COBRA COMMANDER (v2)
Series: Three (1984)
Hooded Cobra Commander was first available as a mail-in offer in 1984. Never released in stores, Hooded Cobra Commander was available mail-order between 1984 and 1990.
In 1992 and 1993, he was available as the mystery figure included with the Collector's Kit.
Hooded Cobra Commander was finally discontinued in 1994 when the entire G.I.Joe line was discontinued.
Hooded Cobra Commander came with a black laser pistol.
Primary Specialty: Intelligence
Secondary Specialty: Ordnance (Experimental Weaponry)
Absolute power! Total control of the world...its people, wealth, and resources---that's the objective of COBRA Commander. This fanatical leader rules with an iron fist. He demands total loyalty and allegiance. His main battle plan, for world control, relies on revolution and chaos. He personally led uprisings in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and other trouble spots. Responsible for kidnapping scientists, businessmen, and military leaders, then forcing them to reveal their top secrets.
"COBRA Commander is hatred and evil personified. Corrupt. A man without scruples. Probably the most dangerous man alive!"
The filecards that came with the early Hooded Cobra Commanders have a rough cardboard backing. Later, the filecards all came with a glossy red backing - like all filecards from Hasbro Direct.
The molds of the torso, waist, and legs of Hooded Cobra Commander were taken from the original Cobra Commander (1982). The molds of the torso, arms, waist, and legs were used to make Cobra Commander (v1.5) (1983).
The back of Cobra Commander's torso is interesting to note, as it has a groove in the back where his laser pistol could snap in and be carried.
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).
Versions of Cobra Commander
"The Doctor" represents Cobra Commander before adopting the title in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. "Old Snake" represents a future version of Cobra Commander from Sunbow's The Transformers animated series.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Cobra Commander (v2).
Original Retail: $1.75 and 3 Flag Points
Hasbro Product: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #23, #480 (mystery figure)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5277
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 39 (1st Ed.), Pg. 58 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a