Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m getting into the 1993 G.I.Joe Cobra Detonator. This is a large vehicle packaged with the Nitro-Viper. This is the only figure in the 82-94 run to come without a file card. The figure itself looks cool and may be a bit bright for some of the Joe fans but I think it looks pretty cool. The vehicle is a pretty good size vehicle with a large foam missile on top and a gnarly looking ram cage on the front.
The vehicle holds 6 sitting and another 10 standing comfortably. There is a handle that pumps to launch the missile and there are 2 extra missiles held on the side. This is a cool feature and I’m sure brought some fun battles to many kids. I think this could be a prime vehicle for a modern release. If they took away the orange and made it black or dark grey this would be a great looking Cobra vehicle and transport. The price is the only thing holding back I think.
The original sold around $30 at retail, so the price for this would be pretty steep and might be a hard sell. I do own this one and it is pretty sturdy and looks great in hand. Overall I think this is a great vehicle and probably gets overlooked by most Joe collectors. Who has a Detonator? Who loves this vehicle? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.