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Crimson Guard

(aka Crimson Guard Trooper; Python Crimson Guard)








chronological: Snow Serpent<< Crimson Guard >>Tomax
alphabetical: Create-a-Cobra<< Crimson Guard >>Crimson Guard Commander

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various421,917 seconds83536
DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Jim Byrnes3394 seconds9140
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various1252 seconds844

Notes: Sunbow's Crimson Guardsmen wore the 1985 outfit, with dark grey faceplates for better detail, and their black gloves extended halfway to the elbows. CG's often slung their bayonet rifles across their backs. The Alley Viper character in Operation Dragonfire began the story as a Crimson Guard, wearing the 1985 outfit with a larger visor, yellow trim, no gloves, and an enlarged Cobra emblem, and Scoop later wore the outfit, but without the helmet. The 1989 outfit appeared animated in the Python Patrol ad, with a red belt. Spy Troops: The Movie used its own high-tech, streamlined design both for real Crimson Guardsmen and for Agent Faces' disguise.

 

The Revenge of Cobra, Part 120 seconds stealing laser core, capturing Duke & Snake Eyes, delivering Cobra Cmdr's hood
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 422 seconds2 linesalerted by Cobra Cmdr's tantrum, capturing Roadblock and Honda Lou
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 529 seconds guarding hydromaster, chasing escapees, guarding throne room
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)1 second flying a Trubble Bubble behind Destro (0:16)
Cobra's Creatures12 seconds2 linesfreeing Prof. Attila from Stonehall Prison
Cobra Soundwaves80 seconds6 linesin Arena of Sport; pursuing escaping Joes; guarding Sheik Ali
Cobra Stops the World53 seconds1 lineat Cobra base and mining operation
Jungle Trap18 seconds1 lineholding Dr. Shakur, reporting sighting of Joe Dragonflies
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 12 seconds operating H.I.S.S.es during shuttle attack (2:41-2:42)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 328 seconds1 lineplacing cube at City of the Dead, with Storm Shadow at Mountain of Glass
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 488 seconds with Storm Shadow at Mountain of Glass, with Xamot during Tomax's rescue
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 521 seconds standing guard and assembling for battle at Cobra base (twice colored blue)
Lights! Camera! Cobra!18 seconds1 linecapturing Shipwreck, reporting to Cobra Cmdr
Cobra's Candidate82 seconds4 linesaccompanying Storm Shadow, guarding captured Joes
Red Rocket's Glare2 seconds1 lineflying Twins' plane
Satellite Down137 seconds2 linesinside Cobra base; captured; in F.A.N.G.s and C.L.A.W.s to get satellite
Money to Burn3 seconds3 linesleading Cobra Officers to secure Cobra base
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 227 seconds escorting the captive Duke at island base
Spell of the Siren25 seconds entranced at Enterprise Tower
Twenty Questions9 seconds guarding prisoners during tunneling machine execution
The Gamesmaster27 seconds with Destro at procession; securing Joes at swamp lab
The Greenhouse Effect20 seconds22 linesstealing rocket fuel, canvassing greenhouses, guarding throne room
The Funhouse12 seconds guarding kidnapped scientists; one seen driving a Ferret to defend temple
Lasers in the Night22 seconds capturing Amber on Snake Island
The Germ110 seconds15 linesstealing supergerm, absorbed by it, captured by Airtight
Captives of Cobra, Part 184 seconds3 lineskidnapping Joe family members, driving Ferrets
Captives of Cobra, Part 21 second driving Moray to collect Joe family members (8:46)
Excalibur47 seconds1 linecapturing Footloose inside castle; stationed in castle during escape
Primordial Plot121 seconds10 lineskidnapping Dr. Massey; driving Ferrets to patrol fortress; on break per union rules
Hearts and Cannons29 seconds rounding up villagers; guarding Dr. Winters
The Gods Below524 seconds4 linesin Ferret and Stingers; in pyramid; outfits stolen by Joes and worn for most of episode
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 16 seconds manning Temple Alpha in false flashback
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 213 seconds cornering Shipwreck in lab; Cadet Deming wears a blue version of the uniform
