In February, Screen Rant reported on the first ever look at Cobra Commander, the villainous leader from this summer’s G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.

That first glimpse of the character came from an unreleased Hasbro toy from their new Combat Heroes line. These are basically exaggerated looking mini-figures similar to the Superhero Squad Marvel figurines. Needless to say, the character looked much different than what we expected.

Our new image for Cobra Commander (who’s played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) also comes from a Hasbro toy, but a much more detailed and realistic one for the movie’s tie-in figures.

Take a look and see what you think:

The information on the packaging hints at the character’s origin:

The Devious brilliant leader of Cobra demands complete allegiance from his followers as he works toward his ultimate goal of controlling the world. COBRA COMMANDER hides a deadly secret few others know, just as his mask covers disfiguring damage from a fiery accident.

Sounds like Darth Vader but without the force and much worse looking. The obvious observation is that they’ve changed the character’s look quite a bit from the classic Cobra Commander that fans have come to love.

I do not have high expectations for this movie after seeing the disappointing G.I. Joe trailer.

What do you G.I. Joe fans think of the live-action incarnation of Cobra Commander?

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra opens August 7, 2009.