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HISS Driver

(aka The Enemy; Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver)









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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None313 seconds00

Notes: Sunbow's HISS Drivers wore the 1983 outfit with a less pronounced helmet crest, and the visor had a red outline and was no wider than the face mask. There were no wristbands, and the chest straps had a thick black outline. By chance, their appearance in The Funhouse made it into the first season's closing credits. Also, a character resembling a blue HISS Driver is seen (very briefly) parachuting from an exploding Cobra jet in A Real American Hero part 4.

 

Cobra Stops the World7 seconds
Jungle Trap2 seconds
The Funhouse4 seconds

Headcanon

HISS Drivers were introduced to the Cobra forces in 1980. Since various models of HISS tanks were always the backbone of Cobra's armor units, HISS Drivers were in service throughout Cobra's years of operation until the organization went underground in August 1989. Their appearance is represented by Version 2. They were generally selected from Cobra Officers, with whom they shared equal rank, and could either specialize as Arctic HISS Drivers or be promoted to HISS Commanders.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1983 (HISS) 2. 2008/I (25th Wave 7) 3. 2008/II (Ultimate Battle Pack)
Version 1: 1983 boxed HISS vehicle
Fig. #0027: The EnemyMOS 1: H.I.S.S. Driver
MOS 2: Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • head: HISS Driver (83), Rip It (00, 07)
  • arms: HISS Driver (83), Rip It (00, 07)
  • torso: HISS Driver (83), Rip It (00, 07), Infantry Division (05/III, 05/V)
  • waist: Cobra (82, 89), Cobra Officer (82, 89), HISS Driver (83), Viper Pilot (83), Stinger Driver (84), Steel Brigade (87 D-E-F), Duke (88), Cobra Infantry Trooper (04/I, 04/II, 04/III, 04/IV), Cobra Squad Leader (04/I, 04/II)
  • legs: HISS Driver (83), Rip It (00, 07)
Accessories: none
COBRA HISS drivers are selected from the best and most evil of COBRA Command's thousands of yearly recruits. Each is chosen for his physical strength and total dedication to evil! HISS drivers are graduates of COBRA Battle School, Advanced Weapons Systems Training. Qualified Experts: HISS Vehicle, FANG Copter, knowledge of all NATO and G.I. Joe weapons.
COBRA HISS drivers are committed to the destruction of G.I. Joe! This newly developed battle vehicle is a real match for the G.I. Joe team. Beware!
Toy Notes: Item #6051.
Re-releases: Also available as part of a vehicle drivers set through several mail-in offers from 1986 to 1988, and in the 1992 offer Rescue: Code Blue. In most of these brochures, his name is switched with that of Stinger Driver (84). This and his appearance in the Stinger in the G.I. Joe Bugle offer suggests Hasbro may have long confused these characers for some unknown reason.
Version 2: 2008 25th Anniversary Wave 7 carded assortment (08/I)
Fig. #1257: The Enemy
Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver
MOS 1: Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver
MOS 2: Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • head: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), Arctic HISS Driver (09)
  • arms: Sgt. Flash (08), Grand Slam (08), HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), Tripwire (08), AVAC (08), Cobra Trooper (08/VI)
  • body: Sgt. Flash (08), Grand Slam (08) Tripwire (08), Cobra Trooper (08/VI) - modified: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), AVAC (08), Maj. Bludd (08/II, 08/III)
  • upper legs: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08)
  • lower legs: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), Deep Six (08/I), Cobra Commander (09/III)
Accessories: black belt (new, based on 82 Cobra's), black pistol (07 Flint's 9mm), Cobra figure stand
COBRA H.I.S.S. drivers are selected from the best and most evil of the COBRA organization's thousands of yearly recruits. Each is chosen for his physical strength and total dedication to evil! Every Cobra H.I.S.S. driver is a graduate of: COBRA Battle School, Advanced Weapons Systems Training. Qualified Experts: COBRA assault vehicles and helicopters, and knowledge of all NATO AND G.I. JOE weapons.
COBRA HISS drivers are committed to the destruction of the G.I. Joe team! The newly developed battle vehicles they operate are a real match for the G.I. Joe team. Beware!
Toy Notes: Item #30278.
Version 3: 2008 Ultimate Battle Pack boxed set (08/II)
Fig. #1365: Cobra Infantry
Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver
MOS 1: Tank Driver
MOS 2: Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • head: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), Arctic HISS Driver (09)
  • arms: Sgt. Flash (08), Grand Slam (08), HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), Tripwire (08), AVAC (08), Cobra Trooper (08/VI)
  • body: Sgt. Flash (08), Grand Slam (08) Tripwire (08), Cobra Trooper (08/VI) - modified: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), AVAC (08), Maj. Bludd (08/II, 08/III)
  • upper legs: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08)
  • lower legs: HISS Driver (08/I, 08/II), HISS Commander (08), Deep Six (08/I), Cobra Commander (09/III)
Accessories: brown belt (08/I HISS Driver's), black pistol (07 Flint's 9mm), Cobra figure stand
COBRA H.I.S.S. drivers are selected from the best of the COBRA infantry forces for specialized training in how to operate these top-of-the-line armored tanks and use the vehicles' sophisticated electronics systems. They're chosen for their skills, physical strength, and initiative (which means they're some of the nastiest, toughest, and most aggressive troopers in the entire COBRA army). COBRA H.I.S.S. drivers are graduates of COBRA Battle School and Advanced Weapons Systems Training.
"We are dedicated to destroying the G.I. JOE team and will crush them under the treads of our tanks!"
Toy Notes: Sold in a Target-exclusive boxed set with Short-Fuze (08), Sgt. Stalker (08/II), Steeler (08/II), Cobra Commander (08/X), Destro (08/V), and Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), plus a MOBAT, a blue Flight Pod, and a red HISS Tank. Item #34106.