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Toying Around Reviews - G.I. JOE Classified Series: Duke

Today we will be taking a look at the brand new G.I. Joe Classified Series Duke figure from Hasbro. The G.I. Joe Classified Series is the all-new G.I. JOE presented for the first time in an action-packed 6-inch scale. The line is the culmination of 56 years of amazing action figures, animation, comic books, and films. G.I. Joe is a highly-skilled, on-demand, special operations force of men and women from around the globe. These extraordinarily talented heroes are selected for their elite abilities and tasked with defending the world from Cobra, a ruthless criminal organization bent on total domination. With unwavering courage and steely determination, the brave members of G.I. JOE are prepared to seek out Cobra in any environment on the planet. From hostile jungles to ice-clad arctic peaks…wherever there’s trouble, G.I. Joe is there.


PACKAGING: Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.

Duke comes in what will be the standard box for this new G.I. JOE Classified series. Duke and his accessories are displayed in the middle of the box. The bottom of the box has the G.I. JOE logo with the figure’s name running along the bottom. To the right, we have some artwork based on the character. Duke’s box is was created by Francesco Francavilla. Turning the box to the side we get some icons on the side that tell you some of Duke’s skills. On the bottom, we have a 04, as this is the 4th figure in the line. On the back of the box, we have a picture of the same poster that was shown at the 2020 New York Toy Fair. Turning the box around one more time we have some more artwork from artist Francesco Francavilla.


OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking Duke out of the box we get to see that Hasbro has given him a modern update while still keeping that classic feel and look to him.


ACCESSORIES: Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

Duke comes with a large rifle, a handgun, binoculars, and a backpack.


ARTICULATION: How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!


BUTTERFLY HING - This allows you to move the shoulder area front and back to get a better range of motion.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - Gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.

UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.

DOUBLE JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm over 90 degrees.

SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - It allows you to turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.

AB CRUNCH - This cut lets you be able to bend the figure front and back at the Abs.

WAIST SWIVEL - This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

BALL JOINTED LEGS - With this it allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.

UPPER THIGH SWIVEL - The leg can rotate around a full 360 degrees.

DOUBLE-JOINTED KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure.

BOOT CUT - This lets you swivel the boot around 360 degrees.

BALL JOINTED ANKLES - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back and to the left and right.


SIZE COMPARISON: How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Duke stands just under the 6.5-inch mark. Here is Duke standing next to Captain America from the upcoming Avengers video game.


RATING: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 5/5 - The paint apps on Duke are well done. Nothing is out of place or missing.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - Duke looks like the modern update that Hasbro has on the G.I. JOE poster they released this year.

POSING 5/5 - If you have ever had or played with a Marvel Legends or a Power Ranger Lighting Collection figure then you know what you are getting with this figure. Not many poses you can not get him in.

ACCESSORIES: 5/5 - Some people have been upset with the future-looking weapons, however, this Classified series is based in the near future so the weapons are perfect for them, besides they were using laser guns back in the 80s cartoon so…

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic is strong and I don’t feel the joints getting lost any time soon.




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