So Wave 2 and 3 hit Target, they should be at Wal-Mart next Monday if they aren't already. I have to confess from the figures I've gotten (the movie accurate Snake-Eyes, Lady Jaye, and the Cobra Invasion Three-Pack) is a MASSIVE improvement on the figures.
This isn't like wave 1 with Hasbro going cheap on us with stupid gimmicks (though I confess I love the parachute one that the Cobra Trooper and the red painted Shocktrooper have) or poorly accurate figures (unless you got the G.I. Joe trooper, Red Ninja, or Storm Shadow). These figures are finely detailed and come with some damn fine articulation.
The Lady Jaye mold is pretty much the Renegades Scarlett mold with movie Lady Jaye's head attached to it. So that's a plus. The accessories she and Flint have. Geez. It's worth the $10. Same for paying $20 for the Cobra Invasion three pack. You get two VERY awesome figures (the Firefly is worth the purchase alone with a newly molded grenade launcher, shotgun, and explosives that can be attached to Joe vehicles), the after mentioned Red variant Cobra Shocktrooper, and a descent Storm Shadow (a relaunch of Rise of Cobra movie Storm Shadow v. 2 with Renegades Storm's weapons).
Snake-Eyes while finely detailed and insanely articulate does have that bit of ninja zip-line gimmick. Though he does come with a ton of accessories (though it just isn't fair when Lady Jaye got like three spectacular massive guns compared to Snakes' lone silencer gun which is a repaint of Cobra Commander's from Wave 1).
The Cyber Ninja and Dark Ninjas I saw but didn't pick up because well I'm not a fan of those two in particular, but they do look awesome (even if they are just a remolded Wraith and again the Storm Shadow Renegades mold which continues to live on and will again soon in The Wolverine line).
The only figure I didn't see of the line is obviously the most sought after figure, John McClane.. *ahem* I'm sorry Joe Colton.
If you're a fan of the previous Joe lines (30th Anniversary or Renegades) you're gonna be loving these figures.