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Storm Shadow Review (30 Pics!)

I got a little overly ambitious on this one; most of the photos depict Storm Shadow skulking around in the Mobile Command Center. Looking back, I wish I’d taken a few more “in-between” pics to make his progression flow better, but I didn’t plan carefully like I normally do. Still, I hope you enjoy. There are 30 pics in all.

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46 comments to G.I. Joe Renegades
Storm Shadow Review (30 Pics!)

  • Clutch

    Thanks for the review and pics bonanza! This version of Stormy has been eluding me since last year and I fear I shall not succeed in adding this gem to my collection anytime soon. It truly looks to be THE definite Storm Shadow! Congrats to everyone who’s found one!

  • He-Mullet

    Loved that Karate Kid pic… On Ben’s defense Web balls solve everything
    The Indy pic had me laughing so bad my ribs hurt!

  • Tommy

    Great pics and story line. Big G.I. Joe fan as a kid and had them all, but couldn’t get into the new stuff because I’m DCUC & ML heavy. The Low Light single bullet gag killed me. CONTINUITY!!!

    • I’m always humbled when you guys remember things from one review to the next – sometimes I don’t! 🙂

      There’s so much Marvel & DC product that yeah… too much money. It’s been rough for me too because I’m not trying not to open stuff if I can’t review it soon (Low-Light’s bullet, case in point). I’ve still got that case of Joes my wife bought me on my desk, all the figures still in package… I’m almost ready to start cracking them open though.

  • dayraven

    excellent photogasm there my man. clearly, storm shadow is a fun fig to play with.

    i will say, i never really understand why gi joe morphed into the storm shadow and snake eyes show, but i always preferred SS to SE… to me, he’s been the more intriguing character.

    • Snake-Eyes is the Wolverine of GIJ:RAH. He’s the troubled, mysterious loner who kicks so much ass it isn’t even funny. Storm Shadow is the even more troubled ‘brother’ who fights him, then joins him, then fights him (I think it went that way). The only thing missing was SS having the hots for Scarlett who, as we remember, was deeply in love with SE.

      That’s what I got. 🙂

      • Brainlock

        except the cartoon had her jonesing for Duke.

        • Yeah? OK, so there’s a Yellow Card on the field for me? See, I’m an Old School GI Joe fan, the proper real GI Joe, and the RAH line and cartoon never really caught me (except for the insanely swank vehicles. MAN there was some sweet stuff put out!) but I WAS very invested with the Marvel comic. That’s where my information/disinformation sources from.

          I’m sure I’m unwittingly in a nerd war between the comic fans and the cartoon fans now. 🙂

          • Thanks, DR! I wasn’t planning on a big 30 photo shoot, so yeah, he’s definitely a fun figure.

            I’m on the cartoon side of things. Not opposed to the comics, but Duke gets Scarlett and Snake Eyes gets… Timber. 😛

      • dayraven

        so storm shadow is kind of sabretooth? i’m strangely alright with it…

        • Did Sabretooth ever turn Face and then back to Heel? How about accused for a heinous act that eventually he was cleared of? I dunno. All I know is you could probably have a huge war if all the Snake Eyes figures made to date went to battle against all the Wolverine figures, dig? 🙂

          • dayraven

            yes, ‘tooth did that… not sure about the heinous act, but i believe he was, yes. so yeah…

            as for battling the snake eyae and the wolverinae, not one table could hold all that awesomeness.

  • Lemmy

    Being that I’ve loved SS since my beloved V2 fig, I’m absolutly loving this review! I still haven’t found this version yet (not that I look for joes too often, mind you), but am now going to need to hunt him down. This clearly is the best version of SS to date.

  • da man

    Wish i could find this figure in stores and not only on ebay. He looks pretty great!

  • De Baisch

    I ended up buying a Wave 3/4 case as well so I could have Storm Shadow. However, I can’t bring myself to open him 🙁

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  • Brainlock

    [sees second pic]
    cool, he’s practically two…figures…in…0.0!!!!
    I think I still have (most of) the middle section downstairs in what I salvaged from storage??

    oh, and Stormy looks cool. We still haven’t seen too many Joes up here after the ROC fiasco. le sigh….

    btw, Who’s the blue camo guy? (18/30 pic)

    • I have two MCCs! One, the shell that survived The Great Flood™ and then a later one I bought to replace it. The Joe vehicles were almost entirely on the floor – the Defiant, the General, the Rolling Thunder… still bums me out!

