Hidden in a corner of the internet that only a few toy geeks venture to, Wired.com has come up with a huge scoop! Blogger “Geekdad” has gotten some official pictures of some new upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of COBRA vehicles, including the never-before-seen Night Raven w/ Strato-Viper! Also included are the Ice Dagger / Frostbite, the Rockslide ATAV w/ Snow Job, and the Scarab w/ Moto-Viper.
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First of all, a HUGE kudos to Wired.com for getting the scoop, that’s some great info. Secondly, take a look at that freaking Night Raven. WOW. That thing is pure G. O. L. D.
It takes a lot of design perspective from the original Night Raven, but styled and sculpted a lot more like the more modern day stuff. Of course it’s smaller than the old school version, but wow, if that’s not one hell of a nice looking plane. I LOVE it. And hey, look! The Scarab has an opening door, and looks to be a lot more realistic size than the pic in Toy Fare. Another bonus.
Also a nice allotment of other figures as well. I’m not sure why Strato-Viper isn’t in his more standard colors, but here’s hoping that more of those supposedly “cancelled” 25th Anniversary figures will see release in the movie line. I think stuff like Thunderblast, Strato-Viper, and Moto-Viper are all really good signs.
Make sure to check out the original Wired.com story here.