G.I. Joe: Resolute Characters SuperPage

Probably the biggest thing that fans became infatuated with when it came to G.I. Joe: Resolute was the larger cast of characters, and the stronger influence those those characters received from the vintage days.  Sure, Duke wore his tactical vest and modern combat attire, but he was in tan and green, dammit!  Stalker may have some dreadloks, but at least he’s wearing a green uniform and a beret.  Of course, nothing is perfect, and Resolute still has the female Dial Tone and the African American Ripcord just to tweak the vintage diehards, but by and large the character cast and appearences were vastly better than we got in The Rise of Cobra.  I’m creating this page to do a one-by-one breakdown of each character, how they appeared, whether they have a toy, and how likely they are to get one.  Please keep in mind that the “Toy Likelihood” entry is merely my own opinion, and is based on research, some thought into Hasbro’s release patterns, and cost considerations.  I’ve done some legwork in trying to come up with some realistic numbers here, but it’s still merely guesswork.

G.I. JOE

Duke

The infamous G.I. Joe pretty boy gains some street cred with a much more bad ass command performance in Resolute, where he is, undoubtedly, the star.  He gets the girl, he kicks the ass, and even the most stalwart Duke haters can’t help but find themselves back in his camp, at least for a little while.

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Is there a Toy?

One of the initial Resolute toys released, Duke appeared in Wave 13 (or 2009 Wave 1) of the G.I. Joe: 25th Anniversary toyline.

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Duke (Siberian Attack)

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Is there a Toy?

Though it’s not 100% cartoon accurate, there was a fairly decent representation of the Arctic Duke in the Resolute 5-Pack released at the tail end of the 25th Anniversary line.

UPDATE – Siberian Attack Duke has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Snake Eyes

Consummate G.I. Joe bad ass, the silent ninja commando Snake Eyes immediately caught the eye of Joe fans and fans in general has he hacked and sliced his way through a squad of hapless Cobra Troopers during the Resolute promotional video seen at JoeCon and SDCC.  His nastiness continued on in the hour long Resolute feature, as he racked up an impressive body count with his gun and his blade.

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Is there a Toy?

Although not Resolute themed in packaging, the Rise of Cobra “City Strike” Snake Eyes made his appearance in Wave 5 of 2009, much to the joy of G.I. Joe fans worldwide.

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UPDATE – Snake Eyes has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Snake Eyes (Arashikage Student)

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Is there a Toy?

While there was a “Training Snake Eyes” in the works for a Resolute themed comic pack, it bore little resemblance to how the character appeared in the actual Resolute feature, so for all intents and purposes, no rumors or images of a Resolute-accurate Snake Eyes (Arashikage Student) figure have been seen.

Toy Likelihood: 20%.  I strongly doubt that Hasbro would release a figure resembling this particular version of the character, even with it being Snake Eyes.  They already have a “Training Snake Eyes” tooled up, but it looks so different than this, I can hardly call it Resolute accurate, and I simply do not see them doing the tooling required to get this figure into fans hands.  The only reason the likelihood is even at 20% is because it IS Snake Eyes, so there’s always a possibility, I just don’t think it’s a big one.

Scarlett

The fiery red head who transcended both the comic and the cartoon is inarguably the “First Lady” of G.I. Joe, and exemplifies that in Resolute as well.  Whether sneaking into a crime scene under the guise of a federal authority, or trading gunfire John Woo style with a crew of Cobra Troopers, she is one of the deadliest G.I. Joe warriors, male or female.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE -Scarlett has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Scarlett (Siberian Attack)

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or discussions about the possibility of a Resolute accurate Siberian Attack Scarlett.

Toy Likelihood: 10%.  I suppose anything is possible, but considering we’re most likely getting a standard Scarlett in the upcoming G.I. Joe Resolute 7-Pack I can’t fathom a reason as to how we’d end up seeing a version accurate to her Arctic attire in the Resolute feature, unless it gets worked into the Rise of Cobra/Pursuit of Cobra line.

Roadblock

The larger than life heavy machine gunner and gourmet chef has been getting the short end of the stick recently as Heavy Duty has pretty much supplanted him as the “go to” guy for G.I. Joe heavy weapons.  However, with such a fandom-inspired animated series, Hasbro and Titmouse couldn’t help but bring Roadblock back into the fold.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Roadblock has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Gung Ho

This muscle-bound cajun had his own share of fans from the comic, but gained most of his notoriety from his cartoon appearances as a gruff, take-no-prisoners musclehead.  In the Resolute universe he has brains to go along with his brawn, and plays a critical role in the animated feature.

