Today we have a look at what YoJoe.com as the Top 10 G.I.Joe Toys of 2013! What do you think about these 10 offerings? Do they make your personal top 10 of 2013? Check out the list below and share your thoughts and your own personal top 10 list for this year after the JUMP!
#1 – G.I. JOE EAGLEHAWK HELICOPTER W/ LIFT-TICKET – An iconic vehicle from the vintage A Real American Hero line, the G.I. Joe Tomahawk helicopter is legendary. But as the saying goes, there’s always room for improvement, and that is exactly what the Eaglehawk brings to the game. Folding blades, working wench, new details and interchangeable side guns make this the ultimate G.I. Joe gunship and transport helicopter. Included is a very modern military looking update to Lift-Ticket.
#2 – G.I. JOE: RETALIATION KWINN – It only took us 30 years to get a jungle version of one of the most timeless G.I. Joe characters in Larry Hama’s Marvel Comics run. Maybe it was worth the wait, considering the figure is one of the best figures in 2013 and one of the most well executed figures of the modern era.
#3 – G.I. JOE COLLECTOR’S CLUB “NIGHT FORCE” REPEATER – Starting off with a picture perfect head sculpt, and finishing off with an equally perfect repainted G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Ultimate” Roadblock, Repeater was yet another under used classic character that the Club updated flawlessly.
#4 – G.I. JOE COLLECTORS CLUB “FIGURE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE” BIG BOA – Even using most re-used tooling, this figure was the highlight of the first FSS from the G.I. Joe Collectors Club. A very nice, large sized build with a terrific new head sculpt, new webgear, and excellently designed removable boxing gloves, the Cobra Trainer was a huge hit with fans everywhere and an excellent addition to the Cobra modern era roster.
#5 – G.I. JOE: RETALIATION “ULTIMATE” COBRA COMMANDER – Considering how many Cobra Commanders we’ve received since 2007, how can yet another one really provide this much excitement? When the figure is sculpted and design to complete perfection, that’s how. Amazing detail within impeccable new tooling takes the Cobra Imperial Leader to a totally new level.
#6 – G.I. JOE COLLECTORS CLUB “NIGHT FORCE” MUSKRAT – At the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention, the Collectors Club unveiled their Night Force team, including this terrific update to the G.I. Joe swamp fighter Muskrat. Great tooling, an awesome color scheme, and some fun accessories make for a perfect update to a classic favorite.
#7 – G.I. JOE: RETALIATION NIGHT VIPER – Currently one of the most “in demand” Cobra army builders, the Night Viper takes a terrific old school trooper and updates it very nicely for the 21st Century. Some incredibly cool new gear and a great vintage aesthetic has combined to make this one of the best figures of 2013.
#8 – G.I. JOE: RETALIATION “ULTIMATE” FIREFLY – A fan favorite character who has had many different figure iterations in recent years finally gets the vintage themed “ultimate” treatment with one of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3 Packs this year. The end result is a spectacular new version of the Cobra Saboteur which retains some great vintage elements, but constructed in a new and exciting way. The best of all worlds!
#9 – G.I. JOE KRE-O BATTLE PLATFORM – Even Joe fans who aren’t building toy fans couldn’t help but be drawn in by the dynamic G.I. Joe Kre-O line that reinvigorated the vintage fans and brought a whole new audience to the G.I. Joe camp. The Battle Platform set featured an exciting new playset build as well as the only Kre-On mini figures for Duke, Roadblock, and Cobra Commander.
#10 – G.I. JOE: RETALIATION “ULTIMATE” FLINT – Even though he was a relatively minor character in the grand scheme of things in the film, DJ Cotrona’s plastic representation was a highlight of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation action figure line. Some great movie-accurate design work, tons of accessories and even a working parachute!
* G.I. Joe: Retaliation Data Viper – Where would G.I. Joe have been over the past 30 years without new concepts and new characters? Hasbro went into their “concept vault” and brought out an impeccably designed and constructed new Cobra trooper that is fantastic from its sculpting to its accessory compliment. There is a lot to love with the Data Viper and he made for a great addition to the 2013 roster.
* G.I. Joe: Retaliation Extended Cut on Blu-ray – The theatrical release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation was an epic action movie, but the move and delay to 3D meant that more story filled scenes needed to be trimmed for time and resulted in a differently edited film. Director Jon Chu, in association with Best Buy, released what could be called the original, full length version of the film. Including missing scenes, and a different order of introduction of characters, the extended cut gives a more complete viewing experience for G.I. Joe fans.