That’s it. End of story. I’ve found the Joe line I’ve been waiting for since the 90’s, only I never knew it until now.
Ever since I saw that three minute “sizzle” at the Joe Convention last year, I’ve been infatuated with the concept of Resolute and the execution of the series, but have always been curious as to whether or not the toys could live up to the hype. Well, HissTank forum member “art2614″ has put aside all of my fears. Basque in the wonder.
COBRA Commander was the first figure revealed, and in all fairness, I thought he was cool, though not incredible. He looked pretty similar to existing designs, and the pictures in that thread just emphasize that. His torso is the same (so no loss of articulation for those folks who were wigging out about it), his arms are the same, his upper legs are the same. His overall look is almost identical. Normally that’s not a huge deal, at least until I see the Duke and COBRA Trooper and realize how totally and unbelievably BAD ASS those figures are. I mean come ON. Duke all decked out in spec ops gear, yet still with a subtle, classic uniform underneath. The COBRA Trooper looking much like a COBRA Trooper should look, but with some awesome fancy shoulder pads, kneepads, and flak vest, this is a figure that really stands out from the classic look, too. These two figures are amazing. As much as diehard 3 3/4″ fans will whince at this, it’s like the perfect marraige between Sigma 6 and the classic Real American Hero mythos and I am IN LOVE.
Oh and for you vintage diehards Blowtorch looks pretty neat, too.