Reviewing a 12 figure wave can be intimidating, but I can now officially sign off on the Wave 3.5 reviews with the final two installments – Flint and Cobra Combat Ninja! Both figures use mostly existing tooling, but do so in very unique ways, giving us film accurate versions of some very important characters in the G.I. Joe mythology.
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I know now that in hand pictures have surfaced of this figure, collector desire seems to have waned just a bit. With some reduced paint applications and color adjustments this figure seems to have gone from red-hot to luke warm almost overnight.
If that means it’ll be easier to stock up on these after release, that’s cool with me, because I still plan on buying as many of these as I can get. On Asian message board ACToys, poster 236604994 has gotten one of these figures in his grasp, and posted a nice allotment of in hand pictures, including front and back package shots, and the very cool ASP-themed rocket launcher.
I will agree with some of the fandom out there and say that I wish they had kept the darker, more detailed paint work of the pre-production version, but I don’t think this one is bad by any stretch. The varied amount of accessories, multiple heads, and the digital camouflage all look pretty great. Check out the images on ACToys, or in the gallery mirrored below.