Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Review
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Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series #35 Review and Vintage Comparison

Check out our in depth look at our Storm Shadow #35 Gi Joe Classified Series review with tons of pics and vintage figure comparison!

The third time’s the charm (if you count the version from the Snake Eyes Origins movie) as this is Habro’s latest incarnation of Storm Shadow and the one that many feel should have been released first. Hasbro has made an obvious pivot in the design direction for the Classified Series as they are leaning into the vintage look and feel of pretty much all of the characters moving forward. This version of Storm Shadow, #35 in the line up, is a must have for any Classified Series collector! With his classic, iconic, white Gi (aka ghee) with his bare arms and weapons pack out, the designers at Hasbro hit another home run with this figure, making the latest figures of Spirit and the Croc Master and Fiona must haves in the collection!

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Sword Pose 1
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Bow and Arrow Pose 6
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Sword Pose 3

He comes with a hood for different ways to display him! Which one will you choose?

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Bow and Arrow Pose Hood 9
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Sword Pose 5
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Bow and Arrow Pose 4
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Sword Pose 4

Box and Art

Storm Shadow comes in the soon to be discontinued GI Joe Classified Series window display box where you can get a great view of the figure and the accessory pack out!

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Box Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Box Back
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Abilities

Abilities (Decode the Classified Series)

Level 4: Covert Ops – Characters with the COVERT OPS icon are sent on secret missions

Level 3: Bladed Weapons – Characters with the BLADED WEAPONS icon use silent weapons with razor-sharp edges, like swords and knives

Level 3: Infiltration – Characters with the INFILTRATION icon specialize in gaining access to secure enemy areas.

Level 4: Ninjitsu – Characters with the NINJUTSU icon are ninjas.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Abilities Close

Box Art

Joining some of the best artists in comics and graphic design in Hasbro’s artist partnership program, Yuko Shimizu adds a unique style to the Storm Shadow package where you can see him in his classic white uniform in various action poses. The yellow and red flame background sets the illustration of Storm Shadow off nicely given his gee is all white!

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Box Art Side Lower
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Box Art Side
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Box Art Side Top

Head Sculpt

Storm Shadow a minimalistic head sculpt with a couple defining lines that make up is mask. The eyes are really where you see the character of the figure shine through and the Classified series is known for this aspect!

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Head Sculpt Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Head Sculpt Back

He also comes with a hood so you have some different display options.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Hood Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Hood Profile

Chest and Back

The classic red cobra symbol stands out against his bright white gee and you can see his classic black strap across his chest that has a some very nice leather detailing to it! Setting off the strap are two throwing stars and a silver buckle.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Chest
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Back Close
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Cobra Symbol

Arms and Shoulders

Right Side

Storm Shadow’s right arm features a gauntlet with his pinky and ring fingers exposed in his hand sculpt. On the inside of the gauntlet it features a light blue and gray paint app, which adds a splash of much needed color. His shirt under his gee features a scalloped pattern over his shoulder to mimic real clothing.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Right Forearm
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Right Arm
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Right Shoulder

Left Side

His left arm features the same gauntlet but his hand sculpt is painted all white to simulate a glove.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Left Forearm
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Left Arm
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Left Shoulder

Waist

His belt on his waist is a separate piece and it features a simple design although the layered look gives him some depth and dimension.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Waist Belt Up Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Waist Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Waist Back
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Waist Belt Up Back

Legs

The pant design on his legs appears to have a flowing clothing sculpt and they did a great job making it look like pants are tucked into his boots. The same gray and blue paint from his gauntlets are repeated on his boots, which ties the two together nicely!

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Legs Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Bottom Feet
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Legs Back
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Right Leg
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Right Foot
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Left Foot
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Left Leg

Weapons and Accessories

Storm Shadow comes packed with Hood, Bow, Arrow, a Quiver with 2 sheathes, a Belt Tassel, and 2 Swords.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Weapons and Accessories

Long Sword

The sword features a snake on a black hilt with a silver paint app to the sword!

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Long Sword Close
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Sword Snake Handle
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Long Sword

Short Sword

The sword features a snake on a black hilt with a silver paint app to the sword!

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Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Sword Snake Handle
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Short Sword

Quiver

The quiver can stow his long and short swords and feature an array of sculpted arrows that are not removable. They have red accents on the fletching that ties in the Arashikage symbol on the back.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Quiver Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Quiver Back
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Quiver Close

Compound Bow

The bow detail is nice and it features a compound structure with a red handle.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Compound Bow
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Compound Bow Close

Arrow

He comes with one arrow with red paint app applied to the fletching and you can see he can old the arrow in his fist and it nests nicely on the rest mount.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Arrow
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Bow and Arrow Close

Belt Tassel

Adding an additional layer to his belt design is tassel that can place on the nub on the back of his belt.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Tassel
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Belt Tassel

Hood

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Hood Close Front
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Hood Close Back

Vintage Comparison

This version of Storm Shadow really leans into the classic nature of his vintage design.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Vintage Comparison 1

The throwing stars that are sculpted on to his vintage figure have been moved to the strap that goes across his chest in the Classified Series version. The weapons pack out for both figures is a very similar although the the Classified Series version does not come with a set of nunchakus. You can also see that the belt tassel has been moved to the rear (pun intended) of the figure whereas the vintage figure has his tassel sculpted on the left side of his hip.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Vintage Comparison 2
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Vintage Comparison 3

What is unchanged in the beautiful red Cobra symbol adoring the chests of the both figures.

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Vintage Comparison 5
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Vintage Comparison 7

The legs also are very similar in their look and feel although the Classified Series figure needed to add some paint app due to the scale of the figure to give it some more character!

Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Vintage Comparison 4
Storm Shadow GI Joe Classified Series 35 Vintage Comparison 6

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