When it rains, it pours, and today, it’s been pouring a bit… hot on the heels of the revalation of potential card art for an upcoming G.I. Joe single pack line, The Terror Drome has uncovered some images of upcoming Mech Suits that seem to be slated to hit retail alongside this new line. I hesitate to continue calling it “Pursuit of Cobra” based on the lack of that moniker on the packaging, but for simplicity sake, I will probably still refer to it by that name.
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Now, during JoeCon last year we already saw Hasbro show a slide of the Sigma 6 2.5″ Iron Hammer Mech Suit, so it’s already established that this was a plan for the Pursuit of Cobra line, but now apparently we can expect more than one of these bad boys! That’s all great news to me… I’m a totally unabashed and unashamed fan of Sigma 6 in both scales, but I’ve also admitted that the vehicle line would have been MUCH cooler had it been integrated with the more familiar 3 3/4″ scale. Well, we’re at least kind of getting that wish now, in the form of these very cool looking Iron Hammer mechs. While I’m not sure how they’ve been modified to fit the larger figures, from a pure size perspective, they fit seamlessly. Excellent.
While on the topic of image weirdness, we also get to see some new Jurassic Park items (or what appear to be anyway). I really like what I’m seeing, but at the same time, I feel a bit conflicted.
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Obviously Hasbro elected to use some G.I. Joe tooling for these JP items, which is great to see, and the AWE Strikers both look very neat! But man…why does Jurassic Park get those bad ass Resolute Trooper figures as base troopers, and we all got stuck with the Rise of Cobra stuff for the regular Joe line? Lord help me, those Jurassic Park figures look pretty sick in those camouflage schemes, and the TRU Firefly base figure is wonderful. Awesome looking stuff, but I just can’t help but dream of a day where the dozens of Cobra Troopers we got stuck with were all based on the bad ass Resolute tooling rather than the clunky Rise of Cobra stuff. Ah, well.
Oh my oh my oh my… these are very nice. Those Mechs, holy crap. Is that a Techno-Viper in the Cobra one? I can’t wait for these.
The AWE Strikers are awesome, too. I’m half-tempted to buy several just for those cool troopers. The one with the tan Striker would make a great Wreckage.
WOW on the mechs. Just…wow. Total win for me.
the new sigil on the Joe driver’s vest lends more weight to the new cardback being legit too, I gotta think if they were going ahead with PoC that the figures would stick withe the RoC eagle sigil, not switch to something new. Still hoping we get this stuff before fall though . . .
Wow HypnoHustler, I didn’t even notice that. Good lookin’ out. Do you think Ripcord will be white in this new Joe line?
Is the Mech Pilot supposed to be Duke? I’m thinking so, but If not, I apologize for speculation…That Duke looks nothing like the ROC, or even POC versions of the character. It looks a lot more reminiscent of the old school Duke. You know, the one that can act. This could prove even further the restructuring of the Pursuit of Cobra line.
I was just thinking: Could the JP stand for Jungle Patrol rather than Jurassic Park? That would explain the green AWE Striker.
wraith76 – the logo is the exact same as past Jurassic Park logos, plus there is an “InGen” logo on the AWE Striker as well, which is the name of the genetics company in Jurassic Park.
I was thinking the same thing about “Duke” (if that’s who it is). Further separation from the movie theme? Perhaps. Toy Fair should prove miiiiiighty interesting this year.
The Mechs look great, especially the COBRA one. I was worried that Hasbro would screw up and give COBRA some god-awful reptilian looking piece of crap like the VvV Pulverizer, but the fact that they just decided to give COBRA the Hammer makes means they’re definitely thinking straight. The only thing question now is whether or not I’ll army build it. If Hasbro includes some great gun attachments like the Hammer’s gattling cannon and rail gun I’ll build a legion of these things, but if they just include the attachments it has now, then I might just get two.
But if they go away from the movie and give us a different duke that the tatum one its going to confuse the KIDS!!! Hasbro can’t have that. You gotta think about the kids!!
Seriously though the mech are great. I really like the Jurassic Park guys, they look awesome in that camo. Will definately pick those up to add to my Cobras or maybe Joes. Wreckage is a great idea.
Pretty cool stuff, although I have to be honest the Cobra mechs leave me cold; they develop advanced mechs and then arm them with…spiked balls? At least the Joe mechs have gattling cannons.
Also, the hands of the Joe mechs look similar to the claw that came with The Doctor, in fact that is what I was already considering turning that accessory into.
The AWE strikers are pretty cool, and those figures would make them worth buying. I just hope they don’t change the top gun into some spring-loaded monstrosity, which my gut tells me they will eventually do.
If they’re doing these Mechs I hope they bring back the VvV Mechs too. Those were pretty cool.
YES!! OMG YES. Finally!! Ever since they made that for the little Sigma 6 line I had wished they would do something like that for 3 3/4. Well, they’re made and they look fantastic!! I’m more excited than I was when I saw that motorcycle armor! The figures that come with them even look great; I love the Cobra pilot!
MAN I am geeked for these suckers!
Being a fan of Battletech/Mechwarrior, and just about anything mecha related I am stoked about the mechs shown. Now if there are going to be several different models or just altered weapon loads I am going to be thrilled.
Jurassic Park??? Is there a new movie coming?
The Mech’s make me want to go and buy one of those Avatar mech suits.
I’m looking forward to the day I can buy the Avatar mech suits in bulk at discount at Marshall’s or Ross.
There is supposed to me 4th JP movie in development. Rumor is it’s going to be 3-D. However, I believe it’s stuck in development hell. Certainly won’t be out in time for these figures.
That avatar mech is pretty cool. I bought one and I have it side by side w/ my VvV mechs. I’d buy a couple more of them, yet can’t seem to find any.