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G.I. Joe Renegades
Law & Order Review (15 Pics!)

First up is the tactical vest. The badge is a little big, but otherwise it’s a great piece. It really doesn’t get in the way of the articulation like I thought it would and I just love the sculpted details: the pouches, straps, the walkie, etc. There’s also an extra holster so Law can stow one extra gun. On that note, there’s also a peg hole on the lower rear of the vest; I’m not sure what it’s for. It could be intended for one of the accessories that were cut from Law since he debuted, which included a walkie-talkie, a flashlight, and a ski-mask head (though I doubt the ski mask head would attach to the vest).

Another favorite part of the vest (can you tell I really like it?) is the handle at the back of the neck that lets fellow Joes drag Law out of trouble should the need arise. It’s a great detail and would’ve had a lot of play value for me as a kid.

In addition to the vest, Law’s basic attire includes his MP helmet. It feels like it should sit a little lower on his head than it does, but I’ll always favor removable helmets on my Joes. Especially here as Law looks fantastic without it. The helmet earns some bonus points for having the face guard attachment which allows Law to protect his rugged good looks during riots.

When it comes to weapons, Law is no slouch there either. We’ve got two rifles, a pistol with silencer, and a revolver. The revolver is easily my favorite as he looks great holding it in particular. The silencer and pistol stow on his right leg while the revolver stows in the vest. To round things off, a pair of handcuffs and a night stick were included as well. The handcuffs work great on other Joes and I suppose the night stick would work great on other Joes too if you needed to beat ‘em down. There’s so much here that I didn’t even realize that three accessories were cut from the figure’s original complement.

There is of course, Law’s most important accessory too – Order! (Did I mention I got through all the pics without one “Bum-Bum!” joke?) Order is Law’s trusty German shepherd and for this figure, even the dog got a great modern update. Instead of being one piece like so many past Joe animals, Order had working neck articulation. I was excited to discover that. He’s also been given some modern gear as well and looks sharp with Order.

While technically a Renegades release, Law & Order looks fantastic with the main Joes. I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing this figure in that classic, bright deco, but it’s just not something I need. This guy fills the void for the missing Anniversary edition of Law (& Order) just fine. The sculpt on the new pieces is fantastic, there’s plenty of great accessories to spread around, and he really just comes off as a complete figure to me. He encourages me to make up a back story for the years since he was a Rawhide and I think that says something about the quality of the figure too. I’m really hoping we can get back to Joes like this some day…

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12 comments to G.I. Joe Renegades
Law & Order Review (15 Pics!)

  • Shadow_Contact

    Noisy your on one hell of a review roll. Your Doing awesome!
    So I got Law awhile ago, and like you I saw the face as too old. I put a 5 pack Law Head (Dusty) on this body and even though the skin tone is off I’m happier with him as rookie. (Renegades Law head did find a good home as Mainframe letting me discard his horrid orignal head). Also I agree about the badge as it is just ridiculously large. I really wish it was just attached by a peg so that this vest could keep getting cycled into the line with other figures but as it stands the only other use’s I could think of would be the G.I. Joe Club’s Subscription Sure Fire, and Maybe Wide Scope.

    I’m hoping youll have a few more Joe Reviews coming up.

  • been trying to find this guy all over.
    Great job!

  • He-Mullet

    I WAS NOT Listening to the Law and Order theme song while reading this review… Dammit! now I wanna hunt for them when all the local stores have some Retaliation rocks and some shelf warming Renegades CC… also we need an update on the Twins…

  • davy

    i might agree with you on the young justice line but there were animated prototypes of duke and scrap-iron on display at a recent con that were awesome looking!
    also in the recent renegades 4-pack three of the figures were “animated”, snake eyes, storm shadow, and a red ninja. the animated snake eyes blows away the realistic renegades snake eyes. and the animated storm shadow is at least as good as the realistic renegades version.

  • Lay Ze-Man

    “This is similar to what I wish Mattel would’ve done with Young Justice or Public Enemies in their DC line: make the characters, but leave the animated look on the cutting room floor.”

    And, I’d add, how much cooler and more cohesive would the MOTUC line be with this rule applied throughout?

    Awesome review, I was bound to like this figure as L&O have been longtime faves of mine.

    I enjoy this more realistic color scheme a heck of a lot too, though I’d definitely be down for a classic colors version as well (similar to how we have the 87 version and its more realistic repaint from the cool, but short-lived circa 2000 2-packs).

  • J. Lee

    Glad Hasbro gave Order a neck swivel. I still hope to see a fully articulated animal at this scale but got a laugh from that shot. The badge is crazy Dredd huge. Another on my get list.

  • Brainlock

    I was not aware this figure existed until I saw this review. I didn’t have either dog handler (I think Spirit, Raptor and Croc-Master were the only ones with animals I had?), but this guy looks awesome. I would have bought him/them in a heartbeat.

    I would like to know who else wore that vest with th4e giant badge, tho?

  • Great review and nice pictures as usual. He isn’t really modeled all too faithfully on the Renegades cartoon version, though… in the cartoon, Law was a civilian prison guard, while the toy is obviously an Army MP. Minor quibble, though, as I like how the toy turned out and I like him more as a modern update of the original MP.

    Also, you know that some real hardcore 1980s Law fan had some input into the toy’s design. The original 1987 toy was armed with an Uzi, a submachine gun built by the Israeli armament company IMI. This toy? Armed with a MAR (a.k.a. Micro Galil), a compact carbine built by IMI’s corporate successor IWI. That’s some crazily involved accessory design continuity.

  • Henry

    While this is a great figure in the conventional G3 style, the Amazon Renegades pack has me intrigued as to what the quality of the line would be if they had stuck with the animated style. Storm Shadow and the Red Ninja are great (And Snake Eyes is only held back by the fact that we won’t get a coatless version of the sculpt, and the weight/bulk of the coat is a drag), so I can’t help but wish we got more in that style.

    Now, Law And Order and the other Renegades are all great examples of how far Hasbro has come with this style, but it’s the collector’s vice of knowing we could have had something different. Not that either style got a Roadblock to prototype stage or beyond anyway.

  • Beedo Sookcool

    Great review and pics, as expected!

    That hole in his butt-flap is where I hook the handcuffs on my Renegades Cobra Trooper. Perhaps you could use it likewise for this guy?