More COBRA Island reviews posted – Hit & Run and Air-Viper!

So far, keeping my promise, as two more reviews have been posted for the recently released COBRA Island 7-Packs.  This around we have:

Previous installments were:

Updated high res images of revealed Target vehicle packs

HissTank.com acts pretty fast…news just barely broke this morning of an apparent second wave of Target Exclusive vehicle/figure packs, and they’ve already got some high res images posted on their forums.  I’ve also mirrored the images below.  The sets consist of:

  • Air-Viper with Rocket Pack
    I’m loving this one…the “Air-Viper” is painted up kind of like a Bronze Bomber, and it matches a somewhat updated paint scheme on the COBRA jetpack to boot.  Not wild about that COBRA pack, but I’m happy to see more vintage stuff being moved over to the movie line.
  • Storm Shadow with Arashikage Cycle
    Ehhh…it’s all right, I suppose.  Wave 1 brought us a pretty crappy Snake Eyes with his Arashikage Cycle, and this one isn’t a whole lot better.  For some reason I do kind of like the looks of that Stormy, but not enough to pick this one up.
  • COBRA Viper Commando with Serpent Armor
    HELL.  YES.  I still find it funny that all the folks complaining about Accelerator Suits are getting fired up about the SNAKE Armor, which is a suit of armor that enhances the user’s abilities, remarkably like the Accelerator Suit that everyone has been decrying.  Regardless, the suit looks BAD ASS in black and red, and every time I see a new picture of the Neo-Viper, I start wanting to buy the dang thing.  I don’t own a single one yet, but I think they’ll pull me in, kicking and screaming.  The red goggles and dark colors of this one are gorgeous.
  • Wet-Suit with the Dragonfish
    Well, the Eel came with one in Wave 1, so I suppose the Joes need to combat it, eh?  I do like this paint scheme for Wet-Suit, and I’m kind of getting into the idea of working these lower level Joes into the movie universe…but…I kind of liked the figure even better as Wetdown with the Flash mask.  Sadly, apparently that’s not to be.  Heh…kinda wonder why they didn’t get Wet-Suit done up in some Mission: Brazil colors, I think he still could have worked in the movie line that way.

Pretty interesting assortment.  Target is really ramping up the Joe product this year, good for them!  Love all the vintage homages and the obscureness.

Mysterious upcoming pre-production items on eBay

The Black Sheep Toy Store strikes again, this time with a nice batch of somewhat vintage-themed figures that look to be done up in movie style paint schemes.  Very interesting looking figures, for sure.  Click the following links to check out the auctions, and then peruse all of the images mirrored below.

There are some part swaps and paint alterations, but some interesting stuff to see, for sure.  I love the Grand Slam with the different lower legs, and the AVAC with the Resolute Trooper arms.  Some neat stuff mixed up here…

Wave 5 vehicle test shots on eBay

From the “off again, on again” department at Hasbro, the Wave 5 vehicles have been a source of question marks for Joe fans over the past several months.  Solicited a long time ago, then cancelled, and now apparently reborn, the Stinger, Arctic HISS, and FLAK/CLAW continue to tease collectors.  eBay seller dreamcab has now posted test shots for these vehicles on his eBay page, along with some apparent packaging samples.

Click here to check out his eBay seller page, or you can always check out the direct links and images mirrored below.