It's a great time to be a G.I. Joe fan! 2012 is shaping up to be quite the year with the upcoming film sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", IDW's triple threat of incredible comic series, Hasbro producing some of the best 3 3/4" Joes to ever hit toy shelves, the "Renegades" and "A Real American Hero" animated series making their way to Netflix, and of course with Sideshow Collectibles' insanely detailed 12" figure line. Each release of the high-end collectible figures has been better than the last, and with a long sold-out Snake Eyes, it was high time for another. Not only does this figure remind us of the 3 3/4" Hasbro figure released last year thanks to it's multiple heads and versatility, but this time the black-clad commando comes with his trusty wolf Timber! Snake Eyes has now reached Wolverine-like levels in G.I. Joe media thanks in no small part to his look, and Sideshow has made sure to drive that point home. We have got to own this when it hits this September!
Read on for all the info from Sideshow Collectibles, beginning with a brief bio of the man without a face:
Commando, Ninja...Silent Master. The enigma who came to be known as Snake-Eyes is one of the G.I. Joe Team's most valuable and deadly weapons. Without uttering a sound, while utilizing his extensive military background and training at the hands of the Arashikage Clan, the Silent Master has served Cobra many setbacks in their endeavor of worldwide terror. Before Snake-Eyes was recruited by the G.I. JOE team, he lived in isolation in a cabin located in the High Sierras, refining his skills while seeking solace from the tragedies in his past and the world which molded him. During this period of solitude he was befriended by a wild wolf that came to be known as Timber. Though never truly tamed in the conventional sense, Timber developed a sense of protectiveness toward his companion, as Snake-Eyes did toward him. When Snake-Eyes joined the JOE team in its global pursuit of the terrorist organization Cobra, Timber remained close at hand and served just as critical a role in vital missions as his companion. The two companions are a constant thorn in the plans of Cobra and through swift and deadly measures they continue to stand in Cobra's deadly path.
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Snake Eyes and Timber Sixth Scale Figure set. Featuring a detailed TAD Gear costume and a full arsenal of weaponry, the famed GI Joe Commando is joined by his indispensable companion Timber in this exceptional figure set.
The Snake Eyes and Timber Sixth Scale Figure features:
Snake Eyes - Prometheus Body - Muscular Arm Version with 16 points of articulation
Timber - Fully Posable with 12 points of articulation
Two Snake Eyes Portraits - one with visor, one with goggles
Detailed costume includes a TAD Gear Messenger Bag, Commando Sweater, and other new fabric elements
XCR PDW Rifle
Grenade Launcher with multiple grenades
Assortment of switch-out hands
Pistol and Holster
Snake Eyes & Timber are estimated for deployment this September, so be sure to place your pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles official website!
Here's a gallery of insanely awesome commando action:
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