Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m sticking with cold weather discussions and getting into a G.I.Joe Vehicle I had as a kid and perhaps the second best snow vehicle and the number one Cobra snow vehicle and driver, the 1987 Cobra Wolf with Ice Viper. Not only is this the top Cobra cold weather soldier, but also one of the top Cobra Vipers over all. The original figure is awesome. The uniform is white with just enough accessory to make him pop. He comes with 2 sai’s and a really cool helmet with goggles that was designed to wear with goggles on or off, yet the helmet and goggles are one solid piece. That feature alone has always been a marvel to me. Last the figure was rounded out with a red head.
I thought back as a 12 year old and now as a much older 12 year old that the red head was awesome and makes this figure pop. The Joe team had the Polar Battle Bear and my all time favorite winter vehicle the Snow Cat, so I’m surprised it took this long to get a true Cobra Vehicle to battle in the snow as there were many episodes where Joe and Cobra battled in snow storms. Any hoot, the wolf was set up very different then Snow Cat but had many of the same features. Both had rear tracks but the Wolf had skis for more rough terrain perhaps. The Wolf had two ski missiles much like the Snow Cat and a single gun where the Snow Cat had 4 missiles. The gun while less destructive probably was better for Cobra because let’s face it, with only 4 shots they ain’t hitting squat. So the gun made a lot of sense.
The last feature was the aircraft style cockpit. Rather then a traditional side by each cockpit the Wolf had 2 separate cockpits one behind the other with 2 separate canopies. This was completely awesome to me as a kid, and when they released a modern version in 2014 it was a no brainer for me to pick this one up. I do have a few of these in my collection and I can’t wait to get out my Wolf and Snow Cat for some cool pics as the snow and cold close in on my area. Who loves the Cobra Wolf? Who had one as a kid? Who can’t wait for snow to fly to get them out for snow pics? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.