GI Joe Origins Movie Toys Reveals Baroness Scarlett

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Illustration from the article titled The First Good Look at Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins Comes From His Toys, Naturally

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We saw shocking little from the next Hasbro GI Joe reboot of the film starring the titular fan-favorite ninja despite it being scheduled to premiere in March 2020. It has been delayed several times since, but it is suspicious that we never got a trailer even before the pandemic hits. Still, this look at the built-in toys from the movie should give GI Joe fans some optimism.

These figures were revealed by Yahoo earlier today, starting with the six inch snake eyes seen above. Crazy Rich Asians Star Henry Golding will play the silent hero, whose outfit resembles a solid take on the character first seen in the GI Joe: a true American hero cartoon in 1983. But he is not the only one!

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We knew that Snake Eyes’ nemesis and ninja rival, Storm Shadow, would appear in the movie (that’s him in white), played by Warriors‘Andrew Koji, because he’s an essential part of the character’s origin story. But that includes what is presumably how Baroness d’Úrsula Corberó will appear in the film, which looks like a great modern take on her classic outfit (that’s Ninja Tech Snake Eyes and the original Snake Eyes recipe to the extreme. left and right, respectively).

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And here is the classic GI Joe the hero Scarlett, flanked by a ninja / mercenary Night Creeper on the left, and the precisely named red ninja on the right. Again, if these numbers are true to the movie, you never really know with built-in toys– Samara Weaving’s outfit is honestly close to her classic cartoon look, and she looks fantastic. The new Night Creeper isn’t as flashy as it used to be, but whatever. Plus, the weapons these guys sport are deliciously absurd – Scarlett and the Night Creeper don’t have one but of them bayonets on their crossbows, for God’s sake. Here is a less interesting Snake Eyes and motorbike set:

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Yahoo doesn’t confirm these numbers are 3 3/4 inches, but their relatively low quality carvings and price tag ($ 9.99) have convinced me they are. Additionally, the Ninja Tech Snake Eyes figure apparently has an action feature, traditionally reserved for children’s toys, which themselves are generally less expensive than the higher-quality six-inch figures meant for collectors.

There is only one minor cause for concern than GI Joe’s fans might have:

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This role-playing helmet has the symbol of the Arashikagi clan, aka Snake Eyes’ Ninja School, shining on its forehead, which would be super wacky if included in the movie … but I sincerely doubt that is the case. More likely, Hasbro had to find some sort of special electronic feature to trick kids into buying what is otherwise a basic black helmet.

Snake Eyes: Origines de GI Joe is scheduled to premiere on October 22, 2021. Hopefully we’ll get a trailer before that.


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