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Storm Shadow

(aka Tommy Arashikage)

File Name: Thomas S. Arashikage of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Grades: Army E-8 (1988-1997); E-5 (2006)
SNs: 392-8793-NJ11; 275-8934-ST51
Notes: St. Louis, along the Mississippi River in the east central part of the state, is the largest metro area in the state. Duke and Spearhead are also from St. Louis. Filecards from 2004 to 2005 change the middle initial to M. The 2006 filecard lists his birthplace as Fresno, CA, and the 2005/IV and 2009/II filecards say he is from San Francisco. Arashikage is said to be the Japanese translation of his code name.


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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Keone Young
(Michael Bell in Operation: Mind Menace)
171,154 seconds61578
DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Scott McNeil4661 seconds77745
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Ty Olsson3920 seconds19235

Notes: Sunbow's Storm Shadow had no interaction with Snake Eyes, in contrast to all other media. He wore his 1984 outfit with no sleeves, and sometimes with no chest strap. His 1988 outfit appears in several commercials from that year. The DiC series featured his 1992 outfit and mentioned that Storm Shadow had joined Cobra to learn who had dishonored his ninja clan, and his defection to the Joe Team was taken by Cobra Commander as a personal betrayal. Spy Troops: The Movie uses a modified version of the 2002/I outfit, while his Valor vs. Venom appearance is based on the 2004/I version.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening1 second (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 121 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 316 seconds1 line
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 4110 seconds7 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 548 seconds (silent)
Countdown for Zartan136 seconds11 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 316 seconds2 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 434 seconds1 line
Operation Mind Menace21 seconds1 line
Cobra's Candidate37 seconds3 lines
Satellite Down263 seconds17 lines
Captives of Cobra, Part 156 seconds4 lines
Cobra Quake31 seconds4 lines
Excalibur220 seconds8 lines
Ninja Holiday35 seconds2 lines
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep97 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 112 seconds (silent)
Season 2 Opening (DiC)3 seconds (silent)
The Sword290 seconds37 lines
Shadow of a Doubt356 seconds40 lines
Basic Training12 seconds (silent)
Spy Troops: The Movie278 seconds7 lines
Valor vs. Venom219 seconds8 lines
Ninja Battles423 seconds4 lines

Headcanon

Born July 27, 1952. The nephew of Hard Master, born while his parents were visiting the United States, Storm Shadow was raised in the ways of the Arashikage clan but returned to America in his mid-teens to explore Western culture. Enamored with combat, he joined the Army at the first opportunity and served briefly in Vietnam. Disenchanted by the habits of most American soldiers, he deserted and returned to his clan. He completed his ninja training alongside Snake Eyes in 1977, at which time he defected to Cobra Commander's nascent Cobra organization. My version of his defection upon the death of Hard Master is a blend of the Ninja Battles story and the Marvel comic continuity. His work with Cobra was first discovered by the Joe Team in 1981, at which time his appearance is represented by Version 32.

Upon learning the truth of Hard Master's death, Storm Shadow left Cobra in summer 1984 was given a conditional pardon and the opportunity to join the Joe Team, which he did in March 1985, with his appearance represented by Version 2, changing to Version 3 in late 1986. However, manipulation of his inner vices succeeded in turning him back to Cobra soon after the Joe Team's disbanding, and he was with Cobra when they re-emerged in 1991. From then on his appearance is represented by Version 18.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984
2. 1988
3. 1992 (Ninja Force)
4. 1994 (Shadow Ninjas)
5. 1997 (3-Pack)
6. 2000 (RAH Collection)
7. 2002/I (JvC Wave 1)
8. 2002/II (JvC Wave 1.35)
9. 2002/III (Sound Attack)
10. 2002/IV (JvC Wave 3)
11. 2004/I (Action Attack)
12. 2004/II (Urban Strike Team)
13. 2004/III (Oper. Avalanche)
14. 2004/IV (VvV Wave 4)
15. 2004/V (Ninja Lightning)
16. 2004/VI (Ninja Strike Team)
17. 2005/I (Ninja Battles)
18. 2005/II (Single Pack)
19. 2005/III (Comic #21)
20. 2005/IV (Unmasked)
21. 2006 (Comic #26)
22. 2007/I (25th Wave 1)
23. 2007/II (25th Cobra Set)
24. 2007/III (25th Cobra Legions)
25. 2008/I (Comic #21)
26. 2008/II (Comic #21b)
27. 2008/III (Comic #4)
28. 2008/IV (post-25th Wave 9)
29. 2009/I (Comic)
30. 2009/II (Cobra Collector 5 Pack)
31. 2009/III (Greatest Battles)
32. 2009/IV (Hall of Heroes)
Version 1: 1984 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0040: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Assassin
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • upper arms: Storm Shadow (84, 97), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • lower arms: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III, 06), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
Accessories: black backpack (new, quiver with sword slots); two black swords (new, katana and wakizashi); black bow (new, small); black nunchuku (new)
Storm Shadow can trace his family history through thirty generations of assassins. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. Qualified expert: Long bow, Samurai sword; Throwing stars; Nunchaku sticks; 8th degree black belt in five martial arts.
