11 inches of engineered trouble

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.

Happy Collecting and YoJoe!

Noblesse Oblige

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.

G.I. Joe Classified Cobra Baroness with Cobra C.O.I.L.

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 Baroness – up close

The head sculpt is really nice and the gold details on the glasses matches the golden gun and dagger handle nicely.

Artwork

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.

Side art

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!

You lose some, you win twice

I incidentally channeled my inner Bob Ross and had a happy little accident on eBay. I was still missing 3 figures from the Classified figures, namely, The -00- Snake Eyes, The Baroness with C.O.I.L cycle and the Cobra Trooper. This last one seemed like the easiest one to find, so I started looking online to score one for a reasonable price. I actually found 2 on eBay that were fairly priced and so I placed a bid on both hoping that I could win one of them. And then this happened…

2 Cobra Troopers

Yes, I won both. I guess I’m an army builder now. I was hoping that they might be variants, there appear to be figures with a black collar and then others with a blue collar, but alas, both have blue collars. I can’t really complain, at least I was able to find one. Ok, two.

Cobra Trooper Box Art

The box art is again quite superb, and the trooper does like very menacing. The black, the blue and the orange hue in the background really do blend well together. And there is a H.I.S.S tank there, could it be?

Double Trouble

I guess you could call this a win-win, but still, they weren’t exactly cheap, so I may end up selling one. This could help me save up and one day pick up a Baroness or Snake Eyes… For now, I’ll just keep on admiring my army of 2.

Until next time! Happy Collecting and YoJoe!