GIJoeCon 2018 is 139 days away and we’ve got our second figure preview– the Python Patrol Lamprey!
PYTHON PATROL AMPHIBIOUS TROOPER:
– 25th Anniversary Style/Fully Poseable Action Figure.
– Modern Era Update of Character based on 2003 design.
– THREE Army Builder action figures in this exclusive set.
– Includes removable face mask, vest, submachine gun,
pistol, swim fins, backpack, and Cobra Logo Stand.
Hmm… not entirely what I expected in terms of build.
Let’s be honest– this could have been an easy repaint for the Club. Take the 2009 Defense of Cobra Island Cobra Lamprey, slap on the color deco from the 2003 Python Patrol Lamprey and call it a night. Instead, the build is different– I’m possibly seeing some Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes legs. They’re baggier than I would have presumed practical but they still look pretty solid.
That deco, however, is terrific! The 2003 Python Patrol took the concept and make it look GOOD!
For those keeping score, here’s the roster of this year’s set:
- Mutt & Junkyard
- Sgt. Smasher
- Spirit & Freedom
Python Patrol 2.0:
- Major Bludd
- Python HEAT Viper
- Python Lamprey
- Python Laser Viper
To get your own Python Peril: Marauders to the Rescue boxed set and to register for GIJoeCon 2018, visit the REGISTRATION page at GIJoeCon.com today! (Homefront Heroes and bagged add-on sets are apparently already sold out!)
The legs are what you guessed. The only parts carried over from the 2009 figure are the head, vest, gun and torso (same as the Resolute comic pack Storm Shadow and DVD pack Alpine). The arms come from the first Retaliation Duke.