Marauder Task Force Kronos Ops Review

Here we have the JoeCon exclusive Kronos-Ops from Marauder “Gun Runners” in their Marauder Task Force line.

A friend was able to get me two each of the Male and Female Kronos-Ops

The Male Kronos-Ops come with four vests, an ammo bandoleer, one breather mask head, an assortment of hats and helmets, and a bunch of other smaller accessories that all plug into the ports on the figure, just as any standard Marauder Task Force does. Everything is in a chrome silver scheme.

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The Marauder Team were also nice enough to throw in a package of alternate heads, goggles and visors.

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The Female Kronos-Ops come with three vests, three backpacks, one set of lower leg armor, a bandoleer, a satchel, one masked head, an assortment of hats and helmets as well as plenty of other gear to plug into the modular holes in the figure and equipment, also all in a chrome silver scheme.

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All in all, these are a fantastic addition to my growing Marauder Task Force Army. I’ll be posting a picture review tomorrow of another set of the JoeCon Exclusive Marauder Task Force figures.

You can discuss this by visiting the thread on our forums here

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Toys Gone Wild Polar Battle Bear Review by Michael Mercy

Our friend Michael Mercy has uploaded a brand new Toys Gone Wild video featuring a review of the G.I. Joe Polar Battle Bear, both Vintage and Modern.

You can check out the review on YouTube here and click the name above to visit his channel. Stop by and leave a like if you enjoyed the video and let him know in the comments!

You can also talk about this video in our forum here

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Cobra Island Flashback Friday – 1998 G.I.Joe The Real American Hero Collection Torpedo

For this edition of #FlashbackFriday, we’re taking a look back at Torpedo, courtesy of Forgotten Figures

In 1998, the G.I.Joe Navy Assault Unit 3 pack was released as part of “The Real American Hero Collection” and included Torpedo, Wet-Suit and Shipwreck. The oddity here is that Torpedo is Wet-Suit..but Wet-Suit is Wet-Suit? Let’s defer to the expert on this: 

To this point, though, this profile is about Wet Suit. But, the character profile is Torpedo. The reason for that is one of the great introductions of the 1998 line was molds being renamed. Thunderwing is the most obvious example. But, this figure mold originally used for Wet Suit became Torpedo. In 1997, the original Torpedo was released with a repainted Cobra Night Landing. For the 1998 Navy Seal set, Hasbro wanted the big three divers in the vintage line. Shipwreck was released as a repaint of his under-rated 1994 mold. Wet Suit, deservedly, was released with his original mold. This left Torpedo. As 1997’s were still on the shelf when this wave was rolling out, using the same mold as the prior year made little sense. So, Hasbro commandeered the 1992 Wet Suit and renamed him Torpedo for this set.

Make sure to check out Forgotten Figures for even more great G.I.Joe reviews! Do you have a 1998 Wet..er…Torpedo in your vintage collection? Join in on the conversation after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Michael Mercy Presents Patreon Special Missions – G.I.Joe Tomahawk Review

Michael Mercy is back with an all Patreon Special Missions. In this new installment, Michael takes a look at the 1986 G.I.Joe Tomahawk! This beauty of an aircraft remains high on the list of fan favorites, even 30+ years after it’s release. Michael also compares the vintage Tomahawk alongside it’s Modern Era counterpart, the 2013 G.I.Joe Retaliation Eaglehawk. 

Since we know you love Michael’s reviews just us much as we do, you should consider heading over to Michael Mercy’s Patreon page! This is the go-to location if you want to support the channel, as well as receive rewards like:

  • early viewings of videos
  • choosing subjects for future reviews
  • sitting in on Cartoon Commentaries
  • or being interviewed by none other than Michael Mercy for the channel!

We’re talking about this review on the boards, so join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Black Major Gold Night Viper Elite Review Gallery

We continue our Black Major review galleries on this #SundayFunday with a look at another recent release, the Gold Night Viper Elite!

This Regal Cobra Operative is one of many tasked with keeping the Cobra Imperial Procession safe at all costs. They take up vantage points sometimes weeks in advance, ensuring that no harm ever befalls the Commander or Senior Hierarchy. The Gold Night Viper Elite sports an all “Gold” Uniform with Black accents and includes his classic Visor, Night Vision Scope and Rifle. 

We’ve put together a gallery of nearly 30 images for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to check them out below. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product on the shelf, The Major continues to keep excitement alive and the fan base enthused with his 3 3/4 0-ring ARAH Style offerings! Share your thoughts on this troop builder with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums

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Black Major Olive Drab Green Trooper and Officer Review Gallery

We continue our Black Major review galleries with a look back at a set of releases from 2016, the “Olive Drab Green” Cobra Trooper & Officer! 