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Is there a Toy?

While not Resolute themed, Gung Ho appeared in one of the recent Wal-Mart Exclusive “Off Screen Battle” 2-Packs, packaged with Copperhead, and the figure is clearly Resolute inspired and Resolute accurate.

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Flint

Warrant Officer Flint carried the Sunbow cartoon through the majority of its two seasons as Duke stepped out of the limelight somewhat to make room.  Even to comic fans, though, Flint has a lasting appeal, and is a clear fan favorite no matter which media you choose to follow.  The Resolute design pulls many cool elements from his classic versions, yet gives them some great modern twists.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE -Flint has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Stalker

Stalker is nearly the polar opposite of Flint, yet his popularity rivals that of the infamous Warrant Officer.  Barely seen in the cartoon, but with a very heavy comic book history, Stalker played the role of field commander and confidant to G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes.  His character resonates with fans, and while the Resolute version has some updates that have caused some discourse, by and large most fans are eager to get their hands on a Stalker based on his Resolute look.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Stalker has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Beachhead

No doubt a popular character amongst the fandom because of his gruff “Drill Instructor” persona in the Sunbow toon, I think there is a strong element of nastiness that makes Beachhead appeal to fans of all eras and media.  He played an integral role in many of the Special Missions comics and with his balaclava and tactical vest, he has a lot of appeal to even the fringe fans.  His appearence in Resolute was a very welcome surprise to many.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Beachhead has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Rock n Roll

Though Roadblock is certainly more famous, Rock n Roll was actually G.I. Joe’s first heavy weapons expert, and his surfer dude personality still strikes a chord with many G.I. Joe fans, even almost three decades later.  Another somewhat surprise inclusion into the Resolute animated universe, it remains to be seen if he makes the translation to plastic form.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Rock n Roll figure.

Toy Likelihood: 30%.  I suppose it’s possible that we’ll see Rock n Roll somewhere down the line, but I don’t hold much optimism.  There would be new tooling required, and while a core character like Stalker might warrant that type of investment, I’m not certain Rock n Roll carries the same weight.  I think the fact that the recent Toys “R” Us exclusive Bench Press shares his file name and apparently came about due to copyright restrictions doesn’t sound good for the real Craig McConnel either.

Ripcord

Altough the Resolute Ripcord followed the lead of The Rise of Cobra Ripcord by changing races, the Resolute version eschews any notion of cracking jokes and being based off of the character of Marlon Wayans.  The Resolute Ripcord is a no-nosense member of the G.I. Joe team, who is one of my favorite inclusions into the Resolute universe, even though he really doesn’t do a whole lot besides strap a jetpack onto Scarlett and get all pissy.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Ripcord figure.

Toy Likelihood: 25%.  Considering how Hasbro has thrown their lot in with the Rise of Cobra universe, I don’t see them producing another Ripcord figure that isn’t based on the Marlon Wayans character for fear of “confusing” consumers.  It’s a shame because the Resolute version of the character seems much more in line with what he was like in the comic books, and is actually a pretty drastic departure from his appearence in other places.  He would have made an excellent addition to the Resolute cast of characters, but in my opinion, it will not happen.

Airborne

While not nearly as famous as Spirit, Airborne actually hit the G.I. Joe line one year earlier as the team’s first Native American soldier, and holds a firm place in the hearts of many G.I. Joe fans.  Even with the odd baby blue and tan color scheme and relative obscurity in both the cartoon and the comic, Airborne has maintained a level of popularity to this day, which is the most likely reason why he was included in the G.I. Joe: Resolute team roster.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Airborne figure.

Toy Likelihood: 20%.  A fairly minor character who made a few passing appearences in the cartoon does not normally make a formula for an action figure (except in Star Wars world).  Not to mention the Resolute version doesn’t look drastically different from the standard version, so I’m not sure I see Hasbro making the call to include Airborne over other potentially more popular subjects.  Of course this is just in my own humble opinion.

Tunnel Rat

Though he had very limited spotlight in the Sunbow universe, he made quite the impact, spewing his heavily twinged Brooklyn slang and taking a very light-hearted stance on life and death combat.  His short stature and famous inspiration (G.I. Joe Godfather Larry Hama) has made him fairly popular with the G.I. Joe crowd, and he plays a pretty important role in the Resolute animated feature.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Tunnel Rat figure.

