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Laser-Viper

(aka Cobra Laser Viper)








chronological: Freefall<< Laser-Viper >>S.A.W.-Viper
alphabetical: Lamprey<< Laser-Viper >>Law

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various10390 seconds537

Notes: DiC's Laser-Vipers wore the 1990 outfit with a blue belt. In the series, their cannons fired the same sort of lasers as any other weapon on the show. In commercial animation, the colors of the chest panel were inverted (blue on silver).

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)2 seconds in footage from DiC season 1 (0:17-18)
United We Stand2 seconds donning gas mask (17:38-39)
Revenge of the Pharaohs94 seconds stealing statue, surrounding dam security, looting Pyramid City, evacuating dam, in Rages at canyon
Victory at Volcania Part 131 seconds in Rage at airfield, guarding Bullhorn and Salvo at volcano, with Destro in jungle
Pigskin Commandos3 seconds driving Rage on football field
Cold Shoulder57 seconds2 linesparachuting from exploding Hurricane, defending Cobra base
Injustice and the Cobra Way71 seconds3 linesstealing the Constitution, fighting Joes below Millard Fillmore Memorial
That's Entertainment2 seconds aiding Cobra Cmdr's escape from Joe HQ (13:18-13:19)
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 186 seconds imprisoned at Alcatraz, attacking Alcatraz from Hammerhead subs, stealing Comstock Lode
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 242 seconds firing at sailboats, captured when Comstock Lode is boarded, at Alcatraz, repairing sub, defending island

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1990 2. 2001 (RAHC) 3. 2003 (Python Patrol)
Version 1: spring 1990 regular carded figure assortment
Cobra Laser Trooper
  • head: Laser-Viper (90, 03)
  • arms: Laser-Viper (90, 03), Hotwire (08)
  • torso: Laser-Viper (90, 03)
  • waist: Laser-Viper (90, 03), Hotwire (08)
  • legs: Laser-Viper (90, 03), Hotwire (08)
Accessories: silver full-head helmet with black T-shaped visor and blue ring on crest (new), silver rectangular laser backpack with holes for cannon mounts (new), two silver laser cannons on hinged mount (new), silver adjustable control arm with joystick (new), two short black hoses (common).
Laser weapons are only effective at relatively short ranges because of the amount of energy lost through atmospheric dissipation. Therefore, a LASER-VIPER's primary function on the battlefield is "target illumination" for H.E.A.T. VIPERS and AERO-VIPERS. The Laser-Viper places his beam on the target, then squeezes off a heat-seeking, anti-tank missile or guided bomb that "rides" the beam to destroy the target.
"Don't underestimate the Laser-Vipers. You might get the impression that all they do is shine flashlights and spot targets, but that's not the case. These guys can sit well outside the range of your weapons and drop a world of hurt down on your head within seconds! If you're lucky enough to sneak in close to get a shot at them, you're also close enough for them to make it overly hot for you!"
Toy Notes: Featured in 1990's second new figures commercial. Item #6569. The prototype shown in the 1990 insert catalog has a clear visor on its helmet.
Version 2: 2001 Real American Hero Collection Wave 3 two-pack assortment
Special Weapons Development
Cobra Laser Viper
Special Training: Heat-Generated Weapons Systems, Laser Optics, Hand-to-Hand Combat, Covert Operations Specialist
  • head: Cobra Laser Viper (01)
  • arms: Sci-Fi (91, 93), Cobra Laser Viper (01)
  • torso: Sci-Fi (91, 93), Cobra Laser Viper (01)
  • waist: Sci-Fi (91, 93), Cobra Laser Viper (01)
  • legs: Sci-Fi (91, 93), Cobra Laser Viper (01)
Accessories: black laser rifle (91 Sci-Fi's), black backpack (91 Sci-Fi's), medium-length black hose (common), black figure stand (common).
Specialists in infra-red laser technology, Laser Vipers can set their sights on a target thousands of yards away and "zap it" in less than a milli-second. These guys are no slouches! Each one has a masters degree in mechanical engineering and spends his spare time increasing the firepower capability to make his laser weapon more destructive. Ever wonder how the hole in the ozone layer really got there? To get the attention of COBRA Commander, they "test" their latest modifications on each other. Not exactly the best way to see if something works, but it's one way to eliminate the competition.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Cobra Commander. Item #53041.
Version 3: June 2003 Python Patrol carded set
Cobra Laser Trooper
Cobra Laser Viper
  • head: Laser-Viper (90, 03)
  • arms: Laser-Viper (90, 03), Hotwire (08)
  • torso: Laser-Viper (90, 03)
  • waist: Laser-Viper (90, 03), Hotwire (08)
  • legs: Laser-Viper (90, 03), Hotwire (08)
Accessories: gold helmet with black visor and red ring on crest (90 Laser-Viper's), black backpack (90 Laser-Viper's), two black cannons (90 Laser-Viper's), black control arm (90 Laser-Viper's), short black hose (common).
Laser weapons are only effective at relatively short ranges because of the amount of energy lost through atmospheric dissipation. Therefore, the primary function of a COBRA LASER VIPER trooper on the battlefield is "target illumination" for other COBRA VIPER units. The COBRA LASER VIPER trooper places his beam on the target, then squeezes off a heat-seeking, anti-tank missile or guided bomb that "rides" the beam to destroy the target. These guys should never be underestimated. You might get the impression that all they do is shine flashlights and spot targets, but that's not the case. They can sit well outside weapon range and drop a world of hurt on your head within seconds.
"If you're lucky enough to get close enough to peel off a shot at me, then you're close enough for me to make it overly hot for you."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Maj. Bludd, Cobra Rock Viper, Cobra Lamprey, Cobra S.A.W. Viper, and Cobra H.E.A.T. Viper. Item #53400.