Friday, February 22, 2013

G.I.JOE Retaliation Dark Ninja

Here's a look at the G.I.JOE Retaliation Dark Ninja.

From the back of the package, it seems we might have gotten an alternate head and the Storm Shadow backpack. 

The Dark Ninja is a repaint of the Renegades Storm Shadow. I would have preferred if the Red Ninja body were used instead. That one has ankle pivot. This is still a good figure though. Here he's clad in dark grey and black. The dragon on his costume is well painted.

Accessories. He comes with a pair of claws, 2 swords with scabbards and a backpack glider. There's also a pair of two prong claw like weapon. From the description on the package, I think they're called saber claws and that they are worn on his legs. You can equip them on his arms too if you like. The scabbard does not fit well on his back and it tends to drop off.       

I got him to hold all his weapons. Frankenstein style attack!

Here's the glider in action. Its a little troublesome to get him to hold the handles. I like the print on the cloth portion.

Articulation. Hes got a ball joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, swivel hinge wrists, torso pivot, ball hips, double jointed knees and ankle swivel and hinge.

We've gotten a number of cool ninjas in recent times.

Some comparison shots.

That's all for now. Thanks for viewing!


flywheels said...

I skipped this one last night in favor of the Alley Viper and the Cyber Ninja...but I'm going to have to go back and pick this one up now!

Hobgoblin238 said...

Awesome! Since I missed out on the MU Hand Ninjas these will be it!

Dr Syn said...

I can't get enough of this Ninja mold and it's variants like the Red-Ninja's lower arms and legs.

A superbly well done bunch of tooling.

The Dark Ninja is no exception.