Toy Likelihood: 40%.  I don’t see Hasbro making the tooling investment it would require to get a Resolute accurate version of Tunnel Rat into their 7-packs, but I suppose it could happen in the future.  Perhaps they might possibly re-use the existing head sculpt, though I think that would be a drastic error in judgement.  I’d almost rather not get a Resolute Tunnel Rat at all, then get one with that funky noggin.  He was such a critical part of the Resolute cartoon that I think he’s high on the list of figured they’d want to include, but the financial investment just might be a bit too steep.

Tunnel Rat (Stratellite Attack)

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Tunnel Rat (Stratellite Attack) figure.

Toy Likelihood: 20%.  This one wouldn’t require nearly as much tooling as a straight up Tunnel Rat, but still, I don’t think Hasbro would make the investment.

Shipwreck

The crass sailor was an obvious hit in the Sunbow cartoon, even if he didn’t exactly make a splash in the Marvel comics.  However, his popularity in those cartoons really carried over to the modern day, and we’ve been getting a pretty heavy dose of Hector X. Delgado in pretty much every iteration of G.I. Joe since the old school.  Resolute captures his appearance from the Devils’ Due comics, and from the Rise of Cobra figure, but doesn’t give the popular naval officer a whole lot to do.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Shipwreck figure.

Toy Likelihood: 50 – 50.  Shipwreck is a popular character, and his figure does not look like it would require significant new tooling, but with as low a profile as he had in the Resolute feature, I’m just not sure he would quite make the cut.  I think there’s a good chance he could get in there, just beacause it could really be done “on the cheap”, but there just may be too many other characters in line, at least for this first run of 7-packs.

Lady Jaye

Flint’s paramour, Lady Jaye gained all of her notoriety in the Sunbow cartoon universe, shedding her baseball cap and tossing javelins for no apparent reason.  However, even with her bizarre choice of weapons, I can’t argue it was the cartoon who rightfully thrust her into the spotlight and made her what she is.  In Resolute, I’m not too sure who she’s supposed to be, as she appears in various background shots, but never really does anything important.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Lady Jaye figure.

Toy Likelihood: 20%.  Simply put, I think the Resolute Lady Jaye so closely resembles the old school Lady Jaye that doing up a specific Resolute themed version of the G.I. Joe Covert Ops specialist probably isn’t high on their list of “To Do’s” especially considering she was nothing but background fodder in the cartoon itself.

Doc

The first G.I. Joe medic and devout pacifist, Doc gets some gray hair, but few other cosmetic changes for his Resolute version, but for some reason, it just fits.  Grimly retrieving Storm Shadow’s note from Bazooka’s gullet is about the extent of his involvement in the Resolute universe, but it’s a nice touch, and he so closely resembles his vintage self that it’s a nice tribute to the old days.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Doc figure.

Toy Likelihood: 30%. He had a solid role in the cartoon, at least for the first 10 minutes, and he would be a very easy figure to add, simply dumping some gray hair on the Doc we’ve already got.  But for that reason also, I’m not sure Hasbro would consider him a worthy addition to one of the 7-packs with so little else there to make him appealing.  Cost would be a benefit, but desirability may not be, and that would definitely weigh on Hasbro’s decision.

Wild Bill

The G.I. Joe helicopter pilot has become a default air vehicle specialist in recent days, and he seems to hold that position in Resolute.  He orders vehicle deployments worldwide, and flies Duke and Scarlett to Siberia, so he plays a pretty big role, even if he doesn’t get a whole lot of actual screen time.

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Is there a Toy?

This one is up for debate.  I’ve seen folks claim that the Wild Bill that came with the G.I. Joe Dragonhawk is a Resolute themed Wild  Bill, but I’m not sold.  The Dragonhawk Wild Bill is clad in different shades of gray while the Resolute version has clear greens, browns, and blacks.  Since this is my page and my list, I’ll say that there have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute style Wild Bill figure.

Toy Likelihood: 25%.  Hasbro certainly has some tooling in place to get Wild Bill out there, but I’m just not sure he’s a desirable enough figure to warrant a place in an exclusive 7-pack, especially since he’s not a real drastic departure from the more standard version of the same character.  Part of me would like seeing him included, just so we could get a Wild  Bill with some more normal proportions, but another part of me would rather have ground pounders and infantry over a flyboy any day.

