Wednesday, 6 July 2016

GI Joe Resurgence 3 - Cobra Frost Viper and Hailstorm

Cobra Ice Sled by bucky
''This light COBRA ICE SLED strikes at GI JOE forces with lightning speed! Its variable front skis allow it to maneuver over snow banks and icy lakes! Includes COBRA FROST VIPER! Other figures sold separately.''

Packaging by Sam Panico






I have had this sled sitting in a fodder pile for awhile, never quite sure just what to make out of it. When the Arctic portion of Resurgence 3 was coming up a bit short for figure counts, I thought that perhaps it could make a futuristic snowmobile that doesn't rely on treads to get around.
The figure was a fun little side piece that just came about. Even with using a star wars helmet, I feel like it gives off a very authentic Cobra feel.

Filecard by G1Trekker






Parts:
Head: Data Viper
Torso: Snow Job
Arms: Snow Job
Legs: Pit Trooper with kneepads added
Web gear: Renegades Duke with add on's
Weapon: Snow Serpent Rifle


Hailstorm by Oreobuilder

Packaging by Sam Panico





Between all the hype for Episode VII: the Force Awakens and the Star Wars Battlefront video game, 2015 was an awesome year to be a Star Wars fan. I could not help but get caught up in it. Since the Battle of Hoth my favorite scene from the whole saga and the original Kenner Rebel Soldier was one of my favorites as a kid, I could not resist bringing it into GI Joe. Since we needed specialists in a variety of different environments for our Resurgence 3 storyline, this is my contribution to the Arctic theme.

Filecard by Sam Panico


Parts:
Head, weapon, backpack: Star Wars Hoth Trooper
Torso, arms: Retaliation GI Joe Trooper
Legs: Retaliation Ultimate Duke
Vest: Marauder


Next: Traverse from Dusty79 and Polar Patrol Mission Set from Oreobuilder


2 comments:

  1. Hailstorm's a pretty nice figure! And he continues the tradition of shared names between GI Joe and Transformers characters.

    Incidentally, I couldn't help but notice that Hailstorm's coloring is slightly reminiscent of the 2000 Big Ben and Whiteout figures.

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    1. Thanks. I had not noticed the similarity in coloring. I made a custom ME Big Ben in that scheme a while back. I think I'll take it off the shelf and photograph them together.

      OB

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