Tag: Cobra

Cobra Trooper (GI Joe: Renegades)

January 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Trooper (GI Joe: Renegades)

I’ve reviewed a number of the Renegades over the past few weeks, but what about Cobra? Don’t worry dear reader, Hasbro provided us with a generic style Cobra trooper to face off against those average joes. Appearance: This version of the Cobra Trooper is a little less soldier and a little more security guard. I […]

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Cobra Commander (Renegades)

November 30, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Cobra Commander (Renegades)

I’ve always kind of felt bad for Cobra Commander. He never gets any respect and somebody thought he’d look cool in stirrup pants. But that was the 80’s. In the GI Joe Renegades animated series, we got a pretty good update of the commander. And with that, a new action figure.

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Duke (GI Joe Renegades)

November 23, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Duke (GI Joe Renegades)

  I’ve never been a huge Duke fan. He just always seemed a little stuck up and bossy to me. I also wasn’t entirely sold on GI Joe: Renegades when it premiered. However, listening to the Justin from GeneralsJoes.com talk about it, I figure I’d give it a second chance. And I was extremely, glad […]

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Cobra Viper

November 9, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Cobra Viper

Where the standard Cobra Trooper is more of a facility guard type soldier, the Viper appears to be more front line infantry. And this figure is a pretty cool update to a the classic look. Appearance: The head of the classic Viper is probably the most distinctive part of his uniform and this is a […]

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Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

October 19, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
Cobra Air Trooper (Black Dragon Pilot)

Included with the Black Dragon is a requisite pilot figure. Similar to the VAMP, this vehichle comes with a generic driver instead of a named pilot. This pilot is generic enough that if it wasn’t for the one small Cobra insignia, he could have came from either side of the GI Joe/Cobra battle lines. Appearance: […]

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Coil Con 2011

August 3, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Coil Con 2011

Thanks to the “What’s on Joe Mind?” Podcast, I learned there was a GI Joe swap meet and convention going on in almost my backyard. Coil Con II took place in Kokomo, Indiana on July 23rd. Hosted by Kokomo Toys. It was a pretty cool event. First, I want to mention how cool Kokomo Toys […]

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Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

July 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Hooded Cobra Commander (Vintage) Non-Review

I think most collectors have had something in their collection they don’t have any more and would like back. Mine is the mail away Hooded Cobra Commander.  So for this non-review, I’m going to tell you what I remember. The body of the figure was the same as the regular chrome faced one reviewed here. […]

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HISS Driver (Vintage)

July 13, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
HISS Driver (Vintage)

Last time I checked out the vintage Cobra HISS Tank. So it seems pretty obvious this time I’d review the HISS Driver. I don’t really recall this guy showing up much in the animated series or comic book. I’m sure he was in there somewhere, I just can’t recall it. Appearance: Well, he looks like a […]

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Cobra H.I.S.S. (Vintage)

July 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra H.I.S.S. (Vintage)

As one of the first Cobra vehicles, the H.I.S.S. tank has earned a spot in most GI Joe fans hearts. The iconic battlefield conveyance of “The Enemy” has remained relatively unchanged until it’s recent redesign. In theory, it’s name translates to HIgh Speed Sentry. In reality, it was a stylized tank for Cobra to motor […]

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Jungle Viper

June 1, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Jungle Viper

Jungle Viper. The concept seems simple enough. A Cobra troop outfitted to be effective in a jungle environment. To me, this brings to mind a dude with dark camo and some lightweight armament, maybe a machete or rope. I’d even throw a lion in there. What we got, however, wasn’t that. In the package, I […]

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Firefly (Vintage)

May 11, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Firefly (Vintage)

After thinking about my review of the Cobra Shock Trooper, I realized why I like him so much. He reminds me of the vintage Firefly. Must be the grey camo. Firefly is the “Cobra Saboteur” according to his vintage card. He’s a guy that will sneak in, plant a bomb, and leave. Sadly, this type of […]

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Cobra Shock Trooper

May 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Shock Trooper

This figure embodies more of what I would have expected the main Cobra forces to look like in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. Labeled as a “Shock Trooper,” this figure is part of the Urban range of figure in the Pursuit of Cobra line. I’m assuming teams of shock trooper would work in conjunction with […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

April 27, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 3)

Finally, part three of three of my review of this “Attack on the Pit” battle pack. And I have saved the best, or at least the more unique pieces for last. The first is the main piece of the set, the molepod. The set is built on the movie scene where Cobra uses molepods to […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

April 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 2)

Last time I checked out the “Good Guys” of this set, Duke and Ripcord. Facing off against them are a NeoViper and Neo Viper Officer. And they are the subject of this weeks, GI Joe review. Probably one of the harder things for me to accept in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra were the Vipers. Not […]

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TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

April 13, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
TRU Attack on the Pit Headquarters GI Joe Battle Pack (Part 1)

Love it or hate it, “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” brought a bunch of new figures to collectors. Because of the realistic nature of the film, most of the figures took on a more realistic look as well. The two Joe team members we live the film through are Duke and Ripcord. I’m sure they […]

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Cobra Commander

February 16, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Cobra Commander

I really feel bad for Cobra Commander. In the animated series, he came off as being something of a boob. If you consider he’s put him self in a position to lead an army to take over the world, I can’t see how that could be true. And this army exists under the nose of a bunch […]

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Cobra BAT

February 9, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Cobra BAT

I think Cobra’s BAT troopers are every army’s dream. Android soldiers that you drop into battle and don’t have to worry about as casualties. They would be the ground equivalent of some of the remote operated vehicles armed force are using in the air these days. Appearance: I never understood why the BAT’s needed clothes. […]

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Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

January 19, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Storm Shadow (Arctic Assault)

Arctic Assault Storm Shadow was released in 2009 as part of wave 3 of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra toy line. Even though the name is somewhat misleading, Storm Shadow did appear in the movie dressed (or undressed) like this in the movie, while in the arctic Cobra base, so technically, so the Artic Assault moniker is correct.

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Ripper (Dreadnok)

January 12, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Ripper (Dreadnok)

Ripper is the first Dreadnok in my small GI Joe collection. I just never really understood them. They are essentially an Aussie motorcycle gang. I’m sure they were styled after the baddies in the Mad Max series of films. It’s not that they aren’t entertaining, but other than a diversion what military purpose would they […]

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Snow Serpent (Cobra)

September 26, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Snow Serpent (Cobra)

I’ve always loved cold weather action figures. It might have something to do with the fact that I grew up above the “Brigde” in Michigan. Living on Lake Superior, I saw my share of snow. That’s probably why I could relate to figure like the Hoth Han Solo and the original Snowjob. A setting of […]

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