I’m not sure if this qualifies as a “Revisited” post ,because I don’t think I’ve ever spotlighted this figure before. Low-Light has appeared in various collection pics here on AF&T ,but never got his own post with corresponding pics. That is until last night, when I was bored out of my mind and decided to spend some QT with this awesome Pursuit of Cobra G.I. Joe action figure.I guess I never got around to Low-Light because of the over exposure this figure received over the net and in toy blogs everywhere, so me doing a post on him back then would have felt a little redundant. This will subsequently be a pic heavy post so I can finally “high-light” … Low-Light?
I wasn’t planning on adding this one to the collection but did anyways and C.C. has grown on me.I needed a hooded version anyways so what the heck.Oddly,though,this particular figure has a troublesome right arm joint that hinders full 360 degree movement,a problem I’ve never encountered before with any other action figure.
I’ve really wanted this figure for some time now and I was finally able to track one down.I love this version of Cobra Commander,primarily because of the head sculpt.I also dig the fact that this version of C.C. sports boots as opposed to the wingtips of previous versions.This Cobra Commander is combat ready and the blue uni really pops.While not movie accurate,this is still a solid C.C.!
This figure I had as a kid along with the Warthog.I loved that thing!I used to pack it in with as many Joes as possible and go on kick ass missions with them!If Cobra ever had any Joe hostages,this version of Sgt.Slaughter along with a heavily manned Warthog would get the nod over any other Joe vehicle.It sucks that I wasn’t able to find one complete w/hat but oh well.One thing that always stuck out on these Slaughter figures was the height and muscles on the arm sculpts.
The prospect of a Slaughter/Snake Eyes two man platoon inspired this pic.
The prospect of a C.C. ass woopin’ inspired this one.
While not 100% cartoon accurate, the 25th ann. DVD pack Serpentor does a decent job of coming fairly close to the 80’s animated version.The figure could have benefited from a few green paint apps here and there,but the overall sculpt is solid.I also love the fact that his head piece is removable,but hate the fact that he is bald.Some have said in the past that this was Serpentor soon after being created,and that his hair hadn’t grown in yet.Not sure how true that is.
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?
Inspired by jboypac’s http://revengefromthecosmicark.blogspot.com/ (v.3) Battle Armor C.C.,i’ve decided to do a post about version 1.5.The first version of Cobra Commander was released in ’82 as a mail-away figure,and was of the straight arm variety.This version came out in’83 with the swivel arm feature.While many G.I. Joe figures of that time came with a backpack accessory that fit onto the figures back,the Cobra Commander figure came with a black laser pistol that could also be attached to his back.No backpack here,just a laser gun.I guess when you command an army like COBRA,you don’t really need much in the way of fire-arms for protection.