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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Code name: Cobra Viper



One of my all time favorite GI JOE figures, the Cobra Viper! The foot soldier of the Cobra armada, or is the Cobra Trooper the foot soldier of the Cobra Armada???

Anyway, I just dig these guys, they are like the Stormtroopers of the GI JOE universe right down to the lousy aim. The thing I like the best about their costume is the helmet, the shape is just sweet, plus googles! Why they have googles when they have a face shield? Who knows, they just have them. I will tell you there were times when I was ridding motor cycles that I wish I had the option of face shield or googles, maybe that's why I think it's cool.



the uncool thing about this figure is the hands are in a funky position instead the usual generic way. But I figured a cool pose out and it didn't stop me from doing something I haven't done in a long time, pick up two of these guys. Now when the Cobra H.I.S.S. comes out I can chunk the driver and two of these bad boys can take it for a joy ride! I have to wait for the new tank, because my cool black one was sold or given away long ago... why did I do that?

Hail Cobra!

G.I. JOE: 8
COBRA: 9

2 comments:

Bubbashelby said...

I saw the HISS tank yesterday...can't remember where but I think it was Kmart.

I also saw the android Cobra soldier, with detachable hands/saw blades or whatever - he was pretty cool and I was really tempted to get him. But I didn't.

Jay Amabile said...

I had the old viper figs and the HISS ...good times. Real life Police and troopers should wear the gear that these Vipers do...then we wouldn't have to hear about cops getting killed all the time.