Archive: Storm Shadow - Cobra Ninja (G.I. Joe: Renegades)

April 24, 2012

Storm Shadow was released in the winter of 2011 as part of the third 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 comic and television series, but also those from the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series.

It's said two heads are better than one and the 30th Anniversary Storm Shadow is no exception. With the swap of a head (and a belt/sash combination) Storm Shadow transforms from the kid-recognized G.I. Joe: Renegades animated style to a collector-friendly, ultimate version that captures the essence of the classic character. Packed with an arsenal of weapons that rival the number and quality of those included with Low-Light and Lifeline, even for Snake Eyes, it's a combination that's hard to beat.

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Retail Price: $6.99
Accessories: alternate head; alternate black sash; alternate black obi; red obi; backpack with quiver, scabbards and removable door; ninjato (long); ninjato (short); yumi; arrow; nunchakus; tessen; sai (2); kunai (2); shuriken (2); kubotan (2); dart pouch; dart; display stand with Cobra logo (STORM SHADOW)

Did You Know? Ninjas wore the dart pouch included with Storm Shadow on the wrist. Although Storm Shadow cannot equip the dart pouch on his wrist, a tiny peg on his black sash can store either the dart pouch or a shuriken.

Storm Shadow
Cobra Ninja
Name: Tomisabruo Arashikage
Birthplace: N/A
Primary Weapon: Hand-Forged Steel heirloom Katana Sword
Combat Gear: Ninjato Shortblade, Quiver Backpack with Secret Door, Arrow, Bow, Sai, Hand Claws, Throwing Daggers, Wrist Darts with Removable Dart

Storm Shadow trained in the Arashikage ninja clan with Snake Eyes. When his ninja master was murdered, Storm Shadow blamed Snake Eyes and vowed to get revenge. He works for Cobra as a ninja assassin and is also a bodyguard for Cobra Commander.

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