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KrymsynGardImmoral
03-05-2008, 12:56 PM
This was an early concept Cobra vehicle designed by Guy Cassaday back in 1987. He mentioned basing the working title on the shape, it never went far enough to be given a real name. It went through several different alterations based on other sketches I have or have seen, and one of the later ones looks a lot like the Cobra Rage.

The large Cobra head was on top of an area that housed a small additonal one man vehicle, a frequently used concept by the Joe vehicle designers at the time.

The line is full of neat concepts like these that never made it off the drawing board, but certainly look cool enough to show off and think what may have been.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/mastercollectir/COBRAWEDGE.jpg

The Faceless Master
03-05-2008, 01:02 PM
thanks for sharing Kev!!

kinda sorta looks like a mix of the Mean Dog with its size & the
canon thing in the back
plus the Raider cuz of the tracks & the detachable mini-vehicle

GBPackRat
03-05-2008, 11:56 PM
Kevin,

Thank you for sharing. I always love to see art of things we never got. The front treads remind me of one of the thunderclap cars and the back treads remind me of the Snow Cat's treads.

Tanner

KrymsynGardImmoral
03-06-2008, 09:07 AM
kinda sorta looks like a mix of the Mean Dog with its size & the
canon thing in the back
plus the Raider cuz of the tracks & the detachable mini-vehicle


I have heard from a couple different designers that around that time, they were being pushed hard to design things with the multiple vehicle concept, and have them "bristling with missiles and guns". So we get things like the Rolling Thunder, the Mean Dog, and the Raider.

Falcone
03-06-2008, 08:04 PM
Thank you, I love pictures like these.

Deadman2099
03-07-2008, 09:33 PM
it is too cool to see preproduction pictures like this. I'd say it could be the HISS' cousin on it's mother's side :P

I wonder if any of the preproduction designs got used in other toylines or was it strictly for JOE?

Lody
03-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Reminds me a a larger version of the Devastator

Syna3sthesia
03-08-2008, 12:24 PM
Cool design, thanks for sharing!

Chainsaw Viper
03-09-2008, 05:51 PM
... I misread the title as Cobra Wedgie Vehicle.

It would be just like them to make a machine designed only for giving people wedgies. They're just that evil.

05-13-2008, 08:17 AM
I just love the early color scheme for this vehicle!

Dan
07-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks for sharing.

man that thing looks cool. any other shots of it? a top down would be awesome.

Falcone
07-11-2008, 02:28 AM
I always love to see art of things we never got. The front treads remind me of one of the thunderclap cars and the back treads remind me of the Snow Cat's treads.

And the snake head form Serpentors air chariot. We may not have gotten this vehicle as pictured, but we got a bunch of pieces of it.:D

Ford
07-11-2008, 03:38 PM
It does look cool. Of course I don't know how practical it would be to have a gun pointing inside your own vehicle, your driver totally exposed and no weapons on the front at all. It almost looks like something made for people who are constantly retreating. :D

danielmd06
07-12-2008, 09:14 AM
Thanks for sharing. What a cool concept. I like the color scheme.