New G.I. Joe Figures Include Color-Changing Zartan and Retro Snake Eyes

Zartan, the master of disguise and the owner of a weird skin condition, is getting an updated G.I. Joe Classified figure! The iconic evildoer comes with several interchangeable faces, and his skin finally turns dark blue when exposed to the elements!
This Zartan will only be available via Hasbro Pulse, but it looks like he is sold out. If he does become available again, get ready to spend $36.99. Additionally, Hasbro is releasing retro versions of Snake Eyes and his rival Storm Shadow. The duo will ship together, and the pack is priced at $39.99.


  • The Master of Disguise Zartan action figure is sensitive to heat and cold and will change colors in cold weather, under warm water, and more.
  • This figure features a classic design updated to bring the Dreadnoks leader into the modern era, plus accessories inspired by the character’s rich history.
  • Joining some of the best artists from the world of comics, graphic design in our artist partnership program, Tom Whalen and Derek Ring add a unique style to the Zartan package.
  • This G.I. Joe Classified Series Master of Disguise Zartan figure features premium detailing and articulation for dramatic action poseability (some poses may require additional support)

I picked up the retail version of Zartan a couple of months ago. He was cool and sported many of the hallmarks of the original figure, but his skin didn’t change color. I wasn’t expecting it since this was a collector’s line and that play feature was more for kids. It is nice that Hasbro is releasing a figure with that feature plus a bunch of extras.
I remember my original Zartan figure from the ’80s losing his ability to change color after a while. It was probably the Florida sun. I always thought it was weird that he came with one pretty generic disguise face. Then again, this was before multiple interchangeable heads were standard in action figures. Still, his uniform was unique, and there’s no way the Joes wouldn’t catch on to a guy dressed up like that.
The Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow retro figures come on classic blister packs. Heck, the packs even feature to old-school Hasbro logo. But, man, that takes me back.

  • Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 1982 animated series with this 2-pack of figures on their Retro card backs
  • G.I. Joe Retro 3.75-inch-scale figures are presented in their own individual packaging that features original retro Hasbro branding
  • Fans and collectors can enjoy the nostalgia of the classically constructed Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow figures with original o-ring design for high poseability
  • These G.I. Joe Retro Collection Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow figures feature classic detailing and multiple points of articulation for dramatic action poseability (some poses may require additional support)
  • Look for other G.I. Joe figures to build teams of Joe heroes and Cobra villains (Each sold separately. Subject to availability)
  • Both members of the Arashikage clan, these elite ninja assassins, and former allies became nemeses when Storm Shadow took a darker path than Snake Eyes and joined the ranks of Cobra.

What are your thoughts on these new Zartan and retro figures? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
[Source: Hasbro Pulse]

Mike Phalin

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