Back after a looooooong break doing some other things, but man o’ man I’m bringing that sweet sweet vintage plastic crack heat today. This gorgeous little specimen is the Cobra Stinger, AKA the Cobra Night Attack 4WD and it is a ‘beut! 🦂 Released In 1984 by Hasbro for the GI Joe: A Real American Hero vintage line, this is one of the more rad vehicles for the bad guys to kick ass and take names in. The black and red color (with a little off tone trim) define it as immediately bad ass and way the doors swing open is pretty cool. I suppose this is the counterpart to the Joes’ VAMP Jeep, but these shits are infinitely cooler. 🦂 The driver is just a variation on the typical Cobra bad guy, clad all in gray. Still cool though, because Cobra dudes were infinitely cooler than anyone not named Snake Eyes or Shipwreck. What? You don’t think Shipwreck was cool? FIGHT ME!!! 🦂 This is a must have for the serious collector, in my opinion, since this thing looks baller as hell sitting outside the Terror Drome or posted up on a hill outside Joe HQ. Simple, but classically effective. #stinger#cobrastinger#stingerjeep#gijoe#gijoearealamericanhero#hasbro#yojoe#cobra#cobratheenemy#vintagetoys#80stoys#1980s#80s#retrotoys#thetoysthatmadeus#coooooobbbrrraaaaa#knowingishalfthebattle#itcamefrombeyondplanetx
- UNLEASHTHE80s -- a cross-platform initiative. It is a television programme, online radio and record label platform, and library that delivers quality international retro music to the world. Spanning Soul, Funk, Jazz, African, Rap, Electro, House and Dance music, UNLEASHTHE80s is all about understanding and meeting the needs of Africans in the diaspora and the universal consumer in the language of entertainment.
UNLEASHTHE80s: Borne out of the frustrations of Christopher Bolarinwa Marquis aka CBM -- a UK and African broadcaster, presenter, radio and TV producer who is passionate about music, documenting and research.