The good folks at Hasbro have sent over some press images of the next wave of the Pursuit of Cobra, due in stores October 2010. Among the latest additions to the line are the Arctic Destro, Jungle Viper, and Recondo figures first glimpsed at the 2009 G.I. Joe collector’s convention.
I’ve been hanging back on G.I. Joe for the past few years. Sure, I bought a great deal of the Rise of Cobra figures but the same-ness of the design from character to character just didn’t win me over. So far I have to admit that I’ve been impressed by what I’ve seen released for Pursuit of Cobra. Sure, there are still movie tie-in design elements found throughout, but many of these figures are just well thought out. Personally, that Recondo figure has me very intrigued. Yes, yes it does and even though I think the hi-tech gillie suit of the Jungle Viper will most likely limit his poseability, the overall aesthetic is very very sharp.
Check out the images in the gallery below.
THESE FIGURES LOOK GREAT! BUT DOES ANYBODY KNOW THAT NONE OF THEM CAN SALUTE! THAT IS SO CRAPPY, I WANT BETTER ARTICULATION AND LESS DETAIL!