Is there a difference between a robot and an android? I could Google it, but hey, do your own research 😉.
This week I received my Funko Pop! Cobra B.A.T. It’s supposed to be a 2021 Summer Convention Limited Edition Exclusive, but I’ve seen people posting pictures online of finding them in Walmart.
I – again – was able to score him/her/it at Back to the Toys, a webshop and physical store in The Netherlands. They have become my one-stop-shop for Funko Pop!’s recently. If you’re in Europe and looking to get Exclusives, Limited Editions or just regular Pops, take a look at their site. Great service and friendly people. When I get to go to The Netherlands again, I’ll be sure to visit their physical store.
The figure itself is a cool homage to the original 3.75 figure, although it doesn’t come with swappable tools. The color scheme is on point and the big head, which is the Pop!’s trademark feature, doesn’t really stand out that much. It rather fits the figure. It always made for an easy target.
I had the figures pre-ordered way back in January. So it was a nice surprise to come back from a short holiday and see the box in my package locker.
I know some people aren’t fans of the Funko Pop! line, but I really like them. They display nice and aren’t too expensive – most of them. So far, I’ve got quite the collection (see some of the previous posts on them). From these 4, the Storm Shadow digital camo figure has to be my favorite. Withe the Baroness and Snake Eyes a close 2nd. The colors on Scarlett don’t look quite right to me. The tan and green may be more reminiscent of the original Joes, but I like the faded blue/purple better with the tan of her costume.
In the end, I’m very glad to add these 4 figures to my collection.
Just a short one today, I just received another figure from the cheaper 6″ Sanke Eyes movie figures, the Baroness.
These figures are cheaper, which is noticeable in the design and play functions. A lot less detailed and nice looking than the Classified Baroness figure, but that’s the point of this line. Cheaper and more accessible to children to play with.
I’m still glad I was able to find the figure and she’s a nice addition to the collection.
See you soon. Until then, Happy Collecting and YoJoe!
A while back, Super 7 introduced the G.I.Joe figures in their ULTIMATES! and ReAction lines. Both sets of figures look really great, but their price point meant that with taxes and shipping, it would just cost to much to collect them. I did pull the trigger on the 11 inch Cobra B.A.T. though. Was that a mistake?
Straight of the bat (see what I did there 😁), the figure is big. Bigger than I expected it to be. I thought it was more the size of the classified figures, but as it turns out, the figure is around 11 inch tall.
The figure itself is really nice, with a removable chest piece that shows the underlying tubes and machinery.
The figure does come with some accessories similar to the original o-ring figure. They fit to his detachable lower right arm.
All things considered, it’s a nice homage to the original figure, but it stands out in my collection – quite literally by his size. I may end up selling this one again and focus more on the Classified and Retro line figures.
That’s it for now. More new stuff is coming soon. See you back soon.
When the Classified series was announced, I was very sceptical about the new size and how the figures would look. As soon as I received my first figure though, I was convinced that G.I.Joe was back on track to being a good selling toy line. Since those first figures, a lot more have made their way over to Belgium – see my previous posts. One that kept eluding me, however, was the Baroness figure with the C.O.I.L cycle. Yes, I wrote ‘was’, because here she is, in all her European Nobility.
To be honest, I was doubting if I was ever going to get one. They seemed to go up in price all the time and the online offers were very scarce, hence also awfully expensive. During one of the Fan Friday events, Hasbro announced there was going to be a re-release of the set and that did raise my hopes a bit, but still I wasn’t holding my breath. I did keep an eye out though and sure enough, it seemed more and more became available online. The prices were still high though. Eventually, I was able to strike a deal on eBay and after a short wait, I can add the set to my collection.
The head sculpt is really nice and the gold details on the glasses matches the golden gun and dagger handle nicely.
As with all the Classified Series figures, the artwork is top notch. The bullet (laser beam?) that pings of the windscreen is a nice touch. I also like the golden Cobra (I’m assuming the dagger handle) popping up from behind her.
On the side of the box is another great piece of artwork.
A nice addition to the collection. #13 in the set of Classified Series. If anyone at Hasbro is reading this. We could really do with a nice guide or checklist to keep track of them.
That’s it for now. See you again soon with more new additions to the collection. Happy Collecting and YoJoe!