Lampreys, Gyro-Vipers, BATs, Techno-Vipers

One more group to add to the big list of companies trying to rehabilitate their image through a bit of light rainbow-washing:

an official Hasbro T-shirt with the Cobra logo in Pride Month rainbow colros

First masks, now this? Cobra may be an evil terrorist organization, but they're not stupid.


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7 Responses to Lampreys, Gyro-Vipers, BATs, Techno-Vipers

  1. Ai Muhao says:

    It took me a good minute to get the joke behind the title. "I don't get it, is there some comic where it's suggested that Lampreys are where all the LGBT...wait."

    But you know, I genuinely think Cobra Commander would be fine with pulling this sort of thing. Not because he's sympathetic, mind you, but because it's such a good recruiting tool. Like, Cobra first formed because he managed to gather people who were disenfranchised, so he'd probably perfectly okay with going, "The military kicked you out because you're gay? Come join Cobra! Bang whoever you want, we don't care, as long as you do your job and do it well."

    "And leave your morals at the door, too."

    • Wyatt says:

      I just double checked, and there really aren't any Cobra characters or vehicles that start with Q? Wouldn't have guessed.

      • Ai Muhao says:

        Probably because there aren't many reptiles (or snakes) with a name starting with Q. The only thing I could think of was Quetzalcoatl the winged serpent, and I think that's kind of too pretentious for COBRA's naming scheme.

        Like, just about all their names are pretty low-key, y'know? Just regular old animals like Lampreys and Eels and Vipers. Not like those damn Joes and their "Skystrikers" and "Conquests" and their SHARCs...

        • Snemei says:

          Be a cool name for serpentors big chariot thingy. He's always been a bit out there for cobra

          • Ai Muhao says:

            You know, that's not a bad point. It's always been called the Air Chariot, as far as I know.

            Though I think that something with a name like Quetzalcoatl ought to have more "oomph". It's not like Serpentor uses that Air Chariot to one-shot Maulers or HAVOCs, eh?

        • yo go re says:

          Yeah, but there's a Joe vehicle called the "Quickstrike," and honestly that name could have gone to either side (and almost any type of vehicle)...

          • Ai Muhao says:

            Thanks to Beast Wars and the Fuzor Quickstrike, I kind of associate that name with cobras now, to be honest. Make it a new vehicle, make the driver a guy with a cowboy drawl to evoke that same Fuzor, and BAM!

            The deadly Quickstrike!

            Additional figures sold separately.

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