Mysterious images emerge for COBRA Viper and COBRA B.A.T. Troop Builder Packs

The Terror Drome has dug up an image of some Anniversary themed troop builder packs, one of them that we’ve seen before, but one of them we definitely haven’t.  The real question is, are these upcoming items, or merely packaged images of packs that have since been cancelled?

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I’ve seen some hypothesis in various places that packaged pictures automatically means we’ll be seeing these items in the future.  I’m not so sure.  We know the Viper Troop Builder pack was marketed prior to the end of the 25th Anniversary line, but  Hasbro has stated in past Q & A’s that the Viper troop builder pack was canceled.  It’s quite possible that packaged samples were put together before that cancellation (heck, we’ve seen packaged versions of Wave 14 figures, and those are definitely canned).  I personally wouldn’t bet the house that these items are coming out this year or at all.

Personally, it doesn’t really bother me either way.  I’ve got enough BATs to last a life time, and the non-dirtied Resolute version is nothing special.  None of those Vipers are the “fixed” versions, so I couldn’t care less about any of them, even with a poorly cobbled together Mercer figure.  So yeah, I wouldn’t expect to see these at retail any time soon, and personally, that doesn’t bug me in the least.  I’d rather Hasbro invest their time and money into cool Rise of COBRA product, or Resolute stuff, and leave this substandard troop builder stuff in the past.

9 thoughts on “Mysterious images emerge for COBRA Viper and COBRA B.A.T. Troop Builder Packs

  1. Well, I for one would love a BAT troop builder. As for the Vipers, I agree. Fixed or nix.

    That said, do I want to spend $280 on a Crimson Viper squad? I dunno…

  2. Well, true, but the packaged version of that Viper 5-pack we saw was in the TRU style with the 5 guys all over the place like the CG one we got.

    These look like online packs (like Extreme Conditions and the Cobra Island ones).

    So here’s the thing.

    If Hasbro releases these, they’ll probably get a few grand out of me as I amass the armies I always wanted, but I won’t eb spending any money on the sub-par RoC figures then.

    If they don’t release them, I’ll probably spend a few hundred dollars on some of the better RoC stuff.

    So if it’s just money for them, classic army builders are an easy way to get money. But if they want to push RoC down our throats whether we like it or not as everything has indicated so far, then they really shouldn’t release these.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying RoC is all bad. I like that we’re getting new things. But when it comes down to it, it can’t compete with the best of the Classic stuff. I am dead serious that if they release a Cobra Soldier 5-pack and don’t screw it up, I will take out a personal loan to make my dream of a thousand Cobra Soldiers come true.

    As a side note, the red BAT in the middle looks like crap. Instant E-Bay fodder.

  3. I would dig ’em, the b.a.t. is awesome and the fixed vipers rule; it would be nice to have mercer, but hasbro tends to always cancel the good stuff, no surprise here.

  4. That red BAT does look nice, but had they released either of these, or if they do, I would likely pass on them.

  5. i didnt see a plethora of BATs in stores, so i didnt get as many as i would have liked. bring on this 5 pack and im all over a couple of them

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