Mysterious Stranger over at JoeBattleLines just posted new images of his recent purchase – a Rise of COBRA G.I. Joe SkySweeper w/ Air Raid. And… wow. I just officially fell in love with this vehicle.
I’ve been avoiding the repaints, simply because I have most of the originals, and with the price of vehicles these days, I just need to be more selective, but they made enough tooling changes on the Firebat to really make this an awesome new vehicle…and being at the Alpha price point to boot, this is a no brainer. The enhanced engines, the landing skids…small changes, but they make an absolute WORLD of difference. Add in the figure, which is a very nice repaint of Resolute Duke from the 5-Pack, and this is definitely a set worth buying, especially for that price. Interesting that Air Raid’s file name and file card indicate that he’s Airborne, but still a minor issue for a very nice looking figure. This is an absolute winner!
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Is it just me, or does the Air Raid figure resemble Barrel Roll? Seriously, it does.
Yeah I think he was intended to be Barrel Roll but they went with a new codename and used Airbornes filename/card for some reason.
With the skids for landing gear and additional thrust/lift power added to the original design…and the coloring…make me think arctic fighter jet.
I like the jet, I really do, but man those colors are bland and boring again. Typical RoC style.
The figure just doesn’t mesh either, though I never buy vehicles based on figures anyway.
So far the vehicles have been the strong point of RoC but this one just falls flat.
Hoping for a re-paint in the future.
I want that ‘BarrelRoll’. An arctic Firebat proto sounds cool to me.
i was thinking ofg picking this up along with the Crimson Hydra and using this as a sort Command Firebat and using the CH pilot with this.
itd be nice if the helmet’s visor lined up with the eyes and not the forehead.
VR troopers, LOL,…WOW, I forgot all about those!