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 147 seconds guarding Cobra Cmdr's throne; siding with Destro against Cobra Cmdr
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 349 seconds piloting Destro's Moray; refusing Cobra Cmdr's order to arrest Dr. Mindbender
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 418 seconds1 lineattacked by protoplasm monster
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 523 seconds providing security at Terror Drome command center and lab; fighting at Lincoln Memorial
Cobrathon2 seconds overseeing production of telethon (9:40-41)
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains33 seconds2 linesdefending Ageless Care factory; fleeing at Mainframe's bluff
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening3 seconds punching out TV camera
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 141 seconds1 lineguarding Serpentor's war room; scrambling to battle stations
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 48 seconds at Serpentor's briefing
Operation Dragonfire: Day 197 seconds9 linesdisguised as monk to record chants; meeting with Scoop; inside monastery
Operation Dragonfire: Day 497 seconds outfit worn by Scoop after returning to Cobra
Operation Dragonfire: Day 5200 seconds outfit worn by Scoop
Spy Troops: The Movie252 seconds8 linesat Cobra Mountain, on screen at briefing, uniform worn by Agent Faces

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 1989 (Python Patrol)
3. 2004/I (OCS black)
4. 2004/II (OCS red hair)
5. 2004/III (OCS dark hair)
6. 2005/I (CG 6-Pack)
7. 2005/II (DTC)
8. 2008/I (25th Wave 5)
9. 2008/II (Comic #32 1/2)
10. 2008/III (Senior Ranking Officers)
11. 2008/IV (CG 5-Pack)
12. 2008/V (post-25th Wave 12)
13. 2008/VI (Extreme Conditions)
14. 2009 (Hall of Heroes)
Version 1: spring 1985 regular carded figure assortment
Cobra Elite TrooperMOS 1: Undercover Espionage
MOS 2: Accounting
  • head: Crimson Guard (85, 89)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (85, 89)
  • torso: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • waist: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • legs: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
Accessories: black assault rifle with bayonet (new), red backpack with small Cobra emblem (new).
The Crimson Guard are the elite shock troops of the COBRA Legions. All "Siegies" must hold a degree in either law or accounting as well as being in top physical condition. Final stages of training take place in the deepest recesses of COBRA Headquarters and is purported to involve an initiation ceremony too hideous for description.
"Crimson Guardsmen are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battle field. They are dispersed about the country in deep cover, assuming apparently normal appearances and life-styles. Watch out. That friendly new neighbor of yours just might have a red uniform hanging in his closet."
Variations: The sides of the backpack may be solid or hollow on the inside; the hollow version is rarer. Early filecards list the secondary military specialty as Demolition and require only college graduation rather than a degree in law or accounting.
Toy Notes: Item #6450.
Version 2: spring 1989 Python Patrol carded figure assortment
Python Patrol Elite Trooper
Python Crimson Guard
  • head: Crimson Guard (85, 89)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (85, 89)
  • torso: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • waist: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • legs: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
Accessories: black rifle (85 Crimson Guard's), black backpack (85 Crimson Guard's).
The PYTHON CRIMSON GUARD is the créme de la créme of shock troopers. All Crimson Guardsmen must be college graduates and in top physical condition. The Python Crimson Guard is a master of infiltration and sabotage. His function is to spy on his fellow vipers and report all violations of Cobra policy to the Python Patrol Commander.
"This guy is too precious to be wasted on the conventional battle field. He is usually dispersed throughout the country, assuming an apparently normal appearance and life-style. Watch out. That friendly new neighbor of yours just might have a snake skin Python Patrol uniform hanging in his closet. . ."
Toy Notes: Item #6623-4. The 1989 insert catalog shows a red backpack instead of a black one.
