Series: GI Joe: 25 Anniversary Collection
Release Date: 2007
Comments: This past weekend Paramount Pictures and HASBRO release the big screen action figure “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra”. Coincidentally, Fry’s grocery stores are clearancing out their GI Joe figures; so I bring to you the arms dealer Destro.
What a difference 25 years makes for a toy line! Carded, the figure uses the same approach as the Original Trilogy collection from Star Wars, using the classic cardback with a vastly updated figure. The overall effect is slick, but this isn’t a toy you should leave carded.
Destro here is a pretty great figure. One of the things I like about these 25th anniversary Joes is how well they are proportioned. Destro seems is a nice, bulky figure. Just like the cartoon. In fact, it is so well done that it seems like Destro stepped off the DVD and turned into a little plastic jointed guy. Well jointed at that! Like other figures in the 25th anniversary line the body features ~14 points of articulation allowing Destro a great range of motion. If I were to improve one thing on this figure it would have been to have a vac-metallized head. But there’s likely another modern Destro out there with that, and I’m just too lazy to look. See two more pictures after the jump.