The Power of Packaging: Cobra Jet Pack
If there’s one thing Cobra does better than the Joes, it’s to come up with outlandish and ultimately dangerous vehicles. I salute them in this regard, as it takes a special kind of nuts to knowingly develop machinery that will do severe harm to life and limb of troops. Further, that said troops will look gloriously goofy in their final minutes on Planet Earth. You almost wonder if Cobra Commander has a death wish, and Destro humors him simply because the money keeps on flowing.
When I see this package art, I have to wonder who convinced Crystal Ball to take this flying coffin for a spin. Maybe Major Bludd reflected the guy’s hypno-shield back at him. Whatever the case, I really enjoy knowing there was a toy on shelves in 1987 that basically depicted a eastern European Vincent Price strapped to a death-rocket backpack. Sheer brilliance.