G.I. Joe Classified Movie Baroness
By Hervé St-Louis
January 22, 2022 - 20:49
Artist(s): Jen Bartel
The Baroness action figure is not the first movie action figure of the character. There was one made for the G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra movie. This is the second Baroness action figure in the Classified line. For many collectors, comparing her with the Baroness that came with a Coil bike is a major concern. Can this stand-alone figure replace the more expansive and, in some areas, (not Canada) rare original Classified Baroness?
Corberó is a beautiful woman and unfortunately, this has not been fully captured in the face of the Baroness’s action figure. She looks more like a nerd than a femme fatale. Her hair looks plain and awful. Granted that was the look she sported in the film. But it does not work when rendered in plastic. The costume is the same though. The casting of Corberó might have been wrong for the role of the Baroness in the film as she is spunkier than a seductress. She would have been better as Zaranna, but that is another discussion!
The main problem with the Baroness is her giraffe neck. Had the neck piece been at the base and not just in the middle, it may not have looked so long. It is weird to sport a neck piece that does not rest on the base of the neck. Baroness feels skinny and has a pouty face. There are deep cuts in the back of knee articulation which look awful as they leave a huge gap on each leg.
Stability can be a problem for the Baroness. She can stand on her own, but her heels are thin, fortunately, there is no gap in her heels, which helps increase the surface of her feet. That helps with stability. The figure is light enough that the torso does not bear down on her body. Even when holding an extended gun, she can maintain some for of stability.
Some of the articulations on the baroness are different than other Snake Eyes movie figures. In particular, she has swivels at the shin, which is not something available on the movie Snake Eyes and the movie Storm Shadow. Her neck is on a ball joint and so is her head. So her head and neck rotate 360 degrees but her side to side rocking is limited. It’s odd as it’s not her hair that get in the way. She can look up and down easily though. Her torso can rock and possibly rotate, but her rib cage is so tight that she barely moves. Her waist can also rock and has a swivel.
Her butterfly joints can move a lot but they also encase her arms. Because of the high shoulder pads, her shoulders can move up and down, but their side lift is limited to about 40 degrees. That’s not good. She has a single elbow articulation with a swivel. Baroness has trigger-friendly wrists that move up and down.
The Baroness comes in the usual G.I. Joe Classified box with original artwork by cartoonist Jen Bartel. It’s beautiful. It’s odd for a movie figure to have such figurative art instead of actual representation from the movie.
Baroness was part of a well advertised movie wave so she will be easy to find at most retailers. Like most movie figures, she is a peg warmer. If you want this figure, get her. She is not exceptional. She would be one of the less special G.I. Joe Classified figure released. I bought this figure out of blind faith in the Snake Eyes movie which in hindsight had problems.
In my collection, the movie Baroness has become Chameleon, the Baroness’s younger sister who is also a spy. However, my Chameleon is not a double agent but another Cobra agent that competes for influence against her more established sister in Cobra. There, she can be a baroness but without being the classic femme fatale character that is one of the most popular G.I. Joe characters.
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