SNAKE EYES (v14)
Series: Eighteen (2002)
Snake-Eyes (v14) was released as part of the eighteenth series (2002) carded in a two-pack with Cobra Commander (v13). The first 20,000 units of this two-pack produced contained Snake Eyes (v13) (2002) before the color scheme was changed.
Snake Eyes (v14) was also released in 2003 with a Mission Disc.
The same variant version of Snake Eyes (v14) was also released in 2004 as a single carded figure.
Two Pack and Mission Disc
Snake-Eyes (v14) came with a black Sound Attack machine gun, a silver sword and a black backpack sheath w/ silver fittings.
The two pack packaging also included a color background.
The Mission Disc pack also included Mission Disc 2, featuring two episodes of the cartoon, a game, and a comic. The same disc was also included with the Mission Disc version of Dusty (v8).
VHS 3 Pack
Snake Eyes (v14) (with Spy Troops VHS 3 pack) came with no accessories.
VvV Single Pack
Snake Eyes (v14) (in the single pack) came with a backpack (that could hold both swords), a silver submachine gun, two dark silver swords, and a black assault rifle.
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor
Motto: "The ability to move quickly and silently is my greatest weapon."
Some people say that ninja own the night. If that's the case, SNAKE EYES owns the whole twenty four hours. Anybody who isn't a mouth-breather has a reasonable chance of sneaking up behind a sentry in the dark. SNAKE EYES can do it at high noon on a gravel path with no cover. He is proficient in twelve martial arts systems and a master of the same ninja clan (Arashikage) that produced STORM SHADOW. At one time SNAKE EYES and the COBRA ninja STORM SHADOW were sword brothers, but circumstances forced them apart and led STORM SHADOW down the evil road to COBRA. Although others see them as bitter foes, SNAKE EYES looks at the COBRA ninja and sees only the best friend he ever had, so he dreads the day he may have to draw his sword against him in earnest.
Some collectors consider Snake Eyes (v14) to be the later version of the same figure as Snake Eyes (v13), as they were both packed with the same Cobra Commander (v13) and available as part of the 2002 "Wave 3" release of figures.
Some versions of the carded figure two-pack came with a sticker promoting the G.I.Joe cartoons on Cartoon Network.
The VHS and single packaged versions of Snake Eyes (pictured below left) had darker shoulder pads, gloves, feet, and calves than earlier versions.
Additional points of articulation were added to several new 2002 figures. Snake Eyes (v14) 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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