Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th G.I. Joe Firefly Quasi Review..

Speaking as a king sized nerd; I've mentioned this phenomenon before, but you know when you get a figure that's so cool , that's so goddamn exciting to open that your hands are trembling so much that you're barely able to free it from its packaging?

Yeah, well, Sideshow's 1/6th Firefly is one of those figures.

To be fair, the bulk of Sideshow's G.I. Joe merchandise has bestowed a similar, plastic induced palsy upon me, but their rendition of Cobra's Go-to saboteur is by far, the best (IMHO) the best Joe figure they've shat out this year.

Okay. Let's go to the pics...

Packaging- I'll say this about Sideshow, they sure know how to stoke the fires of nostalgia that burn bright in the ticker of any true child of the 80's. That classic bomb blast backdrop and stamp of "COBRA ENEMY" + a genuine file card= a huge slice of fried Joe gold.



Okay... here's the fumble...

Yeah. That. Right there. Why the hell is Firefly wearing a solid, dark gray mask? It's the query that sent a veritable amphitheater full of fanboys into a wild eyed, foaming uproar. An uproar so loud (and potentially violent), that Sideshow opted to include a spare, camo painted head. Good move Sideshow. I'd have hated to see anything bad happen to you.
Or your children.
Moving on...
Gear. Shitloads of it. It reminded me of that scene in the movie Commando when Arnie straps on that massive weapons vest.
Only at a 1/6th scale.




I honestly don't mind the solid gray mask. It offsets the camo parka a bit. My one major gripe for the figure is his lack of the Cobra sigil anywhere on his fatigues...






One other teeny tiny gripe- Firefly's fatigues are a bit too clean. Would've been a bit more realistic if he'd had a few splashes of mud across his boots and pants. Maybe some weathering to his jacket...









And... Shelved!


6 comments:

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

ko pun ade almari ikea gak? hohoho
smart ar collection gi joe ko

The Rebel said...

Wow! Never knew he looked so cool out of his package! You're right Dash, that bomb-blast effect will surely stir up nostalgic feelings among us 'Joe fans.

>>Asrul....dude, Dash is frm New York, so I don't think he'd understand the Malay language...(or is it ??? Dash, do you happen to be fluent in over 6 million form of communications? LOL..)

Dash MacBastard said...

Rebel- nah, not able to interpret the Malay dialect. Though I did take two semesters of Swahili...
Habari gani?

ms said...

I was originally excited about this figure but now I'm not sure. Its great he's not a generic ninja though. Tell me this, does the mask come off?

Dash MacBastard said...

MS- No the mask is not removable although, I can't remember Firefly ever having removed his mask in the GI Joe comics or cartoons).
I know what you mean be the seemingly generic nature of some of the more recent 1/6th Joe figures that Sideshow has been schilling (with the possible exception of Flint). They've been putting together far too many masked characters (which is fine and all, the Joe universe was full of 'em), but it'd be nice to add a bit of full head sculpt variety. That recently announced Cobra Red Ninja was probably the most un-exciting figure that Sideshow has come up with so far- an easy pass (IMHO). If they wanted to put out another Cobra character, how about Destro, Zartan, or a Crimson Guard???

Kal said...

oooooo those are nice and well displaed. I love the wicked accessories that comes with all tis.