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Alley Viper











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Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various8693 seconds66845

Notes: DiC's Alley Vipers wore the 1989 outfit, with a solid blue vest and a solid orange visor with no Cobra logo on the front. The one featured in Operation Dragonfire always wore his visor up.

 

Operation Dragonfire: Day 2204 seconds16 lines
Operation Dragonfire: Day 3121 seconds24 lines
Operation Dragonfire: Day 4143 seconds15 lines
Operation Dragonfire: Day 579 seconds9 lines
United We Stand33 seconds2 lines
Victory at Volcania Part 176 seconds 
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 123 seconds 
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 214 seconds 

Headcanon

Alley Vipers were introduced to Cobra's forces in 1986 as its new elite combat troopers, supplying urban battlefield environments with the same expertise the Crimson Guard gave to the organziation's security, infiltration, and white-collar duties. Their appearance was represented by Version 1, changing to Version 6 in early 1988 and Version 8 in 1991. They ranked in the second tier of Vipers, alongside their fellow elite Eels and Astro-Vipers but below the ultra-elite Ninja Vipers and Shadow Vipers.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1989
2. 1993 (Battle Corps yellow)
3. 1994 (Battle Corps orange)
4. 1997 (Rage)
5. 2002/I (JvC Wave 1.5)
6. 2002/II (JvC Wave 2.5)
7. 2003 (JvC Wave 7.75)
8. 2004 (Urban Strike Team)
Version 1: 1989 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0202: Cobra Urban Assault Trooper
  • head: Alley Viper (89)
  • arms: Alley Viper (89)
  • torso: Alley Viper (89)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • legs: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94)
Accessories: orange and blue face shield (new, with Cobra emblem); orange and blue shield (new, with Cobra emblem); black backpack (new, with grappling gun) and removable grappling hook; black urban machine gun (new, bullpup design)
The ALLEY VIPERS are the Cobra equivalent of a police S.W.A.T. unit or British S.A.S. (Special Air Service). They form the spearhead of Cobra's inner-city invasion forces. This elite contingent of marauders are true masters of brutality, possessing a style of ruthlessness not present in other Cobra soldiers! Recruited from Cobra's most diabolical combat divisions, Alley Vipers use various forms of treachery to achieve their objectives! In order to graduate from their training program, they are required to survive a full burst of machine gun fire across their frontal body armor, execute a thirty foot jump onto concrete with full combat load and run down a hundred meter gas-filled corridor without a gas mask!
"Alley Vipers are big and strong as well as ruthless! Their body armor alone weighs 50 pounds and they carry at least 30 pounds of weapons, ammo, grenades, and climbing gear. You definitely don't want one of these gorillas running up and kicking your door down!"
Toy Notes: Item #6529. The prototype shown in the 1989 insert catalog has a plain orange shield.
Version 2: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded assortment, #6
Fig. #0354: CobraMOS 1: Urban Assault Trooper
MOS 2: Parasite Driver
  • head: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • arms: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • torso: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • legs: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94)
Accessories: black visor (new, catlike with eyes and teeth); black shield (new, Cobra emblem with arm clip); black backpack (89 Alley Viper's); black assault rifle (86 Dial-Tone's HK 53); black submachine gun (89 Alley Viper's); yellow spring missile launcher (shared with Dr. Mindbender, short and boxy with black trigger); two black missiles (common for 93 Cobras, with spherical tip); black figure stand
The ALLEY VIPERS are an elite contingent of ruthless marauders and true masters of brutality! Despite their destructive powers and feared reputations, Cobra was dissatisfied with them and recently outfitted a new breed of Alley Vipers that made the old ones look like nerdy wimps! Extensive physical and terrorist training programs are standard for these vicious Vipers and they soon become skilled villains and dangerously full of hate. You definitely don't want to invite one of these gorillas to dinner . . . or anywhere else!
Motto: "We aren't afraid of taking over ANY city . . . except maybe some parts of New York."
Toy Notes: Item #6865. This and other figures from the first wave of Battle Corps were available in most stores by Thanksgiving 1992.
Version 3: 1994 Battle Corps Wave 4 carded assortment, #7
Fig. #0462: CobraMOS 1: Urban Assault Trooper
MOS 2: Parasite Driver
