Thanks to Destro from HissTank.com for posting an image that reveals some details about the Amazon Exclusive G.I. Joe: Renegades 4-Pack story we broke early this week. This single image is truly fascinating. Check it out below:
Yeah, these are not straight-up repaints of figures we got already. That right there looks like at least some new tooling. Duke is obviously the same with the addition of recolored Cobra Trooper legs (don’t know how I feel about that). But Storm Shadow is considerably different. The head sculpt looks more animated, the proportions of the arms (not to mention the sleeveless look) are certainly different. Very, very interesting. Snake Eyes is a little tough to tell, though the feet at least look different.
And is it just me, or are there some different hip joints going on there?
Plus, look at the feet. The sculpt there looks exaggerated, too. Maybe I’m wrong, but I’m seriously wondering if these were some of the “animated” style figures we’d heard about before the outcry moved us back to the more realistic style. Very interesting. I just went from pretty excited to absolutely ecstatic. Here’s hoping we get to see some of these figures in more detail soon, this is just aching to be dissected.
UPDATE – As commentor Plokoon5 points out as well, it looks like Duke has G.I. Joe: Renegades Law’s hands instead of his original hands, which is a significant improvement to the figure as well. It took one of the glaring flaws in that figure and improved it 100%. Good observation.