Just yesterday Hasbro had some G.I. Joe Classified Series figures during a Livestream. During the Livestream, they revealed some of the figures from the second wave, a fan channel exclusive Destro figure, and an Amazon exclusive Storm Shadow figure.
A week or so ago Commander Cobra was revealed with a variant of the figure in a light blue tone, though how that figure will be available is unknown at the moment. It appears that the other figures that will appear in this wave are Gung Ho and Red Ninja. Which leaves one space for another two figures in the wave officially…..
The fan channel exclusive figure is Profit Director Destro and the Amazon Exclusive figure is Arctic Mission Storm Shadow. I haven’t got my hands on the wave 1 figures yet as they are still up for pre-order here in the UK but I have been very impressed with them when I have seen reviews of them so I’m already sold on them.
I have to say I’m really impressed with these reveals. It’s great that we have another Joe to add to the ranks with Gung Ho. I think that the figure looks even better in the promo images more than he does in the packaging shots and I love how closely his design sticks to the original figure! He also comes armed to the teeth too which is great.
I’m not that familiar with Red Ninja at all but I have to say the figure does look fantastic and a perfect army builder for the Cobra ranks with all the accessories that he comes with, I love that he comes with plenty of weapon storage too so he can hold most if not all his accessories.
From what I’ve seen and read about the Destro figure in wave 1 I know that it’s a fan favorite (which is very easy to see why; a classic design, a great sculpt and some fantastic accessories) So now he’s getting a repaint as a fan channel exclusive and it’s not just a repaint either he comes with some additional accessories including a burning stack of money, sunglasses and a leopard print cape which looks awesome!
The Amazon Exclusive figure is Arctic Mission Storm Shadow which is a homage and an upgrade to one of the most popular variants of Storm Shadow in the original line. Of all the new reveals I have to say this one is my favorite of the reveals! I really love the look of the figure and the amount of accessories that he comes with. My only problem with this figure is that it’s an Amazon exclusive and as of yet it’s not available on the Amazon UK site which is a bit of a bummer as I would really love to get this figure.
It’s unclear at this time what other figures will appear in the second wave with the two spaces free though I’m sure they’ll be revealed in good time and I am really hoping we see either Storm Shadow or Barnoness as I really do love their designs and they would make excellent figures.
Wave 2 is expected to be released in the fall of this year along with the exclusive figures.