This Major Bludd is by far one of the best figure designs so far from Sideshow's 12" GI Joe line.
As always with Sideshow and their 12" figures, the true test will be in seeing the actual production version as Sideshow figures tend to suffer quite a bit from poor paint apps and QC issues.
It is excellent looking, no doubt about that, however. This is one of the very, very few times where I think someone else's design is actually superior to the original vintage Hasbro figure. While he clearly has all the gear and design elements of the original, here they are ramped up to a gritty mix of real-world and sci-fi bad-assery.
If you want to pre-order him, you can go to Sideshow's site and grab the Sideshow Exclusive version, or get him though your favorite retailer.
Arrives in June at a retail of 174.99 (ouchie)