Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pre-Order Hot Toys Snake Eyes (GI JOE Retaliation) 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure!

Mildly anticipated movie sequel GI JOE Retaliation/Procrastination may have been delayed until later this year, but our good friends at Hot Toys are still keeping busy with the surprise reveal of their upcoming Snake Eyes 1/6th scale collectible figure, based on his appearance in the tardy film.

Portrayed by Ray "Darth Maul" Park, this silent, stealthy (except for the sub-machinegun) hi-tech ninja is permanently encased in a rubber tomb, punishment for drinking from the Sacred Soda Fountain of the Dragon Monkey Emperor. Okay, I don't really know anything about Snake Eyes, but I do know that he looks amazingly badass, and that Hot Toys always produces high quality work!

Eager beavers can pre-order him from our pals at Sideshow right here: 
Hot Toys G.I. Joe Sixth Scale Collectibles Snake Eyes GI JOE Retaliation Sixth Scale Figure (Hot Toys) or if you'd like to see more images and read more inaccurate commentary... join me after the jump!

Hot Toys, of course, are renown for their eerily realistic, life-like head sculpts so it feel somewhat odd for them to release a figure with a hidden face, but the amount of detail on his armour more than makes up for it. Much like Boba Fett, Snake Eyes earns a fair share of his popularity through his mysterious, killer look...

And there still appears to be interesting details to the head, particularly because of the range of textures used...

And there's no shortage of accessories either. He has a considerable arsenal and I've always enjoyed the unorthodox sword/gun combo. Good for you, Mr. Eyes!

And despite the bulky armour he's weighed down with, these images, at least, show him in a wide range of poses...

This especially looks amazing...

He's coming for you Dragon Monkey Tiger Emperor! He will win back his tongue!

G.I. Joe isn't a franchise I collect, and this isn't a figure that I would personally prioritise, but even I have to admit that he looks really appealing. And the fact that he's masked, and is such an iconic character regardless, means that even if the movie itself is a disaster, he's still going to be an excellent version of Snake Eyes to have on your shelf. I'd be very surprised if fans are tempted.

Let me know everything I don't... in the barren comments section!

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