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2008 Equipment



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Night Specter

  • Blue amphibious aircraft with cockpit for driver in prone position, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Target-exclusive boxed vehicle from April 2008, packaged with Grand Slam.
  • Recolor of Flying Submarine (S.H.A.R.C.) (1984). Also related: Night Shade (1988); Sky SHARC (1990); Wave Crusher (2001); Sharc Tooth (2008).
  • No animated appearances.

 


A.W.E. Striker (I)

  • Green dune buggy with 4-wheel suspension and top-mounted cannon; similar to Fast Attack Vehicle, used by G.I. Joe. Stands for All Weather & Environment.
  • Target-exclusive boxed vehicle from April 2008, packaged with Crankcase.
  • Recolor of A.W.E. Striker (1985). Also related: Eco Striker (1992); A.W.E. Striker (2001); A.W.E. Striker (2003); A.W.E. Striker (2008/II).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Cobra H.I.S.S. (I)

  • Blue tank with triangular treads and twin cannon turret, used by Cobra.
  • Target-exclusive boxed vehicle from April 2008, packaged with Cobra Driver.
  • Recolor of Cobra H.I.S.S. (1983). Also related: Cobra's Sentry and Missile System (S.M.S.) (1985); HISS II (1989); Septic Tank (1991); H.I.S.S. III (2000); Crimson H.I.S.S. (2002); HISS IIb (2003); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2004); Operation Crimson Sabotage (2004); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/I); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/II); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2008/II); Ultimate Battle Pack (2008); Arctic H.I.S.S. (2009).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Cobra H.I.S.S. (II)

  • Black tank with triangular treads and twin cannon turret, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle from June 2008, packaged with HISS Commander.
  • Recolor of Cobra H.I.S.S. (1983). Also related: Cobra's Sentry and Missile System (S.M.S.) (1985); HISS II (1989); Septic Tank (1991); H.I.S.S. III (2000); Crimson H.I.S.S. (2002); Cobra Hiss IV (2002); HISS IIb (2003); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2004); Operation Crimson Sabotage (2004); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/I); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/II); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2008/I); Ultimate Battle Pack (2008); Arctic H.I.S.S. (2009).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Armadillo Tank vs. Serpentor's Air Chariot

    Small green tread-tank with one-man quad turret, used by G.I. Joe; gold one-man flying platform with snake-head forward shield, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle set from June 2008, packaged with Steeler (2008/I) and Serpentor.
  • Recolor of Mini Tank Armadillo (1985) and Air Chariot (1986). Also related: Armadillo (1989); Sgt. Slaughter's Armadillo (2006).
  • No animated appearances.

 


VAMP

  • Green doorless jeep with rear-mounted twin machine guns, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from June 2008, packaged with Double Clutch.
  • Related: Attack Vehicle (VAMP) (1982); Attack Vehicle (VAMP Mark II) (1984); Cobra Night Attack 4-WD Stinger (1984); Tiger Sting (1989); Cobra Rattler 4-WD (1998); Desert Striker (2001); VAMP with Twin Battle Gun (2004); VAMP Mark V (2007); Cobra Stinger (2009).
  • No animated appearances.

 


RAM Cycle vs. Cobra Flight Pod

  • Green motorcycle with side-mounted machine gun, used by G.I. Joe; white one-man steerable seat with twin jets and canopy, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle set from June 2008, packaged with Breaker (2008/II) and Tele-Viper.
  • Recolor of Rapid Fire Motorcycle (RAM) (1982) and Cobra Flight Pod (Trubble Bubble) (1985). Also related: Cobra Viper Team: Viper and Flight Pod (1997); Ultimate Battle Pack (2008)
  • No animated appearances.

 


S.W.A.T. R.T.V.

  • Dark green jeep with forward and side gun stations, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Target-exclusive boxed vehicle from April 2008, packaged with Grand Slam.
  • Recolor of Hammer (1990). Related: Brawler (2002).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Claw Mech

  • Black power suit with claw arm and blue-tinted front, used by Cobra.
  • G.I. Joe Convention-exclusive boxed vehicle from June 2008, packaged with Hotwire.
  • Related: Defense Mech (2004); Pulverizer (2004); Iron Mech (2005)
  • No animated appearances.

