I can be anyone, anywhere. You will never know that you are talking to me, unless I wish it. Time for a look at G.I. Joe Classified Wave 3 Zartan! This comes packed along with a repaint of the Cobra Trooper as Cobra Infantry, and running change redecos of Scarlett and Roadblock. Zartan continues the trend of keeping it tight with the original looks in a semi real world tone. He’s starting to ship at some retailers now, but I actually scored it a bit ago from a fellow HissTank forum member @andhuck – so thanks my man! Read on to check out some additional thoughts and over 55 HD images courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
Dorkside Toys G.I. Joe Links: Scarlett, Roadblock, Duke, Zartan, Cobra Infantry, Flint, Lady Jaye, All G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe Classified Series Wave 3 Zartan
He’s still rocking the mid drift with armored upper and shoulder pads. Hood is there, and removable. Underneath he’s bald and features his classic eye paint. The
neck scarf from the recent Cobra Viper is also present, a NEW neck scarf is present, giving us a pop of that vintage maroon color. On the lowers we have tech armor plating on the forearms thighs and shins. The gloves and hood both have snake (gator?) skin molding which is a nice touch. Belt has a Dreadnok logo which is bad ass. Thigh plates and therefore lower half look like they could be used for a Major Bludd down the road, have similar cuts to the original toy. All speculation there tho.
Gear includes a sash belt with knife sheath in the back. Sci-fi pistol. Backpack that opens to reveal an alternate face that fits over a standard one (little big). And new here – two creepy charms – a monkey paw and a cobra head that can hang off his belt or backpack.
Original listings mention this figure had a color change feature in UV light. That has since been removed, but no official clarification. I ran some tests with a UV flash light, leaving it in window, heat, light, cold, and nothing changed that I could see. His eyes are painted a very vibrant blue, almost like they should do something, but if they did it was so minimal I can’t tell.
Of note – the bike and some of the weapons seen here in this photo shoot come from the Marvel Legends Punisher Bike Set (on Amazon). So the bike, horned helmet, machete, real world guns, bat and sawed off shotgun – all from the Punisher set. It works pretty damn perfectly IMO.
The color change shots – done in Photoshop. Figure does not do that. Check out our shots below!
Kicking things off with the Scarlet Refresh.
Can see our previous sets here: HissTank's G.I. Joe Classified Galleries
G.I. Joe Classified Scarlett 2021 Refresh – In Hand Gallery
G.I. Joe Classified Firefly In-Hand Gallery
G.I. Joe Classified Cobra Viper In-Hand Gallery
G.I. Joe Classified Zartan In-Hand Gallery
G.I. Joe Classified Major Bludd Photo Shoot
G.I. Joe Classified Flint, Lady Jaye and Cobra Infantry Gallery
G.I. Joe Classified Alpha Commandos Snake Eyes and Timber In-Hand Gallery
G.I. Joe Classified Snake Eyes Movie Wave 1 Gallery
There's nothing Hasbro loves more than a good repaint to get you to buy the whole thing again.
So why keep the red and yellow? I guess so they don't have to alter the package art at all?
It might be an unpopular opinion, but I prefer the original, especially when it comes to the new paintjob on the face. Nu-Scarlett looks older and like she has a facial rash or something...she's not as cute anymore. And when they're side-by-side, the two figures look like mom and daughter now.
As for the uniform, I appreciate the attempt to tone the original down, but the color choices they went with are kinda drab. There have been really good repaints done by fans that tone the first figure down while evoking the original design more than this one did.
It's strange that they go to the trouble of repainting and don't make it match her original color scheme more.
Even if they didn't follow the Retro version's paint job by faking a leotard, it seems like there were better options here. Add truthfully, it would've needed fewer paint apps over all so it might have saved a few pennies.
They should have just painted it all black with red and grey accents.
But I still don't like the underlying design. No matter what color it is.
Nice! Now instead of being completely uninterested, I'm only uninterested from the neck down.
Still a pass for me . Might buy the duke. Roadblock still a pass also .
Let the hunt begin.
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