The Loyal Subjects and teamed up with Hasbro to release a new G.I. Joe blind boxed mini figure series! Designed by Les Schettkoe, Series 1 includes some of your favorite characters from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Snake Eyes, Duke, Cobra Commander, Destro, Storm Shadow, Zartan, Gung-Ho, Snow Job and three chase figures. One of the chases is a Hooded Cobra Commander figure, which you can see in the photo I took of this series at Designer Con 2012.
The Blot had high expectations for this series when I first learned about it a few months ago, but after seeing these figures in person at DCon I’m really unimpressed. They’re basically better sculpted Mighty Muggs, and look about on par with Mez-Itz. To me their arms look really disproportioned to their bodies and their heads are gigantic. I never thought I’d long for a 3” blind box series akin to Kidrobot’s licensed min figure series. It’s amazing how up and down The Loyal Subjects Hasbro products have been so far. The only release I’ve really liked so far are the skate decks. Here’s hoping the Transformers mini figure series is better.
The G.I. Joe Mini Figure Series 1 includes 11 characters in all, each feature multiple points of articulation and includes character specific accessories and weapons. All weapons and accessories are interchangeable, and each figure even has the old school peg hole in its back so they can all wear backpacks. Also, each figure is guaranteed 2 per case so it sounds like you can definitely complete at least one if not two sets per case.
G.I. Joe Blindbox Mini Series 1 is not scheduled to ship until February 2013, but you can pre-order them now though The Loyal Subject’s online store. Each blind box retails for $12.99 or you can purchase a case for $208 (although the TLS website does not state how many blind boxes that includes).