SNAKE EYES (v2)
Series: Four (1985)
Snake Eyes (version 2) was first released as part of the fourth series (1985). He was also available in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.
Snake Eyes came with a black Uzi submachine gun, a black backpack, a black sword, and a light gray wolf named "Timber."
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Hand-to-hand combat instructor
Subject served in Long Range Recon Patrols in South East Asia. Left the service to study mystic martial arts with the same Ninja family that produced Storm Shadow. Snake-Eyes was living an ascetic existence alone in the High Sierras with a pet wolf named Timber when he was recruited for the G.I. Joe Team.
Qualified Expert: All Nato and Warsaw Pact small arms, black belt in 12 different fighting systems and highly skilled in the use of edged weapons.
"Snake-Eyes was tempered on the anvil of life until he was as dangerous as a razor-edged sword, flailing in the dark. The G.I. Joe Team sheathed that sword and harnessed its deadly energy but even they are wont to forget that even within the safety of its scabbard, the blade retains its cutting edge."
No variations of Snake Eyes (v2) are known to exist.
Snake Eyes (v2)'s body is completely original - all new body parts. None of his parts were ever re-used in other figures.
Starting with this series (Series Four, 1985), the head joint on G.I.Joe figures was changed into a head "ball." This ball allowed the head to look up and down, in addition to left and right.
Versions of Snake Eyes
In 2006, a CLASSIFIED figure was released, showing Snake Eyes from his years prior to G.I. Joe.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Snake Eyes (v2).
Original Retail: $2.29
Hasbro Product: 6437
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85017
Desimone Guide: #69
Tomart's Guide: #GI5359
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 50 (1st Ed.), Pg. 82 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a