The standard Premium Format Baroness figure garnered a ton of attention when it was revealed by Sideshow Collectibles sometime ago, and now they’re putting out a Crimson Strike version in red! It’s a very cool looking collectible and it’s up for pre-order right now!
Ever since I first saw him, I immediately knew I need to own this one. Even as I saw complaints emerge from throughout the G.I. Joe fandom, this was one key Sideshow Collectibles figure that I had been waiting for…and in my opinion they NAILED it.
Plenty of the great classic elements of the Destro character we all know and love, but with enough of an added Sideshow twist to really bring the character to life in this great Sideshow “universe” they have built. I love both unique head sculpt, I love that he has a trenchcoat or the familiar leather jacket. I love, love, LOVE the gauntlets. This is an awesome offering from Sideshow Collectibles and it is ON SALE NOW.
Check out SideshowToy.com to pick up your 12″ Destro and add him to your Cobra ranks. You will not regret it!
And hey, while you’re at it, pick up the bad ass Cobra Display Stand that Sideshow just posted, too. That’s pretty sweet stuff right there and only $14.99!
I feel like I’m in the minority here, but I am really in love with the upcoming Sideshow Destro. I’ve always loved the trenchcoat look, and Sideshow Collectibles added just enough modern elements while keeping the right classic elements (wrist rockets FTW!) to give us a terrific update to the Cobra Weapons Supplier.
Sideshow has posted a great preview of the upcoming figure, including a shot of an awesome leather jacket version of the figure, which might make fans longing for a more classic representation more happy.
Check out the preview right here, and stay tuned for Thursday, when the pre-order goes live!
Every single image of this figure makes me love it even more… a terrific ’88 style update to the venerable Cobra Ninja Storm Shadow, and I have to admit, worlds better than what we saw with the first Storm Shadow release.
I’m really digging the modern look at this character, and the fact that even though Sideshow went with the aesthetic of Storm Shadow on the G.I. Joe team, but keeps him affiliated with Cobra.
Check out the Pre-Order at the links below.
The Sideshow Exclusive version of the Storm Shadow Sixth Scale Figure will also include a cobra head katana accessory (above left). Wherever his allegiance lies, Storm Shadow is always ready to strike!
The regular and Exclusive versions of Storm Shadow Sixth Scale Figure will be priced at $179.99.
The Exclusive version of the Storm Shadow Sixth Scale Figure to be available for pre-order in our upcoming weekly Sideshow Newsletter this Thursday, August 15th, 2013, typically published between 2 and 3pm (PST). Don’t let this ninja sneak past you!
I got my first introduction to the marvelous world of Hot Toys a few short weeks ago when I reviewed G.I. Joe: Retaliation Snake Eyes, and was pretty much blown away. So now that I have experience with this company, would the second figure have as much impact as the first?
Short answer? Definitely.
Long answer? Check out my Sideshow Collectibles Review Section, or the direct link below.
I… I don’t quite know what to say.
Except maybe “wow”.
Sideshow Collectibles has had some mixed results for the fandom, with some absolute home runs (Zartan, Rock n Roll, Cobra Commander, and the Baroness) and some that folks weren’t too sure about (Firefly, Cobra Viper, Crimson Guard). But it seems to me that they are stepping up their “A” game with recent releases.
First Destro was unveiled last week and looks pretty darn great. Then The Baroness pre-order went live and she rocks as well. Now we’ve got Storm Shadow. And boy do we have Storm Shadow… it’s interesting, because he is clearly wearing the deco from his time with the G.I. Joe team, yet he seems to be advertised as a Cobra. Either way is cool with me, as the figure just flat out looks awesome.
Check out the preview right here, and I’ve also mirrored the image below. Nice stuff.
Well isn’t this a nice Wednesday afternoon surprise? After quick reveals of Destro and Storm Shadow, Sideshow Collectibles continues the G.I. Joe love with the live pre-order for the upcoming 12″ Cobra Villainous, The Baroness. Easily one of the most recognized characters in G.I. Joe (not to mention pop culture) mythology, the Baroness will compliment your other Sideshow offerings quite nicely.
Check out the links below to pre-order NOW.
- G.I. Joe Collectibles Baroness Sixth Scale Figure Sideshow Exclusive (alternate head with different hairstyle and glasses)
- G.I. Joe Collectibles Baroness Sixth Scale Figure
Lost in the shuffle of the past two very busy news days in the G.I. Joe world, Sideshow Collectibles Tweeted yesterday in regards to some reveals that we might see at ComicCon this coming weekend. At first glance, nothing special from a G.I. Joe perspective, but eagle-eyed Sideshow fan Mysterious Stranger saw a little snippet of something in the upper left hand corner.
He had a little exchange back and forth with the Sideshow Twitter person, and turns out we might have just gotten a tiny sneak peek at an upcoming updated version of Storm Shadow. Based on the weapon posted in that little snippet as well, could this Storm Shadow be an homage to his 1988 G.I. Joe persona?
Curiouser and curiouser… we’ll be watching SDCC this weekend a little closer now. Check out the upper left corner of the image below.
The gap in product over the past few months has created a double-edged sword…on the one side, it’s a bit of a bummer that only a scant handful of new G.I. Joe product has been available at mass retail throughout 2013 to date. But on the other hand, it has freed up some income for some other purchases that might not have been made if the movie product had hit hard and heavy.
I couldn’t be happier that I was able to make some room in my bank account to support a new found Hot Toys habit. I’m just simultaneously disappointed (and relieved) that it took me this long to discover them.
Hot Toys first offering is, of course, Snake Eyes as he appears in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film. What did I think? You can check the GeneralsJoes Sideshow Collectibles review category, or just click the link below.
Sideshow Collectibles has been having an online ComicCon lead up celebration, showcasing some of the items we can expect to see in San Diego next week, and their sneak peek today is the immortal Cobra Weapons Supplier…
Wow, this piece looks crazy impressive. The metal head sculpt is spectacular, and I like that they updated the look somewhat. I’m not sure how well the puffy red collar would work in the context of what Sideshow has done so far.
The only bummer to me about this is that my recent exposure to Hot Toys figures has sparked a renewed interest in high end 12″ items…and this Destro looks pretty boss. But of course if I get him, I’d want to get The Baroness, Bludd, Cobra Commander and Zartan…
At any rate, check out the update from Sideshow Collectibles right here, and be watching for SDCC updates next week, looks like we could get some interesting stuff to look forward to!