COBRA HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT TROOPER
Series: Seven (1988)
Toxo-Viper was released carded as part of the seventh series (1988). He was also sold in 1989 and discontinued domestically in 1990.
Toxo-Viper came with a large brown environmental helmet (with yellow, red, and blue trim), a large black environmental backpack, a black pistol, and a black air hose.
Beware of broken backpacks. The two hanging appendages on both sides of the backpack break very easily.
Cobra Toxo-Vipers are thrust into battle situations mainly to create a foul and unsuitable environment, thus giving the upper hand to Cobra. Their battle suit is moderately air-tight and resistant to most solvents. If the suit was made completely impervious to atmospheric dangers, it would be awkward, slow-moving and most importantly, expensive. Cobra leaders feel that Toxo-Vipers should be encouraged to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, unburdened by heavy and expensive equipment.
"Needless to say, being a Toxo-Viper is not something a Cobra trooper aspires to be. In fact, the assignment is meted out as punishment for major offenses. The mere threat of being transferred to the 'leaky suit brigade' is enough to keep even the most obstreperous troops in line."
No variations of Toxo-Viper (v1) are known to exist.
Toxo-Viper's body is completely original - all new body parts.
In India in 1995, Toxo-Viper was released with differently colored accessories.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Toxo-Viper (v1).
Original Retail: $2.55
Hasbro Product: 6513
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-88012
Desimone Guide: #205
Tomart's Guide: #GI5902
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 117 (1st Ed.), Pg. 172 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a