Yet another Cobra pilot subjected to physical modifications, I have to wonder: is Cobra telling the people who volunteer that they may at some point have their craniums cracked open to accommodate electrodes, or their DNA modified to turn them into heinous monsters; and if so, who the heck is volunteering? I mean, I can understand some folks being fed up with chasing the traditional American Dream, or being bored with the grind of a life on the straight and narrow, and joining the ranks of Cobra, but I would have to be pretty far gone to risk the fate of being turned into a freak of nature.
I’ve always thought that the Vapor looked like sort of like a cyborg, or some pilot variant of a BAT. Not so, as they’re just regular guys, albeit with shunts that connect their optic nerve to the aircraft they pilot, the Cobra Hurricane. Speaking of the Hurricane, it’s one of the nicer 90s vehicles, and also one of the cooler Cobra aircraft to come along since the Rattler.
As a figure, there’s a lot of detail, but an unfortunate lack of paint detail. Most of the figure is simply painted with red or black highlights. Maybe it’s just a consequence of the sculpt, as even the 2003 convention exclusive repaint of the mold into Air Viper showed a dearth of detail in terms of paint.
Reading the file card again, it’s another case of confusion about whether this is meant to be a trooper or an individual character. The second part of the bio sure sounds like this is meant to be one guy, but who knows?