G.I. Joe: Retaliation Basic Figure Articulation Guide

June 11, 2012

The G.I. Joe brand has been a pioneer of boys action figures since the '60s. From the innovation of the Kung-Fu Grip in the '70s, the o-ring torsos of the '80s, to the inset joints of the 25th Anniversary-style bodies, G.I. Joe is synonymous with articulation and poseability. Unfortunately, the consistently uniform articulation we've come to expect from each G.I. Joe figure has--for the first time--been sacrificed in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie line. The changes have left many of us confused, not to mention disappointed. To provide you with a comprehensive look illustrating the differences between each figure, we've created an articulation guide for the first wave of basic figures in the Retaliation line. The guide offers a hi-resolution snapshot of each figure, its accessories (sans spring-loaded accessories) and its individual points of articulation.


Tom said...

Excellent article. The pictures with the graphics are very well done.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Tom. The articulation seemed to be a point of confusion for many of us and we thought this would be a useful tool to help identify what these figures offer. For example, the backpack on the G.I. Joe Trooper has mines that were removable from backpacks that came with earlier POC figures, but these are sculpted into the G.I. Joe Trooper's backpack. Hopefully the guide will shed some light on little things like that and help people decide if a figure is worth picking up for their collection. Look for an update with the 3-pack and vehicle figures later this month.

Unknown said...

Awesomely (is that a word?) done. Thanks for taking the time to do all this.

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