MOTOR VIPER (v1)
COBRA STUN DRIVER
Series: Five (1986)
Motor-Viper was released as part of the fifth series (1986), packaged exclusively with the Cobra STUN. He was also sold in 1987, then was discontinued domestically in 1988.
In 1989, the Motor-Viper was available mail-order from Hasbro Direct as part of the "Special Missions Drivers" set with Ace, Thunder, Lampreys, Keel-Haul, and Strato-Viper. In 1991 and 1992, Motor-Viper was available from Hasbro Direct as part of the "Cobra Patrol Unit" with Strato-Viper and a FANG helicopter.
Leftover Hasbro stock of this figure was sold at the 1993 G.I.Joe Convention.
Motor-Viper came with no accessories.
Motor Viper's head was molded in two different colors, one in a lighter shade of blue matching the detail on the top of the head, and in a darker blue matching the majority of the helmet. Note the area of light blue paint on the front of the neck ball on the head molded in the dark blue. It is unknown which version is more difficult to find.
For the 1993 G.I. Joe Convention, carded Motor Vipers were for sale. The figures themselves are identical to the retail release.
Motor-Viper's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
Motor-Viper's chest, arms, waist, and legs were re-used in 1990 to create the Sky Patrol Airwave.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Motor Viper (v1).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #122, #430 (Convention)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5611b
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Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a