New vehicle test shots on eBay

eBay seller “dreamcab” has posted several auctions for test shot vehicles with drivers that may or may not be for upcoming movie items.  I would hypothesize that at least a couple of them were slated for vehicles w/ figures before they got cancelled and re-allocated as figures in the COBRA Island 7-Packs.  I’m not sure I buy the listing descriptions, but we can at least take a look at what are listed:

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Silver Mirage w/ ???

Listing calls this a “RAM” and doesn’t mention the figure’s name, but the vehicle itself is obviously a newly tooled and somewhat modified Silver Mirage.  That being said, it’s still tough to tell what the figure is with the size of the pic in the auction.  The tooling looks like the Resolute Duke that comes with the Resolute 5-Pack, though who knows in what capacity the figure would have been used.

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Whirlwind w/ Recondo

This is definitely a curious one.  The listing calls it a “FLAK w/ Outback” but obviously that’s the Whirlwind, not the FLAK.  And also obviously, taking a close look at the figure, that looks a hell of a lot like Recondo to me.  The tooling, the shoulder holster, the hat and gun.  That’s who it is.  It would seem this is how Recondo was supposed to come before this set may have gotten cancelled and had the figure re-allocated to the 7-Pack.

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Firebat w/ ???

The Firebat itself looks to be modified with larger engine intakes, rockets, and a differently tooled tail section.  The figure looks like Sgt. Airborne, so who knows if it’s just a test shot for that figure, or if it was slated to be something new.  It’s certainly not A.V.A.C. as the auction indicates.  Something for the movie perhaps?

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Sting Raider w/ ???

The auction is labelled as “Duke w/ Jet” but I see no indication that this is even Duke, or that this is even an upcoming vehicle.  This is obviously the Valor Vs. Venom Sting Raider, but who knows in what capacity this may end up getting released or what the main goal is.  The figure is tiny, so it’s tough to tell what tooling was used or what weapons it comes with.

EDIT: Thanks to the keen eye on folks on HissTank, as well as DistantFred via the comments, it certainly looks as if the driver included with the above auction is the COBRA Island 7-Pack Lamprey.

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COBRA Gunship w/ Firefly?

This is obviously the movie COBRA Gunship w/ Firefly, though the auction is listed as being the “Skyhawk”, which is the most glaring example of these auctions being mislabelled.

All in all, this is certainly an eclectic mixture.  Possible movie stuff, possible upcoming anniversary stuff?  Possibly cancelled Anniversary stuff?  Regardless, these are some really interesting items that I’m fasincated with.  It’ll be really interesting to see what ends up coming down the pipeline.

Thanks to The Terror Drome for pointing these auctions out!

  • Kevin

    You’re a jerk for not showing an ebay ID search….Jerk.

  • http://admin Justin

    Did you click any of those links under the pics, smart guy??

  • Kevin

    No, Jerk. And forget it, I found the link….ON HISSTANK.

    I am willing to bet the Sting raider figure, with “Duke”, was probably the CP Duke that was going to come with the Lamprey.

    I would bite on the Fiebat with Airborne for my own collection, but with those new parts on the sides, that HAS to be scheduled for release, I would be it is a “mini-Rig” type forthcoming movie toy.

  • Kevin

    As for the others…I missed some of the links. The Firebat fired me up, though.

  • Kevin

    Yo, is the “Silver Mirage” a new cycle? Or is it the long lost ‘Nok Bike that was going to come with Machete for the series after VvV?

  • http://admin Justin

    Good question on that Silver Mirage. Looks like it’s very reminiscent of the Silver Mirage, but it could also be that Robot Rebellion bike, too…

  • Kevin

    It looks too “new” to fit in with the 25th line. Even though the Sky Hawk (Ghost HAWK) and Water Moccasin (Stng Raider) were new molds, they certainly looked like the vintage pieces in terms of scale and detail. The Mirage could almost be a Spy troops rig.

  • http://www.coilclub.com Gary

    Thanks Justin…..ya jerk! :shifty:

  • http://JoeSightings.Com Count Blacktron

    Thanks Justin, I’d bet anything with a spring-loaded launcher is from the Rise of COBRA line. The Silver Mirage looks more like a Venom Cycle or Dreadnok kind of bike. Joe bikes always looked more like dirt/street racers IMHO.

  • DistantFred

    I think that Sting Raider pilot might be the new Lamprey… It has the Snow Job limbs they showed the Cobra Island Lamprey with at Toyfair, and that machine gun next to the figure looks a lot like the gun Lampreys came with in ARAH…

  • DistantFred

    On the Firebat- Given that the Resolute 5 pack also came with a firing missile launcher, I’d say there was a possibility that this might be a GI Joe jet for Resolute, that comes with Resolute Airborne (are the design was not altered that greatly).

    Or, it might just be a movie Cobra vehicle with Gatilho.