Posts Tagged ‘Tripwire’

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G.I. Joe — Wave 12: Tripwire — Mine Detector

November 23, 2008

Tripwire 1) TRIPWIRE — Mine Detector

  • Head — Lt. Slip Stream (Target Exc. Conquest X-30)
  • Upper Body/Thighs — Sgt. Flash (w5)
  • Shins/Boots — New
  • Weapons/Accessories — New

Tripwire makes his single-carded appearance in Wave 12; he initially was included in the Comic 2-Pack (w5) with Cobra Commander. Unlike a straight repack, Tripwire has been packaged with a MASS element cannister. It is yellow to represent the meteorite element.

This character does a fairly good job of recapturing the likeness of the classic version, though I would have preferred the smooth padding as it was adapted for the H.I.S.S. Driver and AVAC Pilot since that would have been more accurate to the classic figure. But a mere collector’s quibble means nothing as the overall figure is excellent.

 The MASS cannister my figure came with has a removable glass casing, though I’m not sure if this is meant to occur or if it is faulty manufacturing. Therefore I wouldn’t suggest trying to twist off the cannister’s casing. The inclusion of this accessory means that you can complete your MASS device, along with the cannisters that come with the Cobra Diver (w12) and Cobra Commander (w8, w12).

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G.I. Joe — Wave 12 (pt.1: MOC)

November 12, 2008

Wait a minute, what happened to Wave 11? Well I ordered my case of Wave 11 from the good folks at Big Bad Toy Store (BBTS), but I ordered the Internet Exclusive that comes with two Cobra Eels packed inside. So while I await that creamy goodness which may be due later this month, I received Wave 12. This wave of figures, much like Waves 4 and 8, is comprised of repacks of figures from multipacks, or repaints/redecos of pre-existing molds. So without further ado, Wave 12!

And as a bonus, I did manage to get Zartan from Wave 11 as just a taste of what’s to come.