Today in my local Zellers I was
to find the formerly Target Exclusive Tiger Rat and Python Conquest. Right at the end of the isle, a whole stack of them. Wait...this is the Modern Era Joe's not the ROC Joe's...
...well that's Canada for ya. Looks like Hasbro finally got some of these exclusives north of the border, and they were NOT in bilingual packaging either. The box fronts also don't have "Only at Target" on them.
First the Tiger Rat, this is my very first Tiger Force vehicle, actually I never even had a single Tiger Force figure until the were redone for the Modern line. Wild Bill comes with his cowboy hat, pilot helmet and his two revolvers. He actually sits in the Tiger Rat with a little pushing and getting his legs to bend right.
Here Wild Bill and Flint are checking out the damage to the Tiger Rat. Extra pannels that come with it, kinda lame and kinda neat at the same time.
One thing about the Tiger Rat is that its not very balanced, with its wings up (or no missiles) it tilts back, that is until you put Wild Bill in the cockpit and it sits back down, Flint thinks Bill needs to go on a diet.
Unfortunately the 25th/Modern Joe vehicles only came with American stickers, but thankfully I had some Canadian Flag stickers still on hand (from Cobrastickers.com) for my Canada's Elite customs.
Now on to the Python Conquest, which comes with a Python Viper who suffers from the same stupid hands as the other Vipers.
I never had a Conquest either when I was younger, or any Python vehicles or figures like Tiger Force. It sits rather high and as the Viper found out it could use a ladder.
Someones been messing with the Python Conquests engines, looks like the Viper will need to take a look. He also has a feeling he shouldn't have shot at the Tiger Rat...
And I appologize for any spelling errors, its late and normally I'd be going to bed right now, its past my bedtime.
Don't worry tomorrow I'll be back to the ROC line with...Heavy Duty...