COBRA NINJA VIPER (v1)
Series: Eleven (1992)
Cobra Ninja Viper was first available as a mail-in offer from Hasbro Direct in 1992. He was discontinued domestically in 1993.
Ninja Viper came with two dark gray swords.
The swords were originally available colored silver with Jinx.
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Recruited from the highest ranks of Cobra's Viper Corps, the COBRA NINJA VIPERS are the elite representation of Cobra's new elevated level of ruthlessness. Only the most sinister and cunning Cobras are selected for duty as Ninja Vipers. Cobra Ninja Vipers are no less than 10th level black belts in karate, jujitsu and kung fu. These villains are extremely obedient and always carry out their orders to the letter. They function as covert subversives who can "persuade" any foe to do their bidding by entrapping the individual in one of their patented martial arts maneuvers. If given the opportunity, Cobra Ninja Vipers could wreak enough havoc worldwide to seriously damage G.I. Joe's global operations.
Many Ninja Vipers came with light gray swords (pictured below), instead of the dark gray swords. In addition, some Ninja Vipers came with no swords at all.
As for the figure itself, the Cobra logo on its chest has been seen in very dark red, bright red, and light red. Neither version is more difficult to find than another.
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 Ninja Viper (v1).
Original Retail: $3.75 and 1 Flag Point
Product Number: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 196 (1st Ed.), Pg. 249 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #330
Tomart's Guide: #GI6735
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a