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COBRA H.I.S.S.

HIGH SPEED SENTRY



YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1983-COBRAHIS-01

Series: Two (1983)
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The Cobra H.I.S.S. [High Speed Sentry] was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1983. The box included the driver, Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver.

The toy was also sold in 1984 and was discontinued in 1985.

The Cobra H.I.S.S. was available from Hasbro Direct via mail-away offers from 1985 until 1991.

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Driver/Pilot: COBRA H.I.S.S DRIVER (v1)

The Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver was released as part of the second series (1983), packaged exclusively with the Cobra H.I.S.S Tank (High Speed Sentry).

H.I.S.S. Driver and the H.I.S.S. Tank were also sold in 1984. The H.I.S.S. Driver was no longer available in stores in 1985.

In 1989, the H.I.S.S. Driver was packaged with five other figures in the "Special Missions Drivers" set available through mail-order from Hasbro Direct.


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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

The Cobra H.I.S.S. cannons can be elevated and held up by two tiny pins underneath where the guns attach to the turret. If the pins break, then the guns will droop and will not stay up when elevated.

Featured In

The Cobra H.I.S.S. was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Variations

There are three different versions of the 788 stickers on the side of the Cobra H.I.S.S.

Early store versions had clear 788 stickers, later store versions had red 788 stickers, and mail-in versions had white 788 stickers.

International Releases

In Europe in the early 1980s, the Cobra H.I.S.S. was recolored in dark red and black and released as the Action Force Hyena Tank, which included the Red Jackal figure.

In Brazil, the Cobra H.I.S.S. was sold by Estrela as the Super Canhão Laser.

The Cobra H.I.S.S. was repackaged and sold in Japan by Takara Toys in 1986.

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 Cobra H.I.S.S..

Original Retail: $6.39
Hasbro Product: 6051
RAHC: n/a
Lee's Guide: 12631
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: GIJ-83060v
The Ultimate Guide: GI5161
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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