Wednesday, May 23, 2012

GIJoe Retaliation Red Ninja

Yo Joe! GIJoe Retaliation figures have hit Toys R Us. Would have liked to have picked up certain characters but due to the lack of and odd coloured accessories, I decided to pass on them. Here's one which I got,  Cobra's Red Ninja.  

The front of the packaging is rather dull. I feel Roadblock and Snake Eyes shouldn't be featured on the front of every card. They are distracting from the actual figure in the package.

This is a great figure. Its similar to the Renegades Storm Shadow (ReSS) and has got great articulation. I don't like the sash. I think it spoils the look, and its a little too big for my liking. It is removeable. But if its removed, he wouldn't have a belt. Unless you happen to have an extra ReSS for him to borrow one from. He's got good paint. I would prefer his protective gear to be in red as well though.

The sculpt differences between the Red Ninja and ReSS are that the Red Ninja has plated vambraces, knee pads and greaves, and has straps across his tabi shoes.

There's another difference and that is that the Red Ninja has ankle pivot!

For accessories, he comes with two swords, a zip line launcher and 7 feet of string with claw and clips attachments. Disappointed with the lack of normal sized accessories. Would have liked to have gotten at least the sheaths for the swords. I guess we were spoilt with the Renegades Storm Shadow. Fortunately this is a good figure or I'll be regretting purchasing it.

The launcher fits tightly on his arm.

The setup for the line takes some doing. There's an instructions sheet included which shows some ways of how you can set it up. Once done,  the Red Ninja can zip down very quicky and carry out his missions.

The claw of the zip line can be used as a weapon.

Articulation. He's got a ball joint neck, ball and hinge shoulders, swivel and hinge elbows, swivel and hinge wrists, ball joint torso, ball hips, double joined knees and ankle hinge and pivot. The right wrist hinge functions laterally while the hinge on his left wrist function vertically

Here's how he compares with a couple of the previous GIJoe movie figures.

I know some of us are planning to use this figure as a Hand Ninja.

Despite the lack of accessories, the Red Ninja is one to look out for. Thanks for viewing!

1 comment:

flywheels said...

Dang! Now I gotta buy this figure.