Version 3: December 2004 boxed Operation Crimson Sabotage set (04/I)
COBRA Elite Trooper[all three 2004 versions shared one filecard]
  • head: Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Skull Squad Trooper (06)
  • upper arms: Duke (92, 00), Leatherneck (01), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Sgt. Stalker (04/III), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • lower arms: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Bullhorn (08)
  • torso: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • waist: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • legs: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
Accessories: black shotgun (03 Destro's), red helmet with black faceplate and silver visor (03 Agent Faces').
The CRIMSON GUARD troopers are elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. Each must hold a degree in either law or accounting as well as being in top physical condition. After rigorous training in COBRA combat and tactics, each "Siegie" undergoes plastic surgery (performed by the COBRA surgeon SCALPEL so that each trooper will look similar. Afterward, each is given their new assignment: a new life, in a new city. CRIMSON GUARD troops are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield and are instead expected to become valued members of the community, to climb the political and corporate ladder into positions of importance. Forming this force is thought to be one of the first actions of COBRA COMMANDER after he formed COBRA; the "Siegie" network may have been in place already for more than 10 years. At least two, and perhaps more, prominent members of Congress (and dozens of lobbyists) are rumored to be "Siegies" in deep undercover. Watch out. That town mayor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet!
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Kay Bee Toys-exclusive set with two other versions, as well as recolors of the Cobra H.I.S.S. and Cobra A.S.P.. Item #01938. The set is considered a moderately high-demand item. The summer convention had promoted the original concept of this set as three Joes disguised as Guardsmen.
Version 4: December 2004 boxed Operation Crimson Sabotage sett (04/II)
COBRA Elite Trooper[all three 2004 versions shared one filecard]
  • head: Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Skull Squad Trooper (06)
  • upper arms: Duke (92, 00), Leatherneck (01), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Sgt. Stalker (04/III), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • lower arms: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Bullhorn (08)
  • torso: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • waist: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • legs: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
Accessories: black shotgun (03 Destro's), red helmet with black faceplate and silver visor (03 Agent Faces').
The CRIMSON GUARD troopers are elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. Each must hold a degree in either law or accounting as well as being in top physical condition. After rigorous training in COBRA combat and tactics, each "Siegie" undergoes plastic surgery (performed by the COBRA surgeon SCALPEL so that each trooper will look similar. Afterward, each is given their new assignment: a new life, in a new city. CRIMSON GUARD troops are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield and are instead expected to become valued members of the community, to climb the political and corporate ladder into positions of importance. Forming this force is thought to be one of the first actions of COBRA COMMANDER after he formed COBRA; the "Siegie" network may have been in place already for more than 10 years. At least two, and perhaps more, prominent members of Congress (and dozens of lobbyists) are rumored to be "Siegies" in deep undercover. Watch out. That town mayor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet!
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Kay Bee Toys-exclusive set with two other versions, as well as recolors of the Cobra H.I.S.S. and Cobra A.S.P.. Item #01938. The set is considered a moderately high-demand item. The summer convention had promoted the original concept of this set as three Joes disguised as Guardsmen.
Version 5: December 2004 boxed Operation Crimson Sabotage set (04/III)
COBRA Elite Trooper[all three 2004 versions shared one filecard]
  • head: Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Skull Squad Trooper (06)
  • upper arms: Duke (92, 00), Leatherneck (01), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Sgt. Stalker (04/III), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • lower arms: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Bullhorn (08)
  • torso: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • waist: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • legs: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
Accessories: black shotgun (03 Destro's), red helmet with black faceplate and silver visor (03 Agent Faces').
The CRIMSON GUARD troopers are elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. Each must hold a degree in either law or accounting as well as being in top physical condition. After rigorous training in COBRA combat and tactics, each "Siegie" undergoes plastic surgery (performed by the COBRA surgeon SCALPEL so that each trooper will look similar. Afterward, each is given their new assignment: a new life, in a new city. CRIMSON GUARD troops are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield and are instead expected to become valued members of the community, to climb the political and corporate ladder into positions of importance. Forming this force is thought to be one of the first actions of COBRA COMMANDER after he formed COBRA; the "Siegie" network may have been in place already for more than 10 years. At least two, and perhaps more, prominent members of Congress (and dozens of lobbyists) are rumored to be "Siegies" in deep undercover. Watch out. That town mayor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet!
