Kudos to gijoefrank from The Terror Drome, who has posted some very cool pictures of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation vehicles, the Fangboat w/ Swamp-Viper and the Ninja Commando 4 x 4 w/ Snake Eyes.
This is our first look at the overall design for the Swamp-Viper figure, and the lack of articulation becomes an even bigger, more crushing disappointment as the figure design is very nice. I love the helmet, I love the uniform design…it looks really, really cool, and would be a selling point for this vehicle alone if he had normal articulation.
As it is, I’ll probably skip the Fang Boat entirely as I don’t especially need yet another Water Moccasin, and I have no need for this figure as it stands. We’ll see.
You can check out the Fang Boat thread right here, and the Ninja Commando thread here. I’ve mirrored a handful of images below, but you should check out the threads for even more images.
Big thanks to The Terror Drome for digging up a nice wealth of press images and the character posters without that distracting text from Stark Industries! I’ve gone ahead and mirrored them all below, and I’m loving them. The character posters are especially cool without the text on the top of them.
Check out the gallery below, and again thanks to The Terror Drome for locating these.
We’ve seen most of the character-themed posters for the United States at this point, but with Lee Byung-Hun such a popular actor over in Korea, it only made sense for him to get a poster that focused on him for that region.
This actually brings up a really good point, in my opinion, with the casting of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. You’ve got Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to appeal to the young movie goers… you’ve got Bruce Willis drawing in the older action movie fans. And you’ve got Lee Byung-Hun who continues his rampage of popularity in Korea. That’s a lot of big audiences that this cast is capturing. Pretty smart moves from a marketing stand point.
Good old stand by Stark Industries came up with the image, you can check it out below.