So as we’ve come to expect the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Tweeted a clue to today’s reveal, and it is as follows:
When you join the team… this is not the assignment you want to get! #GIJoeCon
— Hasbro GI Joe Con (@GIJoeCon) February 4, 2014
So considering the Toxo-Viper’s nickname as the “Leaky Suit Brigade” and the fact that the filecard reads:
“Needless to say, being a Toxo-Viper is not something a Cobra Trooper aspires to be. In fact, the assignment is meted out as punishment for major offenses.”
…says to me that today we might just get our first look at the Cobra Toxo-Viper. Will it be based on Version 1 or Version 2? It almost seems, with such a focus on the Eco Warriors, that Version 2 makes more sense. But I suspect that Version 1 is probably more in demand.
I think from purely a playability perspective I’d prefer Version 2. I’d be too worried that Version 1 would be a Hazard Viper repaint, and while that’s a neat enough figure, it’s not poseable at all and doesn’t have a whole lot of “fun factor”. Seeing as how I’m currently frantically rewriting my dio-story to include some elements of this Convention Set, I’d prefer having Cobra Troopers that are well articulated, playable, and fun. But we’ll see what happens!
Keep your eyes on GIJoeCon.com!