Staffmember for The Terror Drome, CADPAT comes through with a trio of absolutely awesome reviews with a wealth of pictures from three upcoming figures that are honestly blowing me away. These are three perfect examples of just what Hasbro designers are capable of, especially with figures of somewhat non-desirable characters. They can take some generic concepts on screen and really make some amazing stuff.
First, he reviews the stellar looking Pit Commando, with a lot of images of various combinations of gear and looks. The base figure is Dusty from the Anniversary line (which is a great one…the only better one might have been Airborne). You can check out the review itself here, and the 30+ images are hosted below!
For a generic Joe army builder (something I really do not like) the Pit Commando is just phenomenal with all of the different gear and weapons that he comes with. This could have been a very forgettible figure of a non-character, but Hasbro manages to do something impressive with it.
Now, we’ve all seen lots of details about the Ripcord Accelerator Suit figure, but haven’t seen a whole lot with Duke. Well, CADPAT changes that as well. The review can be found in the same place on the Terror Drome, and the pictures are also hosted below.
Distaste for the Accelerator Suits across the fandom has been pretty universal, but I still love the idea (it ties right in with the Mega Marines, another concept I loved back in the day). But questionable concept or not, I find it tough to argue that this figure is incredible. Sure, he looks to share most of the same parts as Ripcord, but the color adjustments make a big difference, and just seeing the great poses that CADPAT put the figures in gave me a whole new appreciation for the looks of these figures. Lovin’ them even more.
Lastly, CADPAT takes a look at possibly the most controversial character in the film, The Doctor. I’ll try not to get into too many spoilers here, but let’s just say The Doctor plays a really pivotal role in the film, but I will admit, he looks a bit rediculous from what we’ve seen so far. However, Hasbro somehow takes this silly looking character and makes a figure that looks pretty kick ass. The review is in the same thread, with more images below.
Fantastic looking figure. I couldn’t care less about The Doctor from what I’ve heard so far, but this figure does an amazing job immediately bringing some character to this mystery man. He’s got some great potential for working into an existing G.I. Joe mythos, and also meshes with the Rise of COBRA universe as well.
Some great reviews, and some fantastic images for toys that are already rocking my world and I don’t even have them in hand yet. Great work, CADPAT!