"The great Ninja assassin clans disappeared a hundred years ago. If they were wiped out, nobody took the credit for it and if they're still around - who are they working for?"
Toy Notes: Featured in 1984's CLAW/Sky Hawk commercial. The only figure from 1984 to be carried over to the 1986 insert catalog and 1986-style packaging. Item #6429. In pristine condition, this figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Re-releases: Recolored versions were released in Argentina as Ninja-Ku and Satan.
Version 2: 1988 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0156: NinjaMOS 1: Covert Operations
  • head: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • upper arms: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI, 06), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • lower arms: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
Accessories: red backpack (new, square with sword clips); black claw gauntlet (new, three tines); dark red sword (new, short with dotted hilt); black bow (new, high-tension Yumi bow with telescopic sights)
Storm Shadow served with Snake-Eyes in Southeast Asia and both of them later studied the secret arts of Ninjitsu with Storm Shadow's family, a ninja clan that could trace its history back through thirty generations of assassins. Unhinged by the murder of his uncle and mentor, he infiltrated Cobra, seeking revenge but found vengeance to be a poor substitute for life. Now, in semiretirement at a remote mountain hideaway, he occasionally takes on a special mission or two - if Snake-Eyes asks him nicely.
"A ninja is a silent wraith with a razor-edged blade in one hand and a scaling-grapple in the other. Ninjas can penetrate the most sophisticated defenses and leave without a trace. They are mystic swordsmen, spies, assassins, acrobats, quick-change artists, and conjurors. Most people will tell you that ninjas don't exist. That's exactly what they want you to believe . . . "
Toy Notes: Item #6507. Featured in 1988's Swampmasher commercial.
Re-releases: A slightly different version was released in India.
Version 3: 1992 Ninja Force carded assortment
Fig. #0317: Ninja Force LeaderMOS 1: Covert Operations
MOS 2: Martial Arts Instructor
  • head: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: white sword (new, katana with angled grip); white scythe (new, with thin blade); black figure stand
STORM SHADOW is a former U.S. Army LRRP, former Cobra Viper, last Grand Master of the Arashikage Ninja Clan, sword brother to the inscrutable SNAKE-EYES, and now the leader of the newly formed G.I. Joe Ninja Force. Drawing from generations of secret lore and years of practical combat experience, Storm Shadow imparts to his Ninja Force such esoteric techniques as the "Cloak of Chameleon" and "Screaming Whirlwind." When he's on patrol, Storm Shadow operates the lethal G.I. Joe Patriot.
Motto: "Train hard, fight easy!"
Toy Notes: With the exception of some variants, this version has tabs on his torso to keep it from pivoting, and his arms move opposite each other in a special maneuver. Item #6731. May have been available in some areas before Christmas 1991 but first listed in the 1992 insert catalog. The prototype pictured in the catalog has a black sickle and lacks the white sash.
Version 4: 1994 Shadow Ninjas carded assortment, #38
Fig. #0483: Shadow Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Covert Operations
MOS 2: Martial Arts Instructor
  • head: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: two clear blue claw gauntlets (88 Storm Shadow's); clear blue sword (92 Storm Shadow's); clear blue sword (92 Dojo's); clear blue knife (93 Scarlett's); clear blue sword (93 Scarlett's); clear blue nunchaku (92 Nunchuk's); clear blue figure stand
STORM SHADOW's fighting skills are known throughout the world's martial arts community, from San Francisco's Chinatown to the most remote Tiberian village. But don't expect to see him hanging around much. Now that he possesses Inviso-Power, he just might be standing next to you at this very moment - a fact that has a lot of Cobra Ninjas very, very nervous.
