* ExecutiveVeto: Warren Ellis originally planned for Cobra Commander to obliterate Beijing, but the Hasbro executives shot that down. They were OK with destroying Moscow though.
* HeyItsThatVoice and TalkingToHimself: The voice cast has just four actors--Creator/CharlieAdler, Creator/EricBauza, Creator/SteveBlum, and Music/GreyDeLisle all playing different characters, but they can pull it off, since they are some of the best/most experienced/most promising in the voice-acting business.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/CharlieAdler (who usually plays high-voiced wimps, effete losers, little girls, and smug, smarmy jerks in more comedic fare) as Cobra Commander (a character whose actions aren't played for laughs and is an actual threat[[note]]at least in this incarnation. The 1980s version where Cobra Commander was voiced by Chris Latta/Christopher Collins wasn't this way at all, mostly due to ExecutiveMeddling[[/note]]).