Talk about an epic Toy Hunt! It will be really hard to top this one. A few months ago I arranged a trade with the chap who runs Nerd Rage Toys (@nerdragetoys). He wanted some stuff of mine and said he’d swap me a Terrordrome. He had no pics of the Terrodrome though. I’ve purchased from him in the past and he’s done right by me, so I took a leap of faith. I also normally hate trading, but this was too good of a possible offer to turn down.
When I got the Terrordrome in the mail, it was in this huge box and the pieces were immersed in packing peanuts (ugh) and all wrapped up nice in bubble wrap. I was in the process of moving, so it would have been foolhardy to try to assemble it… so I waited…
I finally moved in most of my stuff into my girlfriend’s house this last weekend, so I finally got to assemble this beast and see just what I had. But first, let me mention that I found a cool table to put it on at a local thrift shop and I painted it red. In the future me and the lady are going to put a lazy Susan on the top so that the Terrordrome can spin around.
Anyway, I put the Cobra Terrodrome together and I’m proud to say that it’s only missing caps to some small guns. One of the doors does have a broken tab thanks to the ludicrously fragile fold down door strut. It still stays in place though and I’m incredibly happy that only one of the 2 doors has a broken tab on the strut.
The Firebat launch thing is freaking awesome. I could play with it all day. If I was a kid I’m guessing I’d have ruined it by using it too much.
Once the thing was assembled I couldn’t help but make a dio. I didn’t do anything with the bottom half of the Terrordrome, because I don’t want to have to take it all down when we put in the lazy Susan. My dios story is that the Cobra leaders are handing off some horrible nerotoxin to a team just before a G.I. Joe team breaks up the party.
Since my pictures suck, I will spare you a bunch of crappy pics of the bottom of the thing. Instead click play on the above video and you’ll get to see everything I have in full motion.
The only really disappointing thing about the Terrordrome is that most of the rooms are the same. Why is there 3 refueling stations? Couldn’t one of them been something else? It seems a bit lazy for such an elaborate set. Also, it’s strange that they didn’t even bother putting a ladder or stairs going from the top of the Terrordrome to the lower levels. I’m almost tempted to cut a hole in the top to take care of that.
Overall, the Cobra Terrordrome is a great playset. I love how much space there is on top for dios. It’s like the Tactical Battle Platform, but bigger. Glad I did the trade and finally got this bad boy.