G.i. Joe Classified # 57 Serpentor
Genetically created from the genetic material of history’s greatest warlords and military leaders, Cobra creates its “perfect general”, the Cobra Emperor, Serpentor!
Incredibly strong and cunning, thanks to his genetic attributes, this ruthless powerhouse has only one weakness, the lack of patience to complete his goals over prolonged periods of time, caused by the loss of the genetic material of master Chinese strategist Sun Tsu, thanks to the efforts of the G.i. Joe team (and mostly) Sgt. Slaughter.
Created by the Cobra mad scientist, Dr. Mindbender, Serpentor was crafted from mixing the genes of history’s most famous leaders and warriors, including Alexander the Great, Montezuma, Vlad Tepes, Napoleon, Ivan the Terrible, Xanuth Amon-Toth, Julius Caesar, Geronimo, Rasputin, Genghis Khan, Hannibal, Atilla the Hun, Erik the Red and “dozens more”.
I LOVE the fabric type they used to create his cape! It has a really nice “scale-like” design to it. Bravo!
While the default headgear for Serpentor is nice, but it prevents his head from turning, an optional headgear piece is included.
Lots of great, unique sculpt details on the figure’s body.
Serpentor comes with some snakes as well.
Just like in the cartoons, his snakes can stiffen into poles for him to throw at his opponents when he touches them.
Serpentor also comes with a claw weapon, both in its “deployed” in “retracted” state.
For real weaponry, the Cobra Emperor comes with a sword.
Of course, no self-respecting emperor would walk around without a staff.
Next to Sgt. Slaughter.
“You’re going down, snake breath!”
Serpentor’s “Air Chariot” requires some assembly. Thankfully, the parts can be disassembled again afterwards for easier storage.
Note the “secret gun” inside the snake’s mouth.
This turbine can actually spin.
Great sculpting details on the chariot!
The underside features deployable landing skis.
Detailed tampographs are printed all over the vehicle.
Removable gatling guns.
Serpentor can also actually hold the gatling guns! Nice! He looks even more bada$$ now…
Serpentor needs to squat a little when riding on his Air Chariot, guess he needs to get his exercises into his busy schedule somehow.
Cobra forces! Follow me to victory!
“Crush G.i. Joe! This, I command!”
Overall, holy smokes this set is epic!!! It’s incredible how much they managed to squeeze into this set for just $80! Compare it to a Marvel Legends 2-pack and you’ll get what I mean. A very, very impressive set. It makes me wish I got an extra unit to keep sealed.
The only negative I can think of with this set is the lack of extra hands for Serpentor, but that hardly matters in the long run.
Really, really wowed me here, Hasbro Joe team, just wow.
This set was released as a Hasbro Pulse Exclusive.