Motto: "I can fight like a ghost with the power of a ninja!!"
Toy Notes: Features a temperature-based color change from blue to white. This version has tabs on his torso to keep it from pivoting, and his arms move opposite each other in a special maneuver. Item #81142.
Version 5: 1997 three-pack assortment
Fig. #0502: NinjaMOS 1: Covert Operations
MOS 2: Martial Arts Instructor
  • head: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • upper arms: Storm Shadow (84, 97), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • lower arms: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III, 06), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
Accessories: black backpack (84 Storm Shadow's); two black swords (84 Storm Shadow's katana and wakizashi); black bow (84 Storm Shadow's); black nunchuku (84 Storm Shadow's); black figure stand
He also comes from a family of ninjas, whom he rejoined after serving his time in Southeast Asia. The head of the ninja clan, the Hard Master, Storm Shadow's uncle, was destroyed. The perpetrator was believed to be Storm Shadow himself. Storm Shadow knew otherwise, and took off in pursuit of the assailants. This eventually lead [sic] him to the terrorist organization known as Cobra. Storm Shadow infiltrated the organization, serving as Cobra Commander's personal bodyguard until he could discover the truth surrounding his uncle's death. It was ultimately revealed that the assassin was Zartan, on orders from Cobra Commander, and the intended target was Snake-Eyes. Storm Shadow was ultimately denied his revenge, but also realized that his drive for revenge had nearly consumed his soul. He turned his back on the evil that had nearly claimed him. He sought out his ninja brother Snake-Eyes, and eventually joined the G.I. Joes.
From General Hawk's Files: "In his own way, Storm Shadow is just as devastating a warrior as Snake-Eyes. However, Storm Shadow seems to prefer more traditional, even ancient methods of combat, using the tools of the ninja as opposed to more modern hardware. Storm Shadow places a very high regard on personal honor, and is determined to make up for his time in service to Cobra. I'm glad he's on our side now!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive Commando Team three-pack with Lady Jaye (97) and Snake Eyes (97/I). Item #28015.
Version 6: 2000 Real American Hero Collection Wave 1 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0537: NinjaMOS 1: Assassin
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: silver sword (92 Nunchuk's); silver sword (92 T'Jbang's, with single blade); black figure stand
Storm Shadow can trace his family history through thirty generations of assassins. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain.
Qualified Expert: Long Bow, Samurai sword, Throwing Stars, Nunchaku sticks, 8th degree black belt in five martial arts.
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive two-pack with Snake Eyes (00). Item #57728.
Re-releases: A slightly different version was released in India.
Version 7: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1 two-pack assortment (02/I)
Fig. #0584: Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage, Demolitions, and Terror
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
Accessories: white backpack (shared with Snake Eyes, with red trim); silver submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's); two silver swords (89 Snake Eyes's); black knife (90 Range-Viper's)
STORM SHADOW grew up in the Arashikage clan of ninjas and was trained in the triple disciplines of invisibility, survival, and silent assassination. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G.I. JOE team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arashikage members. This corruption split the clan in two. After a COBRA agent killed STORM SHADOW's uncle, he went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed [to be associated with COBRA], STORM SHADOW joined the G.I. JOE Team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Are all Arishikage [sic] ninjas evil? Or does COBRA COMMANDER hold some power over STORM SHADOW? Whatever the reason, his anger is clear when he meets SNAKE EYES. The battle between the ninja masters will be legendary.
"A ninja moves with deadly silence and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Snake Eyes (02/I). Item #53112.
Version 8: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1.35 two-pack assortment (02/II)
Fig. #0609: Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage, Demolitions, and Terror
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
Accessories: grey backpack (shared with Snake Eyes, with red trim); silver submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's); two silver swords (89 Snake Eyes's); black knife (90 Range-Viper's)
STORM SHADOW grew up in the Arashikage clan of ninjas and was trained in the triple disciplines of invisibility, survival, and silent assassination. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G.I. JOE team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arashikage members. This corruption split the clan in two. After a COBRA agent killed STORM SHADOW's uncle, he went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed [to be associated with COBRA], STORM SHADOW joined the G.I. JOE Team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Are all Arishikage [sic] ninjas evil? Or does COBRA COMMANDER hold some power over STORM SHADOW? Whatever the reason, his anger is clear when he meets SNAKE EYES. The battle between the ninja masters will be legendary.
