A friendly reminder about Marauder “Gun Runners”

So it’s been a while since I’ve talked about Marauder “Gun Runners”, and I figure I’m way overdue.  I’ve been reading joy all over the internets about finding Rise of COBRA toys, but I’ve also been hearing some complaints about the accessories and the weapon choices.  Well, as usual, Marauder can come to the rescue.

It took me like 10 minutes to find guns that totally rock the Rise of COBRA figures, and I’ve showed a very small gallery of those below.  Weapons used in the images are:

There are so many other cool weapons that I could have used as well, but these were among the first four I grabbed.  Do yourself a favor…if you pick up some RoC figures and don’t like the weapons, take 10 minutes and hit up Marauder…it’ll make your life better!

Some quick pics of Viper Commando and Neo-Viper

Alexx, one of my favorite picture takers from JoeBattleLines has snapped some images of the two initial COBRA Troopers from the G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA line, who are the Viper Commando and the Neo-Viper.  He seems to have a fairly positive opinion of the Neo-Viper especially, which I must admit I don’t really share.

Honestly I’ve been absolutely nutty about every figure I’ve checked out so far, but I haven’t even been able to spend the money on one of the Vipers yet…perhaps when I get one in hand I’ll change my mind, but for now I’ll let Alexx tell their story for me.  ;)  Check out the links back to the posts and the mirrored images below.

G.I. Joe Vs. COBRA: The Essential Guide is on sale now

For a while there has been talk about the upcoming G.I. Joe Vs. COBRA: The Essential Guide from Pablo Hidalgo, and it turns out it hit retail quietly on July 7th.  The book has a very strong focus on the core of G.I. Joe in the 80’s, pulling reference from the comics, toys, and cartoons, and even from the later Devils’ Due run as well.  There’s fantastic art, tons of information, and lots to look at for any G.I. Joe fan.  Check out the following links:

I’ve also mirrored some of the pages from the Suvudu article below.  Check it out, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.