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X Review: Retaliation Firefly

X Review: Retaliation Firefly


First made available in 1984, there have been 26 versions made including the one in this review. The 25th anniversary version was made available in 2007, and Retaliation saw a 1984 homage in 2013, which was dubbed by many collectors to be the Ultimate version.


Courtesy of YoJoe.com.


From the original filecard:

File Name: Classified
Birthplace: Classified
Primary Specialty: Sabotage, Demolitions, and Terror

No one knows what Firefly’s real name is or what he looks like. He is know by his work. Expert in all NATO and Warsaw Pact explosives and detonators. Always places his charges in the one place that affords maximum damage. There is no question about his infiltration skills since no one has ever reported seeing him enter or leave any target area.

“Even Cobra Commander doesn’t know much about Firefly. His fees are paid into a numbered Swiss bank account and are always payable in advance. He makes no guarantees and gives no refunds.”


Courtesy of YoJoe.com.

From the Retaliation “filecard”:

Firefly is an explosives expert hired by Cobra to create devious devices that cause damage and chaos! His latest creation is an unmanned attack drone that launches a missile when it reaches its target!

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  1. If you mean the one where it looks like his neck’s broke with a horribly unrealistic running pose… still a D. 😉 Retaliation packaging is, in my opinion, lackluster and without any real attention to detail. Maybe if it looked like they were actually trying, I might think differently.

  2. I think you’re being too harsh on the packaging. One of the poses he’s put in on the back is obviously supposed to pay homage to his original card art.
    That attention to detail should get the packaging at least a C.

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