Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GI Joe 25th Anniversary: Cobra B.A.T. (Battle Android Trooper)

The 25th Anniversary series of G.I. Joe brought forth a lot of great modern updates to many characters, but one that has always stood out to me was the new Battle Android Trooper...or B.A.T.

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I never was much into army building or troop building certain characters, but I found myself buying multiples of this figure for many reasons. For starters its a great sculpt, from it's head down to it's feet. Just take a look at the details on the exposed machine bits. Another reason I felt compelled to buy multiples were because of the included accessories. I could essentially customize the figures so I had different looking B.A.T.s. Simply pop off the hand just below the wrist and you could insert one of the many weapons included.

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Not my favorite weapon, but this claw gives the B.A.T. and edge when it comes to hand-to-hand combat.

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If Firefly or the Dreadnok Torch wasn't around, this handy attachment gave any B.A.T. a nice flamethrower to keep the Joes at bay with.

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I imagine this drill bit attachment to be more of a tool than a weapon, but I guess what's stopping the B.A.T. from drilling through a Joe's armor?

Hasbro went on to use this mold a few different times and each time it was a winner. I've since sold off most of my loose 25th collection, but I have one 25th B.A.T. still carded up on my wall at home. Hands down one of the best figures in the entire 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe series.