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Headhunter

(aka Headhunter Guard)









Previous character: Headman
Next character: Colonel Courage

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None3176 seconds00

Notes: DiC's Headhunters wore the 1992 outfit, a lavender shirt under the jacket, and a brown belt.

 

The Greatest Evil Part I66 seconds
The Greatest Evil Part II105 seconds
The Legend of Metal-Head5 seconds

Headcanon

Headhunters served as the bodyguards and enforcers of the Headman's organization from his acquisition of the organization in 1985 until some time after Cobra's defeat in 1994. Their appearance is represented by Version 1, changing to Version 3 in 1991. During its alliance with the Headman, Headhunters were recruited to join Cobra to replace the numerous Vipers who fell prey to the Headhunters' addictive products.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1992 (Headhunters) 2. 1993 (Battle Corps) 3. 2008 (Convention)
Version 1: 1992 D.E.F. premium carded assortment
Fig. #0348: Headman's Narcotics Guard
  • head: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • arms: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • torso: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • waist: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • legs: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
Accessories: black backpack (new, with shotgun slot); black shotgun (new, sawed-off); clear purple spring missile launcher (new, with lights and black trigger); black missile with bomb-shaped tip (new); black figure stand
The Headman recruits his personal bodyguards from the greediest, most ruthless drug dealers and criminals in the world! He offers them a big money stake in his global operation and a chance to live out their meanest fantasies in return for absolute loyalty and obedience. HEADHUNTERS are driven workaholics with evil ambitions. They are willing to undergo constant and rigorous training in advanced weapon systems and fighting styles to further their careers in the Headman's organization!
Motto: "If anyone so much as looks at Headman the wrong way, we'll just have to adjust that person's vision by knocking his lights out . . . literally!"
Toy Notes: Item #6750. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure. In the commercial, Headhunter's missile launcher was light blue.
Version 2: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 3 carded assortment, #35
Fig. #0418: Cobra Street Trooper
  • head: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • arms: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • torso: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • waist: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • legs: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
Accessories: black backpack (92 Headhunter's); black shotgun (92 Headhunter's); opaque purple spring missile launcher (92 Headhunter's, with black trigger); black missile (92 Headhunter's); black figure stand
Cobra recruited these highly trained guards from the greediest, most ruthless criminal organizations in the world! They offered them a big money stake in Cobra's global operation and a chance to live out their meanest fantasies in return for absolute loyalty and obedience. HEADHUNTERS are driven workaholics with evil ambitions. They are willing to undergo constant and rigorous training in advanced weapon systems and fighting styles to further their careers in the Cobra's highly illegal—and totally ruthless—business ventures.
Motto: "If anyone so much as looks at us the wrong way, we'll just have to adjust that person's vision by knocking his lights out . . . literally!"
Toy Notes: Originally intended as part of 1993's D.E.F. line, but moved into Battle Corps when it was canceled. The Australian release retained the D.E.F. packaging. Item #6186.
Re-releases: A recolored version was released in Brazil as Brutus.
Version 3: 2008 Cobra Headhunters boxed set
Fig. #1282: Headhunter Guardians
Headhunter Guard
MOS 1: Crime Boss Guardians
MOS 2: Demolitions
  • head: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • arms: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • torso: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • waist: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
  • legs: Headhunter (92, 93, 08), Headhunter Driver (08)
Accessories: black backpack (92 Headhunter's); silver revolver (02 Dr. Mindbender's, with brown trim); silver shotgun (92 Headhunter's, with brown trim); grey assault rifle (02 Neo-Viper's AK-74); clear figure stand
HEADHUNTER GUARDS are recruited from the greediest, most ruthless criminal organizations in the world. GRISTLE offers them a big money stake in COBRA's global operations and a chance to live out their meanest fantasies in return for absolute loyalty and obedience. They are willing to undergo constant and rigorous training in advanced weapon systems and fighting stles to further their careers in COBRA's highly illegal and utterly ruthless business ventures.
Frightening in both their skill and number, they seize whole cities and infest them like rats, using civilian wareouses to stockpile contraband for worldwide distribution. They even provide fronts for internatoinal money laundering along with the manufacturing of illicit materials. Knowing the value of the often-hazardous goods they deal in, they are adept at setting up tripwires and booby trap devices to protect their inventory and take care of anyone foolish enough to enter their domain.
"We'd rather see the whole building blown sky high than let the authorities get their hands on what we're guarding!"
Toy Notes: Two copies were boxed in a convention-exclusive set with Gristle (08), six copies of Headhunter BAT (08), and six copies of Headhunter Stormtrooper (08).