Remember the Cobra CLAW? You know, the then-futuristic powered glider that debuted back in 1984?
Apparently the future is NOW because Swiss aviation enthusiast Yves Rossy has released a spectacular video of his jet-powered glider taking to the skies of Dubai. Sure, it lacks a dorsally-mounted laser cannon or wing tip missiles but otherwise this is for all intent and purpose a real life CLAW!
I just want to say “it’s about time!” Growing up as a young Joe fan I always had a soft spot for the tanks of the toy line. The MOBAT, the Mauler, the HISS– these were the things of legend in a kids military toy line! When G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra debuted in theatres the final act of the film featured CGI submarines fighting in CGI water with CGI sinking ice. Yawn. This time around, we’re seeing some real tanks (at least the Ripsaw) in a REAL tank battle! It’s the kind of final that kids played out time and time again in their back yards with their own toy tanks. This time, however, it’ll be exploding on the big screen and that’s just fine with me!
Check out the rest of Twitziller’s “40 Reasons to be Excited About G.I. Joe Retaliation” series below:
G.I. Joe Retaliation is hitting theatres in just over a month and, for the first time in a long time, new product is hitting store shelves! With a recent restock at a local Kmart, I was able to snag not only the wave 2.5 figures but also a tiny armored vehicle that has a very real world inspiration. That’s right– I’m talking about the Tread Ripper tank! Based on the Howe & Howe Tech Ripsaw tank, the tiny Tasmanian Devil of an armored vehicle is one of the newest vehicles that fans can add to their G.I. Joe motor pool! However, just because something is new doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth purchasing right? Does that question apply to the Tread Ripper?
Counting down to G.I. Joe Retaliation? You’re not alone — Twitziller has updated his “40 Reasons to be excited about G.I. Joe: Retaliation” with today’s installment and it’s a good one! In fact, it’s extremely appropriate as I just snagged the Tread Ripper at Kmart yesterday in anticipation of a review! (Also, because my Retaliation HISS needed something to shoot at it!)
Check out today’s “kernel of wisdom”:
It’s going to be a loooong 39 days…
We now return to your regularly scheduled day. After all, “the world ain’t saving itself!”