Posts tagged Cobras
Is there any more American method of expressing important aspects of one’s beliefs or identity other than through an article of clothing? From t-shirts to kerchiefs to trucker caps, folks from all walks of life seem to use this most non-verbal method of communication from time to time. Belt buckles More >
Will and I got together for a short review of some Micro Force figures. They’re a neat and fun little product, if a bit odd. Some folks won’t care for the prevalence of ninjas, but hey, it was movie related merchandise. And I can forgive it because SKULL HEADED NINJA!
Also, I goofed up and More >
The original Interrogator is one of the gems of the latter years of the Real American Hero era. He had all the hallmarks of what made the early Cobra agents interesting and menacing. Though he was a driver of one of the most ridiculous GI Joe vehicles, the figure was wonderful. Mysterious, imposing More >
For the longest time, there was one gaping hole in the Cobra ranks—a Viper who specialized in jungle warfare. A case could be made that the Range Viper filled that hole, but they really didn’t look the part. The Night Viper looked the part, but at the same time, its specialty was More >
I found the design to be a bit chilling for a child’s toy, considering the exposed face and truly robotic looking body. Maybe I’m More >
What 80s or 90s kid doesn’t love a little ninja in their lives? There’s got to be some reason for the appeal of them, beyond the pop cultural soup from which their popularity sprang in the 1980s. Is it the mystery of their origins, or some interest in their abilities to blend in and silently move More >
Retaliation gave us some very good designs for Joes and Cobras in my opinion. Despite being a movie tie-in line, the Hasbro design team managed to throw us some nice Easter eggs in the early waves, like Renegades Zartan, while still remaining true to the limited movie cast list. More >
I’ve often wondered why Cobra didn’t have more traditional looking pilot figures over the years. While Wild Weasel was a classic character, and one of my early favorites in the line, he didn’t look much like a real world pilot. Later figures such as the Strato-Viper were interesting designs, but More >
The H.I.S.S. was part of Built to Rule series 2, released in a limited test market in 2004.
The primary mode of the H.I.S.S. is a 6-wheeled, high-speed tank with an elevated cockpit and a rear turret. In other words: a HISS tank. The H.I.S.S. is arguably the only popular vehicle More >