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Okay... I've been tinkering around with simple customs on the 25th anniversary Crimson Guard.

 

Can anyone recall specific Crimson Guard who stood out either in the comics or the show?

 

Obviously, there's the whole Fred series from the comics, which we have figures of. And I'm planning to do a head swap to create Fred VII out of Battle Armor Cobra Commander.

 

From there, the only three I can think of are:

 

Crimson Guardsman Jones aka Professor Appel (comics, creator of Cobra Island)

 

Scoop (Cartoon, Crimson Guard spy infiltrating G.I.Joe as Scoop, Identified as a Captain in the Guard)

 

Scoop had a semi-unique costume with long gloves. Identified as a "Crimson Guard Captain". Never wore a mask. You can do this with a Crimson Guard figure, Cobra Commander gloves and a headswap.

 

I'm debating whether to actually paint him show accurate. (Silver gloves. Silver shoulder insignia. Blue belt and boots -- instead of black. Since other Guardsman in the cartoons used dark grey, I think the blue in Scoop's suit may have been an actual uniform variation.)

 

 

 

Beyond that, there's Alley Viper (an ex-Guardsman and buddy of Scoop's. The only black non-toy CG I can think of.)

 

And... Wade Collins, Kamakura's dad. He was Fred series but he grew a beard and put his old costume back on for a special mission in his later years after leaving Cobra.

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Cadet Demming from "There's No place like Springfield". Her uniform was basically a CG uniform but Blue instead of Red.

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If we had a Crimson Guard Immortal, you could make Crimson Guard #1, who was in the two-part 'The Greatest Evil' of the Dic series.

 

He was really the only good part of that 2-parter, so it kinda works.

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There is a crazed Crisomn Guard in the hunt for Cobra Commander run in the Devils Due Comics.

 

Overlord.

 

Make up your own you will feel better about it.

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Okay... I've been tinkering around with simple customs on the 25th anniversary Crimson Guard.

Crimson Guardsman Jones aka Professor Appel

Scoop - Captain in the Guard)

Wade Collins - Fred series w/red hair and a beard

 

Prof. Appel seems like he'd be a hard one. Short, pudgy, and with a head that'd take a brand new sculpt (IMO) to get right. Wade Collins should be easy. Sculpt a little beard on the Fred Series head, and paint it a reddish brown. Scoop shouldn't be much more difficult.

 

At this point, I don't think Cadet Demming is viable, with only three females, none of which seem appropriate. Scarlett, with *major* mods, maybe.

 

Beyond that, there's Alley Viper (an ex-Guardsman and buddy of Scoop's. The only black non-toy CG I can think of.)

 

Odd, I never thought of the Alley-Viper as a black man. Just based on the voice, I could see the assumption, but after learning Destro was Scottish, I threw voice actors out the window as a source of a character's ethnicity.

 

Based on the animation, his eyes were visible, and they look caucasian. So I lean that way.

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At this point, I don't think Cadet Demming is viable, with only three females, none of which seem appropriate. Scarlett, with *major* mods, maybe.

 

Wasn't thinking so much about making Cadet Demming herself but it does establish that Crimson Guard Cadets have a different uniform. Maybe paint up a CG in blue to make a male cadet.

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Wasn't thinking so much about making Cadet Demming herself but it does establish that Crimson Guard Cadets have a different uniform. Maybe paint up a CG in blue to make a male cadet.

 

If the line was able to support it, I'd totally be calling for a Demming figure. The idea that CG Cadets are decked out in Cobra blue... that they have to earn the Crimson Color... it really, *really* works for me. Kinda how I'm a bigger fan of Rip-It (or the Mass Release 25th HISS' blue HISS Driver) than the original 1983 version (why were they red, honestly?)

 

But the idea of a male cadet... brilliance! That's a custom I'd like to see!

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At this point, I don't think Cadet Demming is viable, with only three females, none of which seem appropriate. Scarlett, with *major* mods, maybe.

 

Wasn't thinking so much about making Cadet Demming herself but it does establish that Crimson Guard Cadets have a different uniform. Maybe paint up a CG in blue to make a male cadet.

 

You know that the next wave of comic packs had a Cobra Commander in it, right? And that the Commander in the 2 pack has a blue Crimson Guard body with red highlights?

 

Replace the head, maybe swap the belts out for a CG belt and there's your "cadet".

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