It’s a big day over at GeneralsJoes Headquarters as, for the first time in well over a year, we’ve added a new review category to the menu!
That’s right, today we start reviewing the G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary line available soon from Toys “R” Us and Big Bad Toy Store!
First and foremost, I must give full credit to Gary “Gyre Viper” Goggles who as kindly supplied advanced samples of the figures so I could get reviews posted and make sure fans had an early indication as to what expect when these items hit retail shortly. The results… well, they’re mixed, to be honest.
Where most of the online complaints so far have focused on gold deco, there are some more pressing QC concerns, specifically with plastic quality and paint applications. Let’s just say there’s a reason the figures are so affordable. But there’s some good stuff here, too. Check out my brand spanking new G.I. Joe: 50th Anniversary Review Page, or just follow the links below!
- Leatherneck (Eagle’s Edge)
- Destro (Eagle’s Edge)
Also, don’t forget to check my blogroll over on YoJoe.com where I’m featuring “First Looks” at other 50th Anniversary product.
It’s a shame they couldn’t have used the Captain America Crossbones arms on Leatherneck to make him more accurate to the vintage figure. Destro is nice, but that head is just way too cartoony for me. I wonder how the RoC Destro head looks on it.
The cartoony appearance of Destro is one of the things I like most about the fig. The pic of the ultimates next to Destro is eye-watering!
I like both figures, though I really don’t NEED another Destro. But Leatherneck really sells the set for me. I was always put off by the poorly done Gung-Ho repaints that have passed for Leatherneck is the modern line, and never bought any of them. This is the Leatherneck I’ve been waiting for, and I’m glad to hear that despite the cost cutting and quality control issues, he’s pretty good.