SNAKE EYES (v13)
Series: Eighteen (2002)
Snake-Eyes (v13) was released as part of the eighteenth series (2002) carded in a two-pack with Cobra Commander (v13). After the first 20,000 units of this two-pack were produced, the colors were changed to those of Snake Eyes (v14) (2002).
Snake-Eyes (v13) was also released in 2004 with the K-Mart Exclusive Operation Avalanche box set. The Operation Avalanche set included the Assault Quad (v2), two Air Assault gliders, Snake Eyes (v13), Dusty (v8), Iron Grenadier (v2), and Storm Shadow (v13).
Snake-Eyes (v13) came with a black Sound Attack machine gun, a silver sword and a black backpack sheath w/ silver fittings.
The packaging also included a color background.
The Operation Avalanche set came with five black guns and two black backpacks. No weapons 'belong' to one figure more than any other.
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor
SNAKE EYES learned his top combat skills in missions around the globe. A tragic helicopter mission took away his voice and scarred his face. That's why he communicates with sign language and never removes his mask around others. He studied mystical martial arts with the Arashikage clan, which is also the family of his sword brother STORM SHADOW. SNAKE EYES is an expert in all disciplines of martial arts and silent weapons. He can move silently and without being seen. When COBRA COMMANDER lured STORM SHADOW from the GI JOE team to the evil COBRA forces, SNAKE EYES vowed to stop the ruthless commander.
"The ability to move quickly and silently is my greatest weapon."
Some collectors consider Snake Eyes (v13) to be the early version of the same figure as Snake Eyes (v14), as they were both packed with the same Cobra Commander (v13) and available as part of the 2002 "Wave 3" release of figures.
Additional points of articulation were added to several new 2002 figures. Snake Eyes (v13) has hinged ankles and swivel wrists. Note the return of the O-ring design absent from earlier new figures from 2002.
Versions of Snake Eyes
In 2006, a CLASSIFIED figure was released, showing Snake Eyes from his years prior to G.I. Joe.
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