Welcome to the Outpost. Today we are discussing 2011 G.I.Joe vehicles. First up are some Ross exclusives that I was never able to get my hands on. The Desert Rockslide A.T.A.V. is a tan version of the original and looks pretty cool, but I don’t see this one being effective in the sand. The Lava Pod is a Mole Pod cool but not much new on it. The Sand Serpent is a tan modern Night Raven. This is a cool version and probably could have been released at regular retail.
The Polar Shark Sub is a cool looking vehicle, I would like to see this one in hand. The Tiger Claw was one I wish I could have found on one of my summer trips to Florida, but I was not successful in finding any of these on my visit to the Ross down there. There were a number of 30th anniversary vehicles. The Black Dragon is a cool plane. I passed on this one but it did look cool when I did. The Crimson Tank is a red version of the 2010 Hiss.
The Sky Striker was one of my favorite jets from my childhood, so it was a no brainer picking this up, only bad part was 1 seater and no parachute. It’s still pretty awesome though. The Vamp Mark II was released in 2 shades of green. Both are nice versions of the 2010 Vamp. The Collectors club Sea Wolf II is a white version of the 2004 Sting Raider. It’s pretty cool but this is one I would like to see in hand. There were also a number of Convention exclusives released. The Jungle Panther Tank, Python Patrol Stinger, Python Patrol Water Moccasin, and the Starscream Sky Striker. These are all pretty cool versions of original vehicles. Which is your favorite vehicle from this year? Sound off below and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.