A FULLY ARMED NEGATOR GYROCOPTER
Series: Two (1983)
The Cobra F.A.N.G. was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1983. The toy was also sold in 1984 and 1985, then was discontinued in 1986.
The F.A.N.G. was available from Hasbro Direct via mail-away offers from 1986 until 1991.
Easily Broken/Lost Pieces
The most commonly lost piece on the Cobra F.A.N.G. is the red roll cage.
The four missiles and the gray bomb are also sometimes lost.
The landing skid either has flat bottom (initial ones) or has a raised center ridge bottom (later ones) on it.
Recolored with yellow highlights and including a driver Blades, the Action Force S.A.S. Hawk was sold in Europe in the early 80s. The vehicle was later released as the F.A.N.G., but with different decals than the U.S. release.
In Brazil in 1984, the F.A.N.G. was not part of Cobra and sold as the Helicóptero De Ataque by Estrela Toys.
Takara released the F.A.N.G. as the Cobra Gyro in 1986.
In India starting in 1988, Funskool re-used the mold to create the Funskool F.A.N.G..
Also in India, Funskool recolored the F.A.N.G. blue and released it as part of the Rescue Squad.
Versions of Cobra F.A.N.G.
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 F.A.N.G..
Original Retail: $3.19
Hasbro Product: 6077
Lee's Guide: GIJ-83065v
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: GI5181
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 27 (1st Ed.), Pg. 40 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
3 3/4" Vehicles - By Year
- 2007 - Series Twenty Three
- 2008 - Series Twenty Four
- 2009 - Series Twenty Five
- 2010 - Series Twenty Six
- 2011 - Series Twenty Seven
- 2012 - Series Twenty Eight
- 2013 - Series Twenty Nine
- 2014 - Series Thirty
- 2015 - Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Membership Exclusives
- 2015 - 2014 Convention Exclusives
- 2015 - 50th Anniversary
3 3/4" Vehicles - Alphabetical Listing
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