Fresh from my local Target store I was finally able to score G.I. Joe Classified Tiger Force Recondo and Bazooka at retail. With the Tiger Force team building up with in-hand figures you can really capture some unique team photos. With the leak of the Python Patrol Crimson Guard it looks like Target will continue down the Tiger Force path and give us a few more of the G.I. Joe team members to add to this very welcome sub team. Until then enjoy our look at the latest Tiger Force release of Recondo and Bazooka!
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G.I. Joe Classified Tiger Force Recondo and Bazooka In Hand Images
I was iffy on getting this version of Bazooka because I was going to wait for the OG version. But I came across him at Target and really liked it. Not a fan of the red helmet (I think the original 3 3/4 was more of a brown.) but the more I compare Tiger Force Bazooka to renders of the original look- I think I like the Tiger Force version more. Seeing a figure pop in person in a store is something I'm going to miss with this new packaging.
I can see a lotta recondos being returned with longer sleeves.
So I have to say that arm swap doesn't work quite as well as I thought it would. The main problem is the hands, the pegs on Flint are different than the pegs on Recondo, so the Flint hands don't really push all the way into the Recondo arms. I don't think trimming it down would help either. So if you want that gloved look you'd probably want to paint the Recondo hands.
Also I was an arm swap newbie and ended up taking out the butterfly joint; I think the lower mushroom peg on it is attached before assembling the torso halves so it's really hard to get it back in if you take it out. Seems like it's better to leave it alone. Doing the swap at the bicep swivel works ok, though.
I wish the tiger face was not on the gas tank but above the rim of the front wheel. It just looks goofy being where it is. Not intimidating which is what I thought the design was going for.
I'm still not sold on that Recondo head sculpt. He looks more like Ravishing Rick Rude than Rude's own figures do. Can you easily do a head swap with a WWE figure?
I know I got an extra for Flint
I mean imagine if all the neck pegs, arm pegs, hand pegs, thigh pegs etc were all the same.. that would just be too easy
I am still waiting for my 3 Recondos to arrive in the mail today, so still don't have him in my hands and can't confirm if this works. But for those swapping out Flint's arms, I think Spirit's hands may work on Recondo's arms as replacement hands for Flint.
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