Tag Archive: Cobras

Dec 14

Crimson Guard Desert Infantry (2008)

Crimson Guard Desert Infantry (2008)

When the Extreme Conditions sets were released, I waited quite a while before pulling the trigger on a purchase. At the time, I was in full-on completist mode, buying every variant and store exclusive set available. By the time the first movie hit, I was much more choosy about what I did and didn’t buy. …

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Dec 09

Cobra Officer (2008)

Cobra Officer (2008)

The Marvel comic inspired multi figure packs continued into the 25th anniversary, and the Cobra troopers were one of the few repeats from previous releases. The colors, although a bit more muted than the o-ring predecessors, were nonetheless inspired by the bright hues of 1980s comic printing. There’s something missing from modern comics, in a …

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Dec 07

Cobra Ninja Trooper (2004)

Cobra Ninja Trooper (2004)

I love ninjas. They’re wonderful in movies, even more fun in the GI Joe mythos, and fascinating from a historical context. By the way,  am I using the correct plural form of the word? Is the multiple of ninja still ninja or ninjas? Someone please research this and get back to us. I’m sure the …

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Dec 05

Zombie Initiative Toxo-Zombie

Zombie Intiaitive Toxo-Zombie

by KansasBrawler In my opinion, if you’re going to revisit the Eco-Warriors concept, you have to go all in and bring the Toxo-Zombie back as well. Thankfully, the GIJCC shared my opinion on that one. While I never had the original Toxo-Zombie, I thought the idea was pretty cool but felt the color scheme was …

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Dec 03

Wild Weasel (2008)

Wild Weasel (2008)

If there’s one improvement that made me really take notice during the 25th anniversary line’s lifetime, it’s removable equipment. Yes, the 80s and 90s figures came along with many a helmet and backpack, but the modern line incorporated even more headwear and gear that could be donned and doffed as needed. Wild Weasel, part of …

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Nov 21

Zombie Initiative Toxo-Viper

Zombie Initiative Toxo-Viper

by KansasBrawler In my opinion, the one glaring hole in the 25th Anniversary line was how many late 80s army builders got missed in favor of additional version of named Cobras that we’d already seen somewhere in the line. While the Hazard-Viper from the 30th Anniversary line was a spiritual update of the Toxo-Viper in …

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Nov 20

Cobra Officer (2004)

Cobra Officer (2004)

2004 was the year of the revived blueshirt. Between the comic pack that spawned this brightly colored version and the uber-popular Infantry Forces six-pack, collectors could get their fill of the generic Cobra ground pounder officer. I certainly did. I’m sure my buying binge was due not only to the colorful nature of the figure …

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Nov 19

Viper (1990)

Viper (1990)

The Sonic Fighter figures get a bad rap, don’t they? I mean, what’s the big deal with the colors or the backpacks? Don’t most world military forces accessorize in gold and wear seven foot tall backpacks? I’ve actually covered this fella a few years ago, but for some reason, I left his most important accessory …

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Nov 13

Ripper (1985)

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The Dreadnoks were an impressive addition to the Cobra ranks to a kid in the 80s. With an edgy design amalgam of punk and the Road Warrior, they were a threatening force of destruction. Ripper is one of the original Dreadnoks, and as such, is equipped with an amazing melee weapon along with an unexpected …

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Nov 10

Destro (2014 Kre-O)

Destro (2014 Kre-O)

What can I say about old chrome-head that hasn’t been said before? Well, that he’s never been quite so adorable–next to a crocheted version, of course. Destro was only available in Kreon form as part of the Arashikage Dojo set, the largest and most expensive GI Joe Kre-O building kit available until the more recent …

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