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TRACK VIPER (v1)

H.I.S.S. II DRIVER 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1989-TRACKVIP-01

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 was simultaneously released in the Benny's exclusive Mudfighter & H.I.S.S. II two pack, along with Dogfight and two bonus figures. Track Viper still piloted the H.I.S.S. II.

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Accessories

Track Viper came with a black pistol.

The same pistol was later available with Nitro-Viper.

Packaging Information

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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!"

Variations

No variations of Track Viper (v1) are known to exist.

Featured In

Track Viper was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

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 Information

The 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
Product Number: 6246
Lee's Guide: GIJ-89058
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 140 (1st Ed.), Pg. 196 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #252
Tomart's Guide: #GI6201b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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