Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

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Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby SteveD » 14 Aug 2009 14:45

I've just got this crazy Cobra trooper bootleg in the last few days, and thought I'd pop some pics up! He's mad - even got the Cobra logo on his chest "disguised" to be a Scorpion!

And the very silly thing is - he is worth about 5 times what a Cobra Trooper is!

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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby Andy1672 » 14 Aug 2009 14:55

Ooo very nice ...

I think this guy is pretty cool ! any idea of his origins ?
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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby SteveD » 14 Aug 2009 14:57

I bought him from Canada, but I'm told he was originally from Mexico. I may be worng on that front though. He certainly seems to be either a naughty factory job, or a very good copy - as he has Hasbro 82-83 on his ass!
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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby Lady Jaye » 14 Aug 2009 14:58

Who cares it's bootleg? I think it looks frigging fantastic!

Very, very cool finding!

Mexico? Might be an Estrella item originally. Or, it might be a bootleg coming from that factory.
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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby AnnieM » 14 Aug 2009 15:19

Like...

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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby SteveD » 14 Aug 2009 15:39

A very learned lady Joe/AF collector from Texas put me onto them, so she will, I'm sure, be able to shed more light on the history of them when she is next around, but I think they are literally a bootleg, that has become sought after due to the freaky weirdness of them. I love the Scorpion - it's just a sort of "bit extra printed on" around the :cobra: .
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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby Red Laser » 14 Aug 2009 15:48

I looked at Yojoe's archive to see if it was an exclusive figure from an Operation M.O.T.H. boxed set I couldn't see it maybe it's a simple Desert Scorpion custom RIT-dyed?
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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby SteveD » 14 Aug 2009 15:57

Na - it's cast this way Ironblood, and there are a few of them knocking around it seems.
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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 14 Aug 2009 16:54

SteveD wrote:Na - it's cast this way Ironblood, and there are a few of them knocking around it seems.
Looks v cool! Im tempted by a white one I saw...

There are lots of colours of these guys showing on ebay - white / red / tan, people were making them in blue trying to pass them off as originals to make a bit more money but you can tell pretty easily from a good photo, probably the same people that jamar is in touch with...
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Re: Crazy Cobra Trooper Desert Bootleg

Postby jamarmiller » 14 Aug 2009 16:55

very nice, I like it, theres a white one out there that would be interesting too

and YEP TKW is right this comes from the PEOPLE I was talking to about making Red Shadows for us

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