Crowdfunding campaigns on Hasbro Pulse are hit and miss. First, the Rancor was a major dud, while the Proton Pack and now the Cobra H.I.S.S. easily surpassed the funding goals in just days. With an initial requirement of 8,000 backers, the H.I.S.S. surpassed that and is currently sitting at over 12k! Impressive!
The HISS is possibly one of the most iconic Cobra vehicles, and every kid I knew who had G.I. Joe toys always had at least two H.I.S.S.s. It was a treaded tank! What kid didn’t love tanks? The H.I.S.S. has seen various reissues and revisions over the years, but it has never before been brought to market for the 6″ line of G.I. Joe figures.
Of course, a vehicle that large will come with a hefty price tag. So, you’ve got 43 days left to scrounge up $299.99 if you want to claim one of Cobra’s High Speed Sentry tanks for yourself.
The campaign has four stretch goals, and backers have already unlocked two of them. The first “Classified Upgrade,” as Hasbro calls the goals, is a pair of side-mounted missile racks. Upgrade #2 has not been announced yet, because the threshold for that tier was just passed, and Hasbro tends to update things only during the work week.
Never before has an undertaking such as this occurred – our project is the first 6-inch scale G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. vehicle for which everyone has been clamoring. A mere $299.99 grants backers the base offering of my technological wonder, the H.I.S.S., as well as a highly-articulated Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver Action Figure with premium deco, detailing, and articulation for poseability. The vehicle itself contains an astounding level of detail and features allowing for myriad posing and display options.
Will you be putting down $300 for a 1/12th scale version of the classic toy? Let us know below!
[Source: Hasbro Pulse]