Although I already have a nice number of Pursuit of Cobra items posted on the PoC Review Page, this begins the more official kick off of my Pursuit of Cobra reviews! Some of my previous reviews are based on pre-production items, or items I acquired prior to retail release, but the Mechs signify the first items I’ve bought from regular retail. Expect to see reviews continue full steam ahead until the first allotment of PoC greatness has been covered.
Check out my reviews linked on the Pursuit of Cobra Review Page, or click the links below:
When it comes to Mechs and the G.I. Joe universe, I would imagine most folks are either for them or against them. Either you can accept them into your current universe, or they are simply too futuristic and science fiction for you.
Well, I think it’s safe to say Werecat of JoeSightings and JoeBattleLines accepts them. In fact, using the Steel Marauder as well as the awesome Sigma 6 Iron Hammer, he has built a squad of mechs, each utilizing some different weaponry with some different specialties. There are some really awesome combinations here!
Check out the original thread on JoeBattleLines, and I’ve also mirrored some images below. I loved the Mechs anyway, but seeing this squad of them makes them even cooler…some great ideas here.
Big thanks to Wild Weasel from The Terror Drome who managed to dig up some auctions on eBay featuring images of the upcoming Pursuit of Cobra Mech Suits! While I try to avoid revealing the overseas “gray market” auctions, when new images are a part of the package, I’m all in.
Check out the great box images below for the Steel Marauder w/ Kickstart, and the Cobra Deviant w/ Cyber-Viper!
Lastly, we got some looks at the new Mech Suits coming out for Pursuit of Cobra. The Sigma 6 2.5” vehicles with some heavily tooled cockpits really mesh with the new age Joe universe perfectly, and both G.I. Joe and Cobra have ‘em. Retailing for $19.99, these should hit in August of 2010.
G.I. Joe and Cobra Mech Suits
- G.I. Joe Steel Marauder w/ Kickstart – A new driver, and a familiar green and black color scheme give us a nicely military, yet futuristic tool of destruction for G.I. Joe. I was in love with the Sigma 6 Iron Hammer, and I’m really digging this version as well. Sign me up.
- Cobra Deviant w/ Cyber-Viper – A fairly obscure vintage character gets a modern remake and he’s piloting a pretty neat, modified version of the G.I. Joe mech. These two vehicles really can go toe-to-toe and they both look very cool.
And that was about it. G.I. Joe had a fairly tame showing compared to Transformers, Marvel, and Star Wars, but us Joe fans are pretty used to that. I know there wasn’t a whole lot of new coolness to see, but what we did see was pretty incredible. The Pursuit of Cobra is taking G.I. Joe in an awesome direction…absolutely awesome. And Resolute is just the perfect icing on the cake. There wasn’t much seen there that I didn’t really like, and I have a feeling we’ll see a lot more in April/May at JoeCon.