Dial Tone

One of the few sources of conflict amongst fans with Resolute was the mysterious gender change of G.I. Joe communications expert Dial Tone.  However, recent releases have revealed that this version of Dial Tone appears to be the previous version’s sister, who has joined G.I. Joe to search for her missing brother.  No real explanation is given for that in the Resolute universe, however, and we just end up with a female version of a pretty popular character for no real reason than Warren Ellis wanted it that way.

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Is there a Toy?

This is another debate.  A recent Toys “R” Us Exclusive “Troop Builder” 5-Pack featured a female Dial Tone in its ranks, with a head sculpt that very closely resembles the version from G.I. Joe: Resolute…however she is in desert camouflage, and not in the khaki skirt and uniform that she wears in the Resolute cartoon, so at this point, I’ve still got to say there have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute style Dial Tone figure.

Toy Likelihood: 30%.  I had to kind of fight with this one.  It’s obvious that going forward, Dial Tone will be a female the same way that Ripcord will now be African American.  However, just because I think we can expect female Dial Tones going forward, I don’t necessarily think we’ll see one in the uniform she wore for G.I. Joe: Resolute, simply because it wasn’t all that exciting and I’m not sure Hasbro would invest tooling dollars to make a “dress uniform” female figure.

Cover Girl

Former fashion model and current G.I. Joe armor expert, Courtney Krieger is a popular character among fans, which probably warrented her inclusion into G.I. Joe: Resolute.  She pops up here and there throughout the cartoon, but looks remarkably similar to her old school version, and does not really resemble the blonde bombshell that appeared (albeit briefly) in the Rise of Cobra film.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute style Cover Girl figure.

Toy Likelihood: 10%.  She’s a popular character overall, but considering she doesn’t resemble the Rise of Cobra version (and that version is kinda dead) I don’t see Hasbro dipping too deep into the Cover Girl well for Resolute.  This version of the character pretty strongly resembles how she appeared back in the day as well, so I don’t see much reason for the designers to utilize this as part of an upcoming 7-pack.

Spirit

Gaining notoriety as a foil for Storm Shadow in the Sunbow cartoon, Spirit gained his own sort of following throughout the Marvel comics as well.  A capable, skilled, no-nonesense soldier with a nack for herbal remedies, Spirit was a very cool character in both mediums, and was, thus, integrated into the Resolute universe, though he doesn’t do anything besides stand in the command room and look cool.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute style Spirit figure.

Toy Likelihood: 25%.  Honestly, I just don’t see why they would.  He’s a popular enough character, but the Resolute version so closely resembles his “normal” version that it just doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me.  I don’t see Hasbro taking up the slot of an upcoming 7-pack with a character that looks remarkably like he did back in the 80′s.

Bazooka

Perhaps unfairly, Bazooka will forever be seen as the dopey dullard from the Sunbow cartoons, and as such, never received any respect from that day forward.  The guys at Devils’ Due even went as far as to write him into a story as an overweight, clutsy security guard who couldn’t make the cut.  But I guess that’s still a better situation than poor ‘Zook got in the Resolute universe.  Here, he’s just stone cold dead.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute style Bazooka figure…which, I guess would mean a normal 25th Anniversary Bazooka in an oak casket, because he looks just like he did back in the day, only with the whole not breathing thing.

Toy Likelihood: 0%.  He looks just like he did in 1985.  And he’s dead.  And he’s dumb.  Not going to happen.

Hard Master

Storm Shadow’s uncle and the leader of the Arashikage clan has always had an almost mythical energy surrounding him throughout the Marvel comics days.  As bad ass as Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow were, this was the guy who taught them.  The story of the rise and fall of the Hard Master and Storm Shadow has been an ongoing conflict that really characterized what made G.I. Joe cool.  That was altered considerably for the film, and in Resolute they made it far more straight forward, and as such, somewhat less effective.  Even the Hard Master character himself took a pretty drastic step away from the trademark appearance in the comics.  The end result is the same, however, even if the motives behind the killing are quite a bit different.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute style Hard Master figure.

Toy Likelihood: 0%.  No kid is going to want to rush out and buy the aged Japanese instructor, especially since he’s dead.  I don’t expect this one in the least.

COBRA

Cobra Commander

Never has the leader of Cobra gotten the credit he’s deserved in animated form moreso than he received here in the Resolute universe.  Cunning, devious, and made of pure evil, this version of Cobra Commander is threatening, malevolent, and more than a little nuts.  Just as it should be.  Plus, we’ve got the whole he doesn’t have a “goatface” thing, which makes some fans happy, I s’pose.

