We’ve already seen the Battle Damaged B.A.T. and Night Force Falcon, well now two more carded samples of the never-released Wave 14 figures have hit internet in the form of Zap and Resolute Storm Shadow.
Listen…I’ve been singing the praises of Resolute for months now, only to listen to a lot of fans who brushed it aside and only wanted their vintage re-hashes. I hope everyone is watching and listening now… 😉 This version of Storm Shadow looks incredible. Very simple, nothing dramatic, nothing over-detailed, but a simple, basic white-clad ninja with some really nice sculpting and great gear. What else can you ask for? While so many people bemoaned the loss of Zap, Alley-Viper, etc… to me, it was the potential Resolute figures that stung the worst. The vintage fans are getting what they asked for in the form of the COBRA Island 7-Packs. Here’s really hoping that Hasbro has something up their sleeve for these unreleased Resolute figures as well, or that would be a HUGE hole left unfilled. No matter what the future of the Resolute animation is, these designs, these characters, and these interpretations have been amongst the best seen in a long time, and it would be a damn shame if they got left in the dust for a team of 5 guys in the same black armor. Hopefully Hasbro listens to that.
Back to class. Ugh.