Well, that’s certainly an interesting choice. Sideshow Collectibles revealed all of their SDCC Exclusives via their Twitter Page today, and among them is a G.I. Joe “Ninja Viper”, who is a familiar character to G.I. Joe fans. He first appeared as a 1992 Mailaway as a repainted Storm Shadow in an obnoxious teal uniform, and was also re-released in the same shade under the Valor Vs. Venom moniker. Lastly, he was also released in the 25th Anniversary line as well.
Sideshow Collectibles is taking the idea and bringing it back down to Earth a little bit, giving us a Red Ninja re-release, only in a more woodland green uniform. While not the bright teal that we’ve seen in the past, the green colors and the name are obviously a throwback to the original. I’m not certain this is a character that many fans will gravitate to, but an interesting choice, none the less. Priority Pre-Orders for these limited exclusives (for SDCC Attendees only) begin on May 19th at 10:00am Pacific time. If you are NOT attending SDCC, you can have the Priority Pre-Order May 20th at 10:00am Pacific.
You can see the full list of exclusives right here (and get pre-order information), and I’ve mirrored a Ninja Viper photo below.