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Kay Bee Toys-exclusive set with two other versions, as well as recolors of the Cobra H.I.S.S. and Cobra A.S.P.. Item #01938. The set is considered a moderately high-demand item. The summer convention had promoted the original concept of this set as three Joes disguised as Guardsmen.
Version 6: February 2005 Crimson Guard Force carded sets (05/I)
COBRA Elite Trooper
  • head: Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Skull Squad Trooper (06)
  • upper arms: Duke (92, 00), Leatherneck (01), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Sgt. Stalker (04/III), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • lower arms: Shockwave (92), Sure Fire (01, 02), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Guard (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Crimson Shadow Guard (05), Bullhorn (08)
  • torso: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • waist: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
  • legs: Crimson Guard (85, 89, 04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 05/I), Agent Faces (03/II), Crimson Shadow Guard (05)
Accessories: black rifle (02 Duke's), red helmet with black faceplate and silver visor (03 Agent Faces'), black backpack (91 Dusty's), black figure stand (common).
The CRIMSON GUARD troopers are elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. Each must hold a degree in either law or accounting as well as being in top physical condition. After rigorous training in COBRA combat and tactics, each "Siegie" undergoes plastic surgery (performed by the COBRA surgeon SCALPEL so that each trooper will look similar. Afterward, each is given their new assignment: a new life, in a new city. CRIMSON GUARD troops are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield and are instead expected to become valued members of the community, to climb the political and corporate ladder into positions of importance. Forming this force is thought to be one of the first actions of COBRA COMMANDER after he formed COBRA; the "Siegie" network may have been in place already for more than 10 years. At least two, and perhaps more, prominent members of Congress (and dozens of lobbyists) are rumored to be "Siegies" in deep undercover. Watch out. That town mayor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet!
Toy Notes: Four copies were carded in each of two simultaneously-released Toys 'R Us-exclusive sets, along with Firefly and either Tomax or Xamot. Item #05631 for Tomax's set, #05633 for Xamot's.
Version 7: June 2005 Direct-to-Consumer Wave 1 carded figure assortment (05/II)
COBRA Elite Trooper
  • head: Crimson Guard (05/II)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (05/II), Cobra Interrogator (06)
  • torso: C.L.A.W.S. Commander (03), Tomax (03), Xamot (03), Crimson Guard (05/II), Cobra Interrogator (06)
  • waist: C.L.A.W.S. Commander (03), Tomax (03), Xamot (03), Crimson Guard (05/II), Cobra Interrogator (06)
  • legs: C.L.A.W.S. Commander (03), Tomax (03), Xamot (03), Crimson Guard (05/II), Cobra Interrogator (06)
Accessories: black submachine gun (05 Bombstrike's), dark red backpack with small Cobra emblem (new).
The CRIMSON GUARD troopers are elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. Each must hold a degree in either law or accounting as well as being in top physical condition. After rigorous training in COBRA combat and tactics, each "Siegie" undergoes plastic surgery (performed by the COBRA surgeon SCALPEL) so that each trooper will look similar. Afterward, each is given his new assignment: a new life, in a new city. CRIMSON GUARD troops are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield and are instead expected to become valued members of the community, to climb the political and corporate ladder into positions of importance. Forming this force is thought to be one of the first actions of COBRA COMMANDER after he formed COBRA; the "Siegie" network may have been in place already for more than 10 years. At least two, and perhaps more, prominent members of congress (and dozens of lobbyists) are rumored to be "Siegies" in deep undercover. Watch out. That town mayor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet!
Toy Notes: Item #61701.
