Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m going to get into the 1986 G.I.Joe Cobra Night Raven. This is one of the greatest jets ever made. The Strato Viper is an awesome figure and this was a staple vehicle in the cartoon and even had an episode that focused on Slip Stream and a crashed Strato Viper. This is a vehicle I really wanted as a kid.
I was 11 when it came out and I helped my father build a huge fireplace over the summer that year. It was long days mixing cement and carrying bricks up a ladder to the second story. I knocked out some good 8-12 hour days helping my father and I was asked what I wanted as a prize for working for free all summer. I asked for a Night Raven and the day never came.
I was able to get one 30 years later and I felt like an 11 year old again. This is one of the coolest jets and although I did get many other Joe vehicles and figures after my 11th birthday I always wanted that Night Raven. Who had a Night Raven as a kid? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.