Special thanks to mikescollectionhalifax (who also has a YouTube Channel) for posting in hand images of the Retro GI Joe Classified Series Crimson Guard! Also, tsunocharliemon2099 just posted a ton of out of package images so let’s take a peak at this Walmart exclusive!
January 15, 2023 UPDATE: More Crimson Guard Images
Instagram can be a treasure trove and we hit the jackpot today thanks to tsunocharliemon2099, who posted several out of package images of the Crimson Guard. The packout is the same as the standard release Crimson Guard but has a red backpack and different paint apps on some of the weapons. There is also a figure stand included, which is great so your figures does not nose dive off the shelf!
This figure looks amazing from all angles and we love the classic throwback nature to the first Crimson Guard that came out in 1985, with the red backpack and silver face mask on the helmet.
There are several ways to pose and display this figure, which will look amazing next to the Crimson Twins, Tomax and Xamot.
Although the original version of the Crimson Guard did not come with a sword, it is a cool accessory that makes the figure look more like a commander.
December 22, 2022: Crimson Guard Retro Card Back Images
The card front features the classic illustration from 1985 on the extra large retro card back from the GI Joe Classified Series line! The backs of the cards features a large file card (translated into several languages) with Storm Shadow, Zartan, and Snake Eyes as cross sells.
You can really see the color difference in the Crimson red between the standard release and the retro card back figure. It’s cool that Mike popped another head on the Crimson Guard so you can get an idea of what you might want to do with these figures if you army build them.
The close up pic is highly detailed and you can see that the silver stripe cross the eyes has been removed to give him that classic look! The inclusion of a red backpack also harkens back to the 1980’s.
It is cool to see the Crimson Guard through the years and posed with the Twins, as they should be!
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Retro Cardback Crimson Guard Reveal
In a surprise reveal, the Crimson Guard will be coming to the GI Joe Classified Series Retro Cardback line! This was shocking becuase we still have not received the standard figure in hand yet and the figure already looked retro inspired to begin with.
The stand version of the Crimson Guard came out AMAZING!!! The accessories are module and one really surprising accessory they gave him was an officers sword that can plug into and stow on the backpack or his belt, which is a design decision they made mid sculpt. These will look fantastic right night to Tomax and Xamot so really looking forward to this figure.
Crimson Retro Card back Potential Illustration
For potential illustrations of what the retro cardback could look like, here are some images of the vintage, 25th Anniversary, and Hall of Heroes designs. I am sure we pretty much know what we are getting!
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