Welcome to the Outpost. Today we are discussing G.I.Joe 2012 vehicles. G.I.Joe was riding the Coattails of the live action movies, and soon would go through a major change. The world itself was going through a change and soon online purchasing would become the norm. The Retaliation vehicles hit stores and first up is the Cobra Fangboat. This is a version of the original Water Moccasin and it is one I have, but I still love the original better. The Ghost Hawk II is a cool jet.
I passed on this one when it came out, but I always keep an eye open to one day find this one at the flea market. The Hiss Tank is another version of the modern one. The Ninja Combat Cruiser is a 2010 Vamp repainted for the Arashikage. This is a cool version and I love this one. The Ninja Commando 4×4 is a black Awe Striker with the Arashikage emblem. This is another one of my favorites. The Ninja Speed Cycle is a cool looking bike but I did not get this one.
The Wheel Blaster Bike is one I have and its cool but not Silver Mirage cool. Finally the Tread Ripper Tank is a cool looking vehicle but I passed on this one many times mainly because of the cheap non articulated figure that comes in most of this vehicle series. There were a couple of Ross Exclusive this year as well. The Hiss Attack Scout is essentially the Cobra version of the Tread Ripper Tank. Then there is the G.I. Joe Cycle Armour. The name may be a bit off but this is a really cool bike that never made it into mass circulation so if you have one, lucky you. There are also several Convention exclusives this year.
The Oktober Guard Attack Helicopter, Oktober Guard Dnepr, Soviet Convey Truck, and Shockwave Hiss Tank are all repaints but look pretty cool. I do not have any in hand so I can’t judge for sure. Who has any vehicles from this year? Sound off below and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.