It’s been a long road, but here we are, almost at the end… We’ve plowed through 38 reasons already, and today, on the eve of the reported G.I. Joe: Retaliation release, Twitziller comes up with the 39th.
A fantastic concept and the perfect extension of G.I. Joe’s semi-futuristic background, the Battle Kata vest and weapons system has been something that fans and toy makers have latched onto ever since it was first revealed. The armored vest with carefully placed sheaths and holsters has become Roadblock’s trademark look, and Hasbro has amazingly been able to translate the components into the 4″ scale toy. It’s crazy because it seems so close to reality, yet still maintains that close line to science fiction that is G.I. Joe’s specialty.
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Someone correct us if we’re wrong, but Twitziller pointed out this role play item at ToysRUs.com and I think it’s totally new. At least I don’t remember seeing it before. It looks like a kids’ version of Roadblock’s now infamous Battle Kata weapons vest. Allowing the wearer to store their role play weapons in the various pouches and be ready to kick some Cobra ass!
Check it out for $24.99 and take a peek at the images below.
When the news broke that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toy line would be getting pushed back to 2013 to be in line with the film release, I held on to desperate hope that Wave 2 at least would still hit retail on time.
That soon proved to be a fruitless hope as online retailers confirmed rumors that beginning immediately all distribution of G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures was being put on hold. That essentially meant that everything from Wave 2 on was being delayed. Knowing how cool some the Wave 2 figures looked, I was very disappointed.
Now the only issue with a line getting cut so close to retail release is that production level samples end up out in the wild, and that was definitely the case with these figures as well. I got my hands on them and I was not disappointed in the end results. Check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation review page, or just hit up the links below.
EDIT – I had an old review file uploaded with incorrect “Star Ratings”. I’ve adjusted them properly and re-uploaded. Sorry about that!