Sunday, June 26, 2022

Snake-Eyes Movie - BARONESS!

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

I finally watched G.I.Joe Origins: Snake-Eyes last week after 11 months of dragging my feet. I truly planned on seeing it in the theatre last Summer, but I just had a gut feeling I wouldn't enjoy it. And I was correct. Despite several awesome female characters, a great cast overall, and lots of well-planned action scenes, it just didn't excite or engage me. Although, I was pleasantly surprised by Úrsula Corberó in the role of Baroness. I thought I would be disappointed in yet another live-action interpretation of the single most iconic animated villainess from my youth. But I found her performance rather enjoyable. Trying to mimic an over-the-top cartoon persona is generally a big mistake, but this portrayal had an original spin while still capturing the essence of Baroness. It's far better that the previous live-action attempt, and even better than some later animated interpretations honestly. This toy has become quite the shelfwarmer, but is a really nice figure overall. Let's check out Baroness below!

I want to thank Hasbro for giving Baroness a red Cobra emblem. In the movie it is black and barely noticeable. I am a Baroness purist and (IMHO) to be successful she needs just a few simple design elements: a dark bodysuit, dark hair, dark-framed glasses, and a red snake emblem. It's a simple formula, but somehow it is often overlooked.

Baroness comes with two blades, an automatic gun with a removeable silencer, and a pair of glasses.

Baroness' glasses have a really bad paint job. It looks like it was either half-heartedly applied, or perhaps it didn't bind with the clear plastic and is half flaked off.

I did a quick touch-up around the edge of her frames. 
It looks cleaner, but it also makes them look more like sunglasses which wasn't the desired effect.

She has two "holsters" on her back to hold her blades.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Baroness with the non-movie Classified Baroness.

And here she with a few recent Hasbro females for reference:
Ironheart, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and S.P.D. Pink Ranger.


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