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X Review: Ultimate Flint

X Review: Ultimate Flint


Flint was first released in 1985. There have been 20 versions since then, with the 25th Anniversary bringing back some classic ARAH design in 2007. In 2013 we got three versions for Retaliation. One was a brick with a bike, the second wasn’t much better, and the third is the subject of this review.


Courtesy of YoJoe.com.


From the original filecard:

File Name: Faireborn, Dashiell R.
SN: 307-62-4107
Grade: E-6
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas
Primary Military Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Military Specialty: Helicopter Pilot

Flint was a Rhodes Scholar and earned his degree in English Lit. Bored by the Groves of Academe, he enlisted in the Army and applied the tenacity and concentration he had used so well scholastically to grind his way through Airborne School, Ranger School, Special Forces School and finally Flight Warrant Officers School…Graduating each with honors. A thorough tactical planner, Flint drafted and personally led a half dozen rescue missions in hostile territories that for obvious reasons of security were never publicized let alone admitted to.

“We had thought COBRA had us in the stinking dungeon for good–So we didn’t know what was going down when we heard that chopper comin’ in and all the heavy hardware going off like the Fourth of July. Then somebody kicked down the door to our cell and when the smoke cleared, there was Flint with that lop-sided grin sayin’ ‘C’mon boys, we’re going home…'”


Courtesy of YoJoe.com.

From the Retaliation “filecard”:

Flint parachutes into the middle of a menacing Cobra base, leading a G.I. Joe special ops unit on a mission to take over the enemy base. Trained to fight on land, sea or air, he’s already blasting away at the enemy before he reaches the ground.

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