Executive Veto: Warren Ellis originally planned for Cobra Commander to obliterate Beijing, but the Hasbro executives shot that down. They were OK with destroying Moscow though.
Fridge Logic suggests this was to avoid offending China — where Hasbro's toys are made.
Fake Nationality: Given four voice actors were involved, it was inevitable, but it also lapses into Fake Race as well.
Charlie Adler (Jewish-American) voiced Hard Master (Japanese) and Stalker (African-American).
Steve Blum (also Jewish-American) voiced Ripcord, Doc, Roadblock, and Zartan (the former three African-American, the latter one Australiannote though one of his earlier file cards identified Zartan as French).
Grey DeLisle (Dutch/French/Irish/Mexican/Norwegian-American) as the Baroness (Russian).
Eric Bauza (Japanese-Canadian) voice Destro (Caucasian-Scottish), Storm Shadow (a native of Japan) and Tunnel Rat (Chinese-American).
Playing Against Type: Charlie Adler (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 threatnote 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 Executive Meddling). This wasn't the first time he's voiced a main character in a serious action series either- he previously was T-Bone/Chance Furlong in SWAT Kats.