Monday, July 6, 2009

Mole Pod with Terra-Viper (Rise of Cobra)

Mole Pod is a stupid name. They can call it whatever the hell they like, but this is the only thing in the GI Joe Movie line that I saw and immediately said, "I'm getting that." And the reason for that: It's a Giant Drill vehicle. The kind used by Mole Men and other subterranian dwellers for decades.

I would prefer an actual drill tip over a blunted drill-tip missle, but I can understand why they didn't go for that... sort of. (Safety concerns etc. Use soft plastic and a dull point Hasbro.)

The Terra Viper (Earth-viper?) isn't anything to write home about. He's pretty dull. The breathing aparatus gives it some character, but his vest is covered in rocks for some reason that makes no sense whatsoever.

But screw it, I've got a Giant Drill that any 3.75" scale figure with proper hip articulation can ride in.


  1. Thats one way to find the Holy Grail! I thought the same thing when I saw this vehicle. I like the black SUV too, thats about it in the vehicles.

  2. Sort of reminds me of the ones that Krang used on TMNT.

  3. I loved that thing. Did they ever make a toy of it?

  4. Yes. My best friend in elementary school had one, and he would bring it with him to my house.