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|07-08-2009, 12:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
Destro is dressed in a field commander type of suit with an upturned collar and functioning shoulder holster for his pistol. The head sculpt is nice showing details in his helm such as a few dents along with his eyes underneath the mask making it appear like the metal mask it is. Destro’s torso joint is much like the torso joint on the 25th Cobra Commander, he also has a skirt for the bottom of his jacket that restricts the leg movement a little. There are holes on the sides of his legs to plug in his various weapons which have pegs on them. Destro’s rifle breaks apart in the middle and each part has these pegs on them. The Missile Launcher Destro comes with appears to be a flame thrower of some type with red details that look like gas canisters and a missile that is sculpted and painted to look like a flame. Destro comes with a Pistol, removable Shoulder Holster, Two-Part Rifle, Pistol with stock, Missile Launcher, “Flame” Missile and a Cobra Stand.
This is a very nice looking figure with a “Field General” look to him. The small pistol and the rifle are the only ones that seem to fit in his hands well, I can’t get the pistol with a stock to really stay in his hands at all. The flame thrower launcher may be popular with the kids but it’s not really needed with this figure. Much like any other figure with a “skirt”, Destro’s legs are restricted, but they can still move around fairly well, he just can’t sit down properly.
Figure Rating: 8 out of 10
While we're here, I want to take a moment to talk about the figure stands with this line. Thus far I have seen 3 types, GI Joe, Cobra and a Pre-GI Joe Duke stand (I don't have this one currently)
The Pre-GI Joe stand is modeled after a dog tag with a black rubber looking border and silver inner with Duke's info on it. Both the GI Joe and Cobra stands are in the shape of a dog tag. Both have a unique detail on the edge, Cobra has small ridges and GI Joe has diamond plate. The top of both has small raised rectangles, two pegs offset from each other and a beveled edge with the charcter's name.
The bottom has the same unique edge as the top and the center has either a Cobra symbol or the new GI Joe symbol. Underneath the symbol, the Cobra stand has 8 small rectangles that looks like it could either be a simple design to take up space or a failed attempt at an Arashikage symbol. The GI Joe stand has two of the same small rectangles with two large stars underneath that followed by the GI Joe movie logo.
While it's great that all the stands now have two pegs, I do wish they had decided to put the two pegs a little closer together and in line with each other rather than offset, this makes it harder for some figures to keep both feet on the pegs and thus, useless to have two pegs.
Last edited by Shogi; 08-31-2011 at 06:17 PM..
|07-08-2009, 12:32 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina
doesn't look too bad. I'm personally waiting to see if we ever get resolute Destro since the costume is so close to this one. But If I break down and buy this I think I will replace his head with one of my extra chrome 25th heads.
|07-08-2009, 12:36 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Excellent review Shogi!
|07-08-2009, 12:45 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
good mold bad for Destro
|07-08-2009, 12:46 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
I like it. I want it.
|07-08-2009, 01:14 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
I bought him on Friday along with the Steel Crusher APV.
I really like this figure. Def. plan on using him for a custom
so I may pick up one more.
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|07-08-2009, 01:37 PM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Thanks for the review. This is one I'm thinking pretty seriously about buying...have yet to see one in the stores, though.
|07-08-2009, 01:39 PM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: M.A.R.S. EVERGLADES ARMORY
As a huge Destro fan, this is the one figure that I wanted the most. I'm really digging the design. Shogi's review is spot on.
My only gripe is the whole "peg on gun sticks in hole on leg" deal. Eh, a minor gripe as those extra weapons are already tossed aside.
|07-08-2009, 02:00 PM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2006
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