Monday, January 17, 2011

#3: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra - Cobra Shock Trooper

So I was at Target and saw an endcap display with some newer Joe and Star Wars figures, including the Cobra Shock Trooper. I went back a couple days later and they were all gone. Good thing I happened to visit that day!

Continuing the Pursuit of Cobra's trend, the Shock Trooper has a bunch of accessories. The helmet and gasmask are both removable (there is also a pair of goggles that can sit on the helmet which isn't pictured because I accidentally left them behind in my bedroom when I took this picture). For weapons, there is a sub-machine gun, a machine gun, a pistol, a shotgun, a huge friggin' hammer, and what I believe are supposed to be shock sticks. They look like nunchucks, though. My favorite accessory is the riot shield. Especially since it so prominently says "COBRA" on it. Way to get the brand out there, guys! Also, there's a walkie-talkie that plugs into the back of the trooper's vest. He can't hold all of the accessories at once, which is the main drawback to having so many.

It's a pretty cool figure, and so I'm not surprised that it has proven to be so popular. At least, drawing from my completely unscientific sample of one store. But it's a cool Cobra trooper, so I'm guessing it's hard to find in general. Good luck on the hunt if you do want to pick up one of these guys!


  1. LOL, love the riot shield there. No Baton to beat unruly protesters with? Or would that be teh shock stick?

  2. He probably uses the giant hammer to beat people. I'm betting Cobra's not big on non-lethal.


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