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X Review: Retaliation Snake Eyes

X Review: Retaliation Snake Eyes


Snake Eyes was first released as a straight-arm version in 1982, with the swivel-arm version released the following year in 1983. There have been 65 versions since then. The 25th Anniversary version rang in 2007, and the Retaliation movie brought a few more in 2013, with a bunch in between. The version in this review is an homage to the 1985 version in the second image below.


Courtesy of YoJoe.com.


From the original filecard:

Grade: E-5
Birthplace: (CLASSIFIED)
Primary Military Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Military Specialty: Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor

Snake Eyes is proficient in 12 different unarmed fighting systems (Karate, Kung-Fu, Jujitsu) and is highly skilled in the use of edged weapons. Has received extensive training in mountaineering, underwater demolitions, jungle, desert and arctic survival, and some form of holistic medicine. Qualified Expert: All NATO and Warsaw pact small arms.

“The man is a total mystery, but he’s real good at his job, heck, he’s the best.”


Courtesy of YoJoe.com.

From the Retaliation “filecard”:

Snake Eyes is a ninja commando on the G.I. Joe team and one of the most powerful ninjas on the planet. With his faithful wolf Timber by his side, he launches into battle against Storm Shadow, the Cobra ninja who was once his sword-brother and is now his enemy!

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