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Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action Figures Hasbro, 2020
Day #2,241: October 22, 2020
Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action FiguresProfit Director Destro
Classified Series #15

G.I. Joe Classified Series Shared Fan Channel Exclusive
Item No.:
No. E8860
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Sunglasses, pistol, briefcase, burning money, fir cape
Action Feature: Removable cape, working holster
Retail: $29.99
Availability: October 2020
Other: Redeco of regular Destro

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Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action FiguresBecause Hasbro won't use the fan neologism "Pimp Daddy Destro," we get Profit Director Destro - it's $5 more than the regular one, but you get more. You lose one of the pistols, but instead you get a bonus cape with cat fur, burning money, and sunglasses. I think this was the right way to go.

I heard some fans were livid over this release, because they weren't in on the joke. The gag is this: in the late 1990s, Kenner (not Hasbro) had a line of Toys R Us exclusive Joes. One of those was an ultra-low-run, so-low-it-probably-never-hit-stores "Pimp Daddy" Destro in a three-pack. It looked like this - garish and goofy, but superbly rare. There were a few tributes to it like a Funko Wacky Wobbler (which I instigated as an Entertainment Earth exclusive which didn't sell very well, thanks for nothing Joe fans) and Hasbro did their own 3 3/4-inch versions during the 25th Anniversary lines. While weirder than all get out, it's one of the lines holier grails - so now you know, and you can have one.

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I'm being picky on this line - I bought heavy into the last one - and this was my first pick-up. I like it! I wouldn't say it's amazing, only because Hasbro's "normal" is pretty amazing these days. Destro has double-jointed elbows and knees like the earliest The Black Series Troopers and so many Marvel Legends, but also has the new forward-and-backward shoulders that started popping up more last year. I'm counting about 34 joints, which is among Hasbro's best for 6-inch scale action figures - which makes sense, as Hasbro generally gives its all to ensuring Joes are a great value for whatever the price has been. I would say these are just as good as the other guys - it's not like the weirdly cheaper and insanely superior figures we've seen in lines gone by.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action Figures

Deco on the base figure is impressive, with a gaudy leopard print and a hideous mauve body suit. There are black boots with awful gold toes, which match his necklace, mask, and revolver. The figure has a bright red holster and wrist darts, plus not-quite-furry elements on his pants. If Hasbro did flocked figures, this would have been a great place to deploy such a feature. He has no problems interacting with his gear, although his hands are a bit tight.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Classified Series Profit Director Destro Action Figures

Destro has a lot of stuff. The gold revolver fits in his hand or holster - there's not much to say. It's fine. The cape hangs over his shoulders and looks like a dead animal, complete with feet and a tail. The figure's back story is that Destro is going undercover in a casino, and this is his subtle disguise. Sure, why not - the sunglasses and gold briefcase go well with that. Also the burning pile of of money. He just needs a hat, and he'd be all set. There's also a necklace on the figure, which is colored differently from the standard release.

I may buy a Cobra Commander if they make a retro one, or maybe Croc Master or something if that ever happens. Until then, I think this figure is all I may buy for a bit - they're very nice figures, but this is Figure of the Day #2,241 - and I've done more than that on Galactic Hunter. I've been writing this column for 10 years this month and I need to consider things like "space" and "selling things to make space." I'm enjoying this figure, and as the only one I plan to buy right now? It's perfectly fun. Get it while you can.

--Adam Pawlus

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