Someone — who calls himself Mister Clown — bought a 12-inch Hasbro Cobra Commander from the Rise of Cobra movie, and made the above video to reveal what lies under CC’s translucent mask. Spoiler warning — if you don’t want to know what’s under CC’s mask (and have apparently not looked too closely at any of the Cobra Commander promotional art) don’t watch. Also, if you don’t want to know how shoddy and cheap Hasbro’s 12-inch movie Joes are, don’t watch, because this video will blow your mind with its shittiness. Really, Hasbro? You couldn’t afford a back-part to the chest plate? Or articulated ankles? Or re-used the head from some old Nightmare from Elm Street Freddy Kreuger figure? Grr. Thanks for everyone who sent in the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.