GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dark Ninja

I took a break from figure reviews yesterday and covered Issue #1 of the new IDW G.I. Joe title… but I’m back at the toy review game today with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Wave 2.5 Dark Ninja.  When this tooling was first used in the G.I. Joe: Renegades Storm Shadow, I didn’t even hesitate to call it one of the greatest figures that Hasbro has ever done.

Now we’ve got about four or five different figures using this tooling, and while they all maintain the high quality of the original use, as freshness wears off, the impact these figures make is effected.  Check out the full review on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page or at the link below:

10 thoughts on “GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dark Ninja

  1. Technically, the Red Ninjas aren’t straight repaints and have unique tooling from the knees and elbows down. If that helps.

    But they had to do a dark-colored ninja with that mold. Had to.

  2. I passed on him. He looks really cool, but I have no story in mind for him, and as such I fear he would only serve to detract from the specialness of Red Ninja and, to a lesser extent (for me, at least), Storm Shadow.

  3. I probably won’t buy as many of these as I did Red Ninjas, but I do want several more than the two I’ve found so far. Ninja army builders are pretty much crack for me.

  4. I’m not a fan of designs stretching across the ab crunch (Bazooka), but this one’s nice other than that.

    Loved the pic of him using the glider with the foot blades. That’s so crazy that it just might work!

  5. I wish these were darker than they are but otherwise I think they’re really cool looking. I see these guys not as a branch of Red Ninja clan but part of the Black Dragon clan. I also put the Ninja Ku Storm Shadows in with that clan too.

  6. As a huge fan of the Renegades Storm Shadow tooling, along with the Red Ninja retooling (haven’t got a DG Storm Shadow sadly), I’m all for any repaint of this mold. Aren’t the Blind Master and Budo using parts from these?

    The Dark Ninja is no exception.

  7. Love this figure. I wish they had done more with the accessories and the lack of battle stand sucks as always but the figure is very cool, superior in every way to the Retalliation Red Ninja figures. These guys look pretty cool with DG Storm Shadow leading them as well.

  8. Nice figure, but I wish Hasbro had kept the extra “Ninja Gaiden” head, instead of, the glider and those funky leg blades.

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