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BTR-Ticles: Cobra Moccasin

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by Twitziller

Released as part of the first series of Built To Rule sets in 2003, the Cobra Moccasin is the only Cobra water vehicle in the BTR line.

The Moccasin partially shares a name with one of the most iconic Cobra water vehicles, the Cobra Water Moccasin from 1984. The primary mode is a More >

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BTR-Ticles: Locust

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by Twitziller

Sharing a name with both a small, futuristic one-seat helicopter that appeared in two different versions in 1990, and a desert-camouflaged re-release of the Dragonfly helicopter in 2000, the Locust is the main Joe aircraft of the BTR line.

In its primary mode, the Locust is a small More >

Dart (2003)

Dart (2003)

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While some small Joe collectors are lamenting the fact that there doesn’t appear to be much mass retail GI Joe presence on the horizon, I have to feel even worse for those large scale figure collectors, who have already been without much in the way of new product. Even the latest film didn’t More >

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Cobra Alley Viper (2003)

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It’s army builder time again. I remember pretty vividly picking up several of the Viper/Alley Viper packs that were released during the army builder wave of the Spy Troops series. Those fill-in troop builder waves of the time were quite a good idea, by the way. It kept product flowing to the More >

Roadblock (2003)

Roadblock (2003)

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I still find that the relaunch era of GI Joe has quite a few figures with a certain degree of charm. As each new assortment of figures were released, I awaited my favorites to be released in the new format. The same thing still happens in the current era, and so it’s funny to think back ten years More >

Crosshair (2003)

Cross Hair (2003)

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What’s preferable on a GI Joe figure: molded flesh color or painted? That was one of the debates raging during the relaunched GI Joe era of the early to mid 2000s. I really didn’t cone down on either side of the argument, but I think now that the pure toy loving side of me would prefer the molded More >

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Heavy Water (2003)

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New Cobra troopers are always welcome in my collection. Going beyond the regular blueshirts was exciting to me as a kid, whether they were generic troops or named characters. The Eels and Snow Serpents were the first specific duty troops that got me hooked on Cobra’s increasing diversity. Later in More >

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Sgt. Airborne (2003)

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I remember this figure being a real oddity and a little hard to find for a bit when it first was released. Of course, that’s relative considering that the 2000′S series seemed to be more readily available than the more modern assortments have been, and there weren’t too many other collectors (at More >

Cobra Commander (2003)

Cobra Commander (2003)

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Battle helmet or hood? It’s a question that has been in the mind of GI Joe fans since the 1980′s. In the comic and cartoon, the Commander switched headgear quite often, causing kids (including me) to want both versions. Hasbro fulfilled the wish in 1984, with a mail order hooded version. Both the More >

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Dr. Mindbender (2003)

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Of all the Cobras who dress ridiculously, and there’s no shortage of them, Dr. Mindbender had managed to consistently look like a snickerdoodle even into the new sculpt era. Before he finally donned a normal looking labcoat in Valor vs Venom, he trotted out this number, an unofficial Python Patrol More >

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