SHOCK VIPER (v1)
COBRA FIRE ASSAULT TROOPER
Series: Eighteen (2002)
Shock Viper was released as part of the eighteenth series (2002), carded in a two-pack with Serpentor (v2). Shock Viper was part of the Real American Hero Collection "Wave 5" figures in 2002 that was not released in stores, but was only available in limited quantities to online retailers.
Shock Viper came with a black flamethrower, a black submachine gun, a black handgun, a black machete, and a black figure stand.
All of Shock Viper's accessories are the same as those that came attached to the plastic "tree" that came with Ice Cream Soldier. These accessories were removed from the tree prior to packaging and the missiles from the tree were not included.
Vipers are the guys on the bottom rung of the COBRA ladder, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to make you sweat. Especially the SHOCK VIPERS, who love to play with fire and love to make things burn. They're the guys that want nothing more than a tank of gas and an open flame, preferably where they can aim the resulting fireball at the GI JOE team that's standing in the way of a good incineration. Even though they display pyromaniacal tendencies, they are highly trained in the art of combustion, explosion and ignition for many different environments and materials, making them fiery foes capable of small devastation and large infernos.
No variations of Shock Viper (v1) are known to exist.
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