WATER MOCCASIN PILOT
Series: Three (1984)
Copperhead was released as part of the third series (1984), and came packaged exclusively with the Cobra Water Moccasin. They were also sold in 1985. In 1986, Copperhead was discontinued.
In 1987, Copperhead was available mail-order from Hasbro Direct as part of a six figure vehicle drivers set that included HISS Driver, Stinger Driver, Crankcase, Frostbite, and Thunder.
Copperhead came with no accessories.
Primary Specialty: Air-driver swamp vehicle operator
It is presumed that Copperhead is native to or otherwise intimately familiar with the Florida Everglades. Intelligence sources venture a guess that he raced speedboats in high stakes races in Monaco and Japan. His major weakness is gambling. Odds are that he got started by placing bets on his own races. Apparently he compounded his folly by selling his services to COBRA in hopes of paying off his bookies.
Gung-Ho says: "Sure. I know the type. They're all around the Gulf Coast. Trash. Drifters. They can drive a swamp buggy like the devil himself, rebuild a V-8 with a coat hanger and spit, fight all night and raise cain 'til the cock crows. They got a heart fulla gimme and a mouth full o' much obliged..."
Copperhead came in two different versions. The early versions of Copperhead came with dark green paint on the helmet, gloves, and legs - later versions had light green paint. The variation has become known as dark green gloves and light green gloves Copperheads.
The dark green gloves Copperhead is the more difficult one to find.
Copperhead's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
Copperhead's entire body mold was re-used in 1989 for the Python Copperhead.
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 swivel ball head was introduced in 1985 (Series Four).
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Copperhead (v1).
Original Retail: $6.49
Product Number: 6058
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84054B (light gloves), GIJ-84054A (dark gloves)
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 38 (1st Ed.), Pg. 58 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #62
Tomart's Guide: #GI5297b (light gloves), #GI5299b (dark gloves)
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a