Archive: Snake Eyes - Ninja Commando (Renegades)

October 12, 2011

Snake Eyes was released in the summer of 2011 as part of the second wave of figures in the G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary line. The 30th Anniversary line celebrates 30 years since the release of the modern, 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joe action figure. As part of the celebration, Hasbro not only included figures of classic characters from the 1982 A Real American Hero series, but also those from the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series.

Unfortunatley, Snake Eyes is one of a number of figures in the 30th Anniversary line that didn't receive their full compliment of accessories. When the 30th Anniversary figures were unveiled, Snake Eyes was displayed with an Arashikage Sword Stand and Ninja Grappling Hook. Hasbro later decided not to include these accessories with the figure, despite still mentioning them on the figure's Character I.D. card.

Release Date: 2011
Retail Price: $6.99
Accessories: backpack strap, backpack, sai with expanded yoku, sai with collapsed yoku, katana sword, wakizashi sword, plasma pulse blaster, belt with sword sheaths and blaster holster, display stand with G.I. Joe logo (SNAKE EYES)

Did You Know? Snake Eyes is one of G.I. Joe team's most popular characters--boasting nearly 60 different 3-3/4-inch figure incarnations, over a dozen different 8-to-12-inch scale figures, and a self-titled comic-series--despite never saying a word.

Snake Eyes
Ninja Commando
Name: Classified
Birthplace: Classified
Grade: Classified
Primary Weapon: Hand-Forged Katana Sword and Wakizashi Sword
Combat Gear: Plasma Pulse Blaster with Silencer, Twin Tek-Sai, Arashikage Blade with Stand, Ninja Grappling Hook

Snake Eyes is a mysterious ninja who helps Scarlett and the other Renegades. He never speaks or shows his face, but he does reveal himself to be an extremely powerful ninja. He was trained by the Arashikage ninja clan, the same clan that trained his sworn enemy, Storm Shadow, the Cobra ninja mercenary.

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