August 3, 2010 02:01 am
I wasn't a big fan of G.I. Joe Resolute. Mind, I didn't hate it or anything, and I did enjoy it as a curiosity. It was sort of like a trial exercise to see what would happen if you took all of the soul and fun out of G.I. Joe and replace it with as much blood as possible.
But at least it got us more Destro toys! This guy was supposed to come out in a single pack, but when plans folded, he got pushed into this Internet-exclusive seven-pack of Resolute designs. (I don't need the rest of them, so they'll be eBayed soon.)
The most notable thing about this Destro, obviously, is the swappable arm. He comes packaged with the untorn sleeve arm, but sitting next to him in the plastic tray is a torn-sleeve arm revealing he is actually a robot! Or something. I recall some of the Resolute design art pegged him as a big metal dude under his clothes. Perhaps he's a Cyborg? Regardless, there's two arms. I think I'll keep him wearing the torn-sleeved arm, since it's more visually interesting. Maybe keep the other arm hanging limply out of the suitcase.
I'm not sure exactly which of the guns he's supposed to come with. There's two tiny ones beside him in the tray that obviously fit in his hip holsters. There's a MARS briefcase that's obviously his. He comes holding another gun. But then there's a few guns between him and the Viper that I'm not too sure about. Oh well. My Destro doesn't need more than one accessory per (attached) arm, anyhow.
Be sure to catch me this weekend at the Canadian GIJOE Convention!