"A ninja moves with deadly silence and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Snake Eyes (02/I). Item #53112.
Version 9: 2002 Sound Attack boxed set (02/III)
Fig. #0650: Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage and Demolitions
  • head: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: black assault rifle (91 Red Star's AK-103); black crossbow (02/I Scarlett's, with Sound Attack tab) and arrow
STORM SHADOW grew up in the Arashikage clan of ninjas and was trained in the triple disciplines of invisibility, survival, and silent assassination. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G.I. JOE team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arashikage members. This corruption split the clan in two. After a COBRA agent killed STORM SHADOW's uncle, he went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed [to be associated with COBRA], STORM SHADOW joined the G.I. JOE Team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Are all Arishikage [sic] ninjas evil? Or does COBRA COMMANDER hold some power over STORM SHADOW? Whatever the reason, his anger is clear when he meets SNAKE EYES. The battle between the ninja masters will be legendary.
"A ninja moves with deadly silence and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a B.J.'s-exclusive set with Dial-Tone (02), Firefly (02/II), Roadblock (02), Fast Blast Viper (02), Snake Eyes (02/III), Wet-Suit (02/III), and Undertow (02). Item #53227.
Version 10: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 3 two-pack assortment (02/IV)
Fig. #0662: Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage and Demolitions
  • head: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
Accessories: dark grey backpack (02/I Snake Eyes's, with silver trim); black pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi, oversized with Sound Attack tab); two silver swords (89 Snake Eyes's); black knife (90 Range-Viper's)
STORM SHADOW grew up in the Arashikage clan of ninjas. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G.I. JOE team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arishikage [sic] members. This corruption split the clan in two. After a COBRA agent killed STORM SHADOW's uncle, he went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed, STORM SHADOW joined the G.I. JOE team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Whose side is he really on? He knows AGENT SCARLETT is trailing him, and he has escaped her traps several times. He won't let her catch him - until he wants to be caught.
"A ninja moves silently and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Agent Scarlett (02/II). Item #53229.
Version 11: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 1 two-pack assortment (04/I)
Fig. #0794: COBRA NinjaMOS 1: Unknown
MOS 2: Unknown
  • head: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
Accessories: white skirt (new, with gold trim); black sheath (02 Snake Eyes's, without backpack peg); silver sword (89 Snake Eyes's); two silver knives (90 Range-Viper's)
One of the two most dangerous men on the face of the planet, STORM SHADOW was once a master of the Arashikage ninja clan. Now, he sells his arcane skills to the evil forces of COBRA in order to pursue his twisted plan for revenge against his former sword brother SNAKE EYES. Ninjas are mystic warriors, spies, master swordsmen, acrobats, conjurors, and tricksters. They can do all sorts of amazing things - or at least seem to do them, because the ninja's prime directive is embodied in a major precept of the ancient warrior sage Sun Tsu, who said, "All warfare is based on deception." This should give COBRA pause to consider the loyalty of STORM SHADOW and ponder the question, "What does he really want?"
"A sword hidden away in its scabbard does not lose its edge. The same can be said for my loyalty and honor."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Snake Eyes (04/I). Item #55466. Storm Shadow's construction is altered to accommodate a spring-loaded, Action Attack ninja move. Catalog images and character art give this version blue and yellow trim instead of red and brown.
Version 12: 2004 Strike Team: Urban Division carded set (04/II)
Fig. #0900: Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage and Demolitions
  • head: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (92, 94, 00, 02/III, 04/II), T'Gin-Zu (93), Ken Masters (93/I, 93/II)
Accessories: black submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's); black sword (92 T'Jbang's); black chain weapon (89 Snake Eyes's); black figure stand
STORM SHADOW grew up in the ARASHIKAGE clan of ninjas and wears the clan's mark. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G.I. JOE Team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arashikage members. This corruption split the clan in two. After his uncle was killed by a COBRA agent, STORM SHADOW went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed, STORM SHADOW joined the G.I. JOE Team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Are all Arashikage ninjas evil? Or does COBRA COMMANDER hold some special power over STORM SHADOW? Whatever the reason, his anger is clear when he meets SNAKE EYES. The battle between the ninja masters will be legendary.
