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Big Boa











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Animated Appearances

Big Boa was animated only for commercials.

Headcanon

Bruce Mannix, born August 10, 1949 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Formerly a Cobra Motor Viper, Big Boa was selected as a special agent in 1984 to train new Viper recruits and to test new Cobra equipment in real combat. Thus the Joe Team usually encountered him operating one of Cobra's latest vehicles. His service with Cobra lasted until the organization went underground in 1989. His appearance is represented by Version 1.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1987    
Version 1: 1987 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0122: Cobra Trainer
  • head: Big Boa (87)
  • arms: Big Boa (87), Balrog (93)
  • torso: Big Boa (87), Balrog (93)
  • waist: Big Boa (87), Balrog (93), Dreadnok Road Pig (04)
  • legs: Big Boa (87), Balrog (93)
Accessories: two red boxing gloves (new, with white Cobra emblems); brown punching bag (new, with "JOE") with black pole and stand; silver air tube (new, ribbed)
Cobra Troopers can be an unruly bunch at times. They aren't motivated by patriotism, unit loyalty, honour or sense of duty. It takes a brutal, unfeeling taskmaster to whip them into fighting trim and Big Boa fits the bill to a tee. He has a voice like a bullhorn, fists the size of frozen turkeys, and the disposition of a bear with a sore head.
"Big Boa kicks open the Cobra barracks door at 0500 and makes everyone do a low crawl up the mountain while pushing a bowling ball with their noses. Then, it's a twenty mile run through the bramble thickets, more push-ups than you want to know about, and a two mile swim upstream with a flak jacket and helmet. After breakfast he starts on the HARD stuff!"
Toy Notes: Item #6484. Depending on whom you ask, Big Boa was intended as Cobra's counterpart to the canceled Rocky figure, Sgt. Slaughter (86/I), or The Fridge (87).
Re-releases: Recolored versions were released in Brazil as Kangor and in India as Big Boa.