FAST BLAST VIPER (v2)
BRANCH: FIELD COMBAT
Series: Eighteen (2002)
Fast Blast Viper (version 2) was released as part of the eighteenth series (2002) boxed in an eight-pack Exclusive to BJ's Wholesale Club and Fred Meyer stores. Also included were a reprint of Image Comics' G.I. Joe #1, Dial Tone, Roadblock, Snake Eyes, Wet-Suit, Firefly, Storm Shadow, and Undertow.
Fast Blast Viper came with a silver knife, a silver Sound Attack laser gun, a dark gray Sound Attack rifle, and a silver handgun.
Armed with specially designed battlefield weapons, FAST BLAST VIPERS are sent out to lead an attack with only one objective: stop GI JOE forces. They obey every order from COBRA COMMANDER instantly and without question. To make them more formidable, FAST BLAST VIPERS have been trained to wipe out any fear or hesitation in attack situations - they show no emotion no matter what happens. They are mean and aggressive opponents with many combat skills and are tough enemies of the GI JOE team.
"We fight until we win."
No variations of Fast Blast Viper (v2) are known to exist.
Fast Blast Viper's entire mold was used to make the orignal Fast Blast Viper (2001) and the chest, arms, waist, and legs were originally used in 1989 to create the original H.E.A.T. Viper (1989). The head was originally used to create Undertow (1990) and Undertow (v2) (2000) and simultaneously used on Undertow (v3) (2002). This head was also modifed and used on Laser Viper (v2) (2001).
Although Fast Blast Viper (version 2) and Undertow (v3) (2002) share the same head in nearly the same color, they are not the same. Fast Blast Viper's head has a glossier flesh tone, and Undertow's head has the whites of the eyes painted.
Note the blades on Fast Blast Viper's legs. The original versions of Fast Blast Viper (2001) and H.E.A.T. Viper (1989) both came with bazooka shells that fit on these. This version of Fast Blast Viper did not come with these shells.
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