Ahhh feels so good to be profiling again! it was a little slow going, which I apologize for, but I wanted to get a little bit of a deep bench going so that I’d have plenty of figures to profile and photograph for your viewing pleasure. The Cobra Viper fascinated me as a kid because there was so much more going on with his costume compared to a regular Cobra Trooper, he just looked badass with his closed visor helmet, so I knew I was going to go after him right from the get go. I lucked out tremendously with this particular figure that I purchased on Ebay as the figure sports excellent paint, really tight joints, came 100% complete and is just plain awesome! As an adult collector, the figure stands out in my mind for the amount of detail that’s sculpted on him. There’s a lot of ribbing on the gauntlets, the shoulders, and his vest. The helmet also has some nice details on it including the sculpted goggles, a really nice touch! He’s light on accessories, which include his rifle and back pack but it’s one of the things I really like about him, this figure doesn’t need a whole lot to make him formidable.
As you can see from the photo above, the paint on the shoulder grenades is a little overrun but that’s the only major issue my figure had. When I got this guy he was a little dusty and has some grime on him so a good cleaning was in order. I purchased an extra soft bristle toothbrush to dust him off, wiped away all dirt and grime using a microfiber cloth and warm soapy water, and finally polished him using Pledge moist towels, a trick I learned from statue collectors. The figure cleaned up amazingly! When it came time to photograph him, I just couldn’t take a bad shot of this guy. He was really fun to pose and shoot.
That about wraps up this weeks figure profile but be here next Monday for the next figure profile!
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