"A ninja moves silently and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Alley Viper (04), Firefly (04/III), Night Creeper (04/I), Nullifier (04), and Scrap Iron (04). Item #53913.
Version 13: 2004 Operation Avalanche boxed set (04/III)
Fig. #0906: Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage and Demolitions
  • head: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III), Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (02/I, 02/II, 02/IV, 04/III) - redesigned for O-ring: Ninja Trooper (04), Shadow Strike (05)
Accessories: none
STORM SHADOW grew up in the ARASHIKAGE clan of ninjas and wears the clan's mark. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G.I. JOE Team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arashikage members. This corruption split the clan in two. After his uncle was killed by a COBRA agent, STORM SHADOW went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed, STORM SHADOW joined the G.I. JOE Team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Are all Arashikage ninjas evil? Or does COBRA COMMANDER hold some special power over STORM SHADOW? Whatever the reason, his anger is clear when he meets SNAKE EYES. The battle between the ninja masters will be legendary.
"A ninja moves silently and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Kmart-exclusive set with Dusty (02/II), Snake Eyes (02/IV), and Iron Grenadier (03/I), two Air Assault (03) vehicles, and a recolor of the Assault Quad (02).
Version 14: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 4 two-pack assortment (04/IV)
Fig. #0908: COBRA NinjaMOS 1: Unknown
MOS 2: Unknown
  • head: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
Accessories: white skirt (04/I Storm Shadow's, with black trim); black backpack (new, with silver trim and sword slots on sides); two silver hook swords (new, with black trim); black staff (new, splits in two)
One of the two most dangerous men on the face of the planet, STORM SHADOW was once a master of the Arashikage ninja clan. Now, he sells his arcane skills to the evil forces of COBRA in order to pursue his twisted plan for revenge against his former sword brother SNAKE EYES. Ninjas are mystic warriors, spies, master swordsmen, acrobats, conjurors, and tricksters. They can do all sorts of amazing things - or at least seem to do them, because the ninja's prime directive is embodied in a major precept of the ancient warrior sage Sun Tsu, who said, "All warfare is based on deception." This should give COBRA pause to consider the loyalty of STORM SHADOW and ponder the question, "What does he really want?"
"A sword hidden away in its scabbard does not lose its edge. The same can be said for my loyalty and honor."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Kamakura (04/I). Item #55985.
Version 15: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 4 carded Ninja Lightning Cycle vehicle (04/V)
Fig. #0919: COBRA Ninja
  • head: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
Accessories: black sheath backpack (02 Snake Eyes's); black sword (89 Snake Eyes's); black chain weapon (shared with Snake Eyes; two pieces on hinge)
One of the two most dangerous men on the face of the planet, STORM SHADOW was once a master of the Arashikage ninja clan. Now, he sells his arcane skills to the evil forces of COBRA in order to pursue his twisted plan for revenge against his former sword brother SNAKE EYES. Ninjas are mystic warriors, spies, master swordsmen, acrobats, conjurors, and tricksters. They can do all sorts of amazing things - or at least seem to do them, because the ninja's prime directive is embodied in a major precept of the ancient warrior sage Sun Tsu, who said, "All warfare is based on deception." This should give COBRA pause to consider the loyalty of STORM SHADOW and ponder the question, "What does he really want?"
"A sword hidden away in its scabbard does not lose its edge. The same can be said for my loyalty and honor."
Toy Notes: Item #56100.
Version 16: 2004 Ninja Cobra Strike Team carded set (04/VI)
Fig. #0968: Ninja LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage and Demolitions
  • head: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • upper arms: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI, 06), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • lower arms: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI), Red Ninja Viper (05)
Accessories: black claw gauntlet (88 Storm Shadow's); black backpack (91 Dusty's); black sword (92 Dojo's); black crossbow (82 Scarlett's XK-1)
STORM SHADOW grew up in the ARASHIKAGE clan of ninjas and wears the clan's mark. During his training, his sword-brother was SNAKE EYES, the commando and martial arts master on the G.I. JOE Team. The evil COBRA organization recruited Arashikage members. This corruption split the clan in two. After his uncle was killed by a COBRA agent, STORM SHADOW went undercover within COBRA to find the assassin. When the killer was revealed, STORM SHADOW joined the G.I. JOE Team to get revenge. But now STORM SHADOW is back with COBRA. Are all Arashikage ninjas evil? Or does COBRA COMMANDER hold some special power over STORM SHADOW? Whatever the reason, his anger is clear when he meets SNAKE EYES. The battle between the ninja masters will be legendary.
