COVERT MISSION SPECIALIST
Series: Twelve (1993)
Snake-Eyes (version 5) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993) as part of the Ninja Force subset. The 1993 Ninja Force figures were numbered 1 through 7 - Snake-Eyes was number 1.
Snake-Eyes (version 5) was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Snake-Eyes came with three assorted blue swords, a blue knife, two blue claws, blue nunchuks, and a blue figure stand.
All of Snake-Eyes' accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor
Motto: "Move with the wind and you will never be heard."
SNAKE-EYES excelled in Long Range Recon Patrols and high-risk covert missions in Southeast Asia. His success was based on his ability to use everything from trees to fog when making himself virtually "invisible," even to skilled Cobra Ninjas. He perfected his mystical martial arts techniques with the same ninja clan that trained STORM SHADOW. Snake-Eyes was living a self-disciplined, tranquil life in the High Sierras when HAWK recruited him for the G.I. Joe team. Since then, he has proven himself an invaluable asset to the Ninja Force and one of the fiercest fighting menaces against all Cobra legions.
1. Metsubushi escape flares
2. Torninoko plastique charges
3. Armor plated concealment mask
4. Standard issue 9mm combat Beretta
5. Nage-Teppo smoke grenades
6. Armor plated body armor
7. 2 XJT-baseball grenades
8. Sword blocking forearm shields
9. Shinobi-Tana dagger
10. Soft-tread foot wraps
Earlier versions of Snake-Eyes' packaging did not have the small parts warning printed on the card. A clear sticker with white text was placed above the figure's name. Later card printings have the text next to the figure in black text on a gray background.
Snake-Eyes (version 5)'s body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures. The mold was re-used in 1994 to create Shadow Ninjas Snake-Eyes (v6).
Like all the Ninja Force figures, Snake-Eyes' body was designed with a "real ninja move." Snake-Eyes' legs could be squeezed together, causing his arms to make a chopping motion.
South Korean releases of Snake-Eyes placed Korean-language stickers have been placed over portions of the American card.
Some South Korean releases used a Chinese card, with a white Korean G.I.Joe logo placed on the top of the card.
European releases of Snake-Eyes had hexagonal shaped footpeg holes. Additionally, while still the same color as their American counterparts, the tekagi claws used the retooled versions first seen with Snake-Eyes (v6) (1994).
Versions of Snake Eyes
In 2006, a CLASSIFIED figure was released, showing Snake-Eyes from his years prior to G.I. Joe.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Snake-Eyes (v5).
Original Retail: $4.99
Hasbro Product: 6871
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #419
Tomart's Guide: #GI6981
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 225 (1st Ed.), Pg. 278 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a