COOOOOOBRAAAAA! Our first Cobra Enemy has arrived in the Classified line – DESTRO! The first wave is Joe heavy, but #03 Destro does not disappoint. He rocks a very traditional black, grey and red outfit, metallic silver paint on the head, open shirted swagger, and his trusty arm rockets are molded in. He comes packed with a golden pistol, laser gun and Cobra briefcase. His belt/holster/leg pouch and trademark gold chain can be removed. We’ve run him through a set so read on to check out 50+ shots and some additional thoughts after the break courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
ICYMI – We’ve updated the HissTank Toy Database with a G.I. Joe Classified section. We’ll be updating that as the series progresses, filling in the pages with more info as well. Feel free to bookmark that to keep up with the line!
And don’t forget to check out our gallery for the exclusive line first – #00 Snake Eyes!
G.I. Joe Classified #03 Destro
Winner! This guy takes top prize of Wave 1 for me. Very classic tones throughout, they didn’t stray too far from the source. Deep v pimp collar (no shirt), check. Arm rockets, check. Metallic head, check. Gold chain, check. Black and red, check. Ironically, the weapons dealer who peddles in future tech doesn’t have much armor plating built into his mold like the Joes do. We get some slatted patches on the shoulders and chest to break up the black suit a bit, but it doesn’t detract from the OG feel.
Articulation is great throughout, like the rest of the line. All cuts, swivels, bends, crunches & joints are there, it’s a full checklist run. The silver paint on the head is well done, it’s applied on the neck as well allowing for full range of movement without a weird cut line. The only small nitpicky angle would be the eyes, the green gets lost due to being just the pupils.
All in all, best of line so far, and really happy with his execution. Check him out for yourselves below. Check back tomorrow for our last of wave 1, Snake Eyes!