GI JOE: RISE OF COBRA
Today’s figure comes from the original action figure line: GI Joe. It’s far from one of the original figures, but he’s part of the line, so…umm…there’s that. Anyway, it’s Breaker (who, incidentally was one of the original 13 figures from the 3 ¾ incarnation of the line) from the 2009 GI Joe movie, Rise of Cobra.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Breaker was released in the first series of Hasbro’s tie-in line for Rise of Cobra. He’s based on Breaker’s more casual look from the film, instead of his “impact armor” look. The figure stands roughly 3 ¾ inches tall and has 16 points of articulation. The sculpt is pretty good overall, with nice texturing and folds and such. The head sculpt is a decent approximation of the actor who plays Breaker in the film. However good the sculpt is, it doesn’t matter, because the paint is where this figure falls apart. The paint is thickly applied, and kind of haphazardly applied. The paint on the body is a bit better, but still leaves a lot to be desired. Breaker is accessorized with a removable vest, a machine gun, a handgun, a laptop, a big freaking missile launcher, and a stand with his name on it. The missile launcher isn’t pictured, because I got rid of it, along with all the other over-sized missile launchers Hasbro seems intent on giving us.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I got Breaker along with several other figures from the line at the time of the movie’s release. I liked the character, so I bought the figure. Mistakes may have been made.