It is with a great sense of joy and "fulfillment" that we present here today the "Rise Of Cobra" movie Night Raven (box) variation, the "Nightbird" with its pilot, "Aero-Viper", also a variation from the US market "Air-Viper".
I still can´t believe this "baby" landed here. I still remember our search in France for this particular item. We were hitting the stores there last summer for it was announced "released" in a couple of retailers. For our misery, that release had been postponed for 15 days. And we were leaving in the very next. Well, "good things come to those who wait" and while searching for more Chap Mei "novelties", this "little bird" was sitting there. And once again, an angel told me that wouldn´t leave my grip and would soon be sitting in the midst of Cobra legions in a base far from there.
There is no (present) need of a detailed review, since we all know where to go for that one. This is a box variation, so the airplane itself is exactly the same as in the original 2009 "Raven" box. However, I must add a couple of details:
- Number 1, the Raven (Night or Sky) was one of my very favorite "G.I.Joe Universe" airplanes EVER. I remember the day I purchased the Sky Patrol version, and the day I got a mint loose Night Raven. To this day, I still consider those 2 to be a major PLUS in ANY collection.
- Number 2, this was also (and I believe based on the previous point) my favorite moment from the 2009 movie. The XXI century adaptation was flawless, certainly on of the definite "bull´s eye" moments of this movie. I had mentioned it when I wrote a movie review for a local newspaper(Please refer to Back from France with "Rise Of Cobra" in our bag post for the whole movie review). For those main reasons, I must say this was the item that could certainly NOT get away. And it didn´t. And it´s here.