Couldn’t quite get them all finished up last week, but I managed to wrap up the last three reviews among packing and moving this weekend, and you can check them all out on my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page.
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Showcasing a figure which promises to be an early favorite among the fans, the GIJoe Club website has posted an image of the carded G.I. Joe Trooper from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation toyline. This is a fantastic looking figure and once again forces me to rethink my “G.I. Joe shouldn’t have generic troops” mindset. Between this and the Steel Brigade, I’m amassing (or will soon amass) a large number of the faceless and the nameless.
Check out the full image at GIJoeClub.com.
Don’t forget you can see even more detail on this great looking figure over at CardedHeroes.com.
As we discussed a short while ago, eBay has started brimming with early samples of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures, and now some folks stateside are starting to get these samples in hand. The result is some very cool and detailed images showcasing some neat aspects we may not have seen before.
First, over at Carded Heroes, Jay takes a good look at the upcoming G.I. Joe Trooper. I’ve mirrored just a few images below, but you should definitely go to the source, as there are a ton of images there.
These pictures only serve to further infatuate me with this new Joe Trooper. The accessories are amazing, and I love the fact that you can put pretty much all of his weapons on the figure itself. Such a bad ass looking troop builder.
Next, on the ToyVerse, Troynos has turned his camera towards the Cobra Trooper, revealing some more great details there, too. I love the consistency between this figure and the Retaliation Storm Shadow. They look very similar (though I don’t think they use the same tooling). Again, I mirrored a few images below, but many more are available directly at the ToyVerse.
Looks like things will be heating up over the next 6 – 8 weeks leading up the G.I. Joe: Retaliations mass release at retail. Looking forward to it!
We’ve seen scattered pictures on eBay, and of course from Toy Fair itself, but overseas message board ACToys has posted what appear to be the first in hand pictures of a release-ready G.I. Joe Trooper. At least assumption is this is a release ready figure. The images also have pictures of the packaging as well as the figure itself.
Of note is the fact that there isn’t a filecard on the package, which I did mention in Toy Fair reporting…but this fact caused Kevin to go into a wild nerd rage spasm during our last What’s on Joe Mind recording. A moment to look forward to for sure.
For now, though, simply revel in the images of the G.I. Joe Trooper, which actually make the figure look really nice. Instead of the cloth blue cape that we saw before (which was confusing everyone as to its purpose), this version of the Trooper has a plastic molded cape closer in color to the figure itself, which frankly makes a big difference. That blue looked pretty out of place. Now I’m not a massive fan of the idea of G.I. Joe Troop builders, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t a pretty nice looking figure. Also of note, he has double-jointed knees and appears to have those glorious rocker ankles, too. Excellent.
Check out the images at ACToys, and also mirrored below.
Thanks to HissTank.com for the heads up!
The figure releases must be getting close, as a few eBay auctions have appeared for test shots of G.I. Joe: Retaliation figures. Most of the images are pretty vanilla, but there is a very cool shot of the G.I. Joe Trooper’s backpack which shows several awesome holsters and a nice spot for a trenching tool.
At this point the auctions have ended, but thanks to HissTank.com for linking the auctions (and images) and you can see the mirrored images below.