GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Cobra Invasion” Storm Shadow

So, here’s another Storm Shadow.  My first Storm Shadow since the infamous “one star” event from a week or so ago.  Will this one fare any better?  Would I really run another potential bad review to round off our work week?  You’ll have to check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Page or just hit the link below.

And if that review depresses you, don’t forget, I already reviewed the “Cobra Invasion” Firefly a couple of months ago!  That ones a lot happier.

10 thoughts on “GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Cobra Invasion” Storm Shadow

  1. You were wrong about the Version 2-esque Storm Shadow, but you are spot-on about this guy. He is the epitome of “uninspired”.

    Seems to me that since the Joe 3-pack includes a variant of the PoC Snake Eyes everyone loved so much, the Cobra 3-pack should have included a variant of Renegades Storm Shadow.

    Also, for what it’s worth, the cavity in his back is left over from the RoC version of the figure, which had a distinctive, rectangular sheath for his swords… though even then it made no sense that he needed a bigass indentation on his back rather than a mere hole.

  2. Ah, reminds me of the Sigma 6 days where every new Storm Shadow was either just a boring rehash or such a departure it was hard to see the Storm Shadow in it.

  3. um…this version definitely does NOT have the 25th anniversary backpack. he has the renegades storm shadow backpack. not that it makes this figure a whole lot better, but there’s definitely a huge difference between the two.

  4. Seems like you had some quality control issues with your figure. The joints on mine are some of the best of any of my figures. The full range of motion is nice and tight and he is incredibly stable at standing. Also, BOTH armpits are supposed to be painted.

    He’s not going to knock anyone’s socks off, but I think he’s decent. I like the white and the touches of gray. The colors are certainly an improvement over that cream/red original mold, which I don’t own.

    In my own scale, a one star would be a figure I don’t want in my house. I can’t say that about this guy.

  5. I finally played around with this guy yesterday and was left underwhelmed.

    That said, the rest of the pack was more than worth the effort. The Cobra Trooper is REALLY good.

  6. I just looked the movie web site and they posted the rating. Its obviously PG-13, it has strong combat and martial arts sequences language and mild sexuality

  7. Yeah,
    I thought it looked cool when it was being premiered, but in hand it left me underwealmed. Maybe it was the drought that made me hungry for anything.
    One star? a little low for me, but i wouldn’t give it more than two for sure…
    However, Batttle Kata roadblock just doesn’t do it for me. It tries too much wierd stuff that doesn’t work very well, and it’s kata holsters look ridiculous.
    That’s more of a one-star figure to me…
    But anyways, this storm shadow is the weak point in this otherwise great three pack.

  8. As far as I know, movie ratings are usually decided more in advance of release than this. I’m betting there was some behind the scenes convincing or last moment edits to make sure it wasn’t R.

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