Toy News International has posted some very nice high res images of the upcoming 5th wave of Rise of COBRA single packs. These figures look to be kicking off the “Pursuit of COBRA” theme, as they are broken up into Arctic Threat, City Strike, Desert Assault, and Jungle Battle sub teams. A lot of these figures are using existing parts, and honestly, I was pretty “meh” about this wave when I first saw it…but man, it’s growing on me. Duke, Snake Eyes, and Ripcord are especially kick ass. Storm Shadow did nothing for me at first, but closer looks makes him a bit more interesting…he’s more than just a Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes repaint, and I find myself more curious to check him out than I thought I might be originally. The line up is as follows:
- Storm Shadow (Arctic Threat)
- Duke (City Strike)
- Snake Eyes (City Strike)
- Desert-Viper (Desert Battle)
- Ripcord (Jungle Assault)
The Resolute Snake Eyes is, of course, the star of the show, by far. I really love Ripcord, too, though, and he works great as a desert version of him who fights alongside Duke at the beginning. A pretty cool line up, especially after my feelings were so mixed initially.
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I wish that Storm Shadow didn’t have a Cobra logo on his chest, but otherwise I like it. I know people have been going gaga for that Snake Eyes modeled after Resolute, but I’m not sure about him yet. I’ll probably get him just the same though.
Resolute Snake Eyes !!! He looks soooo cool. Great job.
And those Desert Vipers are wicked. Must get a bunch of them. Hey, and both of those figures (as well as Duke) don’t come with over-sized pee-shooters!!! Yeah!
Thanks for the great pics!
I will need to see them in person, but for now I think that the only one from this wave that is a must have for me is the Jungle kitted Ripcord. Although it is nice that the folks at hasbro look like they are switching to the G36 as a standard weapon.
I wouldn’t mind having it, mind you, but why one earth does Desert Viper come with a medieval armory??
That StormShadow wins the prize for the ONLY R.O.C. figure I will pass on.
The others are all win, in my book. Especially that SnakeEyes.
These figures look great, but I’ve got a question. What the heck is the suction cup with the handle bars supposed to be? Couldn’t figure it out when it came with Stormshadow.
Resolute snake-eyes, that’s the one. The Rise of Cheesy Cobras figures stinks! Man, wouldn’t have been cool if hasbro kept making more resolute figures??? I want beach head and the tatooed rock n’ roll!!!