Create A Cobra (1993)
Hey, it’s another mail-in! This figure, like his GI Joe Steel Brigade counterpart, is an action figure with a personalized background. Again, kids could make up a code name and specialty. Being that he comes to us from that Day-Glowiest of decades, the 90’s, he has no compunction about going into battle looking like this:
Some Joe collectors like to create elaborate stories around the figures in their collections, creating their own “Joeverse,” a history and context to the battles they fight. In my Joeverse, the Create A Cobra functions as a distraction to take enemies by surprise and misdirect while the real attack occurs elsewhere. Chinese General and military strategist Sun Tzu, in his Art of War, wrote “He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.” Who would be prepared for a cadre of hot pink soldiers lobbing baby blue grenades?
Wow! I’ve never seen any outfit that loud! Those poor Cobra pawns!
War is hell… But that doesn’t mean it can’t be FABULOUS!
At first glance I thought it was a GI Jane. Don’t ask, don’t tell, right?
Love the figure! It is so outrageously pink. Only a true bad ass would go into battle dressed like that.
Head-1991 Crimson Guard Immortal
Ahh, Dodger’s laser sonic photon rifle…
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There is an amusing story i have about this guy and his g.i.joe equivalent. You can read it on the steel brigade “electric boogaloo” entry.
When i was 12, my little Brother and i found another one of the mail order pamphalets but this time we didnt send them away as we wanted to keep them for sentimental purposes. It was 1998 and the only Joe product still on the shelves in our old town was the epic shelfwarming Crystalball.
Anyway, my brothers create a cobra was a Fast Attack Recon Trooper. Yeah, my brother loves Adam Sandler movies.
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