Monday, August 17, 2009

More 12" Baroness Goodness

Continued from previous post

The Baroness is a character from the G.I. Joe toyline by Hasbro, originally appearing in the first issue of the "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" comic series by Marvel Comics. The Baroness serves as Cobra's intelligence officer and lieutenant to Cobra Commander. With long black hair, black-rimmed glasses and a black leather outfit, Baroness is a dark, sensual femme fatale whose beauty is matched only by her ruthlessness.

In the film, the Baroness (Sienna Miller) was originally Anna Lewis, Duke's fiancée whom he left at the altar out of guilt for the presumed death of her brother Rex. Anna becomes a member of Cobra with her hair color changed from natural blonde to raven black.

Close-up pictures of The Baroness by Hasbro, a San Diego Comic Con exclusive made available at the recent Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2009 (see post HERE)

On the Baroness' belt, she has the controls that activate the nanotechnology residing inside the warheads which once activated, would not stop its destructive power unless the kill switch is activated. On this 1/6 scale version, it bears the numbers 7.23.09 which is the date the San Diego Comic Con commenced.

Here's a poster image of Sienna Miller as the Baroness with her pulse blasters

Hasbro GI Joe 1/6 versions of the pulse blasters have too much chrome, making them look toyish even though Hasbro dared to label this an Adult Collectible.

The Baroness wears a bodysuit under her trenchcoat which shows off her black leggings

The holsters for her pulse blasters

The Baroness armed with an M4 assault rifle included with this set but not seen in the film

What was seen in the film was the Heckler & Koch MP7A1. Used by The Baroness (Sienna Miller) in Paris when she shoots at Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) who are chasing her and Storm Shadow in their Delta-6 Accelerator Suits

Here's Hasbro GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra 12" Baroness with a 1/6 scale MP7A1 with extended magazine

As mentioned in the previous post, this MP7 came with BBI Mystere, released in 2008 (pictures HERE)

Check out Hasbro's GI Joe Conrad "Duke" Hauser with head sculpt of Channing Tatum HERE


Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

I want HT to produce Baroness...
Surely will be HOT!!!

Anyway, I added ur blog to my link, could u please do u the same, dude?


Joshua said...

it'd be great if HT would do GI JOE figures. would love to see a storm shadow...

and i realise you're very well versed with modern weaponry! you know all the names and such!!

alex teo said...

no probm asrul :)

alex teo said...

Hi Joshua, I think Hasbro won't let Hot Toys do the Gi Joe figures because they are toy makers themselves and having the license for such, they can charge collectors a bomb for their figures which is what Hasbro did with the Sideshow series - way too expensive for something you could get at much cheaper prices from DID or Soldier Story, with better quality parts too. I just didn't feel that Sideshow's GI Joes were value for money.

I got into the 1/6 hobby because of the 12" military figures that were available then with all their 1/6 gear and weapons. Most of my figures are military based because I like to see how warfare has evolved over time and am quite keen on the latest weapons employed ;>