Saturday, February 4, 2012

G.I.Joe Pursuit of Cobra Snake Eyes

Several GIJoe figures from the past year have been eye catching and make me want to start collecting them again. This is one of those figures.

Snake Eyes is a well sculpted figure with lots of detail. Underneath the harness he's wearing a sweater. You can feel the lines on it. On his right and left sleeves are the Arashikage and the GIJoe symbols respectively. They are nicely painted on. Like the slim holster and knife sheath on his pants. They can be oversized sometimes. The whole look of the figure is neat and tidy. He's painted fully black. Like that some parts are glossy which help highlight certain areas (especially the goggles and visor) and make him look less dull.  

He comes with two heads. One with goggles and the other with a visor which I prefer.

He comes with a lot of accessories. There's a rifle, a submachine gun, two pistols, two silencers (one for a pistol and one for the machine gun), two knives, two black and silver swords with sheaths, a black sword which resembles the one that came with the original v2 figure, an explosive pack and a base. The harness and knee pads are removeable. The straps on the harness are elastic and they make it easier for it to be removed. 

There are several places where he can carry his weapons. What I like best is where a silencer goes. Note the loop in front of his holster. Very cool. 

I managed to get him to carry everything. The black sword is tucked into his harness. The other pistol is also tucked into his harness on his back near his waist. Sorry you cannot see it as its blocked by his sword.

Absolutely love the silencer accessory.

Articulation. He's got a ball joint neck, ball and hinge shoulders, swivel and hinge elbows, swivel and hinge wrists. The hinges on his wrists are different than usual. They function vertically rather than laterally. Moving on, he's got a ball joint torso, ball hips, double jointed knees and swivel and hinge ankles.   

Some of the Snake Eyes figures that I have. The movie versions weren't bad except for his mouth showing. And I like the trenchcoat on the Paris Pursuit. The 25th Anniversary version is decent but I don't like the grey colour scheme, though he appeared something like that in the old cartoon.

I like the cartoon appearances of the GIJoe figures. A couple of the more realistic figures like this Snake Eyes should be able to blend in. 

This is a great figure. Cobra is not to be outdone though. They have an equally if not better ninja figure in their ranks. He'll be up in the next post.


Unknown said...

My favourite Snake Eyes figure so far!

Jason said...

My favourite too for now! Have you seen the Retaliation figures? Snake Eyes is looking good and also Jinx.