Friday, March 25, 2016

G.I. Joe 50th - Zartan

The final piece In the Orniphus trade package is a great one!G.I. Joe has all but fallen off the radar as of late.The 50th Ann. line were TRU exclusives.At least i think they were because they were nowhere to be found at my local Wal Marts and i don't recall seeing any at Target.Most of the figures came in two and three  packs ,making them almost un-purchasable to those of us who have a stricter budget. That's not to say that Hasbro didn't release some really nice figures in 2015,Zartan being one of them.50th Zartan came In the Vanishing Act three pack with Sightline and Torpedo.From what I've seen In reviews online,50th Zartan  Is a combination of the 25th  and the  25th Comic Series release.Looking over this figure,I realized that everything on It,from the sculpt and paint on down to the accessories and overall execution, Is almost perfect.The one feature I would have loved to have is the color changing skin effect of past versions.That would have put this guy over the top in my opinion.I can't thank Orniphus (Derek) enough for the awesome trades these last couple of weeks,with one more waiting in the wings ;) Stay tuned!

50th Zartan does not come with an awesome soft goods trench coat.I had my guy Rey make this for.....just kidding ;) It actually belongs to Han Solo ,but i thought Zartan could use It .Lets face It ,the mask Isn't much of a disguise on it's own.











Here are what I think could be the best versions of  contemporary Zartans.




6 comments:

  1. Zartan looks great with the coat. Love the toy blogger joke (very meta) about your guy Rey!

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    1. Matt should get a kick out of It ;)

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  2. The Han Solo cloak looks very nice with the PoC Zartan satchel keeping it closed, good thinking. I like this figure, not 100% to the original, but doing things it's own way with plenty of classic cues. Looking forward to you getting the next package (I snuck a couple surprises in it)

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    1. Its definitely not 100 percent cartoon accurate but passable nonetheless.Thanks again D :)

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