Snarler Cycle (2009)
Even though the Rise of Cobra movie and some of its figures didn’t impress me much, I did like some of the vehicles that arose from the line. The Snarler had a sleek look, a splash of color and came with two figures to boot. It also had a missile firing sidecar, which gave me warm fuzzy memories of the new sculpt era vehicles. No Sound Attack feature, unfortunately.
You could consider the Snarler a descendant of the classic Silver Mirage, with its armed sidecar element. There’s no body fairing this time around however, so the Joe operator takes his chances with a back-shot while riding this thing. The guy in the sidecar however is protected from such an unfortunate fate. Guess it pays to call shotgun in this case.
The design and color of the cycle might make you think of it as a non-military ride, especially if the sidecar is removed. It’s definitely more civilian crotch-rocket than RAM, but I can deal with a little extra style for the Joes. In fact, this is a bit of a refreshing change from the subdued reactive armor colors sported by most of the movie team. Build-wise, the bike is pretty solid, and that’s something I’ve appreciated in most of the modern line’s vehicles. There’s not much chance of anything snapping off or small bits to get lost, other than the huge missile of course.