Wednesday, May 24, 2023

G.I.Joe Classified Series Edward "Torpedo" Leialoha

Torpedo away!

Torpedo is probably the best figure of this wave for me. He looks great! I don't think I have any complaints about him... oh wait maybe one. But it's a really small issue. His head is gloss whereas the rest of his body is matte. It is noticeable. We'll just have to take it as if he just came out of the water or something. His suit is similar to the one his original figure had. It has the same black and light grey colours. He has some additional gear such as the wrist tracker, harness, knife sheath and pouches strapped to his leg.   

His diving suit is tight. Still you can make out some subtle wrinkles in it. I like that there's some paint detail for the harness. Torpedo is quite tan. Check out his skin tone. His facial features were very well done. 

Accessories. He comes with an oxygen pack, a diving mask, a speargun, a machine gun, ammo clip, a knife and a pair of flippers.

The mask fits nicely on his head and it stays on well. The goggles are a solid light grey colour. There's good detail for the breathing apparatus.

The oxygen pack is a modern one. The tanks are encased in the rectangular pack. The valves can be seen at the bottom. The breathing tubes are to be inserted at the sides at the top. The tubes may pop off when you turn his head. I think the dark grey cushion like thing is a buoyancy compensator? I did a quick Google to look it up. There's a clip at the bottom where the spear gun or the machine gun can be stored.

The clip can be loaded in the machine gun.

A closer look at the knife. The handle is brown in colour and the blade black.

The flippers are flexible and easy to put on. He is able to stand with them. There's some sculpted design on them on both sides. I like that they painted the top portion red. It gives him some colour.

Here he is fully equipped.

Articulation. He's got a dumbbell joint upper neck, dumbbell joint lower neck, ball hinge shoulders, butterfly joints, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel and up and down hinge wrists, ab crunch, ball waist, ball hips on drop down hinge, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, boot swivel and ankle hinge and pivot.

Comparison shots.

Great figure! Hope they release some Cobra Eels soon! Thanks for viewing! 

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