SNAKE EYES (v8)
Snake Eyes (v8) came with a black Uzi submachine gun, a black laser rifle, a black sword, a black backpack, and a black figure stand.
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor
Snake-Eye's life has been one of both military discipline and horrific tragedy. He served in Southeast Asia in a Long-Range Recon Patrol. Upon returning home, he learned that his parents and sister had been fatally wounded on their way to the airport to meet him. Subsequently, Snake-Eyes joined the ninja clan which was Storm Shadow's family. This ended in disaster when the head of the family known as the Hard Master, was assassinated. Storm Shadow was the primary suspect. Laster, Snake-Eyes would retreat to a mountain cabin in the High Sierras, turning his back on the world, with only a wolf named Timber as his companion. When the G.I. Joes were being formed, Stalker and Hawk brought him back to be part of the team. In an early Joe mission, Snake-Eyes was involved in a mid-air helicopter collision that left his face horribly scarred. He was virtually unable to speak. Yet, through all of this, Snake-Eyes never abandoned his sense of duty or discipline. He remains, to this day, the ultimate soldier, and a valued member of the G.I. Joe Team.
From Snake-Eyes' Journal: "Do I have any regrets about choosing the life of a soldier? None. It has been my continuing privilege to serve in defense of this country and for all it stands with men and women upon whom I can depend utterly. They are the finest this country has to offer. Being a soldier isn't so much a job - it is a trust."
No variations of Snake Eyes (v8) are known to exist.
Note that the figure's head only turns left and right - it does not allow the head to look up and down.
Don't confuse this Snake Eyes (v8) with the Snake Eyes (v7) that was released at the same time. Snake Eyes (version 7) was available only in the Stars&Stripes set - Snake Eyes (version 8) was available only in the Commando Team set.
Versions of Snake Eyes
In 2006, a CLASSIFIED figure was released, showing Snake Eyes from his years prior to G.I. Joe.
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