I was lucky enough to find this on clearance a couple of years ago for 5 bucks!These vehicles quickly began to see the clearance aisles of most department stores in bunches as I was also able to snag up a Gunship and Ice Dagger for a similar price.Lets take a look at the box art.I keep all of the instructions as well as vehicle boxes just to be able to look at ,or if one day I decide to sell anything off,i’ll have the package it came in.One day i’ll hopefully find a way to display them because as of now there just taking up alot of space.
The Hydra is a nice looking ship and looks even better when the back wings are fully extended and the two side missile compartments are opened up.I was out of the Joe loop for a while and jumped back on after the ROC film,so when I initially picked this bad boy up I wasn’t aware that the same ship had been released for the Spy Troops line in a more realistic black color. I for one think the crimson red color is better suited for a Cobra vehicle.
The cockpit is a bit bland but I do like the retractable landing gear.The underbelly of the ship is it’s strong point as it features an amazingly cool little escape pod that ejects and can hold an additional figure.I would have had a freaking ball with this toy as a kid.
One of my favorite features on the Crimson Hydra is the escape pod!This small craft fits snug under the Hydra and ejects with the pull of a trigger.Once ejected,there are wings on either side of it that retract.
The figure included with this set is the Cobra Aero Viper.Not the flashiest of figures but sports some pretty cool web gear and a nice helmet with transparent visor.