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The floodgates are officially open. Since the first reports of images from what appear to be a G.I. Joe: Classified “Convention Set” Snake Eyes, loose images have started flooding the Internet from many different sources.

These images show Snake Eyes loose with the vast arsenal of ninja-oriented weaponry as well as the functionality of the weapon rack, and a better look at the awesome package art (including a glimpse of what appear to be Alley-Vipers!).

As one might expect – I love what I’m seeing here.

Yes, my love of G.I. Joe was born in the 80’s with the 3 3/4″ Real American Hero line, but was also ignited by the 8″ Sigma 6 line in 2005 and the partner 2.5″ line alongside that one. I’ve loved 12″ figures as well. Safe to say, as long as the toys are fun and bring something new to the table, I’m a fan.

An early look at Snake Eyes seems to confirm this.

While the figure is obviously strongly inspired by the 1985 knight visor version of the figure, there are some great additions to it, including more military style pants, some sort of layered body armor and other very cool twists to the familiar design.

There’s a lot to love here, and if this is an indication of what we’ll be seeing with the G.I. Joe: Classified line going forward, I think I’m going to be a very, very happy camper.