He doesn’t have his legs. Or his gun. Or that holster that goes around his waist.
I was a fan of this figure when I was a kid. Loved the shirt. But at the time my image of the character was dictated by G.I. Joe: The Movie, which featured him as strong and silent, but none too bright. This isn’t at all how he’s depicted in the comics.
While this site is dedicated to the reconstruction of my G.I. Joes, it’s been a slow road is getting some of my original figures together again. One of those figures that languished in pieces is the armored Cobra Commander.
This version of the infamous Cobra leader, first released in 1987, was the one I remember the most. At some point or another I believe I had the original Commander, but that one got lost in time. This version I’ve managed to hold on to.