Friday, February 10, 2012

G.I. Joe Renegades Snake Eyes!

I don't have a whole lot of time to blog right now, but I did take these pics of this G.I. Joe Renegades Snake Eyes figure that I bought a while back (in fact, I bought two, one to give away in the 2011 Nativity Contest), so I thought I'd at least post them with a couple of quick thoughts.

First of all, it seems that I have a hard time not buying a Snake Eyes figure every time a new one comes out. I probably have 20 different ones (which I need to dig out and take pics of) and I rarely skip one (although that spinning-kick silliness from last year got passed up). And considering how much I've been LOVING the new G.I. Joe Renegades cartoon, I just knew that I was going to love this figure.

Boy, was I wrong.

Don't get me wrong, the sculpt is wicked cool and the articulation is to die for, but there were a few things that started to rub me wrong about the figure once I opened it.

The first thing that bugged me was that his colors seem off. He more like this deep bluish-gray and I tend to picture him in mostly (if not all) black. And the second thing that sort of got my goat was the fact that his weapons were all molded in the same flat, bland gray, not to mention the fact that he came with the world's stupidest-looking pistol (not pictures, that's how much I hated it).

Oh well. I don't want to sound like a Debbie Downer, but this figure just came off as a bit "meh" to me. Which kinda sucks because this is probably the last G.I. Joe figure I'll be buying (due to some upcoming major changes in my collecting habits) and I guess I would have preferred to go out with a bang. Such is life.

So, to cheer myself up, I tossed his weapons to the side and gave him a puppy. There! That's better!