TRACK VIPER (v1)
H.I.S.S. II DRIVER
Series: Eight (1989)
Track Viper was released as part of the eighth series (1989), packaged exclusively with the Cobra H.I.S.S. II tank. He was also sold in 1990, then was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Track Viper came with a black pistol.
The same pistol was later available with Nitro-Viper.
The H.I.S.S. II is the modernized version of Cobra's main battle tank. It features an enhanced troop carrying capability and a laser range-finder integrated with a computerized fire-control system. Protected by layers of composite and reactive armor, the TRACK VIPER can single-handedly, drive the vehicle, lock onto targets, and operate the weapons system all within a climate controlled cockpit that affords excellent 360° visibility through a bullet-proof acrylic windshield.
"Members of the VIPER corps and other Cobra troopers like to joke that the Track Vipers are recruited from Cobra personnel who are too clumsy or too slow to survive in the infantry. Although they tend to be large and muscular, Track Vipers are the perfect size for driving the H.I.S.S. II! They have to be that big, 'cause no one else is going to retread the track after it has been hit by a mortar round!"
No variations of Track Viper (v1) are known to exist.
Track Viper's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
The entire mold was later re-used and re-colored to create Nitro Viper (1993).
Versions of Track Viper
This was the only version of Track Viper ever made.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Track Viper (v1).
Original Retail: $8.39
Hasbro Product: 6246
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-89058
Desimone Guide: #252
Tomart's Guide: #GI6201b
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 140 (1st Ed.), Pg. 196 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a