There really are too many Snake Eyes figures, and this one would have remained on the pegs had I owned the 25th Ann. version, which manages to capture the look of Snake Eyes V.2 very nicely. I don’t have the 25th Ann. version so this one was a must-add, considering the price and availability. It pisses me off, though, that Hasbro wasn’t able to add a more accurate head sculpt instead of just opting for the repainted Ninja Duel head. Every time I look at this figure I think about what could have been. A proper head sculpt and this figure would have gotten an easy 10.I could try to switch this head out for another one but I’m not one to mess with the integrity of a figure. If It came with the head sculpt,It stays with the head sculpt.Enjoy the pics!
Sorry about some of the pics being so dark. Snake Eyes is one of the hardest figures to photograph because of the all black uniform.Any suggestions on how to better photograph dark figures are welcome.
A couple figs to blog about in the following weeks, so stay tuned 😉
This was the version of Snake Eyes I had waited for since the first mentioning and trailers of the Retaliation film. I loved the look they chose to go with here and the figure is pretty much spot on. I will say ,however, that this figure was a bit overrated. Even I made more of it than I probably should have when I first posted about it a while back. Alot of people who’ve reviewed this Ninja Duel Snake Eyes fail to point out the odd looking long hands and under detailed leg sculpts. I like a booted Snake Eyes and this version seems to be sporting some low top cross trainers. Overall a great figure and fresh take on such an iconic character, but far from a perfect rendition.
With the new Ultimate Snake Eyes figure set to be released this month,i thought I would take a look at another Snake Eyes that in my eyes,is also deserving of the “Ultimate”title.
Very cool figure.The Kwinn character screams bad ass and the correlation between he and Snake Eyes is a huge plus.The sculpt and color scheme effectively capture the essence and likeness of everybody’s(well..not so much mine as I only have dated memories of Kwinn from issue 2) favorite mercenary for hire and the accessories rock.But there’s a problem.He’s dead!I know it’s only an action figure but the fact that Kwinn dies in a later issue of G.I. Joe bugs the crap out of me!Think of the missions he and Snake Eyes could have gone on!Kwinn has to make a movie appearance and if he dies in it,then they have to do something to bring him back.Ala Captain America,in the form of a spirit,cyborg,i don’t know.JUST BRING HIM BACK!iT BUGS ME TO HAVE SUCH A COOL FIGURE OF A CHARACTER THAT’S DEAD!Now that I got that off my chest,enjoy the pics!
This figure I had as a kid along with the Warthog.I loved that thing!I used to pack it in with as many Joes as possible and go on kick ass missions with them!If Cobra ever had any Joe hostages,this version of Sgt.Slaughter along with a heavily manned Warthog would get the nod over any other Joe vehicle.It sucks that I wasn’t able to find one complete w/hat but oh well.One thing that always stuck out on these Slaughter figures was the height and muscles on the arm sculpts.
The prospect of a Slaughter/Snake Eyes two man platoon inspired this pic.
The prospect of a C.C. ass woopin’ inspired this one.
When i first spotted this figure on the pegs at my local DG,i noticed there was something off about it but i couldn’t quite put my finger on it.So i snagged it up anyways,took some pics and put a big “CLASH ALERT!” arrow on it instead.The court finds the web gear guilty on one count of clashing in the 1rst degree.And even though it fits, i refuse to acquit.Subsequently,i grabbed my ROC Ripcord figure’s gear and equipped “greenie” with it,and it didn’t look that bad.I’ll probably give Ripcord his vest back and elect to go web-gear-less with this particular Snake Eyes figure when displaying.
I can’t believe this is my first Batman figure in ..well…30 years.I was around 6 years old living in Puerto Rico when i got my first Batman and Robin figures.It was Christmas time and i can still remember my aunt messing with my head telling me that Santa forgot to give her my present lol.She got me good because because i can rememeber feeling extremely sad about it.Until she reached inside of a big,black plastic bag and pulled out this amazing set that included the Batmobile with the Batman and Robin figures.It was insane!I’ve searched everywhere on the internet for that set and can’t find it.The one detail that i can vivdly remember were the capes on both Batman and Robin.They were made out of a very hard,stiff plastic.I was 6 so the year was 1982-83.If anyone has any idea which set this was,please gimme some info 😉 I now officially own my second Batman figure and i really like it.One of my biggest beefs with contemporary Batman figures is their cartoonish appearance.Kenner and ToyBiz produced more realistic looking versions of Batman in the 80’s and 90’s,but then the animated series came out.I liked the animated series and always thought it had great writing/stories,but was never a big fan of the broad shouldered look they gave Batman.The same went for the figures.It seems like from that point on every action figure of a DC character had to have those wonky,broad shoulders.I never dug it.This Batman figure suffers from lack of articulation,yes,but makes up for it with the clean and very detailed sculpt imo.There are certain figures that give you a sense of excitement when photographing them,such was the case with DKR Batman.The overall appearance of the figure is so bad ass that it doesn’t really matter what pose you have him in.He will still look bad ass.
I picked this up a little while ago and since then i’ve opened and played with it a bit.I’m not too thrilled with this version but it will fit in nicely with the rest of my Snake Eyes figures.Loose pics coming soon!Also,My girlfriend recently picked up an awesome display case for me,well sorta,that i’ll be showing soon here on Action Figs and Things.So stay tuned for that and future posts on Zod,Batman and the Avengers reference book as well!