About a week ago I shared some press news about an exclusive “Transformers” figure of Optimus Prime that could only be secured at the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego (SDCC) and if you missed that post just click HERE to see it. Now its time to share the skinny on a license that I was a big fan of back in the day, the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” line of figures. This coming July, attendees of the convention can get a limited edition “Cobra Missile Command Headquarters” playset that calls back to the good old days. Take a look at some press and images that were provided.
The Propaganda: G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters (Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Cobraaaa! One of the rarest of all G.I. Joe playsets is back! The G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters, this convention exclusive is a faithful reproduction of the original and iconic Cobra Missile Command Headquarters Set from 1982. It recreates the classic design of the original in exacting detail with a weathered finished, following the original die-lines with all new re-created graphics. Assemble the highly detailed, sturdy graphic board components to build a headquarters that includes missile base, missile support systems, cruise missile, control panel, movable elevator, work platform, and seats. The set also comes with reproductions of the three figures that came with the original set – Cobra Commander (with a logo that is an homage to the original, first version Cobra Commander logo), Cobra Officer, and Cobra Trooper. Set includes file cards for the figures, as well as a file card holder for the cards. The G.I. Joe Cobra Missile Command Headquarters will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com and at HasCon (links are at close of this post).
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I was a big fan of these smaller G.I. Joe figures and collected them for years. The military might of our presented forces was awesome along with all the differwnt characters but for me it was always COBRA!!!!! Don’t get me wrong or think of me as an insurgent but I loved Cobra Command when it came to their action figures in this particular G.I. Joe line. I still have boxes of this stuff somewhere secured in my home and while I had numerous vehicles for these figures I never did get around to purchasing the missile command headquarters that has faithfully been reproduced for this special edition collectible. I might have to beg some fan that is heading this way to snag me one of these because with three action figures and the replica base the prices is pretty cool. I had the original Cobra Commander figure that you see in these photos and way back in the time long gone, the fans who bought the figures had to send away for him with proof of purchase tabs. Hasbro has really done a great job on this and I hope that they do some more stuff with this line as a larger public release. What do you think of this one my friends and were you collecting them back in the day or do you forage through boxes at garage sales in the now to see if you can find any? Let me know down in the comments section below.
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