Images are showing up in various spots online for updated versions of Doctor Lewis, “Arctic Assault” Storm Shadow, and “Paris Pursuit” Baroness, including some nice accessory shots. This version of Doctor Lewis also seems to be different, as this version sports a full head of hair, while earlier pictures showed the figure bald.
Storm Shadow’s accessories are very cool. I love the jetpack, though I’m sure that little dagger goes in the gauntlet, and not his big, honking sword. Still, the figure itself looks awesome, I really hope he shows up like this at some point in the movie. Barones is cool as well, I love that she comes so stacked with weapons! It’s fine to hate the film at this point, but I honestly can’t understand how people can be talking down these toys…just because they don’t look like reproductions of your favorite figures from the 80’s doesn’t mean they aren’t great. These toys are flat-out impressive! Compare what we’re seeing here with the Indiana Jones, Star Trek, or Terminator Salvation stuff and it’s not even CLOSE. These figures blow those out of the water.
Even if I squirm the entire two hours I’m in the theater, I can rest easy knowing that the toys look absolutely incredible, and they’ll keep me going a lot longer than the film itself. Hell, look at Sigma 6…I hated much of that cartoon, yet the toys were incredible. Spy Troops and Valor Vs. Venom weren’t top shelf, yet the toys were cool. Just think about DiC, or those folks who don’t like the Sunbow stuff. Just because the cartoon (or film in this case) isn’t your cup of tea, that doesn’t mean you can’t still love the brand and the toys…just keep an open mind!