      The blue camo guy is Sgt. Manleh if I recall. He was a JoeCon 2009 exclusive, a 25th update on an old Brazilian figure.

      • Brainlock

        I know I lost the Defiant, not sure about the General?
        I discovered a Classic HISS tank and some long silver escape pod(?) thingy in dad’s hayloft among other things like Metroplex/SixShooter(?) and a ton of 90s comics before his namesake sold the property. I thought he had burned them all a long time ago.

        sometimes, it’s best not to dwell on these things.

        • Brainlock

          ok, Hunter Knight posted a pic of some of his Joes which included the front of the General, so my mind got jogged. I didn’t have that, either, but we’re both in agreement that we need a re-release of the Terror Drome!

  • Heli

    I NEVER buy cases of figures, but I bought the case with Storm Shadow, because I knew I’d never find him at retail. Heck, around here, it’s Arctic Destro and Renegades Cobra Commander and Firefly pretty much nonstop. I have little hope for any kind of a refresh until Retaliation stuff starts hitting.

    On the plus side, the case also comes with some good army builders and most of the Renegades guys I never got around to buying, so I don’t regret it.

    • Arctic Destro has moved on that great limbo somewhere, but Renegades Cobra Commander is indeed everywhere. I hate that guy!

      The case worked for me because I got the other version of Steel Brigade, two Zombie Vipers, and most of the single figs I wanted.

    • Brainlock

      my local Target has FIVE Renegade CCs on EIGHT PEGS. they haven’t restocked in MONTHS, but have reset TWICE. @_@

  • da man

    is there any chance he will get a re-release with the movie right around the corner?

  • Nik

    This dude is great but the second you drop that removable spike in a carpet your heart will stop.

  • Beedo Sookcool

    I was full prepared to post “Excellent review with great pics, but I need another Storm Shadow like I need another joint immobilised by arthritis.” But having read the review and looked at the pictures, I must reconsider and instead post:

    Excellent review with outstanding pics, and man, that is one of the sweetest Storm Shadow figures ever made. I hope they re-release it so I can get a crack at it sometime!

    Nah, he’s made by Hasbro and I live outside the USA. It’ll never happen.

  • Lay Ze-Man

    I’ve pretty much given up hope of snagging this dude unless they rerelease in future assortments. No clue why they’d make such a figure so shortpacked.

    Awesome and hilarious pics as usual.

    • Thanks!

      I don’t know either. The Wave 3/4 mixed case I bought has ALL the Wv3 figures except him repacked. If he’d been included, he’d be a lot easier to get right now as that wave seems to be showing up decently across the WMs here.

      • Beedo Sookcool

        They must’ve done quite a bit of tooling on him, so why not maximise the money they could squeeze out of him by giving him a wider release? It’s a nifty toy, and a lot of people would buy it. It’d be one thing if the line was dying out (which I don’t see happening any time soon), or noticeably different in style (like with Star Wars, how the Clone Wars figures look markedly different from the Vintage figures), but this guy would blend seamlessy into any future waves they’d care to put out. Baffling.

        I almost dare not type this, but I fear Hasbro may soon be quoting “logistics” as their reason for this behaviour, instead of their usual “we don’t want to give up trade secrets by discussing this matter.”

  • JamesLynch

    I did love Renegades (best Joe fiction in years. Years!), but one of the biggest flaws the series had was the dopey design of Storm Shadow. I was all set to take an automatic pass on a figure of that design, but then Hasbro went and included parts to make a classic version. I guess it’s a moot point, since I’ve little hope of finding one.

  • I totally love this figure, The only way hasbro can make me buy another SS is put him in a multi pack that I am forced to buy (Well they did that for retaliation, beside the point).

    But seriously my fav 1:18th fig of the year, great one.

  • Nice review! love the pics. i had a mobile command center, it was a pretty darn cool playset. it kinda came out a little too late for me because i don’t think i appreciated it as much as i did say, castle grayskull to MOTU or the technodrome to tmnt i think i still have most of it anyway, so many parts & pieces to lose!

    i can’t decide if i want/need this ss or not. he certainly is great. i fear that i may have seen him and didn’t know what awesomeness i saw.

  • This review makes me sad, because I’ll probably never get to own this figure. I just managed to convince myself I didn’t need it, and now I read this review. Thanks! Ha ha.

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