Check out the Shadow Tracker GI Joe Classified Series in hand images of the figure and the box art!
Pipeline revealed back in October 2022 at London Comic Con and digtal render revealed on a March 2023 Hasbro Pulse FanStream, GI Joe Classified Series Shadow Tracker is making his way into collector’s hot hands! We wanted to send a special thanks to ChazTheGuru, BrettlyBrett and for ReturnoftheNerdStarWars for posting in hand images of Shadow Tracker.
Shadow Tracker Box
It’s great to see the box art for Shadow Tracker and the actual figure since we’ve only seen digital renders thus far! We can see the box art features Shadow Tracker’s face and necklace and he posed with his compound bow on the front of the box. On the back of the box, we can the full figure with some close ups of his shoulder armor and belt detail.
On the side of the box we can see a larger image of shadow tracker, which is the image from the front of the box. He is number 108 for you in box collectors!
Shadow Tracker Figure
Shadow Tracker comes in the GI Joe Classified Series windowless display box with a gaggle of amazing weapons, accessories and face plates to change up his look.
Shadow Tracker’s outfit is very unique in coloring and design. From the back you can see his kama sweeping over his left leg.
His yellow face mask looks amazing and it looks like Hasbro is moving in the direction of using face plates, instead of extra head sculpts where this makes sense. We also see a face mask used in the official images for the Crimson Baroness in the Hasbro Pulse Con 2023 exclusive figures.
He can stow his bow on his back to give him a more geared up, on the hunt look and feel.
Looking at the other faceplates, the darker green and the skull faceplates look amazing on the figure! The color scheme of the figure is a darker green torso with a lighter green on the lower torso, which lends himself to hiding in plain sight as the figure will blend in very nicely in a jungle setting.
Shadow Tracker Digital Render Reveal
Shadow Tracker came from the GI Joe Pursuit of Cobra line in 2011 and he is a rather odd character choice but if his Classified Series sculpt is anything like his figure, he will be the most unique one on the line! His bio reads:
SHADOW TRACKER works for COBRA as a wilderness hunter and guide. Scorning conventional firearms, he uses traditional weapons from around the world. He tracks his prey using primal instinct: He hears the dark whispers of the jungle, senses distant footfalls in the earth and tastes his victim’s fear in the wind.
Generaljoesreborn has a fantastic review of Shadow Tracker and a nice summary of the new character that was added to the line:
First of all, Shadow Tracker has a distinct advantage…I love new characters, and Shadow Tracker is a new character. He’s a Cobra tracking specialist and jungle operative, which is something we’ve seen surprisingly little of in Cobra’s thirty year history. Now, within a couple of months we not only have the first mass release “Jungle Viper” but we also have a Cobra Tracker. But he’s not just a Cobra Tracker, he’s a completely bad ass looking Cobra tracker who oozes personality in a way that only the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero universe can provide. This is something that G.I. Joe has always been able to do, for whatever reason. The way Hasbro can perfectly meld a straight-line military line with a fantastical science fiction element never ceases to amaze me, and Shadow Tracker walks that line to perfection. But, none of this means anything if the figure isn’t any good, and trust me, this figure is great above and beyond his cool history.Shadow Tracker – General Joes Reborn
Regarding the figure:
Beyond the theory and mythology, though, you have a toy. And the fun value of that toy will impact the rest of it more than anything else…Shadow Tracker is quite simply an awesome toy. Even underneath all of that gear, Cobra’s Wilderness expert has some excellent detailing, incredibly smooth articulation and some insane paint apps. His elbow joints actually bend the full 90 degrees many figures cannot achieve, he’s got the great pivot wrists, and even though his legs are sculpted like one piece legs (without those joint disguising kneepads) his double-jointed knees work without flaw. And his head? His head sculpt is simply insane. The wild mane of dreadloks spirals from underneath a semi-translucent hockey mask which gives the character an absolutely evil, insidious look about him. The figure is obviously at least somewhat inspired by the Devils’ Due Skullbuster, I believe, but it takes that design aesthetic and totally runs with it. Upon first glance, it almost looks like his mask is removable, but take Twink Viper’s advice and don’t do it.Shadow Tracker – General Joes Reborn
He comes with a gaggle of weapons as well:
Like every other figure in the Wave 4 assortment, the accessories are really where it’s at, and Shadow Tracker is loaded. He comes with a pretty simple vest, nicely colored and detailed just right. His compound bow was first seen with the TRU Exclusive Spirit, and he comes with the quiver and extra arrow as well. Where Shadow Tracker excels is with the bladed weapons. As a Cobra “hunter” he comes fully equipped with some of the nastiest knives I’ve ever seen in the 3 3/4″ scale, and with his pivot wrists, he can hold them very nicely. If there is a downside to all of these accessories, it’s that he cannot hold them all, though he does have a great sheath on the back of his vest and a hole in the side of his leg where one of his knives can be stored.Shadow Tracker – General Joes Reborn