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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1983-SNAKE-01

Series: Two (1983)
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The Battle Armor S.N.A.K.E. was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1983. The toy was also sold in 1984 and was discontinued in 1985.

A Suit of Armor with 4 Removable Weapon Pods
4 For Sale
839 People Have It
241 People Want It

Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

Note that the Battle Armor S.N.A.K.E. is molded in white plastic than can sometimes become discolored yellow. Some factors known to cause the discoloration include exposure to direct sunlight for an extended period of time, humidity, contact with chemicals (such as glue or tape), and bright artificial light.

Featured In

The Battle Armor S.N.A.K.E. was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.


No variations of S.N.A.K.E. are known to exist.

Vehicle Construction

The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:

S.N.A.K.E. (1983)
S.N.A.K.E. (1985)

The mold was reused to create a tiny portion of the Defiant "crawler transport" vehicle.

International Releases

In Europe in the early 1980s, the S.N.A.K.E. was recolored in dark red and renamed the Escape Armour as part of the Action Force.

In India in the early 90s, the S.N.A.K.E. was recolored in gray.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to S.N.A.K.E..

Original Retail: $2.49
Product Number: 6083
Lee's Guide: GIJ-83070a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 33 (1st Ed.), Pg. 48 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5173
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a