No longer “canceled”, the third wave of “Target Exclusive” vehicle sets are now hitting Ross Stores nationwide (well…for folks unlike me who actually have one within 350 miles, anyway).
Thankfully I have some very kind readers who have extended their generosity and allowed me to get my full of these vehicle sets at killer prices. I reviewed two of them yesterday, and today I will add the final two to the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page. Check out the links below.
Rulz over at HissTank.com has gotten a hold of another upcoming Rise of Cobra exclusive item, this time the Target Exclusive Cobra Flight Pod w/ Elite-Viper. I know I’m in the minority here, but I’m really loving this paint scheme for the Elite-Viper. Absolutely love the combination of black and red with the camouflage pants. A very cool look…I may end up grabbing a couple of these. It’s weird…the first two waves of Target Exclusive items were fairly “bleh”, but this third wave looks very freaking cool. Love this set.
dawg99 over at HissTank.com has posted a nice image of all four of the upcoming Pursuit of Cobra mini-vehicle sets mint in their boxes…and I’m really surprised. The packaging is surprisingly nice! For the record, this appears to be the breakdown:
Air Assault Glider w/ Capt. Ace (Arctic Assault)
RAM Cycle w/ Sandstorm (Desert Battle)
Jungle Terror Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper (Jungle Assault)
COBRA Flight Pod w/ Elite-Viper (City Strike)
I’m amazed that they managed to get that Whirlwind shoe-horned into that tiny box…impressive. If these sell for the same price as current versions, I’ll buy a few of those if I can find ’em. Check out the image below.
We got a very light glimpse of this third wave of Target Exclusive vehicles during JoeCon a couple of months ago, but the images were shoddy at best and impossible to see at worst. The sounds and overall look of the packs seemed like winners over all, but I was reserving judgement until we saw some actually legible images.
Well, thanks to HissTank, we’ve got some images now, and I am SOLD. Capt. Ace w/ the Glider leaves me totally cold, but the other three sets all have some very nice redeeming factors, especially if these hit at the same price point as past Target exclusive vehicles. This is what we’ve got to look forward to:
Cobra Flight Pod w/ Elite-Viper; Damn! Elite Viper looks GREAT with the red armor and the red camouflage pants. I love this look…really love it. The crimson Trubble Bubble is iffy, but the figure more than makes up for it. Very impressed with this.
RAM w/ Sandstorm; Hell yeah. I love the RAM, and seeing it in desert paint scheme is pretty cool, but again, it’s all about the figure. He looks like your basic Reactive Armor Joe with the Resolute Duke helmet and some desert camouflage pants, but I think the look is still great. The fact that the Pursuit of Cobra Zartan supposedly comes with a Sandstorm costume only furthers the “legacy” of this new character as well.
Cobra Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper; WOW. I love the Whirlwind, and it looks bad ass in these Cobra colors…but what makes this set is the Range-Viper! My favorite figure from the Defense of Cobra Island was awesome enough, even in bright blue and yellow. Seeing it in muted grays and blacks is only more bad ass than it was before. Gorgeous. I cannot wait to get this set in hand.
Glider w/ Capt. Ace; Ehhh… no thanks. Basically a Slipstream repaint in strange urban camouflage with the same Glider we’ve seen several times already. This one is a definite miss, but it’s the only one in this assortment that I’m not crazy about.
For mirrored images check below. Very excited for this wave!