add her to my collection as she came out in the G.I. Joe Retaliation line by Hasbro.

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Flint (Retaliation)

October 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Flint (Retaliation)

Despite the recent efforts by Hasbro to reduce articulation all across their action figure lines, I still went out and bought yet another action figure of one of the characters from the second G.I. Joe movie.

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Cyber Ninja (Retaliation)

September 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Cyber Ninja (Retaliation)

The Cobra Cyber Ninja is not a terrible concept, but execution leaves something to be desired. The Cyber ninja wears bulky armored vests over a very generic body sculpt. In fact, the whole figure is kitbashed from various sources, most notably the Rise of Cobra EliteViper, with a head taken from some vehicle driver and the legs from the wave 1 version of Storm Shadow.

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Snake Eyes (Ninja Duel)

July 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Snake Eyes (Ninja Duel)

I have to say that it struck me as odd that even after the one-year delay for the movie premiere, the first wave of figures released by Hasbro for the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie line were not based on actual movie costumes. Some characters did benefit from this approach, of course, but some others were not as fortunate.

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Dark Ninja (Retaliation)

July 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dark Ninja (Retaliation)

Well, one thing that the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie had in spades were ninjas, so it stand to reason that the toy line should also have it’s fill of the stealthy warriors.

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Alley Viper (Retaliation)

June 19, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Alley Viper (Retaliation)

Well, the second G.I. Joe movie came and went, and the only good thing I have to say about it is that at least I got a few cool toys inspired by it, even if the Alley Viper I’m reviewing today did not really appear on screen.

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Zartan (Retaliation)

May 8, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Zartan (Retaliation)

I have come to realize that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie was, at its heart, a project meant to boost toy sales instead of the opposite, where the toys are meant to promote theater attendance.

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Firefly (Retaliation)

April 17, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Firefly (Retaliation)

Other than Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, I would say that Firefly is one of the more iconic characters in the vintage G.I. Joe line, as evidenced by the couple dozen versions released for the character since then.

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Battle-Kata Roadblock (Retaliation)

April 3, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Battle-Kata Roadblock (Retaliation)

As an adult collector, I find it difficult sometimes to go along with some of the design decisions Hasbro makes, one recent example being the portrayal of the Roadblock character in the action figure line for the upcoming G.I. Joe Retaliation movie.

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Red Ninja (Retaliation)

March 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Red Ninja (Retaliation)

One type of figure I always wanted from the ARAH G.I. Joe line was red ninjas. Even though Hasbro did produce some of them years later, the first few versions were just repaints of old Storm Shadow molds

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Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Storm Shadow (Retaliation)

Although I may not agree entirely with the way Storm Shadow has been portrayed thus far in the movie universe, I am certainly happy that we get new Hasbro toys

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Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

March 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Snake Eyes (Retaliation)

Well, after admitting that I am pretty much a fan of the ninja mythos presented in the old G.I. Joe comic books, it would be not much of a stretch to assume that Snake Eyes is another of my favorite Joes. And for the most part that would be correct, although not to the point of unabashedly praise any action figure made of this character.

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G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

March 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
G.I. Joe Trooper (Retaliation)

Well, after last year’s delay of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie, it seems that Hasbro action figures are finally hitting the pegs where I live.

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Joe Colton

February 13, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Joe Colton

  It’s the return of Bruno, as Bruce Willis moonlights from the Die Hard franchise to visit the world of GI Joe as Joe Colton.  Joe Colton you ask? Who’s that? It’s the name given in the Real American Hero (RAH) universe to a character that is an homage to the very first 12″ GI […]

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Summer of GI Joe Contest Part 3

August 22, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
Summer of GI Joe Contest Part 3

Okay, so GI Joe is taking the summer off. The Joes and Cobras are doing some of those mundane things that we all do during the summer. To soothe your angst, Figure of the Day is sponsoring another TVFT caption contest! The prize? Well, Joes of course! There’s nothing better than winning free figures. Maybe […]

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Summer of GI Joe Contest Part 2

August 15, 2012 | By | 7 Replies More
Summer of GI Joe Contest Part 2

Okay, so GI Joe is taking the summer off. The Joes and Cobras are doing some of those mundane things that we all do during the summer. To soothe your angst, Figure of the Day is sponsoring another TVFT caption contest! The prize? Well, Joes of course! There’s nothing better than winning free figures. Maybe […]

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Summer of GI Joe Contest Part 1

August 8, 2012 | By | 14 Replies More
Summer of GI Joe Contest Part 1

Okay, so GI Joe is taking the summer off. The Joes and Cobras are doing some of those mundane things that we all do during the summer. To soothe your angst, Figure of the Day is sponsoring another TVFT caption contest! The prize? Well, Joes of course! There’s nothing better than winning free figures. Maybe […]

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Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

July 18, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Retaliation)

It sure seems like Cobra Commander is turning into the Darth Vader of GI Joe figures. Yet I keep buying them. Honestly, I was going to set this guy aside and try and flip him later. But it got the better of me. Appearance: Is this a screen accurate Cobra Commander from GI Joe: Retaliation? Who […]

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