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.
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 under its G.I. Joe: The Action Force line.
In Japan in 1986, the Stinger was released as the Cobra Night Attacker.
Versions of Cobra 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 Cobra Stinger.
Original Retail: $6.49
Hasbro Product: 6055
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
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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