Sorry for the delay folks, I got a little busy this week.
Anyway, here we go with Part 2:
The boots are pretty standard for a 12 inch Hasbro figure, good detail but nothing out of the ordinary.
Same goes for the elbow pads, nothing spectacular but a nice inclusion.
Now, the pants I really like. They are a nice shade of "Cobra blue" and the take a little of the attention away from the sculpted shirt. The two pockets near the waist are just decorative and cannot hold anything. There are two thigh pockets and a calf/shin pocket that are all functional. The right thigh pocket and the shin pocket have a fold over flap like most BDU pants. The left thigh pocket has no flap has more of a "dump pouch" feel to it. It could be a quick place to store things that he doesn't want to spend time packing up in the heat of battle (empty mags, etc).
The pants also feature a nice RAH style logo sewn inside.
The helmet is also nice. A little plain but nice. It seems to be a basic helmet with, again, a nice blue application and a crisp Cobra emblem. The helmet straps are stretchy with a slide hook to fasten them.
I'm not a big fan of the belt but for the price point I can't see Hasbro including a cloth belt with functioning pouches and the works. However, for a molded plastic belt the details are great and it does its job. It feature many sculpted on pouches, a holster for the included pistol, and two unused open "pouches". One of which, I have no idea what the function is, I just slipped a knife and sheath into it. The other looks like it could be used for a collapsible baton or maybe a small can of pepper spray.
I have mixed feelings for the weapons. The M-16 style rifle is just a single piece. No removeable mag, no strap, plain jane. It looks good from a distance, but to me its forgettable.
The grenade launcher is a very nice piece. I don't see every Cobra soldier carrying one but its a great option. The launcher features a good weathered wash that looks a lot more realistic than the other accessories. It also has a folding stock that feels sturdy in its operation and looks great open or closed. There is also a missle that fires from the launcher. I have always hated spring fired action features. I understand the playability aspect but the mechanism or the trigger usually takes away from the look of the weapon. On this one however, the trigger is hidden very well in the sights. If you leave the missle out of the barrel, the launcher is a convincing piece and one of my favorite parts of the set.
For me, the suprise of the set is the semi-auto pistol. When I saw the pistol in the belt I assumed it would be the same quality as the M-16. Upon closer inspection I noticed that the magazine was removable. Then what was really suprising was that the slide actually moved. I have seen this on other sixthscale pistols but not yet on a 12" Joe (you guys may have seen them, I just haven't bought one in a while). Most other sixthscale weapons I've seen with this feature slide open and stay open. This one has a spring that automatically closes it again. (In the picture I had to hold it open with my finger to show the open action.) A very cool feature in my opinion and not a necessary one for the price point.
Here is a comparison picture with an HK Mk23 with non spring loaded slide made by Dragon:
Hope you guys enjoy the pics. I'll post some more soon with action shots and my variations in gear.