COBRA INTELLIGENCE OFFICER
Series: Three (1984)
The Baroness was first released carded as part of the third series (1984). She was available in 1985 and was discontinued domestically in 1986.
The Baroness came with a black high-density laser rifle and a black backpack.
Primary Specialty: Intelligence
Secondary Specialty: Fixed Wing Pilot
The spoiled offspring of wealthy European aristocrats, the Baroness graduated from student radicalism into international terrorism and finally into the ranks of COBRA. She was severely burned during a COBRA night attack operation and has had extensive plastic surgery. Rumor has it that she is the only one who knows Destro's secret identity. Qualified expert: M-16; AK-47; RPG7; Uzi; H.I.S.S. tank operator.
"Her principal weakness is in the division of her loyalty between COBRA Commander and Destro. Her chief strength would seem to lie in her ability to play them against each other."
No variations of Baroness (v1) are known to exist.
The Baroness was made up of entirely original parts. The entire mold was re-used in 1997 to create Baroness (v2) and in 2000 to create Chameleon.
Note that the figure's head only turns left and right - it does not allow the head to look up and down. The heads only turned left and right until the the swivel ball head that was introduced in 1985 (Series Four).
In Europe, the Baroness was sold in the mid-80s on Action Force cards.
Takara released the Baroness in Japan in 1986.
Later, the Baroness was produced in India made of slightly lower-quality plastic. Additionally, a much rarer version has been found with Baroness in red and black as Rednok. Rednok was a promotional Complan Commando figure produced for Complan Chocolate Health Drink. Note that Rednok's lower arms come from Lady Jaye (1985).
In Egypt, Nilco distributed a Funskool-produced Baroness.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Baroness (v1).
Original Retail: $2.25
Hasbro Product: 6428
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84011
Desimone Guide: #49
Tomart's Guide: #GI5265
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 38 (1st Ed.), Pg. 57 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a