Tuesday, 29 July 2014

GI Joe Resurgence! Day 29 - Cobra Commander & Duke

Duke vs Cobra Commander – Mail Away Exclusives - Send in 10 Flag Points + 5.99$ S&H

Cobra Commander – Ceremonial Battle Armor
The evil leader Cobra Commander has ordered Duke to be captured and interrogated. Can General Hawk and the GI Joe team find Duke in time?

From the desk of Oreobuilder:
When Bucky and I started brainstorming for this project, we had a bunch of new characters on our list. We felt that bringing in new blood was a way to refresh GI Joe. However, some characters are so deeply associated to the brand, that we could not bypass them. Cobra Commander and Duke are two such characters. However, since we have been getting so many CCs and Dukes in the last few years, we thought that they could be mail away exclusives instead. That way, they would be available, but they would not clog up pegs.

I have had the parts for this version of Cobra Commander sitting in a bin waiting to be painted for a couple of years. When we decided to add some old favorites to our line plan, Cobra Commander (and a slew of other figures) finally got put onto the list of custom priorities.

Duke is being held prisoner by Cobra. Collect and redeem your Flag points and help rescue Duke!

From the desk of Bucky:
Mail away Duke was another figure slated for "Project: 96".  He was to be a repainted version of the 91 Duke. Once we started to shift gears, it gave me a little more freedom as to how to do his look right.  The figure is still loosely based on the 91 version color wise, seen in this photo.

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