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Desert Scorpion










chronological: Crimson Guard Immortal<< Desert Scorpion >>Red Star
alphabetical: Desert C.L.A.W.S.<< Desert Scorpion >>Destro

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various13241 seconds13104

Notes: DiC's Desert Scorpions wore their 1991 outfits, with grey grenades and duller colors. The giant scorpion appeared in General Confusion.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)2 seconds in footage from DiC season 1 (0:15-16)
General Confusion53 seconds9 linesattacking Joes at Battle World/Desert World, reporting to command base
That's Entertainment41 seconds3 linesreporting news of Jackie Love's visit, at captured studio after theft of MAP
I Found You...Evy3 seconds1 linesummoned to attack Joes
Season 2 Opening (DiC)2 seconds in footage from DiC season 1 (0:14-15)
Kindergarten Commandos5 seconds driving Parasite and Paralyzer among reinforcements
The Greatest Evil Part I5 seconds at Joe/Cobra briefing, operating Paralyzer cannon
The Greatest Evil Part II3 seconds digging through rubble of distribution house
A Is for Android81 seconds ambushed by Joes, driving Paralyzers to capture Hawk and attack Joe HQ
Shadow of a Doubt7 seconds driving Paralyzers to attack Joe HQ, driving Parasite in inner city
Cobra World12 seconds driving Paralyzers in tunnel and at Cobra World
Basic Training23 seconds seen in flashback
The Legend of Metal-Head4 seconds seen in flashback

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1991    
Version 1: spring 1991 Wave 1 carded figure assortment
Cobra Desert Trooper
  • head: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • arms: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • torso: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • waist: Desert Scorpion (91)
  • legs: Desert Scorpion (91)
Accessories: black machine pistol with curved magazine on top (new), small orange-yellow missile with prominent back fins and small fins at midpoint (new), black soft-plastic giant scorpion (new), black pair of spiked digging implements with arm clips (new), black backpack with extending hook for missile/pistol mount (new), small backpack mount for missile and pistol, with peg for hose (new), short black hose (common).
Nobody voulnteers to be a SCORPION. It is a punishment given to under-motivated VIPERS who refuse to follow orders. In order to survive, they quickly learn to mimic the attack patterns of the venomous, desert scorpions with which they live.
After one year of unblemished service as a Scorpion, a Cobra trooper can be reinstated in the Viper Corps or whatever special force he originated from. A Scorpion fights hard because he knows that if he messes up, he'll go straight into TOXO-VIPERS, the Cobra Hostile Environment Detachment, better known as the "Leaky Suit Brigade."
"A Scorpion prefers to be in the midst of fighting, because it's safer than being in the garrison. In the field, where the whole unit is under threat, everybody pulls together because every trooper's life hinges on their combined firepower and team effort. In the barracks, each Scorpion thinks of himself as a desperate, isolated individual, surrounded by thieves, cutthroats, and scoundrels—and he's right."
Variations: The antenna was plastic on some figures and rubber on others.
Toy Notes: Item #6586.