The Cobra H.I.S.S. crowdfunding campaign not only met its goal but also blew past it with over 18,000 backers! HasLab’s project to create a 1/6th scale version of the classic Cobra vehicle closed on August 15th to more success than the Reva lightsaber fiasco. As Heel VS Babyface pointed out, the G.I. Joe license brought it $8m, and a Star Wars product couldn’t even scratch 10% of that:
The crowd funded Cobra H.I.S.S ended with over 26,000 backers!! Obviously smashed all stretch goals and made $8 Million!!
Shame about Reva's Lightsaber 😭🤣😂
— HvB (@HAWTToys) August 16, 2022
When a character is unpopular with fans, they’re not going to waste their money. So it doesn’t matter what the people on Twitter say; customers will vote with their wallets. And right now, those wallets are craving nostalgic Cobra merchandise. Since we last covered the crowdfunding effort, the H.I.S.S. has met several stretch goals.
The first unlock was the twin side-mounted missile racks:
Your Cobra H.I.S.S. will now include two removable, side-mounted missile racks, which telescope out from the vehicle. Each rack holds 6 MALHISS missile accessories!
The second unlock tier came with retro-inspired accessories. These came in the form of a clear canopy and armor-plated treat skirts. So now your upsized H.I.S.S. will look even more like the one from your childhood!
Now, your backing of this project has earned you the H.I.S.S. Retro Pack! To display your H.I.S.S. closer to the classssssic 80s vehicle design, you’ll get a swappable, single-piece canopy with a rear hinge that attaches to the cockpit, as well as removable retro armor-plating skirts inspired by the original 788 toy to go over your treadssss!
Did you think the H.I.S.S. needed even more firepower? So did Cobra! The 3rd stretch goal gave us a weapons accessory pack and a female H.I.S.S. gunner figure.
You’ll get twin HISSINTEGRATOR CANNON accessssssories, which attach under the nose of the cockpit, and two HISSRUPTOR ZX-5 blaster accessories that attach to either side of the H.I.S.S. turret!
A weapon is nothing without someone to wield it. Pose your H.I.S.S. Gunner figure at the controls of the articulated turret or wielding their weapon accesssssories. Adding a Gunner figure gives you a full complement of troops to staff your H.I.S.S. vehicle, and offerssss even more ways to display your H.I.S.S. fleet.
The fourth and final unlockable was for a retro-styled Cobra Commander! It may not be the superior hooded version, but the classic mirror-masked leader of Cobra is undoubtedly welcome.
Such a momentous depiction can’t posssssibly be slapped together with reussssed parts and pieces. I recently “sequesssstered” the HasLab team and insisted they create an all-new sculpt to capture me in all my 1980s glory. I’m certain it will inspire future statuessss and monuments throughout the world. My figure comes with 8 accessories including alternate hands, a backpack holster for my venom blaster accessory, and a miniature globe with my pet cobra. It’s a small world, but I will wrap my coils around it and squeeze it into total submission. Plus you can pose my figure astride the tail board at the rear of the H.I.S.S. as we roll on to victory!
Did you back this campaign? Let us know in the comments section below.[Source: Hasbro Pulse]