Series: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Release Date: 2009
Comments: A few weekends ago, the GI Joe movie was released to theaters worldwide. While, I wouldn’t say it was a good movie; it certainly accomplished two things – being mindless entertainment and selling toys. In fact, I believe that the movie far surpassed the cartoon’s ability to spotlight a given character or vehicle so that it was instantly recognizable in the toy aisle. I say Bravo! to HASBRO for being so effective with its merchandising opportunity.
Two days after the movie, I found myself purchasing the Baroness. This is despite the plot contrivances of the movie, which I still haven’t quite gotten my head around. I mean, why can’t she just be evil? Whatever. As a toy, the figure is pretty good. As a display piece, it is lacking. The new Joe body seems to work well for the men of the line, but the ladies are left looking a little strange; I think its the hips that don’t work. But you can get some pretty awesome poses out of the figure. And she’s jam-packed with accessories; so I shouldn’t complain too much. See a carded image (giant green missle launcher!) after the jump.