"A ninja moves silently and is more powerful than all your weapons combined."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Black Dragon Ninja (04), two copies of Red Ninja Viper (04), and two versions of Vypra (04/I, 04/II). Item #00678.
Version 17: 2005 Ninja Battles boxed set (05/I)
Fig. #0998: COBRA Ninja
  • head: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
Accessories: white skirt (04 Storm Shadow's, plain); black backpack (04 Storm Shadow's, with silver trim); brown staff (04 Storm Shadow's); two brown hook swords (04 Storm Shadow's, with silver blades)
One of the two most dangerous men on the face of the planet, STORM SHADOW was once a master of the ARASHIKAGE ninja clan. Now, he sells his arcane skills to the evil forces of COBRA in order to pursue his twisted plan for revenge against his former sword brother SNAKE EYES. Ninjas are mystic warriors, spies, master swordsmen, acrobats, conjurors, and tricksters. They can do all sorts of amazing things - or at least seem to do them, because the ninja's prime directive is embodied in a major precept of the ancient warrior sage Sun Tsu, who said, "All warfare is based on deception." This should give COBRA pause to consider the loyalty of STORM SHADOW and ponder the question, "What does he really want?"
"A sword hidden away in its scabbard does not lose its edge. The same can be said for my loyalty and honor."
Toy Notes: Boxed with Snake Eyes (05/I), Tiger Claw (05), Black Dragon Ninja (05), Shadow Strike (05), the Ninja Battles Playset, the Ninja Battles DVD, and an original comic. Item #56170.
Version 18: 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 3 single-pack assortment (05/II)
Fig. #1032: COBRA Ninja
  • head: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/I, 05/II)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
Accessories: black backpack (04 Storm Shadow's, with silver trim); two black hook swords (04 Storm Shadow's)
One of the two most dangerous men on the face of the planet, STORM SHADOW was once a master of the ARASHIKAGE ninja clan. Now, he sells his arcane skills to the evil forces of COBRA in order to pursue his twisted plan for revenge against his former sword brother SNAKE EYES. Ninjas are mystic warriors, spies, master swordsmen, acrobats, conjurors, and tricksters. They can do all sorts of amazing things - or at least seem to do them, because the ninja's prime directive is embodied in a major precept of the ancient warrior sage Sun Tsu, who said, "All warfare is based on deception." This should give COBRA pause to consider the loyalty of STORM SHADOW and ponder the question, "What does he really want?"
"A sword hidden away in its scabbard does not lose its edge. The same can be said for my loyalty and honor."
Toy Notes: Item #06109.
Version 19: 2005 Wave 2 comic three-pack assortment (05/III)
Fig. #1040: COBRA NinjaMOS 1: Ninja
MOS 2: Sabotage
  • head: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • upper arms: Dusty (91, 00, 02/II), Guile (93/I, 93/II), Storm Shadow (05/III)
  • lower arms: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III, 06), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
Accessories: black sheath backpack (02 Snake Eyes's, with silver trim); black sword (04/III Snake Eyes's, with silver blade)
One of the two most dangerous men on the face of the planet, STORM SHADOW was once a master of the ARASHIKAGE ninja clan. Now, he sells his arcane skills to the evil forces of COBRA in order to pursue his twisted plan for revenge against his former sword brother SNAKE EYES. Ninjas are mystic warriors, spies, master swordsmen, acrobats, conjurors, and tricksters. They can do all sorts of amazing things - or at least seem to do them, because the ninja's prime directive is embodied in a major precept of the ancient warrior sage Sun Tsu, who said, "All warfare is based on deception." This should give COBRA pause to consider the loyalty of STORM SHADOW and ponder the question, "What does he really want?"
"A sword hidden away in its scabbard does not lose its edge. The same can be said for my loyalty and honor."
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with Snake Eyes (05/IV), Red Ninja Viper (05), and a reprint of Marvel #21. Item #61061.
