Yo Joe! GI Joe is one of the toys that so many of us grew up with and loved more than anything. From Storm Shadow, to Snake Eyes, to Gung-Ho (who I aptly nicknamed my younger brother after). One of the most famous action heroes of all-time, their presence is felt in toys, games, cartoons, clothing, movies, and much more. Even the comedy show Robot Chicken satirizes them in the humorous way (see video below).
GI Joe helped kids of the 80’s and 90’s facilitate an incredible world of imagination and warfare that Pokemon just can’t hold a candle to. I remember playing with my GI Joe headquarters and turning my whole room into a battlezone. Of course, there was also setting up my action figures in a makeshift fort and shooting them with my rubber band gun. Good times.
Now I have to celebrate these amazingly detailed oriented GI Joe’s from Hot Toys. Really makes the larger 6 inch Joes I owned a half dozen as a kid seem lame in comparison. These are simply some of the most detailed action figures you’ll ever see. They really stand out as testaments to the craftsmanship and the hardwork it takes to create a masterpiece of artwork. Don’t get me wrong, the price can cause sticker shock for some. But, for something so nostalgic these are hard to ignore. I enjoy embracing the loves of my childhood, but also satisfying my adult tastes that are searching for something a bit higher quality. Makes me feel a bit like a connoisseur, a GI Joe connoisseur, if you will.
Hot Toys GI Joe Retaliation 1/6 scale figure Storm Shadow
Storm Shadow is quite possibly one of the most popular GI Joe’s of all-time, right behind Snake Eyes. This incredibly lifelike and detailed figure stands at nearly 12 inches in height and closely resembles the actor it was based off of – Byung-Hun Lee. It also includes many accessories that will help you put the action back in action figure.
Hot Toys GI Joe Retaliation 1/6 scale figure Roadblock
Roadblock, AKA Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is here to lay the hurt on Cobra. This “authentic and detailed, fully realized likeness” has unprecedented levels of details in everything from the clothing, to the gear, and even the tattoos.
Hot Toys GI Joe Retaliation 1/6 scale figure Snake Eyes
And now for Snake Eyes, the coolest GI Joe of all-time. Hot Toys continues its tradition in creating this figure which looks exactly as if they had shrunk Snake Eyes from the move into a 12 inch action figure. Don’t go into battle with Cobra without this action figure in his fully black ninja suit, with over 30 points of articulation, and a variety of tools of war.
GI Joe Retaliation Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Exclusive 12 Inch Figure General Joe Colton [Bruce Willis]
Here we have perennial badass Bruce Willis as Joe Colton, the original GI Joe. The likeness to Willis is uncanny – the clothing and accessories are of unparalleled quality.
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy these action figures as much as we did. After all, knowing is half the battle! With the many heroes and villains in the GI Joe universe, these are still some of the best and represent what it truly means to be a GI Joe.