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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1997-COBRACOM-08

Series: Fourteen (1997)

Cobra Commander (version eight) was released as part of the fourteenth series (1997) in the Cobra Command Team three pack with Baroness and Destro.

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Cobra Commander (v8) came with a black laser pistol and a black figure stand.

Filecard Information

File Name: Unknown
Birthplace: Unknown
Primary Specialty: Supreme Leader of COBRA

Cobra Commander actually started out as a used car dealer, but increasingly began to believe that governments and big business were "out to get the little guy." He was determined to find a way to climb to the "top of the heap" by any means necessary. Already an unstable personality, the man who would be Cobra Commander went completely around the bend when his brother was fatally wounded in a traffic accident with a soldier's family. It mattered not that it had been his brother who caused the accident. Building an organization of malcontents and financing it with everything from pyramid schemes to selling household products door-to-door, Cobra Commander gradually realized his dream of forming a terrorist organization with the will and firepower to cause chaos around the world. Today, Cobra is regarded as the number-one terrorist threat across the globe. Cobra Commander is utterly dedicated to starting conflict, overthrowing nations, and doing everything possible to bring down the governments of the world. With his desire to conquer the planet under his iron fist, Cobra Commander is unquestionably the most dangerous and ruthless man on the face of the Earth.

From G.I. Joe Files: "One wonders how something like this could have happened; how an otherwise innocuous person could have built up such a horrible and frightening entity as Cobra, under his complete and total control. It's not the first time something like this has happened. Probably won't be the last, either. It's up to the Joes to stop the likes of Cobra Commander, no matter how long it takes!"


No variations of Cobra Commander (v8) are known to exist.

Body Construction

Cobra Commander (v8) is a complete repaint made from the 1987 version of Cobra Commander (v3).

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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