|08-31-2008, 11:22 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
San Diego Comic Con Cobra Commander is a nice homage to an early Cobra Commander just starting to build up his army. Hasbro has said that the body is a repaint of the upcoming Donovan figure from the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade toy line but their presentation pictures show that the body is definatly being used for Toht from the Raiders movie. Regardless, the head is an all new, hooded version. This was needed to fit the bigger neck ball joint that Indy figures have. Since the body is from the Indy toy line, there are a few differences in articulation. For one, the hips are what we call a T-Crotch. Meaning that the legs can only move back and forth and not out to the side. The skirt that makes up the lower part of the jacket restricts leg movement enough that you won't notice the lack of articulation in the hips anyway. The waist can rotate around but there is no forward or backward movement of the chest like other modern age figures. The wrists appear to not be moveable at first, but they do rotate around like what we're used to.
The suit is all black with black pants, gold buttons and a lapel pin along with a white undershirt and red & blue striped tie. The skirt that makes up the lower half of the sport coat is too long in my opinion. It makes the sport coat look like a bath robe. This is more noticeable on the rarer Blue version since the pants are tan on that one and the sport coat has a cobra emblem that looks like what you'd find on an expensive bath robe.
SDCC CC comes with a Podium that has a thin plastic sheet with Cobra sigil on it and a removable Microphone. The podium and microphone are both based firmly in real world sculpts that will work well in a number of dioramas.
This figure is what an exclusive should be, a toy that will appeal to a small group of collectors for various reasons. If this figure was mass released, I feel we'd see a lot of them either peg warming or being sold without the podium. The design and deco of the figure makes it only useable in a few dioramas.
Figure Rating: 5 out of 10
Last edited by Shogi; 08-31-2011 at 06:14 PM..
|08-31-2008, 11:29 AM||#2|
Win, Lose or Die
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canton, Michigan
Not a big fan of the Blue version, the tan pants just don't do it for me. Cool figure, though. All we need now is the Twins in their EE suits.
|08-31-2008, 11:32 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Good review. Looks better in the package than out. Will end up selling my blue and blacks.
|08-31-2008, 03:39 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cobra Island
While there are design flaws that come from being an Indy repaint, itís what makes this line strong having such an obscure homage.
This was very creative for an exclusive, and in my opinion one of the most memorable pieces from this line. To me, this felt like lots of thought was put into it. Besides, thereís not all too many poses I would put this guy in, so articulation wasnít too essential.
My score; 9/10
|08-31-2008, 04:23 PM||#5|
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: ******, ****
Wonderful pictures! Thank you!
|08-31-2008, 04:38 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2002
it's a nice curiosity in ones collection, and looks better carded and hung with the rest of my carded collection. not sure if i'd like it loose anyway. still happy i have one.
|08-31-2008, 04:53 PM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2007
yah, it's an ok figure imo. and i agree with wheeljaxx...looks better carded.
|08-31-2008, 04:55 PM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
Black is better.......but Im waiting a year and selling him.......
|08-31-2008, 04:57 PM||#9|
i think everything looks better moc....
|08-31-2008, 05:16 PM||#10|
Join Date: May 2008
I'm glad everyone has one to sell. Makes me feel good that I can get one at some point. I seemed to miss every HTS release. Anyone selling one for cheaper than I can get on ebay, PM me.
As for the figure, I'm not sure why HASBRO puts out a new line like IJ and makes the interchangeability so hard. Why not make the neck ball the same size? I wanted to custom some Joe figs w/Indy heads and it makes is difficult. You think this would be better for them with all their mold rehashing.
If I never say it enough times... just another shining example of why I HATE HASBRO.
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