Tuesday, May 29, 2012

GIJoe Retaliation Cobra Commander

Here's a look at GI Joe Retaliation Cobra Commander.

This black costumed Cobra Commander was originally only available in the Amazon sneak peak set. Its now showing up single carded. I prefer this over the blue version. He's not as brightly coloured and I think its more realistic. While the uniform is not movie accurate, the helmet is. Its designed to look like a snakes head, with the eyes and fangs. If that's not fiercesome enough, there's a cobra head at the top of his helmet. The face plate is segmented. I think it gives him a more battle ready look. His attire looks like a generic Viper's to me. He's wearing a bullet proof vest underneath his pouch strap.  Hes got some nice detail. I especially love the Cobra logos on his knee pads. The paint is good overall, though would have liked if he was fully matte. The Cobra logo on his chest is nice and sharp.          

The pouch strap and belt piece can be removed. Here's how he looks without it. His uniform reminds me of the RAH Shockwave.

This figure looks way better than the one from the first movie. Glad they decided to give him a more classic look.

He comes with a machine gun, a pistol, a cobra staff comprising of the head piece and staff and a red projectile.

The pistol fits better in his right hand. You can squeeze the pistol in his left but then his fingers will be stretched due to the trigger. The holster is too big, the pistol sinks deep into it. And I would have preferred if it was on his right side. You can click on the images to enlarge.

I like the Cobra head piece. Its well sculpted with nice scaly detail. Unfortunately, its oversized. The staff is too heavy for him to hold. And with the projectile inserted, its almost impossible for him to stand. He'll need the ground for support. A base would of course make things easier but I wanted to see if it can stand on its own. To fire the projectile, just squeeze the hood portion.  


The staff can be used as a spear.

Articulation. He's got a ball joint head, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, wrist swivel, torso pivot, ball hips and single hinge knees. You can get some decent poses out of him. 

 Just having some fun mixing various lines.

 Introducing the "Coil Vipers".

This is a nice figure. He'll be a good stand in until a more movie accurate version comes along. Thanks for viewing!


Unknown said...

I picked up the Ninja 3-packs this weekend and have been pleasantly surprised at how good they are (minor points aside.) I think a lot of people are struggling to see past ''teh kiddie'' packaging and are going to miss out on some good figures.

flywheels said...

Man I want that Iron Man Whiplash figure!