COBRA NIGHT ATTACK 4-WD
Series: Three (1984)
The Cobra Night Attack 4-WD Stinger was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1984. It included the driver, Stinger Driver. The Stinger was also sold in 1985 and was discontinued in 1986.
The Stinger (without driver) was also available via mail order in 1987 and 1988.
Driver/Pilot: COBRA STINGER DRIVER (v1)
Cobra Stinger Driver was released as part of the third series (1984), and came packaged exclusively with the Cobra Night Attack 4-WD Stinger. They were also sold in 1985. In 1986, Cobra Stinger Driver was discontinued.
In 1987, Cobra Stinger Driver was available mail-order from Hasbro Direct as part of a six figure vehicle drivers set that included Copperhead, HISS Driver, Crankcase, Frostbite, and Thunder.
Easily Broken/Lost Pieces
The Stinger's red missiles and steering wheel are often misplaced.
The later mail away version of the Stinger has some distinct color differences - most of the snap-on accessories for the mail away version are darker in color, but the mail away body is lighter than the retail version.
The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:
VAMP Mark II (1984)
VAMP & HAL (1984)
Dreadnok Ground Assault (1986)
VAMP Mark II (1988)
Tiger Sting (1989)
Street Striker (1995) - Street Fighter: The Movie
Rattler 4-WD (1998)
Desert Striker (2001)
V.A.M.P. with Twin Battle Gun (2004)
VAMP Mark V (2007)
In Canada in 1984, the Stinger was bundled with the A.S.P. and released in the Sears-exclusive Cobra Combat Set.
In 1985, the Stinger was released in Europe the Action Force line, and later under the G.I. Joe: The Action Force title. The earlier releases featured unique decals.
In Japan in 1986, the Stinger was released as the Cobra Night Attacker.
Versions of Stinger
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Stinger.
Original Retail: $6.49
Hasbro Product: 6055
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84055v
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5293
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 45 (1st Ed.), Pg. 66 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a