Updated: Jul 30
Today we will be taking a look at the brand new G.I. Joe Classified Series Sgt. Slaughter 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.
Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.
Sgt. Slaughter comes in the new style plastic free box, on the front, we have some different looks of Sgt Slaughter through the years, including him in the comics and animated series, all custom artwork by Adam Riches. The bottom of the box has the GI Joe Classified series logo as well as his name running along the bottom. Turning the box to the one side we see all of his stats, you can use the website to figure out what each thing means. There is a number 53 at the bottom letting you know that this is the 53rd figure in the wave. The back of the box shows off a 3D render of the figure in an action pose as well as everything that comes in the box. On the other side of the box, we have some more artwork of Sgt Slaughters, this time with his face just staring you down.
INSIDE OF THE BOX:
Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.
Sgt. Slaughter comes packed in a little cardboard box with some paper ties holding him in. All his accessories come packed in this little box next to him, Hasbro is refusing to it as a weapons locker. All the accessories come packed in cardboard or wrapped in tissue paper.
OUTSIDE OF THE BOX:
Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.
Taking him out of his packaging we get to see how really cool this guy really looks. Hasbro worked hand in hand with Sgt Slaughter to make this figure. It really does look like him.
Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.
Sgt Slaughter comes with his trade make sunglasses, whistle, signature drill sergeant hat, closed fist hands, grabbing hands, pointer fingers, holding hands, instructor baton, gun and miniature carded action figure.
How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!
SGT SLAUGHTER'S ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
DUMBBELL JOINTED NECK - This allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.
BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS -These give 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 past 90 degrees.
SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS -This allows you to turn the wrists in a full 360-degree circle while bending them up and down.
DIAPHRAGM SWIVEL -This lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the diaphragm.
WAIST SWIVEL -This lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.
BALL JOINTED LEGS -This 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 cut lets you swivel the boot around 360 degrees.
HINGED ANKLES WITH ROCKERS - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back. The rockers will enable you to rock the ankles towards the outside and inside of the legs of the figure.
How does the size of this figure compare to others?
Sgt Slaughter stands right around 6 3/4 inches tall. He is 7 inches tall with his hat on. Here is our new Sgt Slaughter standing next to Duke and Cobra Commander.
What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?
PAINT JOB 4.5/5 - The paint on his is very well done, there are a few missed spots on my figure around the belt but overall he is very well done.
FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - This guy looks perfect and it should since Sgt Slaughter himself helped design the figure.
POSING 5/5 - I can get him into any pose I want, I do not have any complaints or issues.
ACCESSORIES: 5/5 - I don't know what else you could ask him to come with.
DURABILITY 4.5/5 - The plastic is nice however it is just a little soft on the knee joints.
OVERALL SCORE 4.8/5 - If you are a GI Joe fan, a WWE fan or just a fan of Sgt Slaughter himself then do yourself a favor and go get him.
RETAIL COST: $33.99
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