What It Is
The G.I. JOE: Retaliation H.I.S.S. Tank with Firing Missile Launcher is a replica of the tank that appears in the final battle scene of G.I. JOE: Retaliation. The vehicle comes with one COBRA Commander figure that can fit in the cockpit or in the rotating gun turret. There is a firing missile, and kids can lift up the cab to replicate the action from the movie.
Why It’s Fun
This is a very basic action figure vehicle. The treads don't really roll, but it's great for imaginative, open-ended play.
Who It’s For
The G.I. JOE: Retaliation H.I.S.S. Tank with Firing Missile Launcher is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
It took us 10 minutes to assemble this vehicle, and the instructions were pretty clear. We found that the directions for applying the labels were a little confusing, though, so take your time and do what makes sense and looks cool.
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 the playset even if the kids don't see the movie.