Monday, July 12, 2021

Snake Eyes Basic Series - BARONESS!

Snake Eyes: G.I.Joe Origins - Basic Series 01 - Baroness - Hasbro 2021

I rarely enjoy any live-action movies that are inspired from classic cartoons. Masters of the Universe (1987), Transformers (2007), and G.I.Joe (2009) all fell flat for me (although oddly, the biggest perceived bomb of them all, Jem (2015) is a personal favorite that I've seen nearly a dozen times). But one thing I love about these movies is the corresponding resurgence in the toylines. Especially when the designs harken back to the original animated designs. The upcoming Snake-Eyes movie surprisingly stars two of my favorite characters, Scarlett and Baroness. While the Baroness design for the movie doesn't thrill me, I really dig this generic "basic series" figure. This was likely sculpted and when the film costumes were still in concept phase, and what we get is a blend of various Baroness designs that I really like. It incorporates the blue of her first appearance with her standard black bodysuit and modern utilitarian details that gives a nice cinematic feel. I think it's terrific. Let's check out Baroness below!

Baroness' articulation is pretty great for a basic figure. She has a ball-jointed neck (I think - it's hard to tell with her hair in the way), hinge-and-swivel shoulders, hinge-and-swivel elbows, hinge-and-swivel hips, and hinge-and-swivel knees. There is no wrist, ankle, or waist articulation (that seam at her waist doesn't budge).

Baroness comes with a small rifle and two blades. All are designed with a snake motif similar to the Classified Baroness figure.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Baroness with two other Hasbro Basic figures: 2018's Infinity War Scarlet Witch, and 2020's Gamerverse Ms. Marvel.

And here she is with the 2020 G.I.Joe Classified Baroness.


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