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!
Next up in our reviews of G.I. Joe Classified Wave 1 is none other than Duke! A true gem of a figure, Duke is #04 in the line. He features a very faithful look to his cartoon roots with a touch of upgrade throughout. He comes packed with a laser rifle, pistol, binoculars and backpack. He has a shoulder harness, belt and leg holster that can be removed at will. Sculpt is top notch, especially in the head department – a chiseled mug and military cut really capture the essence of Duke that 3.75 never did in my opinion. This is one of the best in the wave, so read on to check out 40+ pics courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
Yo Joe! Next up in our looks at G.I. Joe Classified Wave 1 is #01 Roadblock. He’s #01 in line, and features a mix of old cues and new elements throughout. He ties with Scarlett for wave 1 figures with elements long time fans have concerns with. Aside from a couple misfires in actual production, the core sculpt and figure is solid. Read on to check out some additional thoughts on it all, along with 30+ shots courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
It’s finally go time! G.I. Joe Classified is officially out in the wild hitting select retailers already, with the fan channels not far behind. We here at HissTank command have been waiting for this to happen for almost a decade, and it’s nice to actually have them in hand. And boy, it was worth the wait. Wave 1 consists of Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Destro, Duke and Scarlett. We are going to take a look at them one by one, starting with Scarlett. Read on to check out 30+ pics and some thoughts, 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!
Finally! After about 2 months of press releases, toy fair shots, leaked pics and reviews, actual retail shipments of G.I. Joe Classified Deluxe Snake Eyes have finally started hitting front doors. There were two waves of orders on day 1 – the first sold out pretty quick and those shipped last week. The second round were advertised to ship in June/July so if you haven’t got one yet, hold tight it’s coming later this year. Luckily we were able to get in on round one and today we are posting our pics and thoughts on the first 6 inch G.I. Joe figure, hopefully of many more to come – Deluxe Snake Eyes!
Read on to check out over 115 HD shots we took here at home base. These include basic white BG shots showing what he can do as a figure, the parts, some comparisons, and then some fancy shots at the end to get us all hype for some tabletop battles down the road!
Extreme Sets have been making cardboard based pop up dioramas for a couple years now, branching out from their wrestling roots and giving us environments to fit all our action figure themes. Most of these have been at the 1/12 scale, working with Marvel Legends, NECA, Star Wars Black Series and the like. Today that changes with the introduction of two new 1/18 scale sets. The Building 3.0 and the Deranged Alley 2.0. Building 3.0 is new, it just dropped in the 1/12 scale. The Deranged Alley 2.0 is a remix of one of their most popular sets, I’ve used it a lot for Marvel Legends and DC figures over on Toyark (Hit that link to see the 1/12 sets in action). Both of these now work with 3.75 / 4 / 1/18 scale. Prior to today, the only other one from Extreme Sets was the Command Station, which was cool but a little sci-fi. These new ones allow for some real world displays and photographing options.
Both sets feature the same modular display system Extreme Sets is known for – cardboard panels that tab together and can be reconfigured to your liking. You can create cornered street scenes or wrap them around into a building. The Building 3.0 set also comes with a roof if you choose to go building style. The Alley comes with flooring as well, and you can buy additional ground packs in the 1/12 scale to supplement that, or use with the Building set.
All in all they are great ways to get some spice into your G.I. Joe toy photography or display areas. We’ve run the sets for some pics to show what they can do and how they can be used, read on to check out over 55 HD images after the break! The 1/18 scale sets are in stock and shipping now at Extreme Sets. If you use code TOYARK at checkout, you’ll get 15% off your order!
Extreme Sets have been banging out cardboard based Dioramas for a while now, starting with Wrestling themed ones and more recently moving into the Multiverse line that focuses on all genres. Waves 1 and 2 are out and you can check reviews for them over on Toyark. Up until now, these sets have been for 6/7 inch scale figures, so unless you were using it as a far away backdrop in photography, it didn’t really work for G.I. Joe and 3.75 figures. The Command Station set changes that. It is designed for 3.75 scale figures and is huge, spanning 2 stories at 16 inches tall, and roughly 60 inches wide depending on how you configure it all. It gives you an instant base for your Joes or Cobras for use in photography or just out on display with your collection. This is not specific to G.I. Joe either, so you can use it with any 1/18th scale line that you think it fits with.
We’ve done up a detailed set of pictures showing what it can do, so read on to check out over 45 HD images of the Joe team hanging out in their makeshift base!
Also of note: The fine folks at Extreme-Sets.com have given us a coupon code for a discount on your orders. Enter code TOYARK at checkout and get 10% off your order!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comes to life with these great mini-figures! This G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 3-Inch Random Figure Series 1 Mini-Figure is one in a line that features some wonderfully stylized vinyl mini-figures with the likenesses of your favorite characters from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series. Each figure measures 3-inches tall and is blind-box packaged with head and arm articulation for fun posing. Plus, you can mix and match the awesome array of interchangeable weapons that the figures come with! This awesome collection even features rare chase figures for you to try and collect. Featured in this collection are Snake Eyes, Blowtorch, Cobra Soldier, Copperhead, Firefly, Dusty, Crimson Guard, Roadblock, Beach Head, Major Bludd and more!
We have over 50 photos of the The Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe Action Vinyls Wave 2 Figures. Entertainment Earth sent along these figures, read on to check out the images!
Related Entertainment Earth Links: The Loyal Subjects G.I. Joe Series 2 Mini-Figure 4-Pack, The Loyal Subjects G.I.Joe Random Figure Series 2 Mini-Figure, All G.I.Joe Items
Marauder Task Force is back and this time they are bringing the heat with the Female Valkyries set! With never ending combinations of customization, awesome articulation, weapons and gear how can you go wrong? Next up we explore Gray Camo Urban-Ops Version!
Make sure you stop by their store and take a look around for all your Marauder Task Force Needs!
Check out all the new images of the Marauder Task Force Valkyries after the jump.
Destro has built his army of Iron Grenadier troopers from his bodyguards. Chosen for their endurance, tenacity, and pure meanness, these troopers are part of the weapon supplier’s plans to take control of the Cobra organization. They are trained to infiltrate an area, spreading panic and chaos that result in a increased demand for weapons (supplied by Destro, of course). Mercenary to the core, their reward is a prcentage of the profits gained from their endeavors.