In the world of dating and relationships it is very difficult to find the perfect match. Most people tend to settle with the next best thing, thinking that their differences will somehow not be an issue down the line, that opposites attract. And then there are those who know better. Opposites might attract for a crazy weekend in Vegas, or a summer fling, but over time those opposites are exactly what can drive people apart. No sir, the most healthy relationships are those who can share their common likes and passions with one another. Take Bonnie and Clyde, sure they were pretty evil people, but they loved being evil together, and that’s what counts.
In the world of fiction, few duos can compete with Destro and The Baroness. These two were made for each other, and for over 30 years have been making life hell for the GI Joe team. As a fan of these two, I have eagerly anticipated their release ever since Sideshow Collectibles first announced they would be tackling the GI Joe A Real American Hero line in 1/6th scale. I sure wasn’t the only one. Few other characters from ARAH have been more requested, I’d say even demanded, from fans of the series.
Baroness has been available for pre-order for some time, and has been highly praised as an amazing addition to the line. Destro, on the other hand, has been met with tepid praise at best. On fan forums all over the net people have shared their concerns with the recent reveal of Destro. As with Sideshow’s version of another fan favorite, Firefly, some fans have expressed outrage on the various changes that have been made to Destro’s costume and appearance. Personally, I wasn’t all that impressed with Destro when I saw him on display at the Sideshow booth at San Diego Comic Con. However, the more and more I look at the reveal pictures, the more I’m liking this incarnation of the head of M.A.R.S. Industries. And, as with Firefly, I find myself liking the updated costume and accessories. I’m also very stoked to see that he comes with his laser pistol that the original action figure came with way back in ’83.
As always, don’t take my word for it, read on for full specs and pre-order info.
Hailing from a long line of savvy war profiteers, James McCullen, a.k.a. Destro XXIV is the head of M.A.R.S. Industries an expert arms supplier to the COBRA terrorist organization.
The Sideshow Collectibles Destro Sixth Scale Figure comes aptly equipped with an array of deadly, technologically advanced gear and accessories. His detailed fabric costume is complete with vest and long jacket for warmth in the Scottish Highlands, and around his neck hangs Destro’s ruby medallion, a treasured family crest. His belt with pistol harness keeps a chrome pistol conveniently by his side and arm gauntlets house both miniature rockets and hand grenades to keep enemies at bay. Concealed within his communications case is a secret panel that removes to reveal a laser pistol…for use with shadier clientele. Regardless of his true agenda, behind the beryllium steel mask lies a shrewd weapons dealer who serves as a valuable asset to any ally who can afford his wares.
On to Baroness, the first female sixth scale figure in the Joe line.
Baroness, a pivotal figure in the COBRA hierarchy, is equally ruthless and beautiful; a highly efficient killer skilled in espionage and well versed in international terrorism. Sideshow Collectibles proudly presents the Baroness Sixth Scale figure, the newest addition to our growing collection of COBRA operatives. Well-armed and fitted with a black fabric bodysuit and detailed body armor, Cobra Commander’s right hand woman stands as one of COBRA’s chief architects of terror.