Archive: Croc Master - Cobra Reptile Trainer (Jungle Assault)

June 23, 2011

Croc Master was released in the Spring of 2011 as part of the sixth wave--which arrived at retail before wave five--of figures in the Pursuit of Cobra line. The Pursuit of Cobra line features environment-themed missions in which the G.I. Joe team pursues Cobra operatives to the ends of the earth. As part of the Jungle Assault mission theme, a G.I. Joe team led by Duke discovers a heavily fortified Cobra fortress, the Terror Drome, in a remote jungle.

Gator Master might be a more fitting name for Cobra's reptile trainer since the crocodilian included with the figure is an alligator. Alligators are native to the Southeastern United States and can be distinguished from crocodiles by their wider, U-shaped snouts. Like the alligator, the small red, black and yellow snake included with Croc Master also calls North America home. The Eastern coral snake has a potent, poisonous bite, despite its small size. In fact, the scarlet kingsnake mimics the coral snakes color bands as a defense mechanism, thought the pattern is differs slightly. If you ever encounter one of these snake and can't identify whether its a coral snake or kingsnake, remember: red on yellow, kill a fellow; red on black, venom lacks.

Release Date:
Figure Number: 1117
Retail Price: $6.99
Accessories: oxygen tank, whip, pistol, shotgun, net, chain leash, alligator, snake bin, king cobra, coral snake, display stand with Cobra logo (CROC MASTER)

Did You Know? Don't let the plurality on the character I.D. card mislead you, Croc Master only includes a single king cobra snake; a larger green-brown colored king cobra. Photos of a prototype Croc Master from Toy Fair 2011 show a smaller, golden-brown colored king cobra that was probably intended to be the second king cobra, but that snake was not included in the production release.

Croc Master
Cobra Reptile Trainer
Primary Weapon: Crocodile and Training Whip
Mission Equipment: Oxygen tank, Pistol, Shotgun, Chain Leash, King Cobra Snakes, Snake Cage, Snake, Net

Access to certain areas of Cobra Island are blocked by interconnecting canals, which are stocked with hungry crocodiles conditioned to be especially hostile and fast. The man responsible for these ultra-aggressive reptiles is Croc Master. This former alligator wrestler and burglar alarm salesman founded Guard-Gators, Inc. to commercialize the use of alligators for home security.


John said...

I like the color of 25th Croc Master but I like the accessories of this Croc Master. Well we can't have it all, can't wait to see the running change, I hope this will make this figure more likable.

I really appreciate the extra facts that you add with the figures data. Knowing really is half the battle. Yo Joe! (sorry can't help myself. : )

Unknown said...

This was released too soon. The 25th was heavily clearanced and this may potentially clog up the shelves. The running change Python Patrol version could save it, however.

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