Saturday, May 26, 2012

GIJoe Retaliation GI Joe Trooper

If you haven't already heard, GIJoe Retaliation has been pushed back to March 2013. Not happy at all about that, was looking forward to it. On the other hand, we now get to enjoy the toys nearly a year before the movie is released. Here's a look at the GI Joe Trooper. 

This is my first GIJoe Trooper or Greenshirt of any series, and he looks to be a good addition. Not sure if the headsculpt is based on anyone. He kind of reminds me of Robert Patrick. The head is removeable and you can use other GIJoe heads for some variety in your ranks. I'm thinking of getting Duke from the same line for that purpose, when he goes on clearance that is.  The figure has some great detail. There are straps, buckles and padding on the the harness and many pockets, folds and creases on his uniform. The harness is removeable but it is very troublesome to do so.

He comes with a lot more accessories than the other figures in the line. There are 3 big guns, 4 pistols, 2 knives with sheaths, a backpack, a spade, a gas mask, an extra interchangeable helmeted head and a cape. You'll notice that the gas mask and cape are khaki in colour rather than blue as shown on the package. I believe this is a running change. I prefer them like this. They blend in better with his uniform and he won't be as easy to spot. 

With the helmeted head, he kind of looks like the Halo guy. The gas mask fits on the unmasked head. Looking at it again, I think black would have been a better colour for it.

He is able to carry all of his accessories. The knives can be attached to the harness, there are holsters for the pistols on his backpack and you can have him carry 2 guns on his backpack by putting the handles in the "cups". However with all the gear on he'll tend to fall backwards.   

He's got great articulation. He's got a ball joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, wrist swivel and hinge, torso pivot, ball hips, double jointed knees and ankle pivot and hinge.

A shot with figures from other GIJoe lines.

He'll fit in well with 3.75" Marvel figures.

This is a great figure. With troop builders, I usually just get two at most. But with this one, I'm tempted to get more. We'll see... Thanks for viewing!      


SirDragonBane said...

Great pics and review! I didn't know that it came with so much stuff. My fault though--I had it in hand and didn;t look properly! >.<

Jason said...

Thanks! Think he's the most worth it, lots of stuff and no gimmick accessory!