YO JOE! Time for another round of G.I. Joe Classified galleries. Today we are looking at recent mass retail figures, which have been trickling out at different speeds for a while now. The new pieces are Flint, Lady Jaye and Cobra Infantry. Each came in different assortments with previously released figures, and single packed cases depending on what store got them, how and when. All 3 are solid additions to the ranks for each side. We’ve run them for some basic comparison and then a couple fancy shots, so read on to check them out along with some additional thoughts!
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Cobra Infantry – Solid. Not as good as the Cobra Island version. Less weapons. I prefer the color blocking on the CI version as well. The skin tone – don’t care. HOWEVER – if there is going to be more than 1 skin tone – vary them. More later, or randomly pack different ones in. Get some Asians in there with different eyes. Mix it up.
Flint – no complaints. Well executed, uses a lot of Duke parts. Head sculpt is again super sharp. Scar on the eye is a nice touch. Slight nitpick, the loading feature of gun allows it to sit a little loose when closed, so it looks broken at times, bent too far upward.
Lady Jaye – Well done. Head sculpt is to taste. She homages the original voice actor in likeness, so that is cool. The hair / hat swapping feature is good, but can easily sit misaligned after a bump while posing. Classic weaponry upgraded, alt toppers for the spears which tuck into the backpack. Techy targeting thingy on backpack – could stay or go IMO. Could do without the blue com units, but at least that’s contained now on both her and Flint.
Bottom line – solid pieces that continue the team building for Classified. I thought we’d be further along by this point, hopefully something kicks into gear later this year. Classified has been a treat other than actually getting them in-hand, timely, and these are no different. Check out our shots below, key shots first, all 130 or so after that!
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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