Saturday, November 28, 2009

The New Face of Heavy Duty GI Joe

Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is the new face of GI Joe Heavy Duty action figure from the move G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. There were previous Heavy Duty figures. I also have Wallace “Ripcord” Weems. I will feature him in another post. I am going to Ripcord's head on a new body for more playtime fun. I am not sure if I will be able to find a new body for Heavy Duty. His vest, pants and shoe can be removed but the green tee is a part of his body. I don't know if I can live with that or not.

I would describe the likeness as just OK. I don't believe he had a beard in the move but this figure has a beard. The eyes can use some work too. The paint job is a little shotty and the eyes seem a little crossed (I might have to fix that). On some action figures and dolls they really do an excellent job. I really think they did a good job on Colin Powell, Rosie O'Donnell, Cher, MC Hammer, Ripcord, and Brandy. They did an OK job on this Heavy Duty, The Rock and Micheal Jackson. They did a poor job on Beyonce by both manufactorers. That was very disapointing! It does, from the pictures I've seen, look like they did a good job on Halle Berry As Jinx and Barbara Streisand! I must say I love and WANT the Terrence Howard doll! That is one hot doll!!

OK, where was I....
Heavy Duty's complexion is darkertthan most GI Joe's and will be harder to find a body to match. Now... to de-box or not to de-box. How do you decide?


D7ana said...

Thanks for sharing your photos, Ms. Leo.

This guy, I would debox because there is nothing spectacular about his packaging. And he looks like he'd be fun to set amongst the other figures. That's how I decide who to debox and who to keep mint.

Ms. Leo said...

Good point! Debox it is! Then I will work with the eye paint. I never thought of myself as an OOAK artist but I guess you have to be! I need to learn more to do that. One hobby spirals into another!:)