I’m hooked on the Pursuit of Cobra line all over again.I almost forgot how much fun it is to rip open action figure packaging that has actual contents inside and not just some old solitary action figure.The POC line of G.I. Joe figures does a great job at pushing those nostalgic buttons that bring us back to a time when action figures came with a myriad of accessories and fold out inserts!Those inserts with action pics of other figures available from the line were what fueled our desire to save up our pennies in order to fulfill that elusive dream of one day owning the entire collection.As far as accessories go,they defined the figure they came packaged with.I mean what was Storm Shadow without his bow and arrow back-pack.Snake Eyes without Timber.Zartan without his mask disguise and Bazooka without his…..well…his bazooka.Hasbro definitely hit the mark with the Pursuit of Cobra line of figures.
Cloth cape FTW!
Could this ominous box containing an unknown element be what Fury and Duke were discussing in their last encounter?
There were a couple other smaller items that i will go over in the near future,but for now this will be the final “Recent Acquisition” post……sheesh!I know… the acquisitions aren’t even recent any more….but moving forward.This figure was the focal point of the trade Jason and i pulled off a while back and is a welcomed addition to my small collection of Rambo figures.It came loose without any accessories but I was lucky enough to hunt some of them down online and make this a semi-complete Rambo figure.One of the straps is missing from the motorized backpack along with a rifle,some grenades and the original knife.I do have some extra weapons laying around for this line of figures just in case i pick up any incomplete, loose figures.Enjoy the pics!
The Cobra Jungle Viper is another awesome figure from the POC line.This is one of those figures that I would just love to see the concept art for.He sort of has a “Nemesis Enforcer” vibe to him.Don’t know why but to me he just does.If you’re into troop building,then this is the viper to do it with.One Jungle Viper is intimidating enough,imagine an army!You would think that all the jungle stealth armor would take away from his pose-ability but it really doesn’t.Although I picked this guy up back when they first released him,I read somewhere that he recently popped up at a Wal-Mart on clearance.Not 100% sure of the credibility of the story,but it won’t hurt to keep your eyes peeled!
A while back i picked up an ’85 Coleco RAMBO figure loose without any accessories.Since then i have been wanting to find his holster w/knife and rocket launcher but haven’t had any luck in doing so.Ultimately i ended up picking up this weapons pack on Ebay for the very low price of 6 bucks with free shipping and I’m super stoked about it!The package arrived today and i must say it’s a bit bigger than i anticipated.The card is in such good shape that I’m having second thoughts about opening it…….awe who am i kidding,this bad boy will probably be opened the minute i finish publishing this post LOL!I also love the fact that other figures from the line are pictured on the back of the card,this always helps when trying to complete a set. So while i wasn’t able to score RAMBO’s original weapons i think these will look great in the hands of everybody’s favorite bad a$% military survivalist !I’ll also be posting pics of another figure that i picked up off Ebay from the RAMBO line later on this week!