Check out our still image & video review for the Super7 Cobra SNAKE Armor, which is a throwback to the 1983 vintage design on a larger scale.
The Cobra S.N.A.K.E Armor was revealed as an SDCC 2023 exclusive and is a total throwback to the vintage figure that debut in 1983. When Cobra needs a formidable weapon system to protect the key radioactive crystal elements used in the M.A.S.S. device, Major Bludd deployed the Cobra S.N.A.K.E. Armor in an attempt to thwart the Joes. In a format inspired by the vintage Japanese Henshin Cyborg toys, this 11” articulated G.I. Joe Super Cyborg Cobra S.N.A.K.E. Armor figure features four removable plates that reveal the inner workings of one of Cobra’s most menacing weapons as well as the Cobra Trooper operating it. Armed with interchangeable flame thrower, missile launcher, machine gun, and power claw weapons, the S.N.A.K.E armor hits all of those vintage feels and looks like a ginormous version of his vintage predecessor. Before we delve into the review and photos, we wanted to send a special thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing this S.N.A.K.E Armor figure for our review.
One of the cooler features of the S.N.A.K.E armor is the removable panels so you can see the inner details and the Cobra Trooper that is operating this behemoth of a Cobra weapon.
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The outer box is a feast for the eyes and features a huge window display cut out that shows off the middle layer of the S.N.A.K.E Armor and a nod to the vintage figure with the GI Joe burst featuring the vintage figure design. On the back of the box, it is detailed like a blueprint that shows off the various inner workings of the S.N.A.K.E Armor.
The sides of the box also show instructions as well as a S.N.A.K.E Armor file card, which privides details and backstory on this Cobra weapon.
The S.N.A.K.E Armor is a large version of the vintage design and if you were just looking at these photos, it’s hard to tell the scale but the Super7 version stands a tower 11″ tall! It features a blue paint app on the front of the S.N.A.K.E Armor that is a nice Cobra blue.
I am so happy that Super7 printed the decals on the S.N.A.K.E Armor as that was a pleasant surprise to not have to deal with stickers. It features similar stickers like the vintage figure.
The legs of the S.N.A.K.E Armor feature black and red squares in the right places and are sculpted in a larger than life way that really mirrors how the vintage S.N.A.K.E Armor was sculpted and designed.
S.N.A.K.E Armor Accessories
The S.N.A.K.E Armor comes with four classic attaches, which include the flamethrower, machine gun, rocket launcher, and power claw. There are also 4 removale panels that with show or cover the inner workings of the S.N.A.K.E Armor.
Here are some up close shots of the power claw (left) and the flamethrower on the right. The attachments are held in place by pressure and have some nice sculpted details on them.
The machine gun (left) and rocket launcher (right) are sculpted in a similar fashion and are also held in place with pressure.
At the base layer of the S.N.A.K.E Armor, you can see half of a Cobra Trooper at the helm! The Cobra Trooper does not have articulation as he is sculpted inside of the S.N.A.K.E Armor. The blacks have a nice shiny paint app while the blues, whites, and reds have a matte finish. The Cobra Trooper is also holding on to two joysticks and there is a chonky keyboard with large red buttons.
The middle panel has a silver paint app and the details are set off in blues, reds, and yellows where you can see all of the inner workings!
The panels come off and on really easily and here is what the S.N.A.K.E Armor looks like with the white panel coverings off (left) and on (right). There are many ways to display the S.N.A.K.E Armor, which gives collectors some nice options as you can change up the look pretty dramatically with a few swaps of the the armor.
Getting a close look at the inner workings of the legs, they are filled with components and circuitry that are accented with reds to break up the silver and gray color pallete. The legs also feature articulation and only turn out (versus moving front to back.
Cobra S.N.A.K.E Armor Reveal and History
In the tradition of the vintage Gi Joe S.N.A.K.E armor sets, Super7 brings us this beautiful homage to the it’s vintage counterpart. Complete with an exclusive Cobra Trooper Figure included inside and some absolutely beautiful window box packaging!
When Cobra needs a formidable weapon system to protect the key radioactive crystal elements used in the M.A.S.S. device, Major Bludd deployed the Cobra S.N.A.K.E. Armor! In a format inspired by the vintage Japanese Henshin Cyborg toys, the latest 11” Super7 Super Cyborg of the S.N.A.K.E. Amor gives you a window to the inner-workings of this impressive weapon with 4 removable plates and interchangeable accessories. Available at the Super7 G.I. Joe pop-up event during SDCC! #Super7Super7 (@super7) • Instagram photos and videos
Vintage S.N.A.K.E Armor
The original SNAKE Battle Armor set was released in 1983 as part of Wave 2 and came in a white finish. It was later also released in a blue armor color in 1985 as part of Wave 4. You can see what the 2 vintage package looked light here.
The S.N.A.K.E Armor was also featured on the GI Joe 1980’s Sunbow cartoon as well!