Late last night, Mike broke open his convention set and posted a series of videos showcasing the figures that comprise the Force of Battle 2017! He even brought along vintage counterparts of the figures for comparison purposes. (I wonder what the TSA made of Avalanche, Blaster, Blocker, Dodger, Knockdown and Maverick.) Joe Con 2017 probably raises a few eyebrows at security checkpoints.
I’ll be embedding all the parts of his review below for your viewing pleasure as they go live this morning!
The Joe Con 2017 previews continue with a look at the Cobra BAT Squad Leader!
COBRA B.A.T. SQUAD LEADER
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– Modern Era Character Update with NEW Head Sculpt!
– Includes removable Hands with Weapon attachments x 3,
Rocket Launcher with projectile, and Cobra Logo Stand.
(Note: Photo depicts action figure mock-up and final product may slightly differ.)
Hmmm… do I see a 1991 BAT v2 design in this Joe Con 2017 preview? I believe I do!
There’s not a lot of surprises in this reveal as the BAT v2 design is a classic that has yet to have a good update in the generation 3 era. With a set that is going to be chock-full of mechanical Cobra troops, I was going to be surprised if we DIDN’T see this design presented. However, I like the new head sculpt with is a very faithful recreation of the original. (This design hasn’t been used since 2003’s BAT troop builder packs!) Plus, with the title of “Squad Leader” there’s only going to be one of this mechanical menace in the set.
Hmm… now that just begs the question: what will the other Cobra BAT’s look like?
The G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary Arctic Threat review is long overdue!
Of all of the two-packs released thus far, this one features a pairing of characters that makes the most sense. Snow Job is the G.I. Joe team’s premiere cold weather specialist and the Cobra Battle Android Troopers are immune to the frozen temperatures of the Arctic regions. One is a highly trained specialized and championship marksman while the other is a relentless killing machine. In almost any context, this is a recipe for excitement!
Is this two pack worth a purchase? Or, is it along the lines of the “Heated Battle” which is still lingering on the pegs in stores?