Transformers Collectors’ Club Old Snake With Advanced B.A.T. Duo Review

Transformers Collectors’ Club Old Snake With Advanced B.A.T. Duo Review

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At G.I. JoeCon 2015, Fun Publications revealed new G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover figure sets coming this year and this includes Old Snake with Advanced B.A.T. Duo, and Marissa Faireborn with Afterbreaker.

Old Snake is actually Cobra Commander using a new alias as Cobra was apparently defeated in 2006. This is how he appeared in the Transformers Generation One series in a single episode titled “Only Human” that remains to be one of the most memorable to this day. After the events of the episode, the file card that comes with the figure indicates that the mob boss Victor Drath was arrested, Old Snake used  synthoid technology to create Serpent O.R., and then the Advanced B.A.T.s to fight the Autobots and G.I. Joe.

Availability: August 2015

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Old Snake is sculpted in a trench coat with some slight differences than the animated appearance with a non-removable hat.The trench coat includes a gun holster on the side and a pouch in the back. There is a lot of great sculpted on the trench coat which includes a zipper, buttons, threads, and details to make it look more authentic. The trench coat leaves more of the blue pants showing than the cartoon did. Included with Old Snake are a pistol, removable backpack that is tricky to get on, and a figure stand.

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The Advanced B.A.T.’s pay a homage to the Cobra B.A.T., as well as a aerial drone. The aerial drone can be transformed to fit inside the B.A.T.’s chest (as shown above), or onto his forearm (as shown below). In robot mode, the B.A.T.s feature a thin, lean sculpt in the arms as they are also the wings, forks for fingers, a faceless head sculpt with a red visor and a helmet, and he also has a Cobra logo on his arms with a small Decepticon logo inside it. The Advanced B.A.T. is a repaint from the Transformers Prime Deluxe Soundwave figure with new deco.

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Overall:

Old Snake with Advanced B.A.T. Duo is an excellent set and we feel that both fans of the classic G.I. Joe and Transformers shows will want this. We did have our concerns at JoeCon about this set, but after playing around with it a bit it’s better than we thought.

Recommended.

Bio:

OLD SNAKE’s first attempt to harness a strength similar to the AUTOBOTS® resulted in varied results. The hulking robot of OLD SNAKE’s creation truly did possess brute force as well as great intelligence, however, the interference from former GENERAL CLAYTON “HAWK” ABERNATHYTM and the Earth Defense Command caused the loss of any semblance of control over SERPENT O.R.TM. Not willing to commit the same error again, OLD SNAKE decided to forgo intellect in his next endeavor. Mimicking the programming from COBRATM’s prolific but now-outdated Battle Android Troopers, OLD SNAKE upgraded the COBRA B.A.T.s with added size as well as the ability to disguise themselves as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Although not quite the height of the AUTOBOTS, the lithe and agile STEALTH B.A.T.s can maneuver in ways that most of the robots from CYBERTRON® cannot even imagine. To further aid in espionage as well as assault operations, each STEALTH B.A.T. also features a detachable bat-like Nightshriek remote unit that can access small spaces and create havoc through sabotage and data breaches.

Keeping in the theme of the Hasbro summer convention exclusive G.I. Joe®  & TRANSFORMERS ® crossover action figure sets released from 2011-2013, OLD SNAKE and STEALTH B.A.T.s come carded as a cross-brand team up! OLD SNAKE is a 3 3/4” scale G.I. Joe® figure and comes with his hand-held “laser” blaster and Energon cubes. The duo of STEALTH B.A.T.s are converting TRANSFORMERS action figures that change from robot mode to their unmanned aerial drone disguises.

Purchase:

This figure can be found at the following stores:

BigBadToyStore

eBay

 

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