When Funko listed the exclusives for the Funko Virtual Con Spring 2021 earlier this month I was able to order both of the Vinyl SODA figures available: Kobra Khan and Man-At-Arms. I had already ordered the Mantenna POP! vinyl through Walmart but I missed the Pez set (had to obtain that one elsewhere) but I was glad to get my hands on the Vinyl SODA releases as they're one of my current favorite toylines. They arrived in the mail last week and I was thrilled to discover when I opened Kobra Khan that I actually got the limited variant: Battle Mode Kobra Khan! Each of the Vinyl SODA releases has a chase variant and this is the first time I've pulled one from a can. How exciting! This is actually the first Vinyl SODA chase variant I've owned, too! Let's take a look at Battle Mode Kobra Khan and see if he's worth the hunt after the break...
* I'm loving Kobra Khan! Like the rest of the line he's a simple, solid vinyl figure but the style is just so appealing! Since he doesn't have the same style of eyes as the rest of the figures he doesn't seem as stylized but he still fits in well with the rest of the crew. The balance is great on these, too, and they stand together beautifully.
* Inside the can is a round, sturdy cardboard disc. It's kind of like a POG, though a bit larger. On the front is Kobra Khan's head in battle mode with his hood up (he did raise it up on the Filmation series) while the back has the figure's name and the run amount listed. It also says "You found the chase" so that's pretty cool.
* I honestly prefer these to POP! vinyls as I love the way the harder vinyl used here captures the details. The proportions, while still stylized, are really appealing too. This is just a fantastic, fun rendition of Kobra Khan in plastic. The paintwork is neat and clean and the work on the orange ridges on his chest have some fantastic green highlights, a paint app that seems more complex than I'd expect on a figure in this style.
* Battle Mode Kobra Khan's key feature is his giant snake hood that's raised up like he's about to start spewing venom everywhere. It looks really cool and the work on his serpentine eyes and the creepy scales all over him is excellent. His mouth is actually hollowed out, too, which gives his fangs some more depth since they're truly hanging down and just a wee bit pointy.
* Kobra Khan comes equipped with his pistol, which was just a more orange version of Zodac's pistol. The sculpt is great and it captures the look of the vintage toy's accessory quite well. I wonder when we'll get Zodac? I hope Zodak isn't a chase variant of Zodak since he's a completely separate character. That would be really cold, Funko. Don't do that!