Monday, 18 July 2016

GI Joe Resurgence 3 - City Strike Cobra Urban Surveillance Mission Set

Urban Surveillance Mission Set by Oreobuilder

"Cobra intercepts GI Joe’s secret coded frequency at the COMMUNICATIONS RELAY! The computer screen flips open and the antenna extends up to 4’’ tall! Includes 2 COBRA TELE-VIPERS!"

Packaging by Sam Panico

Tele-Vipers are a pretty popular troop builder and they showed up frequently in the Sunbow series. Yet there have not been many figures made of them over the years. For my customs, I wanted to avoid simply making a version of the Concept Case Tele-Viper, so I looked at the Spytroops/Valor vs Venom years for inspiration. The Python Patrol version had a solid build and color scheme, so I tried to stay true to that recipe.

A communications station is the kind of small playset that could have been released at the height of Joe’s popularity in the mid ‘80s. I could see it as something that would be fought over by the Joes and Cobra. I tried to incorporate as many features as I could to make it feel like a real toy.

Filecard by Sam Panico

Head, shoulder pad: VvV Tele-Viper
Torso, arms: 50th Hawk
Vest: RoC MARS Trooper
Legs: RoC Hawk

Communications Relay Parts:
Base: RoC Lava Pod
Added parts: Retaliation Duke quad launcher (mechanism) + various RoC launcher bits for the antennas.

Next: Skyblast and Buckshot from bucky

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