Super Duper Mass Reviews (pt 3)

The end is here. Here is the end.

Part 1
Part 2

Storm Shadow (Ninja Mercenary)
Pros: Looks cool and movie accurate. Lots of accessories. In a pinch, works as a generic ninja.
Cons: Coat tails restrict articulation somewhat. Main outfit is yellowed looking.

3.5 out of 4.0

Storm Shadow (Paris Pursuit)
Pros: Head is pretty awesome. Plenty of accessories. Full range of G.I. Joe motion.
Cons: Kind of plain/vanilla.

3.4 out of 4.0

The question is, which Storm Shadow to get? I would recommend the Ninja Mercenary version if you don’t already have a 25th Anniversary SS. If you do, then get the Paris Pursuit, as the head makes it unique among Storm Shadows.

Pros: Looks better and more Destro than regular RoC Destro. Head is more SHINY! Cheaper as a 3-pack as well.
Cons: No BFG (is that a Con?). More Destro but less 50s/60s super spy vibe.

3.9 out of 4.0

Cobra Viper Commando
Pros: Looks fantastic, only decent version of this mold aside from the Crimson Viper. Makes this generally boring mold not suck.
Cons: Unibrow paint apps gives it a Comic Christmas Vader look.

3.4 out of 4.0

Elite Commando
Pros: Same as above, paint makes this mold “pop out” more. Though not as much improvement as the Viper Commando. Elite Viper looks like it jumped straight out of a comic.
Cons: Elite Viper looks like it jumped straight out of a comic.

3.4 out of 4.0

The Cobra Senior Officers 3-Pack is a great deal. Destro is great if you’re looking for a movie Destro. I like the original slightly better for different reasons than I like this one, but if you gotta pick one, I’d go with the 3-Pack version since it’ll be cheaper as part of a set. Speaking of which, the two Vipers are great. They make the really really boring molds not suck, just by having a color scheme that pops out at you without being garish. Some might find the colors to be a bit cartoony, especially on the Elite Viper, but it’s nothing too bad.

This is an excellent set, especially with the price.

Bonus Score: Cobra Senior Ranking Officers

4.0 out of 4.0

0.0 – 0.0 = I’d pay to get rid of it
0.1 – 0.5 = I’d give it away
0.6 – 1.0 = I wouldn’t take it for free
1.1 – 1.5 = Very Bad
1.6 – 2.0 = Bad
2.1 – 2.5 = Average
2.6 – 3.0 = Good
3.1 – 3.5 = Very Good
3.6 – 4.0 = Excellent

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