Version 8: January 2008 25th Anniversary Wave 5 carded figure assortment (08/I)
Cobra Elite TrooperMOS 1: Undercover Espionage
MOS 2: Accounting
  • head: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • body: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • upper legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08), Cobra Commander (09/III)
  • lower legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
Accessories: black revolver (04 Wild Bill's), black bayonet rifle with silver blade and visible trigger (new), red backpack with small Cobra emblem (new), black Cobra figure stand.
The CRIMSON GUARD are the elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. All "Siegies" must hold a degree in either law or accounting and must be in top physical condition. Final stages of training take place in the deepest recesses of COBRA Headquarters and are purported to involve an initiation ceremony too hideous to describe.
CRIMSON GUARD troopers are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield. They are dispersed about the country in deep cover, assuming apparently normal appearances and lifestyles. Watch out. That friendly new neighbor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet...
Toy Notes: Item #28931. Distinguished from version 10 by a black visor.
Version 9: March 2008 Wave 3 comic two-pack assortment (08/II)
Cobra Elite TrooperMOS 1: Undercover Espionage
MOS 2: Accounting, Law
  • head: Crimson Guard (08/II, 08/VI, 09), Cobra Commander (08/XI)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • body: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • upper legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08), Cobra Commander (09/III)
  • lower legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
Accessories: black revolver (04 Wild Bill's), light brown M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle with black parts (new), red helmet with black mask and visor (new), red backpack (08 Crimson Guard's), black Cobra figure stand.
The CRIMSON GUARD are elite COBRA troopers with degrees in law or accounting in addition to their COBRA combat training, Each "Siegie" undergoes plastic surgery, so that every trooper looks exactly alike, and each one is known as "Fred" to further enhance the group's uniformity and anonymity. After the surgery, they are given new lives in new cities, where they are expected to blend in and become valued members of that community, climbing political and corporate ladders into positions of power and influence.
"We are hidden, we are everywhere: Those nice businessmen and honest civic leaders so admired by the community just may have red suits hanging in their closets."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Scarred Cobra Officer and an original comic (#32 1/2). Item #29342.
Version 10: April 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 1 figure three-pack (08/III)
Cobra Elite Trooper
Crimson Guard Trooper
MOS 1: Undercover Espionage
MOS 2: Accounting
  • head: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • body: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • upper legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08), Cobra Commander (09/III)
  • lower legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
Accessories: black revolver (04 Wild Bill's), black rifle with silver bayonet (08 Crimson Guard's), red backpack (08 Crimson Guard's), black Cobra figure stand.
The CRIMSON GUARD are the elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. All "Siegies" must hold a degree in either law or accounting and must be in top physical condition. Final stages of training take place in the deepest recesses of COBRA Headquarters and are purported to involve an initiation ceremony too hideous to describe.
CRIMSON GUARD troopers are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield. They are dispersed about the country in deep cover, assuming apparently normal appearances and lifestyles. Watch out. That friendly new neighbor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet...
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive three-pack with Cobra Commander and Crimson Guard Officer. Item #32151, Set 2 of 3. Distinguished from version 8 by a silver visor.
Version 11: September 2008 Crimson Guard boxed set (08/IV)
Cobra Elite Trooper
Crimson Guard Trooper
MOS 1: Undercover Espionage
MOS 2: Accounting
  • head: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • body: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • upper legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08), Cobra Commander (09/III)
  • lower legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
Accessories: black revolver (04 Wild Bill's), black rifle with silver bayonet (08 Crimson Guard's), red backpack (08 Crimson Guard's), black Cobra figure stand.
The CRIMSON GUARD are the elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. All "Siegies" must hold a degree in either law or accounting and must be in top physical condition. Final stages of training take place in the deepest recesses of COBRA headquarters and are purported to involve an initiation ceremony too hideous to describe. CRIMSON GUARD troopers are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield. They are dispersed about the country in deep cover, assuming apparently normal appearances and lifestyles. Watch out; that friendly, new neighbor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet.
"The helpful banker, the earnest councilman - we could be living right next door to you, and you'll never know it... until we want you to."
