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STORM SHADOW (v1)

COBRA NINJA 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1984-STORMSHA-01

Series: Three (1984)

Storm Shadow (v1) was first released carded as part of the third series (1984). He was also sold in 1985 and also in 1986. Storm Shadow was finally discontinued domestically in 1987.

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Accessories

Storm Shadow (v1) came with a black katana (long sword), a black wakizashi (short sword), black nunchuks, a black bow, and a black backpack.




The two halves of the backpack opened up like a briefcase. When closed (as pictured below), the backpack held all four of his weapons.

Filecard Information

Birthplace: Classified
Primary Specialty: Assassin
Secondary Specialty: Intelligence

Storm Shadow can trace his family history through thirty generations of assassins. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. Qualified expert: Long bow, Samuari swordl Throwing stars; Nunchaku sticks; 8th degree black belt in five martial arts.

"The great Ninja assassin clans disappeared a hundred years ago. If they were wiped out, nobody took the credit for it an if they're still around - who are they working for?"

Variations

No variations of Storm Shadow (v1) are known to exist.

Body Construction

Storm Shadow (v1)'s body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.

The mold was re-used to make the Cobra Ninja Viper (1992), Storm Shadow (v5) (1997), Red Ninja Viper (2004), and Black Dragon Ninja (2004).

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).

International Variants

In Europe, Storm Shadow was sold carded in the mid-80s on Action Force cards. In Brazil, Storm Shadow was sold in 1986 as Cobra Do Gelo.

In Argentina, Storm Shadow was recolored in red and released as Satan. He was also recolored in black and released as Ninja-Ku. A regular white version of Storm Shadow was also produced as Cobra De Hielo.

Versions of Storm Shadow (v1)

In 2006, a Tommy Arashikage figure was released, showing Storm Shadow from his years prior to Cobra and G.I. Joe.

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Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Storm Shadow (v1).

Original Retail: n/a
Hasbro Product: n/a
RAHC: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #51
Tomart's Guide: #GI5269
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a

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