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Is there a Toy?

One of the initial Resolute toys released, Cobra Commander appeared in Wave 13 (or 2009 Wave 1) of the G.I. Joe: 25th Anniversary toyline.

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UPDATE – Cobra Commander has also been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Destro

The Cobra weapons specialist always had an honorable streak in the old days, but this Resolute version appears evil, malicious, an calculating in his nastiness.  Early concept artwork (and the pre-production figure itself) shows Destro as part robotic, though no answers have ever been given as to how he got that way or why he is.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Destro has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Baroness

The Eastern European royalty aspect of the Baroness character is something that got totally lost in the translation for The Rise of Cobra, but it holds fairly true in Resolute…not only that, but she immediately appears to be a remorseless, nasty woman to boot.  Her appearance in Resolute is as striking as it is threatening, and she would appear to make a fantastic toy.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Baroness has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Storm Shadow

In the biggest departure from their old school ways, the infinitely honorable and heroic Storm Shadow (who only joined Cobra to find his uncle’s killer) has been reduced to a vile, hateful, and jealous punk who only trains with his uncle to learn how to kill.  When Snake Eyes absorbs his uncle’s training more readily than Storm Shadow himself, the Cobra ninja has his own flesh and blood gunned down in front of his class and feels zero remorse for doing it.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Storm Shadow has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Storm Shadow (Arashikage Student)

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Is there a Toy?

While there was a “Training Storm Shadow” released in a Resolute themed comic pack, it bore little resemblance to how the character appeared in the actual Resolute feature, so for all intents and purposes, no rumors or images of a Resolute-accurate Storm Shadow (Arashikage Student) figure have been seen.

Toy Likelihood: 20%.  I strongly doubt that Hasbro would release a figure resembling this particular version of the character, even with it being Storm Shadow.  They already had a “Training Storm Shadow” released, but it looks so different than this, I can hardly call it Resolute accurate, and I simply do not see them doing the tooling required to get this figure into fans hands.  The only reason the likelihood is even at 20% is because it IS Storm Shadow, so there’s always a possibility, I just don’t think it’s a big one.

Zartan

While Larry Hama had twelve years and 155 issues to dabble back and forth with the motivations and intentions behind his wealth of Cobra villains, Warren Ellis had only 60 minutes, so he simply elected to make them all deplorable mercenaries and vile human beings.  Honestly, I don’t have a big problem with that.  Zartan proudly proclaims that he kills for a living simply because he enjoys killing and not necessarily for the money, but beyond that, this character gets an absolutely incredible update that makes this one of the most perfect reimaginings for a G.I. Joe character since…well…  the Resolute Snake Eyes.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Zartan has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Firefly

Firefly says nothing, and only appears for a scant few seconds during G.I. Joe: Resolute, but his appearence made quite a few waves, and this is a character that Joe fans have been clamoring for.

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Firefly has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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Major Bludd

Major Bludd makes a big impact in the G.I. Joe: Resolute feature…but it comes at a price.  His life.  The initial scene is burned into the minds of Joe fans everywhere as he lays sprawled out in the Lincoln Memorial, a Cobra-shaped dagger jutting from his heart.

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute styled Zartan figure.

Toy Likelihood: 10%.  He’s dead.  I don’t see it happening, but I guess stranger things have happened.

Cobra Trooper

Typically just shameless cannon fodder, the Cobra Troopers in G.I. Joe: Resolute appear to be just more of the same, they just look cooler doing it.  Specced out with tactical vests, goggles, and state of the art machine guns, the Cobra Troopers look awesome running around and shooting at the Joes, however their aim still totally sucks, and one guy easily takes out three dozen of ‘em without even breaking a sweat.  At least the toys are bad ass.

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Is there a Toy?

One of the initial Resolute toys released, Cobra Trooper appeared in Wave 13 (or 2009 Wave 1) of the G.I. Joe: 25th Anniversary toyline.

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Cobra Trooper (Crimson)

While it’s unknown exactly what capacity the red hued Cobra Troopers serve in the Resolute universe, they’re mostly seen as support personnel in the feature itself.

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Is there a Toy?

Alongside a black and red Cobra Commander and the Siberian Attack Duke, red hued Cobra Troopers (and Officers) appeared in the Resolute 5-Pack, which hit retail at the tail end of the 25th Anniversary toyline.

