|05-31-2009, 05:45 PM||#1|
THIS IS SPARTA!!
Join Date: Sep 2007
AIR VIPER COMMANDO (ROC Target Ex.)
****1/2 (4.5 out of 5)
When ws_toys put up the new ROC AVC (aka AVAC) I figured he would be another figure placed with a large ROC vehicle or a recolored Modern Era vehicle that I wouldn't want, so in hesitation I grabbed one... but with the recent knowledge & fans response to lackluster colors, he is still available right now. lol
So at the time of purchase we did not know how this figure was going to be released, but found out shortly after that the EEL, Air Viper, SE, & Grandslam were all Target exclusives with small vehicles... in hindsight, I probably would have passed on this figure knowing what I know now, as I will most likely be picking up all 4 of the Target vehicles, none the less, it's cool to have another Test-Shot in my collection & to be one of the first to have him at all. ^_-
Also, the original AVAC was one of my all time favorites growing up & owning the Terror Drome, so you can see why I was quick to purchase.
This particular Test-Shot figure is heavily marked & carved which some my find distracting but I think it adds to that proto-feel.
AVC has no Cobra emblem & offers a unique construction for this release as the previous "FLASH" arms have been substituted with the very dynamic RESOLUTE TROOPER arms, this is a definite upgrade as it mimics the original AVAC slightly more & now he has some of the most versatile arms in the current Joe catalog.
This figure also has the HISS TANK DRIVER belt now instead of the HASBRO oldskool insignia/FLASH belt which I also think suits him better.
The in-package pics show that this figure will be coming with a rifle & knife, mine only included the knife with has that cool ROC lime green detailing up the center. The colors are a unique choice here & are not found anywhere for AVAC in the past & are somewhat complimentary, The green has a metallic sheen & the purple verges on brown. Colors aside, this figure is an upgraded construction & worth your time when he drops @ Target...
|05-31-2009, 05:45 PM||#2|
THIS IS SPARTA!!
Join Date: Sep 2007
|05-31-2009, 05:50 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
AVNC? air viper normal class?
Independent Sitcom. Uncle Nagy's House. http://www.sfop.tv
|05-31-2009, 05:52 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Not here.
It's Easter AVAC!
|05-31-2009, 06:00 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Pretty cool looking. Those colors remind me of TRU's Imperial Processsion set from '05.
|05-31-2009, 07:04 PM||#6|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
Well, I'm glad you like it.
I just can't get over that it's the color of raspberry sherbet.
|05-31-2009, 07:11 PM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cobra Island
im gonna put his head on my desert crocmaster. ^_^
|05-31-2009, 07:16 PM||#8|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
I don't like it, more for you guys or kids...
|06-01-2009, 08:08 AM||#9|
W: Lego 6990 Monorail! :)
Join Date: May 2007
Pretty ugly. They could have done something really cool with the AVAC mold - black/silver, blue/silver, blue/red... really, the list goes on and on - and it would have fit in perfectly with the rest of Cobra. These colours seem too random... it's bad, like '90s RAH bad.
Please check out http://hmcsgreatadventure.com/ - it's a mix of sci-fi, humour and the friggin' Royal Canadian Navy, eh!
Also looking to sell/trade Joes... Need Lego Futuron Monorail, Land Adventure, etc... http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...-t-thread.html
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