BIG BOA (v1)
Series: Six (1987)
Big Boa was first released carded as part of the sixth series (1987). He was also sold in 1988 and was discontinued domestically in 1989.
Big Boa came with a silver mouthpiece, two red flexsteel-mesh boxing gloves (with white Cobra logos on them), a brown punching bag, and a black stand for the punching bag.
Cobra troopers can be an unruly bunch at times. They aren't motivated by patriotism, unit loyalty, honor or sense of duty. It takes a brutal, unfeeling taskmaster to whip them into fighting trim and Big Boa fits the bill to a tee. He has a voice like a bullhorn, fists the size of frozen turkeys and the disposition of a rabid grizzly bear.
"Big Boa kicks open the Cobra barracks door at 0500 and makes everyone do the low-crawl up the mountain while pushing a bowling ball with their noses. Then, it's a twenty-mile run through the bramble thickets, more push-ups than you want to know about, and a two-mile swim upstream with flak jacket and helmet. After breakfast, he starts on the HARD stuff!"
No variations of Big Boa (v1) are known to exist.
Big Boa's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Big Boa's chest, arms, waist, and legs were later re-colored and re-used to create Balrog.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Big Boa (v1).
Original Retail: $2.43
Hasbro Product: 6484
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-87016
Desimone Guide: #158
Tomart's Guide: #GI5713
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 88 (1st Ed.), Pg. 141 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a