Secto-Vipers were animated only for commercials.
Secto-Vipers were introduced to Cobra's forces in late 1985. Essentially M.P.'s with tanks, they ranked in the third tier of Vipers, alongside Techno-Vipers and a step above generic Vipers and Motor Vipers. Although their tanks were submersible, Secto-Vipers were not trained for substantial underwater operations as Eels and Hydro-Vipers were; they used the subs primarily for retreating from battle. They were part of Cobra until the organization went underground in 1989, with their appearance represented by Version 1.
|Version 1: 1988 boxed Bugg vehicle
|Fig. #0180: Cobra Bugg Driver
- head: Secto-Viper (88)
- arms: Secto-Viper (88)
- torso: Secto-Viper (88)
- waist: Secto-Viper (88)
- legs: Secto-Viper (88)
|Accessories: clear helmet (new, domed with no black portions); black laser pistol (new, with large fin on top)
|Formed as a dedicated unit to patrol the shoreline of Cobra Island, SECTO-VIPERS are unique specialists in amphibious operations and marine surveillance. Every Secto-Viper is assigned a specific sector of shoreline and is required to know every square inch of it as well as the topology of the ocean floor that abuts it! They are thoroughly familiar with every amphibious landing craft currently in use by the armed forces of the world and can recite by rote their "soft" points and areas of vulnerability.|
"Secto-Vipers are too conscientious. They're always speeding over the dunes or creeping about under the surf. Off-duty Cobra personnel can't spread a towel on the beach to catch some rays without being reduced by an overzealous Secto-Viper looking to make brownie points with his superiors. Not the greatest thing in the world for morale!"
|Toy Notes: Item #6018. The prototype shown in the 1988 insert catalog had parts from Payload (87), and the photo on the Bugg's box shows a Road Pig waistpiece.