COBRA COMMANDER (v12)
SUPREME COBRA LEADER
Series: Eighteen (2002)
Cobra Commander was released as part of the eighteenth series (2002), carded in a two-pack with Duke (v10).
The figure was also available as a bonus figure in special K-Mart Exclusive packaging.
Cobra Commander (v12) came with a black rifle, a black pistol, and a black submachine gun.
The packaging also included a color background.
Primary Specialty: Intelligence
Secondary Specialty: Ordinance (Experimental Weaponry)
COBRA COMMANDER is totally ruthless and without a conscience. The leader of the COBRA forces, he wants two simple things: to take over the work through his COBRA organization, and to destroy the GI JOE team. Money and power are what he's after and he'll do anything to get them. He demands complete loyalty from his forces and gives out strong punishments to anyone who questions him. He hates DUKE, the leader of the GI JOE team. He believes that if he can capture DUKE, then all his evil plans will fall into place.
"COBRA COMMANDER is as cunning and dangerous as the reptile for which he is named. Like a snake, he is always shedding his skin, escaping danger then rebuilding his operations overnight."
Early versions of Cobra Commander had a brighter red paint used on the details. Later versions use a darker red.
Some versions of the carded figure two-pack came with a sticker promoting the G.I.Joe cartoons on Cartoon Network.
The carded two-pack was also available in special plastic packaging with a free bonus figure of either Big Ben (v4) or Cobra Alley Viper (v5) as a K-Mart Exclusive Bonus Pack.
Cobra Commander was also available loose with the carded two-pack of General Tomahawk (v2) and Headman (v2) as a K-Mart Exclusive Bonus Pack.
The same mold was used to create Cobra Commander (v11) (2002).
Note the changes made from previous versions of 3 3/4" figures - including new waist construction.
Versions of Cobra Commander
"The Doctor" represents Cobra Commander before adopting the title in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. "Old Snake" represents a future version of Cobra Commander from Sunbow's The Transformers animated series.
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