Archive: Kim Arashikage (Unmasked) - Ninja / Intelligence

August 7, 2012

Kim "Jinx" Arashikage was released in the summer of 2012 as a convention exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con. Two versions of Jinx were produced: a primary deco version matching the classic red color style of the original 1987 figure and a variant version wearing a white shinobi shozoko. The variant features the unmasked portrait of actress Elodie Yung, who portrays the character in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Both figures were available at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth (limited to three for the primary version and one for the variant, per attendee badge) at Comic-Con and later online at, in limited quantities.

Many of us are familiar with the red deco'ed version of Jinx and consider it the character's de facto look. If you're among that crowd, you'll be surprised to learn that Jinx debuted in Marvel's G.I. Joe A Real American Hero comics sporting a white shinobi shozoku with no mask and a long flowing ponytail. This first appearance makes the use of G.I. Joe: Retaliation actress Elodie Yung's portrait ideal, but a far cry from the red-clad, shaggy haired appearance we've become accustomed to, due in part to G.I. Joe: The Movie.

Release Date: 2012
Retail Price: $16.00
Accessories: kusari-gama, katana (2), backpack with katana sheaths, display stand with G.I. Joe logo (KIM "JINX" ARASHIKAGE)

Did You Know? This version of Jinx replaces her customary staff with the kusari-gama. The kusari-gama is a sickle on a long chain with a weight at the other end. It's primary use is to slash or stab, but the chain gives it more versatility allowing the wielder to hook opponents weapons in an effort to disarm them or even tangle them in the chain.

Kim Arashikage
Ninja / Intelligence
File Name: Classified
SN: 037-42-KA83
Primary Military Specialty: Intellignce
Secondary Military Specialty: Finance Clerk
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Grade: E-5

Kim "Jinx" Arashikage studied and competed in three forms of martial arts from the time she was seven until she graduated from Bryn Mawr. Upon arriving in Japan for a vacation, she discovered that her family had been ninjas for generations, and she was officially initiated into the clan. Jinx was recruited for the G.I. Joe team by Snake Eyes.

"Don't underestimate her. She has been to the Secret Mountain and studied the Seven Silent Forms with the Blind Master. She has the Eyes That Pierce, the Iron Hand, and the Heart That Waits. She can see through your deception, batter aside your defenses and dazzle you with the strength of her will."

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