Version 20: 2005 special mail-order (05/IV)
Fig. #1048: COBRA NinjaMOS 1: Ninja
MOS 2: Sabotage
  • head: Storm Shadow (05/IV)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (04/I, 04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • torso: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • waist: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
  • legs: Storm Shadow (04/I) - Action Attack removed: Storm Shadow (04/IV, 04/V, 05/V, 05/II, 05/IV)
Accessories: white hood (new); black sword (89 Snake Eyes's, with silver blade); two black knives (90 Range Viper's, with silver blade)
STORM SHADOW was once a master of the ARASHIKAGE ninja clan. Along with his sword-brother, SNAKE EYES, he was taught the ways of the ninja by his father, HARD MASTER. STORM SHADOW could never accept that cooperation, not conquest, is often the key to victory. His desperate need to be the best in his father's eyes was a fatal flaw exploited by a COBRA ninja who infiltrated the clan. This evil ninja caused the death of HARD MASTER and had the blame fall on SNAKE EYES. This split the clan and the sword-brothers in two. Now STORM SHADOW works for COBRA in his quest to get revenge against SNAKE EYES. But is his dedication to the cause of evil the truth or a deception? Ninjas work with the art of illusion as well as the blade of the sword. What are the true motives of STORM SHADOW?
"I will do what must be done to avenge the death of my father."
Toy Notes: Available from Hasbro Direct.
Version 21: 2006 Wave 1 comic three-pack assortment
Fig. #1119: Ninja
Tommy Arashikage
MOS 1: Ninja
MOS 2: Sabotage
  • head: Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • upper arms: Storm Shadow (88, 04/VI, 06), Red Ninja Viper (05)
  • lower arms: Storm Shadow (84, 97, 05/III, 06), Ninja Viper (92), Black Dragon Ninja (04), Red Ninja Viper (04)
  • torso: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • waist: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Cobra Trooper (04, 06/II), Cobra Officer (04), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • upper legs: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Starduster (87), Double Blast (01, 02), Leatherneck (01), Sgt. Mutt (04/II), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • lower legs: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Starduster (87), Double Blast (01, 02), Leatherneck (01), Tommy Arashikage (06)
Accessories: light green vest (03 Cross Hair's); dark grey quiver/bag (05 Zartan's); black machine gun (92 Shockwave's M-33); black bow (89 Gnawgahyde's), two dark grey arrows (05 Zartan's)
Before evil corrupted him and changed his fate forever, STORM SHADOW shared a close friendship with SGT. STALKER and SNAKE EYES, serving with them in the same military unit. Back then, he was known to everyone as "Tommy" and always carried his bow and steel-tipped arrows as well as his M16 rifle. During one long-range patrol, the three friends spotted an enemy fighter and, knowing the rest of the fighter's platoon couldn't be too far behind, they radioed for evacuation. Just as the helicopter arrived, weapons fire tore through the air, seriously wounding SNAKE EYES. Ignoring orders to leave his friend behind, STORM SHADOW ran through the crossfire to rescue him, dodging bullets with uncanny ease and saving SNAKE EYES from certain death.
"I was not going to leave him behind. We would come out together, or not at all."
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with CLASSIFIED (06), Lonzo Wilkinson (06), and a reprint of Marvel #26. Item #13024. This comic pack is considered a high-demand item.
Version 22: 2007 25th Anniversary Wave 1 carded assortment (07/I)
Fig. #1160: NinjaMOS 1: Covert Operations
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/I, 08/II, 09/III), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/III), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs to ankle: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • feet: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
Accessories: dark red quiver (new, with sword slots, black arrows, and rope around chest); two black swords (new, one long and one short, each with gold guard and silver blade); black dagger (new, short with silver blade, tucks into belt); black bow (new, large, slightly curved, with handle in middle); black Joe figure stand
STORM SHADOW served with SNAKE EYES in Southeast Asia and both of them later studied the secret art of Ninjitsu with the family of STORM SHADOW, a ninja clan that could trace its history back through thirty generations of ninjas. Unhinged by the murder of his uncle and mentor, he infiltrated COBRA seeking revenge, but found vengeance to be a poor substitute for life. Now, in semi-retirement at a remote mountain hideaway, he occasionally takes on a special mission or two - if SNAKE EYES asks him nicely.
"A ninja is a silent wraith with a razor-edged blade in one hand and a scaling-grapple in the other. Ninjas can penetrate the most sophisticated defense and leave without a trace. They are mystic swordsmen, spies, acrobats, quick-change artists, and conjurers. Most people will tell you that ninjas don't exist. That's exactly what the ninjas want you to believe."
