COBRA COMMANDER (v5)
Series: Eleven (1992)
Cobra Commander (v5) was released carded as part of the eleventh series (1992) as part of the Talking Battle Commanders. He was discontinued domestically in 1993.
Cobra Commander came with a black missile launcher, two removable black missiles, a black rifle, and a black figure stand.
The black backpack was permanently attached to the back of the figure and could not be removed (except with a screwdriver, see BODY CONSTRUCTION below). The backpack had 3 buttons that would play battle commands : I'll get you!, Vipers attack!, and Cobra!. The fourth button played an electronic combat sound. The backpack ran on three A-76 button size batteries - included with the figure.
Supreme commander of the Cobra Legions, contraband arms merchant, international terrorist and real estate swindler, COBRA COMMANDER is the ultimate foe of G.I. Joe. Although no Cobra Vipers or even his most trusted officers have ever seen the face of Cobra Commander, they are all too familiar with the nasty sound of his voice, screeching the Cobra battle cry while exhorting the Viper Legions to attack or shout dire threats! Implicit in every word he utters, this ruthless leader's principle desire is to totally crush the G.I. Joe Team! Cobra Commander can operate any Cobra Vehicle in the organization's arsenal. He especially enjoys operating the Cobra Rat and the Parasite, which he named himself.
1. Synthetic, non-flammable hood disguises identity
2. Field commander's battle dress jacket
3. Yellow battle dress cord for extreme ruthlessness in action
4. Specialized ammo and weapons belt
5. Long range, dual missile launcher
6. Cobra command rank insignia
• Cobra "Cutter", all-purpose knife
• Puncture-proof, all-weather boots
• Tactical artillery monitor backpack
No variations of Cobra Commander (v5) are known to exist.
Cobra Commander's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
The entire mold was re-used in 2000 to create Cobra Commander (v9).
Cobra Commander's head, front torso, arms, waist, and legs were recolored and re-used in 1993 to create Cobra Commander (v6). The waistpiece was also re-used in 2000 to create Rip It.
Note that the backpack is not easily removable. To remove the backpack, the backpack needs to be opened by unscrewing the four visible screws. Once the backpack is opened, inside are three long screws that attach the backpack to the figure.
Cobra Commander was released in multiple European countries.
Versions of Cobra Commander
"The Doctor" represents Cobra Commander before adopting the title in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. "Old Snake" represents a future version of Cobra Commander from Sunbow's The Transformers animated series.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Cobra Commander (v5).
Original Retail: $5.99
Hasbro Product: 6753
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #312
Tomart's Guide: #GI6555
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 183 (1st Ed.), Pg. 255 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a