Coincidentally enough, this was originally reported on April 1st, so fearing an April Fools’ Day prank, nobody really reported it as an accurate story, but proof seems to have come out confirming that HissTank forum member slowrey has stumbled upon Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow from the upcoming Rise of COBRA action figure line at a local Wal-Mart in Maine, of all places.
Take the news with a grain of salt, and keep in mind this is more likely a mistake than a trend, but apparently, at least two Rise of COBRA action figures have hit the states in mass retail. Whether more will start trickling out is anyone’s guess, but official “street date” isn’t until July. However, this board member has supplied HissTank with photos of the receipt and the two figures in question.
We’ll keep you posted.