Sunday, November 28, 2010

Resolute Cobra Troopers - Part 3

More Resolute Cobra Trooper pictures.

My seven blue troops, loaded and ready for combat.

The Black Widow kicks some trooper butt!

Group portrait of all of my troopers.

"I really hate these things."
And one BAT turns its head to watch the troopers pass.

G.I. Joe intruder on the premises. "I don't care who he is! Find him!"

"We have his sword, he won't get away!"

Snake Eyes knows that 14 against 1 is far too great of odds. Survival and escape is essential.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Resolute Cobra Troopers - Part 2

Here is my next set of Resolute Cobra Trooper pictures.

Starting off with three of the red Cobra Troopers. Something about the red troops just didn't quite look right to me, so I changed them! These guys are armed with weapons from Marauder "Gun Runners", my favorite 1/18th weapon dealers! Two of these guys are wearing goggles from the Desert Viper figures.

Blue troops rushing past a printed background - whatever works! Armed with the "NCM" rifle from Marauders.

Cobra troops load up in the RHINO. Sorry, GI Joe, the blue of this vehicle looks too good with the Cobra troops!

Cobra Commander reviews the upcoming mission with his best soldiers.

Another shot with Cobra Commander and some of his soldiers. The blue troop is the "officer", he is wearing the vest from the TRU exclusive Firefly figure from the ROC line and the Red Fang Ninja head. The next two red troops have Night Creeper heads w/o the cloth "thingy". These guys are CC's bodyguards. The gray troop is actually the body from the TRU ROC Firefly with a blue trooper's head and an ATST driver helmet.

This is an older picture - pre-goggles. The Commander again with his troops. These are pre-goggles. Soon, I will be adding the goggles from the Para-Vipers and the Desert Vipers.

I actually took my toys outside and "played" with them in the dirt! Well, sort of... Just posed them and took pictures...

More pictures of the Resolute Cobra Troopers coming soon!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Resolute Cobra Troopers - Part 1

Okay, just to get my nerdiness out of the way - I think that the Resolute Cobra trooper is one of the best Cobra troop builders that Hasbro has ever put out. They just frikkin' rock. Yeah, there are a couple issues - the legs and tiny feet make for difficult standing at times - but I still don't care. They kick butt!

So I'm going to crank out a few posts highlighting some of my many pictures of my Resolute troops. I've only got 7 blue troops and 6 red troops, but I think that I have made the most of them. Would I like more? Sure! Loads more! Will I ever get any more? We'll see - Joelanta 2011 is on the way!

With seven pictures per post, I've narrowed it down to four new posts. I wonder if I can get them all posted before next Monday?

So let's roll!

Resolute Duke and my first Resolute trooper. Reso Duke is a bad ass, more of a bad ass than the Cobra troop. Just one, need more!

Up to two Resolute troopers. These guys look good in groups!

I don't know how many I have at this point, maybe I'm up to my seven troops. I built this Lego hallway to use with my figures. Lego has amazing uses - works with my Joe figures! Duke has some trouble ahead of him right around the corner.

A side view of the Lego hallway. Pretty cool set!

Here's a shot with most of my troops. I think this is before Joelanta 2010 and my two additional red troops. Plus my favorite version of the Resolute Cobra Commander - I prefer the black version over the blue version.

Helix gets a chance to travel down the hall. Helix is one of the shining stars of the movie line of figures. Awesome!

"Just put a bullet in his brain and let's get this mess cleaned up."

The last picture for this post is from a "Fatality" theme at The object was to "kill off" some characters - have them meet their end. I guess it's fitting - starting off this post with Duke taking out a Cobra troop and he finally meets his end at the hands of a bunch of them.

Pursuit of Cobra Alley Vipers

While the new POC Alley Vipers are excellent figures, I decided to try a little different spin on them. I've always thought of the red Resolute Cobra Troopers as kind of blah, not nearly as cool as the blue versions. I wondered what the Alley Viper gear would look like on the red trooper.

So I gave it a try and really liked the result. To the left is the red trooper with the Alley Viper gear followed by the regular Alley Viper. Next is a red troop with the standard helmet and then a regularly geared up red troop.

I'm hooked. Most of my red Resolute troopers get the make over and I think they look better than the original. Better than a standard red trooper and they make a better Alley Viper. The head on the original is a bit unrealistically small and the full helmet doesn't really fit very well - too loose.

Just much better to me.

A bit "loud" with all the red, but then the original Alley Viper was bright orange!

The gear-less original Alley Viper bodies were not destined for the spare parts bin. I used the secondary black helmet and a Pit Trooper vest and turned them into some pretty decent looking Cobra troops. Don't know what sort of "viper" they can be named, but they still look pretty slick.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just random pictures...

Getting in a little photo time between grading student papers and honey-do list.

Cobra troopers on patrol. these guys are so cool! Want many, many more, but will be satisfied with the ones I have!

Duke gets dropped off for a solo mission. The Little Bird from PTE is excellent - great price, too!

Spirit/Billy gets spooked by something. Many of the new Pursuit of Cobra figures have some serious influence from Predator. No complaints from me!

Yeah, something was out there. Daemonite from Playmates Wildstorm toy line from the 90's?

Duke gets a "Solid Snake" make over. Easy, easy custom!

Hulkbuster Iron Man busts up some BATs!

The extra head from the new Zartan figure makes for a cool new Joe character!