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Cobra Trooper (Ice-Viper; Siberian Attack)

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Is there a Toy?

There have been no rumors or images seen of any figures resembling a Resolute style Cobra Trooper (Siberian Attack/Ice-Viper)  figure.

Toy Likelihood: 20%.  They only appear very briefly outside the Siberian Nuclear Reactor and serve no other purpose than to be headshot and neck-stabbed.  They look pretty cool, and nicely resemble the vintage Ice-Vipers, but I’m not sure I see Hasbro investing the time or money in getting them into collectors’ hands.

Cobra Trooper (Alley-Vipers)

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Is there a Toy?

UPDATE – Alley-Viper has been confirmed for release with the upcoming G.I. Joe: Resolute 7-Pack, due in August, 2010

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  • Jay

    “Gaining notoriety as a foil for Storm Shadow in the Sunbow cartoon, Spirit”
    Sorry, but I have to disagree there.
    They fought once in the Revenge of Cobra mini-series and that was it. If anyone was Stormy’s foil in the toon, it was Quick Kick.

  • John Becmane

    dang! cool man, really happy you did this, this is great!!

  • http://ts118.50.forumer.com Flash

    Abso-frickin-lutely loving this superpage master Justin! Good job. HOO-AH!

  • Matt Birdsall

    “No real explanation is given for that in the Resolute universe, however, and we just end up with a female version of a pretty popular character for no real reason than Warren Ellis wanted it that way.” – Actually the character originally had very few lines and no name, but as her part expanded Ellis decided she needed a name. Hasbro then basically gave Ellis a list of possible names and said “pick one”. It wasn’t really a conscious decision to make Dial Tone a woman.
    Good post by the way :)

  • notpicard

    I wish the resolute Baroness toy looked more like the animation in color. The light blue washes out and looks bland, not complementing the mold at all. I’d like something more like the ps I did here:

    http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o58/notpicard/resolutebaronessaltered.jpg

  • http://admin Justin

    ““Gaining notoriety as a foil for Storm Shadow in the Sunbow cartoon, Spirit”
    Sorry, but I have to disagree there.
    They fought once in the Revenge of Cobra mini-series and that was it. If anyone was Stormy’s foil in the toon, it was Quick Kick.”

    Storm Shadow also fought Spirit in the Season 1 Episode “Satellite Down”. Sure, Quick Kick faced off against Stormy as well in the Season 1 5-Parter, and again in Excalibur, but Spirit and Storm Shadow just seemed to play off of each other much better. Stormy pretty much handed QK his butt, while Spirit and he went back and forth in dialog and action…

    notpicard – I LOOOOVE that Baroness Photoshop. It does wonders for the figure! She looks somewhat “low budget” and knock off in that washed out faux-animated blue, but that black and blue “paint job” is fantastic.

  • Andrew Hall

    Great Job, Justin! But I’ve got to disagree with you on that Covergirl. The reasons you give for her to not be in the 7 pack are the reasons why I think she would make it. I’m guessing we’ll just have to wait for Joe Con early next year to find out. Also, you might want to consider putting the Iron Klaw Trooper/Crimson Guard figure on your list. They may not have been represented in the cartoon, but Hasbro spent money on tooling and most likely won’t be wasting it.

  • Neon viper

    Awesome stuff justin, you’ve done a trmemendous job again; i really want to see those 7-packs now.

  • http://www.kneelingplant.com chris

    Nice work Justin, thanks for fleshing things out for us. Only got to see Resolute in full upon its dvd release. I really wanted and expected to like it, but was terrifically disappointed. They completely missed out on the fun aspects of Joe; every character was mean-spirited and unlikeable. The action was structured more as star turns for the core characters rather than the team ethic I’m a fan of, and became uselessly repetitive IMO: just Joes killing Cobra troopers.

    Some of the figures seem to have potential, as the TRU Dial-Tone. I’m glad you mentioned where to find her, as the deluge of exclusives and what is where has been pretty tough to keep up with. I see her as splitting the difference between being Resolute- or RoC-inspired, as there are female comm-techs featured in both. But in the former she at least has a brown uni, and they go so far as to name her too. She’s a must-have for me, if I can find her!

  • storymodeller

    Thanks for creating this very helpful reference list.

  • Sallah

    Absolutely fantastic page! Thanks for doing it! Why no mention of the unreleased arctic Cobra Commander though?