Friday, August 20, 2010

#76: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra Cobra Commander

It's been a while since we saw anything new in the world of G.I. Joe toys, but the new line (The Pursuit of Cobra) has been showing up in stores the past few weeks. It seems to be a continuation of the movie line, although the packaging is thankfully a little more in line with the classic aesthetic. Actually, Cobra Commander here gets his own unique cardback. It's predominantly red, and instead of saying G.I. Joe at the top, it says Cobra. That Cobra Commander, such an ego maniac! I think it is a neat touch. Depending on who you listen to, Cobra Commander is either shortpacked or plentiful, so I suppose it may depend on your location.

During the run of the movie line proper, I passed on Cobra Commander because I really didn't like the look of him. Here we are a year later, and I'm buying a repaint of that figure. Apparently, chroming his mask is enough of a change to make me like it. Go figure (pun intended). I suppose that it makes it seem more reminiscent of the classic Cobra Commander with the reflective faceplate. He comes with two guns (the pistol attaches to his thigh), a stand (the 25th anniversary collection style), and a nifty Cobra banner. I'm not sure what it's supposed to be for, but I imagine him waving it around while giving speeches to the Cobra troops. The back of his jacket has a big Cobra logo on it, which is otherwise missing from his outfit.

For some reason, his chest says CC1 on it. Is there more than one Cobra Commander? Maybe he's got a bunch of clones running around...

1 comment:

  1. I really like this figure. Try taking the silly coat off. I like the movie version without coat.


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