Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Incoming Hot Toys G.I. Joe Retaliation 1/6 scale Storm Shadow 12" Ltd Edition Collectible Figure

Following the firstly launched character of the Snake Eyes Collectible Figure from the upcoming G.I. Joe Retaliation movie, Hot Toys is thrilled to present the white ninja - the Storm Shadow Collectible Figure who comes from the villainous Cobra organization.

The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Lee Byung Hun as Storm Shadow in his white ninja bodysuit in the movie, highlighting the new developed heads, highly detailed costume and weapons.

After the successful release of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra", Rob Moore, the studio vice chairman of Paramount Pictures, stated in 2009 that a sequel would be developed. In January 2011, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of Zombieland, were hired to write the script for the sequel. Let’s continue the ninja battle between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow in this sequel!

Storm Shadow is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is best known as the Cobra Commander's ninja bodyguard, and for his history with fellow ninja Snake Eyes. Throughout their history, he has changed sides several times; conflicted in loyalties between Cobra, G.I. Joe, and his blood brother, Snake Eyes. Storm Shadow is one of the most prominent characters in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero franchise, and has appeared in every series since its inception.

Storm Shadow is portrayed by Lee Byung-hun in the 2009 live-action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, who will reprise his role in the upcoming 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Scroll down to see more pictures :) Remember to click on them for a bigger and better view.

The 1/6th scale Storm Shadow Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Lee Byung Hun as Storm Shadow in his white ninja bodysuit in the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie stands approximately 30 cm tall and comes with One (1) newly developed head with authentic likeness of Lee Byung Hun as Storm Shadow in the movie, One (1) newly developed alternate masked head, TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations. Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of palms for holding swords or daggers, One (1) pair of palms for holding darts, One (1) right palm for holding pistol

Costume: One (1) white ninja bodysuit with sword sheath at the back, One (1) white belt with pocket and holster, One (1) pair of white sport shoes

Weapons: Two (2) Japanese-styled metal swords with sheath, Two (2) daggers, One (1) pistol, Three (3) darts

Accessory: Figure stand with Storm Shadow nameplate and the movie logo

Artists: Head Sculpted by Lee So Young, Head Painted by JC. Hong, Head Art Directed by Kojun, Costume Designed by Hai Lim
**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

Release date: End Q2, 2013

Other Storm Shadow posts:
APRIL 11, 2008 – Storm Shadow, ninja warrior
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 – Modern Ninjas 1+2+3
JANUARY 5, 2011 – Arashikage Clan Warriors: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow
FEBRUARY 6, 2012 – Hasbro G.I. Joe Sigma 6 Storm Shadow COBRA Ninja Master Action Figure Review 1
FEBRUARY 7, 2012 – Review II: Hasbro G.I. Joe Sigma 6 Storm Shadow COBRA Ninja Master Action Figure


KG said...

Personally I thought the costume design is kinda sloppy... Ninja wearing white sneakers -.-"

Headsculpt looks good though!

humanbeingill said...

Hey, a guys gotta be Comfy whilst he kicks butts and takes names. I did a 'bash of this a few years ago and put Adidas on mine. This is a MUST, who else's Snakeys gonna swashbuckle against?

shiro said...

Strom Shadow looks neat and so clean. I like the Joe-Cobra rivalry on the 2 characters. I will definitely get one of each or maybe 2 of each.