Series: Twelve (1993)
Nitro-Viper was released as part of the twelfth series (1993) boxed with the Cobra Detonator. He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Nitro-Viper holds the dubious distinction of being the only G.I. Joe character released during 1982 - 1994 not to come with a filecard. In 1994, noted 3 3/4" collector Michael Livanos created a Nitro-Viper filecard that was "sanctioned" by Hasbro.
Nitro-Viper came with a black handgun.
Primary Specialty: DETONATOR Driver
Secondary Specialty: Demolition expert
Motto: "If it stands we can knock it down!"
COBRA DETONATORS are the new elite tanks of the COBRA armed forces. They feature the latest in laser targeting, computerized global positioning, and smart missile technology, conceived in DESTRO'S armaments factories. The competition among TRACK-VIPERS to become operators of the DETONATOR is intense. Prospective NITRO-VIPERS are required to exhibit their ruthlessness by blowing up video game arcades and amusement parks. NITRO-VIPERS enjoy blowing things up so much that other COBRA Troopers and Vipers give them a wide berth.
No variations of Nitro-Viper (v1) are known to exist.
Nitro-Viper's entire body was originally used to create Track-Viper (1989).
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Nitro-Viper (v1).
Original Retail: $29.99
Product Number: 6162
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 221 (1st Ed.), Pg. 274 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #383
Tomart's Guide: #GI6974b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a