PYTHON OFFICER (v1)
PYTHON PATROL OFFICER
Series: Eight (1989)
Python Officer was first released carded as part of the eighth series (1989). He was also sold in 1990 and was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Leftover Hasbro stock of this figure was packaged with new accessories and sold at an early G.I.Joe Convention as "Cobra Viper."
Python Officer came with a black Dragunov's sniper rifle.
PYTHON OFFICER is trained at Cobra leadership schools and is required to take a special course in stealth tactics that utilizes the advantages of the Pythonizing Process. He is a qualified air-traffic controller, artillery spotter and infantry leader. His proficiency with second generation, digital-keyboard message devices enables him to coordinate infantry, armor, artillery, and air-support instantaneously, in code, and without audio transmission.
"The slithering mastermind is dedicated to destroying G.I. Joe and the free world. He'll stop at nothing to crush transportation lines, communications lines, or just about anything that he can obliterate! The Python Officer displays no fear in his actions. He has contempt for everything and is very willing to show this in the most violent of ways!"
The G.I.Joe Convention release came with a black pistol and a blue rifle.
Python Officer's body was made from the mold of the Cobra (1982).
In Canada, Python Officer was released in dual-language packaging.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Python Officer (v1).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #114, #385 (Convention)
Tomart's Guide: #GI6142
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a