Welcome to the outpost. Today we are Building the G.I.Joe Cobra M.A.S.S. Device. The 2008 M.A.S.S. device was an awesome release and fortunately I was able to get every set to build this awesome classic device. There were 5 sets released in total to build the device and they all came with figures and a DVD. This was a cool idea and the finished product is really nice. One of the best parts of the DVD packs were all the amazing figures. Set 1 comes with “The M.A.S.S. Device” DVD, a Cobra Trooper with a cart to transport the elements, Stalker, Snake Eyes with orange radioactive body parts, and a Red scuba Baroness.
I traded my Snake Eyes then had to buy him back because it was too cool to let go. My Baroness I turned into a custom Jinx and she remains my only modern Jinx to this day, and I decided recently to buy the Baroness to make the set complete. Set 2 comes with “The Revenge of Cobra” DVD, Roadblock, Lady Jaye (Love this version), Destro, and the Weather dominator. This set is awesome and I did not disfigure any of the figures. Set 3 comes with “Arise Serpentor Arise” DVD, Serpentor, a B.A.T., Dusty, and a skeleton to extract DNA from.
These are all so cool, and I still have the whole set. Set 4 comes with “The Pyramid of Darkness” DVD, a purple cube, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Major Bludd, and an Awesome Quick Kick. They probably could have given us a Frostbite or Footloose instead of SE, CC, or MB, but I still have all of these and this was a great DVD set. The 5th set comes with “Best of the 80s Episodes” DVD, Jet pack Duke with open mouth, Cobra Commander with a Cobra Claw, a Cobra Trooper with a camera, and Alpine. This set was really awesome, but I traded my Duke off. I kept the jet pack so I was excited when I recently found the retro Duke to complete the set. Each set came with one piece that connected to create the M.A.S.S. Device.
This was a great idea and I’m glad I have all of these sets. The DVDs, the Figures and all the extras make these 5 sets some of my favorites of all time. There are also several figures with full canisters of elements. The Red Diver came with the blue canister, Tripwire came with the yellow canister, and Cobra Commander came with the red canister. I was able to track these three down and the full canisters look great on the Mass Device. I think I traded off my Cobra Diver as I went looking for him as I was doing this write up and I could not find him.
The only reasonable explanation is I traded him with a bunch of other figures. This is one I will have to track down soon. Who was able to collect all of these? Who would collect a similar pack to build a vehicle and get a ton of figures? Make sure to check back for our next discussion.