S. M. S.
COBRA'S SENTRY AND MISSILE SYSTEM
Series: Four (1985)
The Sentry Missile System was first released as a Sears Exclusive in 1985. The toy was also listed in the 1986 Sears Catalog and discontinued shortly afterwards.
Strangely, the Sears Catalog incorrectly names this item as the H.I.S.S.
Easily Broken/Lost Pieces
On the Sentry, the 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.
On the Missile System, take extra care with the rocket pod that holds the three missiles - it snaps onto the turret and can sometimes be found broken off. Also, the console and support stand are frequently missing.
No variations of S. M. S. are known to exist.
The Sentry mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:H.I.S.S. (1983)
Septic Tank (1991)
H.I.S.S. III (2000)
Crimson Strike Team HISS Tank (2002)
Operation Crimson Sabotage (2004)
Ultimate Battle Pack (2008)
Arctic H.I.S.S. (2009)
The Missile System mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:MMS (1982)
Heetseek Missile System (2009)
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to S. M. S..
Original Retail: $9.99
Hasbro Product: 6686
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85058v
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5351
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 58 (1st Ed.), Pg. 96 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a