G.I. Joe Retaliation Review Index – movie and toys

G.I. Joe Retaliation March 28

G.I. Joe Retaliation is a 2013 American science fiction action film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on Hasbro‘s G.I. Joe toy, comic and media franchises. It was written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reeseand Paul Wernick, and serves as both a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and as a reboot of the franchise. G.I. Joe: Retaliation features an ensemble cast, with Channing Tatum,Arnold VoslooRay ParkJonathan Pryce, and Byung-hun Lee reprising their roles from the first film. Stars Dwayne JohnsonAdrianne PalickiD.J. Cotrona, and Bruce Willis as General Joseph Colton round out the principal cast.

Originally slated for release in June 2012, the film was delayed in order to convert the movie to 3D and boost interest in international markets. It was released in North America on March 28, 2013, and received generally negative reviews, but was a box office success, grossing over $375 million worldwide.

The G.I. Joe Retaliation line was the last major push for the G.I. Joe brand at mass retail.  Moderate-to-lukewarm sales led to shift in focus for the brand to retailer exclusive.

Single carded figures:

Wave 1:

Wave 2:

Wave 2.5:

Wave 3:

  • Budo
  • Cobra Combat Ninja
  • Crimson Guard
  • Data Viper
  • Kwinn
  • Ultimate Cobra Commander
  • Ultimate Duke
  • Ultimate Firefly
  • Ultimate Flint
  • Ultimate Roadblock
  • Ultimate Snake Eyes
  • Ultimate Storm Shadow

Wave 4:

Battle Packs:

Dojo Battle:

  • Beachhead
  • Kamakura
  • Roadblock

Ninja Showdown:

  • Red Ninja
  • Snake Eyes
  • Storm Shadow

Tactical Ninja:

  • Agent Mouse
  • Sgt. Airborne
  • Snake Eyes

Cobra Invasion:

  • Cobra Invasion Trooper
  • Firefly
  • Storm Shadow


  • Tread Ripper Tank w/ Clutch
  • Ghost Hawk II w/ Duke
  • Ninja Combat Cruiser w/ Night Fox
  • Cobra HISS w/ Cobra Commander
  • Eaglehawk w/ Lift Ticket

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