This awesome pair of Cobra Operatives marks another worthwhile color scheme applied to this mold. The green makes these offering the perfect “Cobra Grunts” for your ranks. As with other Trooper figures, these boutique style offerings come with a handful of accessories, including a Machine Gun, Rifle, Back Pack & Figure Stand.

In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product on the shelf, The Major continues to keep excitement alive and the fan base enthused with his 3 3/4 0-ring ARAH Style offerings! Read more below to check out our full gallery of this awesome Cobra troop builder, then join us on the Cobra Island Forums to share your thoughts with us! 

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Michael Mercy Presents Toys Gone Wild – G.I. Joe Bridge Layer and Tollbooth

Our good friend Michael Mercy stopped by to share word of his latest Toys Gone Wild presentation, this time with a focus on another classic ARAH offering, the G.I.Joe Bridge Layer and its driver, Tollbooth! Check it out – 

Since we know you love Michael’s reviews just us much as we do, you should consider heading over to Michael Mercy’s Patreon page! This is the go-to location if you want to support the channel, as well as receive rewards like:

  • early viewings of videos
  • choosing subjects for future reviews
  • sitting in on Cartoon Commentaries
  • or being interviewed by none other than Michael Mercy for the channel! 

We’re talking about this review on the boards, so join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums

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B2.Five Acid Rain Agurts Military K6 Jungle Speeder MK1K Review Gallery

Our friends from Beaver Company Ltd. have honored us once again with an advanced preview of their B2.Five Acid Rain World offerings! This time around, we get to take a look at the R711 Laurel LA3R set and K6 Jungle Speeder MK1K sets. Both items were available at C3 AFA Hong Kong 2018 this past weekend, but not to worry, you can get yours directly from the B2.Five Official Shop right here: 

Our next gallery will focus on the K6 Jungle Speeder MK1K set. The K6 JungleSpeeder MK1K is a transformable SA assigned to the K6 Jungle Team. The Speeder is 1:28 scale with full articulation, capable of transforming between two modes: vehicle mode and armor mode. The cockpit is retractable, built to accommodate a pilot figure and can fit any other 1:28 humanoid figures. The figures and vehicles all have interchangeable parts, capable of switching parts between the same series, allowing you to develop your own personalized army.

We’ve put together a gallery of nearly 70 images of the K6 Jungle Speeder MK1K set for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read on below for a high level review and gallery. Will you be adding this piece to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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B2.Five Acid Rain Agurts Military R711 Laurel LA3R Review Gallery

Our friends from Beaver Company Ltd. have honored us once again with an advanced preview of their B2.Five Acid Rain World offerings! This time around, we get to take a look at the R711 Laurel LA3R set and K6 Jungle Speeder MK1K sets. Both items were available at C3 AFA Hong Kong 2018 this past weekend, but not to worry, you can get yours directly from the B2.Five Official Shop right here: 

Our first gallery will focus on the R711 Laurel LA3R set. The R711 Laurel LA3R is assigned to the R711 Riot Team. This model is equipped with heavy firepower: A hand held machine gun and a shoulder mounted cannon. As with all B2.Five offerings, the Laurel is 1:28 scale with full articulation. The cockpit is retractable, built to accommodate a pilot figure and can fit any other 1:28 figures. The 1:28 series are designed with standard detachable joints, capable of switching parts between the same series, allowing you to develop your own personalized armor.

We’ve put together a gallery of nearly 100 images of the R711 Laurel LA3R set for your viewing pleasure, so make sure to read on below for a high level review and gallery. Will you be adding this piece to your collection? Sound off after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

#b2five #acidrainworld #1to28scale #2point5inches #minifigure #19thFebbavailable #K6 #K6Jungle #Speeder #MK1K #R711 #Laurel #LA3R #fullyarticulated #articulation #transformable #transformablerobots #interchangeable #cockpit #Beaver #Wave2B #KitLau

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Black Major Starduster Week! Spotlight Sky Patrol!

We are proud to continue our legacy of love for all things Black Major and his latest releases to the public. This week we are focusing on the 2017 production of the beautiful StarDuster variants. Delivered to us by friend to the Island and all, the great Kevin Melton @EvolvingDoorToys In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused and the Major is not only leading the way but also the benchmark. The Island salutes the Black Major and all of his Comrades in Arms who help make these toys a reality and help bring them to our collections! We offer this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!

StarDuster: Sky Patrol!!

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