  • head: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • arms: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • torso: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • legs: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94)
Accessories: orange visor (93 Alley Viper's); orange shield (93 Alley Viper's); orange assault rifle (86 Dial-Tone's HK 53); orange submachine gun (89 Alley Viper's); light blue spring missile launcher (93 Alley Viper's, with orange trigger); two orange missiles (common for 93 Cobras); orange figure stand
The ALLEY VIPERS are an elite contingent of ruthless marauders and true masters of brutality! Despite their destructive powers and feared reputations, Cobra was dissatisfied with them and recently outfitted a new breed of Alley Vipers that made the old ones look like nerdy wimps! Extensive physical and terrorist training programs are standard for these vicious Vipers and they soon become skilled villains and dangerously full of hate. You definitely don't want to invite one of these gorillas to dinner . . . or anywhere else!
Motto: "We aren't afraid of taking over ANY city . . . except maybe some parts of New York."
Variations: First sold on 1993-style packaging with a normal-sized filecard, then on 1994-style packaging with a baseball card-sized filecard with abbreviated text.
Toy Notes: Item #81089.
Version 4: 1997 boxed Rage vehicle
Fig. #0510: Cobra Urban Assault TrooperMOS 1: Urban Assault Trooper
MOS 2: Rage Vehicle Driver
  • head: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • arms: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • torso: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • upper legs: Maj. Bludd (83), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
  • lower legs: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
Accessories: black visor (93 Alley Viper's); black shield (93 Alley Viper's); black assault rifle (86 Dial-Tone's HK 53); black figure stand
Alley Vipers are the Cobra equivalent of a police S.W.A.T. unit or British S.A.S. (Special Air Service). They form the spearhead of Cobra's inner-city invasion forces. This elite contingent of marauders are true masters of brutality, possessing a style of ruthlessness not present in other Cobra soldiers. Recruited from the most diabolical combat divisions, Alley Vipers use various forms of treachery to achieve their objectives. In order to graduate from their intense training program, they are required to survive a full burst of machine gun fire across their frontal body armor, execute a thirty foot jump onto concrete with full combat gear, and run down a hundred meter gas-filled corridor without a gas mask! Alley Vipers are big and strong, as well as fierce looking. Their body armor alone weighs 50 pounds and they carry at least 30 pounds of weapons, ammo grenades, and climbing gear. If you hear the roar of their Rage tanks coming down your street, lock all your doors, and hope they are passing by. If you hear knocking at your front door, don't expect it to be the pizza guy!
Motto: "We take every city by force."
Toy Notes: Boxed with the Toys 'R Us-exclusive Rage (97). Item #28008. The prototype shown on the box back lacks white camouflage and appears to have the 1989 version's head and visor.
Version 5: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1.5 two-pack assortment (02/I)
Fig. #0623: Cobra Urban Assault Trooper
  • head: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • arms: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • torso: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • upper legs: Maj. Bludd (83), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
  • lower legs: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
Accessories: light blue visor (93 Alley Viper's); light blue shield (93 Alley Viper's); black backpack (92 Big Bear's); black pistol (85 Tomax/Xamot's); black figure stand
The COBRA ALLEY VIPERS are the inner city invasion forces for COBRA. Recruited from other COBRA combat divisions, ALLEY VIPERS use various forms of evil to achieve their objectives .They go through extremely tough training in all kinds of urban environments—streets, buildings, and alleys. Only the toughest can successfully jump down thirty feet to a concrete floor while carrying a full combat load—and that's just one of the easy exercises. They look and act tough, so people are always running away, just at the sight of them. But BIG BEN from the G.I. JOE team did not run—he fought them and sent them packing. Now they live for the day when they can show him that they are the superior fighters.
"We're big, strong, and ruthless! You don't want to be around when we come kicking your door down."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Big Ben (02/I). Item #57480.
Version 6: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 2.5 two-pack assortment (02/II)
Fig. #0642: Cobra Urban Assault Trooper
