Night Force Big Ben and Range-Viper GI Joe Classified Series Reveal
Night Force Big Ben and Range Vipers GI Joe Classified Series official images were leaked today so let’s take a look!
Special thanks to JTPrime for posting official images of the forthcoming Night Force Big Ben and Cobra Range-Viper figures! Also, if you missed it, we said NIGHT FORCE!!! Yes, the GI Joe Classified Series is starting the Night Force faction with a very odd but welcomed choice in Big Ben as he was not originally part of the Night Force sub-line of figures. During a media round table reported by the Full Force Podcast and HISStank.com, Hasbro announced the names of 2 more GI Joe Classified Figures that are slated for a 2023 release! They were Big Ben and the Cobra Range Viper. These are rather deep cuts for the GI Joe Classified line and exciting news for die-hard fans of the franchise! Could we see these two figures go up for preroder for Walmart Collector Con 2023? Big Ben is from the Night Force faction so he could be slotted for a Walmart exclusive but we think Range Viper will also go up for preorder but will be a general release.
March 16, 2023 UPDATE: Preorders are LIVE
GI Joe Classified Series Preorders
Range Viper and Night Force Big Ben went up for preorder:
Night Force Big Ben
Big Ben was revealed as a digital render during London Comic Con 2022 and the actual production figure came out fantastic! He comes with a gaggle of heavy weaponry and an alternate gas mask head sculpt. It’s amazing to see that Hasbro is finally diving into the Night Force line but it’s an odd choice to kick off the line but the deco for Big Ben definitely suits the figure.
The official production photos for Big Ben are outstanding! You really get a sense of the look and feel of the figure and the face sculpt came out amazing!!! The dark greens and blacks are well suited for a Night Force figure!
The straps continue around the back of the figure and he looks amazing!
Big Ben originally came out in the GI Joe A Real American Hero in 1991 as part of Wave 10. Big Ben being one of the later characters in the line is a more obscure choice from Hasbro as they have not completed their core line up yet. But given all the neat accessories Big Ben came with and his amazing camo deco. Will he include his face paint and furry hat? It will be really fun to see what he looks like in the Classified Series scale and detail.
The Range-Viper was also leaked today and the figure sculpt and pack out makes this the must have army builder of 2023! He also comes with a gaggle of weaponry and you can definitely see a squad of Range Vipers adorning collectors shelves once this figure is actually released.
The head sculpt came out fantastic and it’s creepy you can see his exposed brain!
He comes with his classic vintage style machine gun and, once again, these photos are amazing!!!
This figure looks very Terminator’esque as you would not want to run into him in a dark alley, let alone a dark forest.
The blues, blacks, and yellows really came together nicely on this figure and Hasbro even tempted us with a squad shot!
The Cobra Range Viper was also originally released by Hasbro in 1991 as part of Wave 10. This is another great army builder figure in the line. He has a very unique design in that he is wearing a face mask that looks to be some sort of breathing apparatus with a huge oxygen supplying backpack. He has mostly a blue and black color scheme, with gold bullets strapped to his chest and a bright yellow belt. This is going to be another fun one to see in the Classified 6″ scale.
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