G.I. Joe Convention 2017 BattleForce: 2000 Marauder Snowmobiles

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Back in 1987 the BattleForce: 2000 subline wasn’t just about figures, but was also about vehicles.  The whole “Future Fortress” concept has never been a big focus of fan attention (and honestly, it probably doesn’t deserve to be) but BattleForce: 2000 was very much about their vehicles as well as the characters themselves.

For that reason it was pretty critical that vehicles play a role in the convention set, and the Club accomplished that by releasing a 2-pack of Polar Battle Bear snowmobiles repainted in the old Marauder colors and calling them “Marauder Snowmobiles”.


Not sure how I feel about this whole thing.

First and foremost, there really is nothing about the Polar Battle Bear that looks “futuristic”.  It was first released in 1983 and although this version is the updated modern era retooling, it still maintains the same dated look and feel.  The Marauder was originally Dodger’s vehicle, and was actually a pretty neat two-part motorcycle/tank with some interesting playability.  None of that playability really exists in this modern interpretation.  The color scheme is nicely applied and does look reminiscent of the older Marauder vehicle but the base vehicle here is very vanilla and doesn’t at all bring up a feeling of state-of-the-art future warfare.


I’m also not entirely sure why the Club felt it necessary to package two of them together at a steep price.  Ultimately I see very little redeeming qualities with this particular choice of vehicles, much less two of them and it kind of feels like they were tossed in there because we’re swiftly running out of ideas and tooling to work with.

Marauder Snowmobiles
  • Vehicle Design
  • Paint Deco
  • Play Features


The Polar Battle Bear isn't all that exciting or interesting and doesn't feel like the right vehicle for BattleForce: 2000. I get what they were going for and this was probably about as good as they could do with the limited tooling available, but it still doesn't work all that well.


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One thought on “G.I. Joe Convention 2017 BattleForce: 2000 Marauder Snowmobiles

  1. I’m guessing movie vehicles are off limits? If they wanted a futuristic snowmobile, the Rockslide would have worked a lot better. Or even the PoC Cobra Ice Cutter.

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