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H.E.A.T. Viper

(aka Cobra H.E.A.T. Viper)
(stands for High Explosive Anti-Tank)







chronological: Dee-Jay<< H.E.A.T. Viper >>Gnawgahyde
alphabetical: Headman<< H.E.A.T. Viper >>Heavy Duty

 

Animated Appearances

H.E.A.T. Vipers were animated only for commercials.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1989 2. 1993 (Battle Corps) 3. 2003 (Python Patrol)
Version 1: spring 1989 regular carded figure assortment
Cobra Bazooka Man
  • head: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03)
  • arms: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • torso: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • waist: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • legs: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
Accessories: light grey bazooka with handle on top and solid tip (new), six light grey bazooka shells with two segments on bottom (new), light grey high-tech backpack with exhaust pipes on side (new), medium-length black hose (common), light grey segmented sight cable (new).
The new generation of Cobra anti-tank specialists are equipped with the latest in hyper-kinetic, high-speed, wire-guided, armor-piercing technology. The harness supported launch tube has active heat vents and an infra-red suppressor to cut down detection hazards. The sighting system is fiber-optically linked to the operator's helmet which contains range-finders, trajectory computers, and image intensifiers. This allows the H.E.A.T. Viper to fire his weapon from behind cover under adverse visibility conditions.
"You gotta hand it to these guys. It takes a lot of nerve to squeeze off a hand-held rocket at 60 tons of rolling G.I. Joe armor and sit still while holding the tracker sights on target to guide in the projectile. If he misses with the firsts hot, there isn't a G.I. Joe worth his salt who'll let that poor fool try for seconds! A proverbial world of hurt is gonna hit that Cobra like a ton of bricks!"
Toy Notes: Item #6534. The prototype shown in the 1989 insert catalog had black accessories and trim.
Version 2: winter 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded figure assortment, #5
High-Explosive Anti-TankMOS 1: Anti-Tank Trooper
MOS 2: Earthquake Driver
  • head: H.E.A.T. Viper (93)
  • arms: H.E.A.T. Viper (93)
  • torso: H.E.A.T. Viper (93)
  • waist: H.E.A.T. Viper (93)
  • legs: H.E.A.T. Viper (93)
Accessories: light green laser pistol (88 Iron Grenadier's), light green submachine gun (89 Annihilator's), light green rifle (90 Rock-Viper's), black spring missile launcher with arm clip and rear exhaust, with light green trigger (new), two light green spring missiles with bulge behind ball-like tip (new), light green figure stand (common).
This new generation of Cobra anti-tank specialists are equipped with the latest in hyper-kinetic, high-speed, armor-piercing technology. When they spot a G.I. Joe vehicle (especially a nice Battle Wagon, Patriot, or Mudbuster) they sit perfectly still, lining up the tracker sights on target to guide their projectile. Then they try to squeeze off one of their hand-held rockets knowing they've only got one shot because if they miss, there isn't a G.I. Joe worth his salt who'll let that poor fool try for seconds!
Toy Notes: Item #6866.
Version 3: June 2003 Python Patrol carded set
High Explosive Anti-Tank Trooper
Cobra H.E.A.T. Viper
  • head: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03)
  • arms: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • torso: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • waist: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
  • legs: H.E.A.T. Viper (89, 03), Fast Blast Viper (01, 02)
Accessories: dark green bazooka (89 H.E.A.T. Viper's), six graphite bazooka shells (89 H.E.A.T. Viper's), black backpack (89 H.E.A.T. Viper's), medium-length black hose (common), black sight cable (89 H.E.A.T. Viper's).
These COBRA anti-tank specialists are equipped with the latest in hyper-kinetic, high-speed, wire-guided, armor-piercing technology. The harness-supported launch tube has active heat vents and an infrared wuppressor to cut down detection hazards. The sighting system is fiber-optically linked to the operator's helmet, which contains range-finders, trajectory computers, and image intensifiers. This allows the COBRA H.E.A.T. VIPER troops to fire their weapons from behind cover under adverse visibility conditions. It takes a lot of nerve to squeeze off a hand-held rocket at a 60 ton G.I. JOE vehicle coming at you, because they know that if they miss, any G.I. JOE guy worth his salt won't let them get a second try.
"We don't just fire at anything; we fire at everything!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Maj. Bludd, Cobra Rock Viper, Cobra Laser Viper, Cobra Lamprey, and Cobra S.A.W. Viper. Item #53400.