As most of you hopefully remember, I got a chance to review two out of the three “Tactical Ninja” boxed set figures a few months ago. Well, now that this set has finally hit retail, I was able to finally round off that three pack with Snake Eyes!
Snake Eyes is…well, sort of a conundrum. He’s got a fantastic mix of different really great parts. But when you bring all of those great parts together, the result isn’t especially captivating or cohesive. You’ll have to check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review page for the full details, or just click the link below.
As an added bonus, I also added some details to my Agent Mouse review now that the final version is out, there were some added pictures and information that I wanted to get into the review. You can click that link below as well.
We are nearly a month into 2013, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation product has officially started hitting retail. Word is Target stores have started stocking the second wave of G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3 packs including the Cobra Invasion set with Firefly, Cobra Trooper, and Storm Shadow and the Tactical Ninja Team with Snake Eyes, Sgt. Airborne, and Agent Mouse.
Big thanks to James Doble (Jack Sparrow) for passing the word along. Images can be seen below.
The 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation calendar went on sale last week, and GeneralsJoes has received it in the mail! While all of the months images have been revealed in the past, I’ve got some much larger images presented in this post. The character selection is odd to say the least with no Duke or Flint, but we did get Mouse, Clutch, and the mysterious “Special Ops”.
Many of us were wondering who this “Special Ops” character was, and I believe I’ve got the answer. One look at this image and it certainly seems to be Ryan Hansen underneath the camouflage body armor. Hansen was previously rumored to be playing Grunt in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, so either the Grunt character got re-named (which isn’t a surprise, I seem to remember there being some trademark issues with the generic “Grunt” code name) or they just decided to use this “Special Ops” moniker as a way around it.
Regardless, I’ve mirrored a number of the month images below, including the aforementioned Special Ops, Mouse (played by Joseph Mazzello) and Clutch (reportedly played by Jim Palmer, according to IMDB).
G.I. Joe fans seemed to really latch onto the first wave of G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3 Packs which offered many familiar characters but with some great additional accessories that really added some value to the figures. From the looks of it, Wave two is going to be even better, giving us brand new characters with some awesome previously unreleased accessories.
One of my favorite looking figures from the early pictures we’ve seen was Agent Mouse.