 


Conquest X-30

  • Grey jet fighter with forward-swept wings; similar to Grunman X-29, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Target-exclusive boxed vehicle from September 2008, packaged with Slip Stream.
  • Recolor of Conquest X-30 (1986). Also related: Python Patrol Conquest (1989); Conquest X-30 (1998); Conquest X-30 (2003); Python Patrol Conquest X-30 (2009).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Cobra Rattler

  • Blue bomber with wing-mounted VTOL jet engines; similar to A-10, used by Cobra.
  • Target-exclusive boxed vehicle from September 2008, packaged with Wild Weasel (2008/II).
  • Recolor of Cobra Rattler (Ground Attack Jet) (1984). Also related: Tiger Rat (1988); A-10 Thunderbolt (1997); COBRA Rattler (2002); Tiger Rat (2009).
  • No animated appearances.

 


A.W.E. Striker

  • Tan dune buggy with 4-wheel suspension and top-mounted cannon; similar to Fast Attack Vehicle, used by G.I. Joe. Stands for All Weather & Environment.
  • Boxed vehicle from October 2008, packaged with Leatherneck.
  • Recolor of A.W.E. Striker (1985). Also related: Eco Striker (1992); A.W.E. Striker (2001); A.W.E. Striker (2003); A.W.E. Striker (2008/I).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Sharc Tooth

  • White amphibious aircraft with cockpit for prone driver, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from October 2008, packaged with Deep Six (2008/I).
  • Recolor of Flying Submarine (S.H.A.R.C.) (1984). Also related: Night Shade (1988); Sky SHARC (1990); Wave Crusher (2001); Night Specter (2008).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Firebat Jet

  • Red one-man aircraft with folding wings, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from October 2008, packaged with AVAC.
  • Related: Cobra Terror Drome with Firebat. The Built-to-Rule Headquarters Attack (2004) also included its own design of Firebat.
  • No animated appearances.

 


Cobra F.A.N.G. and Cobra C.L.A.W.

  • Black one-man copter with open cockpit and white one-man "battle wing" glider, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle set from October 2008, packaged with Cobra Viper (2008/II) and Cobra Pilot.
  • Related: Cobra F.A.N.G. (1983); Cobra C.L.A.W. (1984); Dreadnok Air Assault (1986); Cobra FANG II (1989); Cobra F.A.N.G. III (2002); FLAK Cannon vs. Cobra CLAW (2009). A CLAW of the 2008-2009 variety was also included with 2008's DVD Battles #5 figure set, intended for Cobra Commander.
  • No animated appearances.

 


Ultimate Battle Pack

  • Green tread tank with driver in top machine gun turret; similar to M1 Abrams or MBT-70, used by G.I. Joe; black tank with triangular treads and twin cannon turret, and blue one-man steerable seat with twin jets and canopy, used by Cobra.
  • Target-exclusive boxed vehicle set from October 2008, packaged with Short-Fuze, Stalker (2008/II), Steeler (2008/II), Cobra Commander (2008/X), Destro (2008/V), HISS Driver (2008/II), and Vehicle Gunner.
  • Recolors of Motorized Battle Tank (MOBAT), Cobra H.I.S.S. (1983), and Cobra Flight Pod (Trubble Bubble). Also related: Motorized Crimson Attack Tank (C.A.T.) (1985); MOBAT (1998); Cobra C.A.T. II (2003); Cobra's Sentry and Missile System (S.M.S.) (1985); HISS II (1989); Septic Tank (1991); H.I.S.S. III (2000); Crimson H.I.S.S. (2002); Cobra Hiss IV (2002); HISS IIb (2003); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2004); Operation Crimson Sabotage (2004); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/I); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/II); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2008/I); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2008/II); Cobra Viper Team: Viper and Flight Pod (1997); RAM Cycle vs. Cobra Flight Pod (2008)
  • No animated appearances.

 



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