Sunday, April 3, 2016

G.I. Joe Valor Vs. Venom - Venomous Maximus

We've come to the final piece In the trade package I received from Derek,of Coolandunusual , and it was a gem!I've been after this figure for years now,always passing It up on eBay due to overblown scalper prices.Derek must have remembered me mentioning him in an older post or comment and came through for me big time. I couldn't wait to get this figure in hand ,because frankly,It is not your typical G.I. Joe figure.The sculpt Is completely original  and that's what I like about Venomus Maximus  most.Besides the cool name ;)He came to me incomplete without his cape and staff  but I can try to track those down at a later date.




Venomous Maximus made his debut In the G.I. Joe Valor Vs. Venom animated movie.After Cobra captured General Hawk,they infused him with a combination animal hybrid DNA and created Maximus. His debut would be short lived,however,as the Joes were able to find a serum and turn General Hawk back to his human human form. Damn you G.I. Joe!I would have preferred Venomous to stick around alot longer.Like,forever.Some say this was Serpentor ,done right as far as appearance and overall badassery. 







 I gotta thank D ,again, for hooking It up!And If you haven't been there yet,check out Orniphus (Derek) over at Coolandunusual and give his posts a read.Here Is a sneak peak at what's  coming up when we take our next Toy Break !


11 comments:

  1. A face only a mother could love on that one.A very Cobra la concept.

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  2. He might even have Road Pig beat for ugliest Cobra member.

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  3. Really glad you like him. I dug him out of a recent dollar bin dive at a toy show in Columbus, saw him and thought of you immediately. I love his crazy look, the left arm really takes the cake though, shame I couldn't find any of his accessories though. One thing to note on him is his head, he's pre modern sculpt, but his head is on a ball joint which is a bit of a transition between the valor vs venom line to the 25th figures that came along shortly afterward.

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    1. I knew there was something different about his head sculpt.He's currently on my favorite five figures right now list.

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  4. Wow. Very cool. I was out of Gi Joe around 1986 or so. This figure looks great. I wonder if he got a 25th anniversary update.

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    1. No,but he needs an update!That would be awesome😊

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    2. No,but he needs an update!That would be awesome😊

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  5. He almost looks like a reject from one of the Resident Evil games. I'm kinda sad I missed out on the Valor Vs. Venom line. It sounds like fun.

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  6. He's definitely Resident Evil-like.Although I hardly ever got to the end of those games to see those final bosses.Ugh,now I want to play Resident Evil.

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