Friday, March 22, 2013

Action Figure Friday- G.I.Joe Sigma 6- Cobra Commander!

When the Sigma 6 toy line came to market, I was living from paycheck to paycheck. Money was scarce, so needless to say, I missed out on a lot of the action figures from this line. And despite not having a lot of money, it also didn't help that the price of the deluxe guys was $20.00 and the basic toys were $16.00. Back in 2005-2007, that was a lot for a 8" action figure line. Hasbro's Sigma 6 series was expensive, but they were totally worth every penny paid! These toys were chocked full of articulation, accessories, and soft good costuming pieces. This toy line didn't have a large roster of characters compared to G.I.Joes' 3 3/4" action figure line. Instead Sigma 6 had a few main characters that got several toy versions changing up costuming colors, pieces and weapons. One of the main characters that I originally missed out on was Cobra Commander. As far as this line goes, I would get all of the Cobra Commanders from Sigma 6. They are all fantastic! But for me, I wanted to make sure that I got the classic first release blue armor Commander. I managed to get him years later after the line was over in an ebay auction. This action figure is my favorite toy from this line. Seriously! I'm a big fan of the armored look that he sports, calling back to the vintage armored Cobra Commander 3 3/4' toy. But, I love that this version of CC has the total blue uniform calling back to his original action figure look. He also sports some nice details that call back to some of the 12" toy line. Honestly, this version of Cobra Commander is all of the good things from all of the other awesome Cobra Commanders thrown into one fantastic version! On top of that, he has a back holstered laser gun, rotating spring loaded action damage plate on his chest, a snake firing missile staff and a saw shield that has a hidden knife in the back! If that is not a selling point, to some of you, well then you missed it (the point)! Seriously! It's a saw shield! That's almost as cool as an Uzi-Shield.

You can find the Sigma 6 Cobra Commander online for sale. Here is a listing of him on : Sigma 6 Cobra Commander. 

I purchased a table for the Dallas Comic Con in May. I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and hopefully some new people stopping by to chat with us. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have all Xenex the Bug Man comic books available for print on demand. You can see that listing here on my store's tab for comic books. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
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The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

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  1. I caught a few Sigma Six episodes when it was on tv, but I never bought any of the figures.

    1. The anatomy is a bit weird on a few of the characters, but keeping the appeal of the anime look was probably a requirement for these toys due to the cartoon. I'm a big fan of the Larry Hama 80's Joe run and a bigger fan of the short lived 25th anniversary run. Hearing me say that, one would think that I wouldn't like this toy line at all, but after all of these years, I can't find it in my heart to part with the Sigma 6 toys. They are just too darn cool! :)