The Terror Drome has dug up some nice packaged shots of the upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Battle Stations which come with familiar mini playsets and a pair of Rise of COBRA themed action figures. They should retail for $17.99 and be available at Wal-Mart. The sets include:
- Heatseeker Missile Launcher w/ Scrap Iron and Neo-Viper
- Laser Artillary Weapon w/ Hawk and Grand Slam
- COBRA Surveillance Port w/ Tele-Viper and MARS Trooper
- Outpost Defender w/ Roadblock and Tripwire
I’m sort of on the fence with these. I love the Surveillance Port, and really dig that RoC Tele-Viper, but I’m not wild about another MARS Trooper. The green camouflage Hawk kicks ass, but I don’t really need another Grand Slam, and I’m not crazy about the LAW either. I am a bit tempted on the Outpost Defender, simply for the Resolute styled Roadblock, but I’ve got a pre-production version, and I really don’t care for Tripwire. The Heatseek Missile is probably my favorite of the actual mini playsets, but I don’t really like either figure. It’ll help Scrap Iron if he’s got the newer construction from the unreleased Wave 15 version, but beyond that…I dunno. Nothing with these sets is knocking my socks off. Check out the images for yourself.
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What the heck did they do to that poor Tele-Viper?? I was all excited about that particular set till I saw the color scheme of him :-/
Other than that though I kind of like the Scrap-Iron set, as well as the Outpost set, even though that Tripwire is pretty darn ugly.
Pretty excited for Joe ones. Never had either of them as a kid, plus the foldout background is a nice touch….they’ll look nice on display.
It looks like Scrap Iron is about halfway to the single carded tooling- he has the Shipwreck torso and Airborne arms, but still has the Cobra Trooper legs (so no holster for his revolver.
*sets aside $100
I always loved the LAW as a kid for some reason, and have been considering a General Quaid…I may end up getting that one. I also REALLY like the Outpost Defender, and hey–we FINALLY got the “Tiger Force Tripwire” I was asking for…now that I have no interest in it. Thanks for the pics, Justin.
I really dig the Outpost Defender. Good playset, great Roadblock and Tripwire at LEAST has a modern bomb squad robot and laptop instead of his old mine detector.
Disappointed that Scrap-Iron retains his Comic Pack/Snake Trax body instead of the superior unreleased one that uses Airborne parts. I’m also curious if there’s anything in the ROC line that can actually TOW the missile launcher… I don’t think the Steel Crusher had a tow hook, and too many kids probably missed out on the 25th vehicles if they had them.
As for reusing figures in here (the MARS Trooper, the Neo-Viper), I’m actually pleased about that. I’ve not been too motivated to army build but if they’re already included in a set I want, all the better!
Distantfred take a closer look at the back of the card and the fig…..that Scrap has the Cobra Trooper arms and legs…..Im willing to bet that SI is the same as the comic pack and recent repainted Black one with Ferret we just got. I bought the perfect SI from Ebay that was the SW Torso and Airborne arms and legs…..