  • head: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • arms: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • torso: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • upper legs: Maj. Bludd (83), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
  • lower legs: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
Accessories: metallic visor (93 Alley Viper's); metallic shield (93 Alley Viper's); metallic backpack (92 Big Bear's); metallic pistol (85 Tomax/Xamot's); metallic figure stand
The COBRA ALLEY VIPERS are the inner city invasion forces for COBRA. Recruited from other COBRA combat divisions, ALLEY VIPERS use various forms of evil to achieve their objectives .They go through extremely tough training in all kinds of urban environments—streets, buildings, and alleys. Only the toughest can successfully jump down thirty feet to a concrete floor while carrying a full combat load—and that's just one of the easy exercises. They look and act tough, so people are always running away, just at the sight of them. But BIG BEN from the G.I. JOE team did not run—he fought them and sent them packing. Now they live for the day when they can show him that they are the superior fighters.
"We're big, strong, and ruthless! You don't want to be around when we come kicking your door down."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Big Ben (02/II). Item #57445.
Version 7: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7.75 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0754: Cobra Urban Assault Trooper
  • head: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • arms: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • torso: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • upper legs: Maj. Bludd (83), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
  • lower legs: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
Accessories: metallic visor (93 Alley Viper's); metallic shield (93 Alley Viper's); dark green ghillie suit (common for 03 figures); metallic backpack (92 Big Bear's); metallic pistol (85 Tomax/Xamot's); metallic figure stand
The COBRA ALLEY VIPER troops are the inner city invasion forces for COBRA. Recruited from other COBRA combat divisions, ALLEY VIPERS use various forms of evil to achieve their objectives. They go through extremely tough training in all kinds of urban environments—streets, buildings, and alleys. Only the touchest can successfully jump down thirty feet to a concrete floor while carrying a full combat load—and that's one of the easy exercises. They look and act tough, so people are always running away just at the sight of them. But BIG BEN from the G.I. JOE team did not run—he fought them and sent them packing. Now they live for the day when they can show him that they are the superior fighters.
"We're big, strong, and ruthless! You don't want to be around when we come kicking your door down!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Viper (03/III). Item #56900.
Version 8: 2004 Strike Team: Urban Division carded set
Fig. #0895: COBRA Trooper
  • head: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • arms: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • torso: Alley Viper (93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • waist: Alley Viper (89, 93, 94, 97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04)
  • upper legs: Maj. Bludd (83), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
  • lower legs: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Duke (83, 88, 97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Tollbooth (85), Alley Viper (97, 02/I, 02/II, 03, 04), Clutch (07)
Accessories: black visor (93 Alley Viper's); black shield (93 Alley Viper's); black backpack (92 Big Bear's); black pistol (85 Tomax/Xamot's); black figure stand
The COBRA ALLEY VIPER troops are the inner city invasion forces for COBRA. Recruited from other COBRA combat divisions, COBRA ALLEY VIPER troops use various forms of evil to achieve their objectives. They go through extremely tough training in all kinds of urban environments—streets, buildings, and alleys. Only the toughest can successfully jump down thirty feet to a concrete floor while carrying a full combat load—and that's one of the easy exercise.s They look and act tough, so people are always running away just at the sight of them. They have been given special training in controlling the dangerous human-animal tiger hybrids created by DR. MINDBENDER, for one side effect of the experiments has resulted in uncontrollable bursts of frenzy. Amongst themselves, the COBRA ALLEY VIPER troops refer to the hybrids as their new attack dogs.
"We're big, strong, and ruthless! You don't want to be around when we come kicking your door down!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Firefly (04/III), Night Creeper (04/I), Nullifier (04), Scrap Iron (04), and Storm Shadow (04/II). Item #53913.