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SAW-Viper

(aka SAW Viper, stands for Semi-Automatic Weapons)









Previous character: Laser-Viper
Next character: Metal-Head

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various13441 seconds962

Notes: DiC's SAW-Vipers wore the 1990 outfits with yellow visors and belt buckles, and pink padding on their legs.

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)2 seconds 
Granny Dearest206 seconds1 line
Victory at Volcania Part 17 seconds 
The Nozone Conspiracy58 seconds2 lines
Pigskin Commandos76 seconds5 lines
Injustice and the Cobra Way12 seconds 
General Confusion2 seconds 
That's Entertainment26 seconds 
I Found You...Evy11 seconds1 line
An Officer and a Viperman11 seconds 
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 19 seconds 
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 220 seconds 
Season 2 Opening (DiC)1 second 

Headcanon

SAW-Vipers were introduced to Cobra's forces in late 1986, with their appearance represented by Version 1, changing to Version 3 in 1991. They ranked in the fourth tier of Vipers, alongside HEAT-Vipers, Range-Vipers, and generics.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1990 2. 2003 (Python Patrol) 3. 2006 (DTC)
Version 1: 1990 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0251: Cobra Heavy Machine Gunner
  • head: SAW-Viper (90, 03)
  • arms: SAW-Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01), Dragonsky (06)
  • torso: SAW-Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01), Dragonsky (06)
  • waist: SAW-Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01)
  • legs: SAW-Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01)
Accessories: dark red backpack (new, rectangular with belt tab); black machine gun (new, heavy anti-tank weapon with belt tab) with bipod; white ammo belt (new, with tab holes)
The S.A.W.-VIPER is equipped with a gyro-stabilized, cryogenically-cooled mini-chain gun, scoped with an infrared night-vision, auto-ranging, optical sighting system. This means that he has a highly accurate, low-malfunction machine gun that doesn't burn out the barrel during intense rapid-fire bursts. It's nothing for him to zone-in on a flea nestled in heavy brush over 800 yards away, in pitch darkness and pick it off in one shot!
"You definitely don't want to get pinned down by a S.A.W.-Viper at night. His weapon has an integral sound suppressor, an effective flash inhibitor, and a powerful image-intensifier. With all that, you won't even know you're being shot at until you hear the sonic boom from the bullet whipping past your ear!"
Toy Notes: Item #6570. The prototype shown in the 1990 insert catalog has a black crest on its helmet.
Version 2: 2003 Python Patrol carded set
Fig. #0724: Cobra Heavy Machine Gunner
SAW Viper
  • head: SAW Viper (90, 03)
  • arms: SAW Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01), Dragonsky (06)
  • torso: SAW Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01), Dragonsky (06)
  • waist: SAW Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01)
  • legs: SAW Viper (90, 03), Zartan (01)
Accessories: black backpack (90 SAW-Viper's); dark green heavy machine gun (90 SAW-Viper's) with bipod; silver ammo belt (90 SAW-Viper's)
The COBRA S.A.W.-VIPER trooper is equipped with a gyro-stabilized, cryogenically-cooled mini-chain gun, scoped with an infrared night-vision, auto-ranging, optical sighting system. This means that he has a highly accurate, low-malfunction machine gun that doesn't burn out the barrel during intense rapid-fire bursts. It's nothing for him to zone-in on a flea nestled in heavy brush over 800 yards away, in pitch darkness and pick it off in one shot. You definitely don't want to get pinned down by a COBRA S.A.W.-VIPER trooper at night. His weapon has an integral sound suppressor, an effective flash inhibitor, and a powerful image-intensifier: you won't hear or see him coming.
"You won't even know I've shot at you until you hear the sonic boom from the bullet whipping past your ear."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Maj. Bludd (03), HEAT Viper (03), Lamprey (03), Laser Viper (03), and Rock Viper (03). Item #53400.
Version 3: Direct-to-Consumer Wave 3 carded assortment
Fig. #1109: COBRA Heavy Machine Gunner
SAW Viper
  • head: Rollbar (04, 05), SAW Viper (06)
  • arms: Barrel Roll (05), SAW Viper (06), G.I. Joe (06), Airtight (08)
  • torso: Rollbar (04, 05), Duke (05/I), SAW Viper (06), Lt. Falcon (09)
  • waist: Rollbar (04, 05), Duke (05/I), SAW Viper (06), Lt. Falcon (09)
  • legs: Rollbar (04, 05), Duke (05/I), SAW Viper (06), Lt. Falcon (09)
Accessories: black helmet (new, with green visor and attached silver mic); dark red backpack (90 SAW-Viper's); black mini-machine gun (new, M249 SAW) with ammo box
The COBRA S.A.W. VIPER trooper is equipped with a gyro-stabilized, cryogenically cooled mini-chain gun, scoped with an infrared night-vision, auto-ranging optical sighting system. This means that he has a highly accurate, low-malfunction machine gun that doesn't burn out the barrel during intense rapid-fire bursts. It's nothing for him to zone-in on a flea nestled in heavy brush over 100 yards away in pitch darkness, and pick it off in one shot. You definitely don't want to get pinned down by a COBRA S.A.W. VIPER trooper at night. His weapon has an integral sound suppressor, an effective flash inhibitor, and a powerful image-intensifier: you won't hear or see him coming.
"Once you're in our line of sight, you can't escape. Accept the inevitable and surrender."
Toy Notes: Item #13017.