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Rock-Viper

(aka Rock Viper)









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Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various5289 seconds567

Notes: DiC's Rock-Vipers wore the 1990 outfit but lacked the black chest panel. None of them had mustaches except for Ambush, who wore a Rock-Viper uniform in one episode.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)1 second 
General Confusion21 seconds1 line
An Officer and a Viperman262 seconds4 lines
BIOK4 seconds 
Season 2 Opening (DiC)1 second 

Headcanon

Rock-Vipers were introduced to Cobra's forces in summer 1986, with their appearance represented by Version 1. They ranked in the fourth tier of Vipers, alongside Range-Vipers, SAW-Vipers, and generics.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1990 2. 2001 (RAH Collection) 3. 2003 (Python Patrol)
Version 1: 1990 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0245: Cobra Mountain Trooper
  • head: Rock-Viper (90, 03)
  • arms: Rock-Viper (90, 03)
  • torso: Rock-Viper (90, 03)
  • waist: Rock-Viper (90, 03), Metal-Head (94, 05)
  • legs: Rock-Viper (90, 03), Metal-Head (94, 05)
Accessories: black backpack (new, T-shaped with hook notch); cream machine pistol (new); cream sniper rifle (new, PSG-1 with large scope); black grappling hook (new) with string; black hose (short standard)
Encased in his non-slip, camo-traction suit and equipped with rocket-assisted, tungsten steel grappling hook and megatensile-strength repelling rope, the Rock-Viper can scale any obstacle to deliver an obliterating barrage of firepower from his missile pack and automatic grenade launcher!
"On the day of their graduation from the training program, candidate Rock-Vipers are dropped from helicopters onto the top of a 500 foot, sheer-sided mesa rock formation. They are outfitted with 250 feet of rope and informed that only 50% will graduate upon completion of this final test. It doesn't take long for them to figure out the only way they will get down the mesa is to slide down the rope and pray they land in a soft pile of dirt at the bottom!"
Toy Notes: Featured in 1990's first new figures comercial. Item #6564.
Version 2: 2001 Real American Hero Collection Wave 2 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0552: Cobra Attack Unit
Rock Viper
Special Training: Arctic and Wilderness Survival, Mountain Climbing, Bungee Jumping
  • head: Range-Viper (90, 06), Rock Viper (01), Skull Buster (02), Imperial Guard (05)
  • arms: Range-Viper (90, 06), Rock Viper (01), Skull Buster (02)
  • torso: Range-Viper (90, 06), Rock Viper (01), Skull Buster (02)
  • waist: Range-Viper (90, 06), Rock Viper (01), Skull Buster (02), Imperial Guard (05)
  • legs: Range-Viper (90, 06), Rock Viper (01), Skull Buster (02), Imperial Guard (05)
Accessories: blue-grey backpack (90 Range-Viper's); black grenade launcher (90 Range-Viper's) with chamber; blue-grey mortar (90 Range-Viper's); blue-grey mortar shell (90 Range-Vper's); black knife (90 Range-Viper's); black hose (short standard); black figure stand
Rock Vipers scramble up a mountain crag as easily as the rest of us can stroll across a deserted street. And they do it so stealhtily that it's almost impossible to detect their movements. The higher the mountain, the better they like it. More altitude means more room for pranks to a Rock Viper! They think nothing of slicing a fellow Viper's safety line, or dulling the point of his climbing pick, just for laughs. Of course, laughing would be easier if they weren't at 1700 feet elevation and gasping for air! Laughter echoes a long way up—or down! But it's no laughing matter for the G.I. Joe team if the Rock Vipers capture the high ground!
Toy Notes: Released before Christmas 2000 in a few areas but not until 2001 in most of the US. Yojoe.com lists this figure as a 2000 release. Carded in a two-pack with Maj. Bludd (01). Item #57756.
Version 3: 2003 Python Patrol carded set
Fig. #0723: Cobra Mountain Trooper
Rock Viper
  • head: Rock Viper (90, 03)
  • arms: Rock Viper (90, 03)
  • torso: Rock Viper (90, 03)
  • waist: Rock Viper (90, 03), Metal-Head (94, 05)
  • legs: Rock Viper (90, 03), Metal-Head (94, 05)
Accessories: copper backpack (90 Rock-Viper's); copper machine pistol (90 Rock-Viper's); copper sniper rifle (90 Rock-Viper's PSG-1); silver grappling hook (90 Rock-Viper's) with string; black hose (short standard)
Encased in a non-slip, camo-traction suit and equipped with rocket-assisted, tungsten steel grappling hook and megatensile-strength rapelling rope, the COBRA ROCK VIPER can scale any obstacle to deliver an obliterating barrage of firepower from his missile pack and automatic grenade launcher. On the day that a COBRA ROCK VIPER class graduates from the training program, they are dropped from a helicopter onto the top of a 500 foot, sheer-sided mesa rock formation. They are each outfitted with 250 feet of rope and informed that only 50% will graduate upon completion of this final test. It doesn't take long for them to figure out that they [sic] only way to get down is to slide down the rope and hope the [sic] land in a soft pile of dirt at the bottom.
"We can climb up a mountain crag as easily as the rest of you stroll across a deserted street!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Maj. Bludd (03), HEAT Viper (03), Lamprey (03), Laser Viper (03), and SAW Viper (03). Item #53400.