G.I. Joe Army Paratrooper (2011)
Alright this is my first actual review. I thought I would review this Joe doll(That’s right, “doll”! Read on to find out more) re-creation. This way, I will get a chance to talk about the history of G.I. Joe. Well, remember me saying “doll”? The reason is when G.I. Joe was first put up on the toy shelves back in the 1960s, they were 12″ dolls with interchangeable clothing akin to barbie dolls. In the 1970s, when the army was no longer popular, they were re-branded as adventurers like Indiana Jones. They were called the G.I. Joe Adventure Team.
Okay, so now onto this toy. He came out in the 30th anniversary line in 2011 to celebrate 30 years of G.I. Joe. He is supposed to be a army paratrooper and his accessories include a back pack with removable parachute, a helmet, a pair of goggles, a M16 gun, a pistol a knife, a flashlight, a pair of binoculars and a jump pack. This figure is amazing. Not only is he able to hold his accessories, his parachute actually works. His fingers are articulated, which is awesome, and on his left hand his thumbnail is on the bottom. This is an awesome attention to detail. Back in the 1960s, they added this so that rival companies would not be able to steal their mold to make knockoffs as if they did, you would be able to tell from his thumbnail and scar. This toy retains the classic scar of the original. His uniform also include a lot of detail with it’s pouches as well as stating that he is a member of G.I. Joe, a ranger and a sniper. His uniform also shows that he is a sergeant. If you want to have him out of uniform, he has a shirt sculpted underneath with two metal dog tags. His gun magazines are removable which is another cool thing. If you don’t own one of these already, I recommend you get one as this is worth all the money you will spend on him. 9 out of 10
Star Lord out.