Posts tagged Cobras

2003 Cobra Commander Buckle

Belt Buckle Week – Day 1: Cobra Commander (2003)

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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 >

Ice Snake (1993)

A Revisit to Cool You Off…

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We’re in the depths of summer here in the US, so I thought it a good time to cover something that brings to mind colder climes. It’s also one of my favorite 90s vehicles, and an unsung little gem at that. Check out the Cobra Ice Snake right here.

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Video Review: Micro Force

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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 >

Interrogator (2006)

Interrogator (2006)

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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 >

Jungle Viper

Jungle Assault Jungle Viper

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by KansasBrawler

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 >

Overkill (2005)

Overkill (2005)

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This is the third mold of the BAT leader namesake that began first as a robot in the 90s and then later became a cyborg. This time, he’s a cyborg again. Can you tell?

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 >

Red Ninja Viper (2005)

Red Ninja Viper (2005)

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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 Interrogator

Retaliation Interrogator

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by KansasBrawler

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 >

Cobra CLAWS (2002)

Cobra CLAWS (2002)

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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 >

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BTR-Ticles: Cobra H.I.S.S.

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by Twitziller

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 >

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