What It Is
Each G.I. JOE: Retaliation 3.75-inch Action Figure is based on a character from G.I. JOE: Retaliation. The figures are sculpted to match their on-screen counterparts, such as Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock. Other figures include Storm Shadow, Red Ninja, Cobra Commander, Snake Eyes, Zartan, and G.I. JOE Trooper. Each figure comes with accessories, such as ninja zip lines and projectile launchers. Each figure is sold separately.
Why It’s Fun
The G.I. JOE brand invented the action figure category more than 45 years ago, and these new action figures continue that legacy. Fans of G.I. JOE and collectors will appreciate the great detail in each of these sculpted action figures. And the accessories expand the play and help engage kids in imaginative action play.
Who It’s For
The G.I. JOE: Retaliation Action Figures are for G.I. JOE fans ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The movie is rated PG-13 because of violence, so it may not be appropriate for all children even if the violence is very cartoon-like. This is always a challenge with toys based on these types of movies. Collectors and G.I. JOE fans want plenty of non-stop action and insist on at least a PG-13 rating. As always, parents need to determine what’s appropriate for their family and their individual kids. For kids who love G.I. JOE and action figures, though, there’s plenty of play built into these action figures even if the kids don’t see the movie.