The Power of Packaging: Cobra Condor Z25
I wasn’t exposed much to the Condor until I began collecting again in the 90s. I recall seeing it fleetingly in Toys R Us ads at its time of release (yes, I was peeking at the Sunday paper toy adverts in my teens). Later, I discovered the Operation Dragonfire miniseries and found the Condor in a prominent scene featuring Serpentor and Python Patrol Copperhead. The cartoon made great use of the toy’s split apart feature, and seeing it definitely sold me on the vehicle. I guess the show accomplished it a mission in that sense.
The box art calls out the same feature in an inset panel, and also highlights the craft’s bomber capabilities. Like so many earlier GI Joe packages, the toy is presented clearly and effectively.