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Lamprey










chronological: Tollbooth<< Lamprey >>Heavy Metal
alphabetical: Lady Jaye<< Lamprey >>Laser-Viper

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None15 seconds00

Notes: Appearing only in a single camera shot, Sunbow's Lampreys wore an approximation of the 1985 outfit: a dark blue life vest and helmet, with a light blue shirt and visor.

 

The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 45 seconds driving Morays for Tomax's rescue

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985 (Moray)
2. 1990 (Sonic Fighters)
3. 2000 (Man-O-War)
4. 2003 (Python Patrol)
 
Version 1: spring 1985 boxed Cobra Hydrofoil (Moray) vehicle
Cobra Hydrofoil PilotMOS 1: Hydrofoil Pilot
MOS 2: COBRA Frogmen (Eels)
  • head: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • arms: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • torso: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • waist: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • legs: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
Accessories: silver Sten 9mm submachine gun with wavy strap (new).
Lampreys are the elite of the COBRA sea-arm. To qualify for Lamprey training, a candidate must be a COBRA trooper in top physical condition who has completed his EEL training (EEL's are the Frogmen underwater demolition specialists of the COBRA legion) and has been operational as an EEL for more than a year. The training is highly selective and more than 50% of the applicants wash out before completing the course.
Variations: The prototype appearing in the 1985 catalog had a slightly different helmet design.
Toy Notes: Item #6024.
Reissues: Reissued in mail offers 1988-1992 (North Atlantic, Operation Deep Six, Stop Cobra in Their Tracks, and Mission Rescue: Code Blue).
Version 2: fall 1990 Sonic Fighters premium carded figure assortment
Amphibious Assault Troopers
  • head: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • arms: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • torso: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • waist: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • legs: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
Accessories: black pistol (87 Blaster's), black machine pistol (88 Shockwave's), black rifle (89 Gnawgahyde's), black machine gun (88 Spearhead's), black sonic backpack with comm station and small antenna (new).
LAMPREYS project and defend all of Cobra's coastal and underwater outposts, including Cobra Island. Because of their vital importance in the Cobra legions, each soldier is hand-picked, highly trained and formidably equipped. Armed with rapid recycling squad laser weapons that fire short, high-intensity laser bursts and fuse conventional enemy weapons in milliseconds. Lampreys also carry armor piercing laser pistols for close range combat situations. Because a laser weapon's firepower is limited in duration, Lampreys are also issued 9mm pistols with built-in spotlights and 9mm submachine guns that have been specially modified for amphibious operations.
"Let's face it, a G.I. Joe submarine can usually outshoot and outmaneuver anything in the water. But if a squad of Lampreys uses its lasers to fuse the gun barrels and seal the torpedo hatches, that boat hasn't got a chance. It makes you wonder who's really got the advantage."
Variations: Some backpacks had a raised edge around the buttons.
Toy Notes: Item #6316.
Version 3: summer 2000 boxed Man-O-War vehicle
Amphibious Assault Trooper
  • head: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • arms: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • torso: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • waist: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • legs: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
Accessories: none
LAMPREYS are underwater demolitions specialists of the COBRA legions who protect and defend all of COBRA's coastal and underwater outposts, including COBRA Island. Because of their vital importance in the COBRA legions, they arey hand-picked, highly trained, and formidably equipped. Their rigorous training program takes place in warm, shark and pirate infested waters of tropical islands, and the dark, frigid depths of the Arctic Circle. Lampreys are known to operate the Man-O-War submarine for underwater demolition missions and coastal attacks on the shores of G.I. Joe inhabited areas.
The G.I. Joe choppers can usually outshoot and outmaneuver anything in the water. But if the Man-O-War sub uses its long range, surface cruising torpedoes, Wild Bill better have had that second cup of coffee to stay on his toes! It makes you wonder who really has the advantage.
Toy Notes: Boxed with a recolor of the Barracuda. Item #57717.
Version 4: June 2003 Python Patrol carded set
Amphibious Assault Trooper
Cobra Lamprey
  • head: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • arms: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • torso: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • waist: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
  • legs: Lamprey (85, 90, 00, 03)
Accessories: bronze machine pistol 88 Shockwave's), dark green machine gun (88 Spearhead's, with Sound Attack tab).
COBRA LAMPREY troopers are underwater demolition specialists of the COBRA legions who protect and defend the criminal organization's coastal and underwater stations. Because of their importance in the COBRA ranks, they are carefully chosen and formidably equipped. Their rigorous training program takes place in warm, shark- and pirate-infested waters of tropical islands, and in the dark, frigid depths of the Arctic Circle. COBRA LAMPREY troops are known to operate heavily armed, highly sophisticated submarines for underwater demolition missions and coastal attacks on the shores where G.I. JOE teams have operations bases.
"G.I. JOE team - you better have that second cup of coffee to stay on your toes when the COBRA LAMPREY troopers are around!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Maj. Bludd, Cobra Rock Viper, Cobra Laser Viper, Cobra S.A.W. Viper, and Cobra H.E.A.T. Viper. Item #53400.