When our Joe fan brethren to the North discovered the elusive third wave of Rise of Cobra Alpha vehicles, I’m sure emails started flying…luckily, my long time buddy Ed hooked me up real quick, and about 10 days after I was certain I’d never see Alpha Wave 3, I had a full set of them sitting in my grubby hands. So, of course, I’m gonna review ’em.
The third wave of Rise of Cobra Alpha Vehicles created quite the firestorm when it was leaked that the assortment was potentially cancelled. In fact, I’d argue word of their cancellation generated much more buzz than the actual figures and vehicles themselves ever did.
Well, after all of the hulabaloo (yes, I just used the word hulabaloo…) it now appears that the assortment will see release after all, just after a short delay. In fact, word is the Philippines have already seen the vehicle packs appear on store shelves. As further proof of this, JoeCustoms member chrysophylax has posted some very nice images along with some reviews over at JoeCustoms.com. Reviews are up for the Tiger Claw w/ Leatherneck, the Polar Shark Sub w/ Ice Storm, and the Lavapod driver, Volcano Viper. I’ve also mirrored the great images below.
The more I see the Volcano Viper the cooler he becomes…I really love the detail on that helmet. Holy crap that’s coolness. The Polar Shark Sub is pretty awesome, too. Definitely the strongest Alpha wave yet, glad it’s being released.
In a pretty surprising story that has flown amazingly under the radar, the third wave of Alpha vehicles that was initially rumored to be cancelled has arrived at retail in the Philippines according to Terror Drome member FeuerFrei.
Does this mean they are soon to arrive stateside as well? The latest Hasbro Q & A reported that these vehicles were just delayed, and not in fact cancelled, but if they hit shortly, that would be a lot earlier than everyone thought.
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