Toy Notes: Four copies were boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Crimson Guard Squad Leader. Item #32543.
Version 12: December 2008 post-25th Anniversary Wave 12 carded figure assortment (08/V, Python Patrol)
Python Patrol Elite Trooper
Python Crimson Guard
MOS 1: Infiltration
  • head: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • body: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • upper legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08), Cobra Commander (09/III)
  • lower legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
Accessories: black revolver (04 Wild Bill's), black rifle with silver bayonet (08 Crimson Guard's), black backpack (08 Crimson Guard's), black Cobra figure stand.
The PYTHON CRIMSON GUARD force is the crème de la crème of shock troopers. They must be college graduates and in top physical condition. The PYTHON CRIMSON GUARD trooper is master at infiltration and sabotage. His function is to spy on his fellow troopers and report all violations of COBRA policy to the PYTHON PATROL commander. Too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield, they are dispersed throughout the country and assume a normal appearance and lifestyle. Even within the PYTHON CRIMSON GUARD, they present themselves as steadfast members while secretly noting any displays of disloyalty to the COBRA organization.
"Watch out! That friendly new neighbor of yours just might have a snakeskin PYTHON PATROL uniform hanging in his closet..."
Toy Notes: Item #37430.
Version 13: December 2008 Extreme Conditions: Desert Assault Squad boxed set (08/VI)
Desert Infantry
Crimson Guard
MOS 1: Espionage
MOS 2: Accounting, Law
  • head: Crimson Guard (08/II, 08/VI, 09), Cobra Commander (08/XI)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • body: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • upper legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08), Cobra Commander (09/III)
  • lower legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
Accessories: black revolver (04 Wild Bill's), dark brown M1 rifle with black parts (08 Crimson Guard's), brown helmet with silver mask and black visor (08 Crimson Guard's), brown backpack with silver Cobra emblem (08 Crimson Guard's), black Cobra figure stand.
The CRIMSON GUARD are the elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. All "Siegies" must hold a degree in either law or accounting and must be in top physical condition. Final stages of training take place in the deepest recesses of COBRA headquarters and are purported to involve an initiation ceremony too hideous to describe. A regiment of infantry-level CRIMSON GUARD troopers is maintained for attack and defense. If these infantry troopers show ingenuity and intelligence in the field, they have an opportunity for advanced training or special assignments in elite COBRA assault squads.
"We are everywhere, so watch out. That friendly new neighbor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet..."
Toy Notes: Two copies were sold in an online-exclusive boxed set with Cobra Officer, Maj. Bludd, and three versions of Cobra Trooper.
Version 14: April 2009 Hall of Heroes carded figure assortment, #7
Cobra Elite TrooperMOS 1: Undercover Espionage
MOS 2: Accounting
  • head: Crimson Guard (08/II, 08/VI, 09), Cobra Commander (08/XI)
  • arms: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • body: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII, 09/III), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
  • upper legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08), Cobra Commander (09/III)
  • lower legs: Crimson Guard (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/V, 08/VI, 09), Crimson Guard Officer (08), Cobra Commander (08/VIII), Crimson Guard Squad Leader (08)
Accessories: black revolver (04 Wild Bill's), black rifle with silver bayonet (08 Crimson Guard's), cherry red helmet with black mask and silver visor (08 Crimson Guard's), cherry red backpack with silver Cobra emblem (08 Crimson Guard's), flat-gold Cobra figure stand.
The CRIMSON GUARD are the elite shock troops of the COBRA legions. All "Sieges" must hold a degree in either law or accounting and must be in top physical condition. Final stages of training take place in the deepest recesses of COBRA Headquarters and are purported to involve an initiation ceremony too hideous to describe.
"CRIMSON GUARD troopers are too precious to be wasted on the conventional battlefield. They are dispersed about the country in deep cover, assuming apparently normal appearances and lifestyles. Watch out. That friendly new neighbor of yours might just have a red uniform hanging in his closet..."
Toy Notes: Item #39526.