Toy Notes: Item #25177.
Version 23: 2007 25th Anniversary Cobra boxed set (07/II)
Fig. #1174: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/III, 08/IV)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/III), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs to ankle: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • feet: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
Accessories: black quiver (new, like 07/I Storm Shadow's but with smooth strap instead of rope); two black swords (07/I Storm Shadow's, each with gold guard and silver blade); black dagger (07/I Storm Shadow's, with silver blade); black bow (07/I Storm Shadow's); black Cobra figure stand
STORM SHADOW can trace his family history through thirty generations of ninjas. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. Qualified expert: Long bow; Samurai sword; Throwing stars; Nunchaku sticks; 8th degree black belt in five martial arts.
"The great Ninja clans disappeared a hundred years ago. If they were wiped out, nobody took the credit for it and if they're still around - who are they working for?"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a set with Baroness (07), Cobra (07/I), Cobra Commander (07/II), and Destro (07/II), as well as a sound box that played a portion of the cartoon theme music. Item #26758.
Re-releases: Carded singly in winter 2007-08 as part of the 25th Anniversary Wave 4 assortment.
Version 24: 2007 25th Anniversary Cobra Legions boxed set (07/III)
Fig. #1183: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Ninja
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/III, 08/IV)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/III), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs to ankle: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • feet: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
Accessories: black quiver (07/II Storm Shadow's, with red trim and white arrows); two black swords (07/I Storm Shadow's, each with red hilt and silver blade); black dagger (07/I Storm Shadow's, with silver blade); black bow (07/I Storm Shadow's); black Cobra figure stand
One of the two most dangerous men on the face of the planet, STORM SHADOW was once a master of the ARASHIKAGE ninja clan. Now, he sells his arcane skills to the evil forces of COBRA in order to pursue his twisted plan for revenge against his former sword brother SNAKE EYES. Ninjas are mystic warriors, spies, master swordsmen, acrobats, conjurers, and tricksters. They can do al sorts of amazing things - or at least seem to do them, because the ninja's prime directive is embodied in a major precept of the ancient warrior sage Sun Tsu, who said, "All warfare is based on deception." This should give COBRA pause to consider the loyalty of STORM SHADOW and ponder the question, "What does he really want?"
"A sword hidden away in its scabbard does not lose its edge. The same can be said for my loyalty and honor."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a set with Air Trooper (07), Cobra (07/III), Cobra Commander (07/III), and Vehicle Driver (07), as well as a sound box that played a portion of the animated movie's theme music. Item #26247. Storm Shadow's bow was packaged with the figure stands.
Version 25: 2008 Wave 1 comic two-pack assortment (08/I)
Fig. #1213: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/III, 08/IV)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/III), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs to ankle: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • feet: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
Accessories: dark blue quiver (07/II Storm Shadow's, with yellow arrows); two dark blue swords (07/I Storm Shadow's, each with silver blade); dark blue dagger (07/I Storm Shadow's, with silver blade); dark blue bow (07/I Storm Shadow's); black Cobra figure stand
STORM SHADOW can trace his family history through thirty generations of ninjas. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. Qualified expert: Long bow; Samurai sword; Throwing stars; Nunchaku sticks; 8th degree black belt in five martial arts.
"The great Ninja clans disappeared a hundred years ago. If they were wiped out, nobody took the credit for it and if they're still around - who are they working for?"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Snake Eyes (08/II) and a reprint of Marvel #21. Item #28422.
Version 26: 2008 Wave 3 comic two-pack assortment (08/II)
Fig. #1228: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/I, 08/II, 09/III), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/III), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs to ankle: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • feet: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
Accessories: red hooded cloak (new, cloth); dark blue quiver (07/II Storm Shadow's, with yellow arrows and black straps); two blue swords (07/I Storm Shadow's, each with silver blade), blue dagger (07/I Storm Shadow's, with silver blade); blue bow (new, hexagonal with blue-tipped yellow arrow); black Cobra figure stand
STORM SHADOW serves COBRA COMMANDER, and bringing him a prize like the G.I. JOE team's SCARLETT will surely please the head snake. But the COBRA ninja may also have another agenda: did he choose SCARLETT because it was sure to bring his enemy, SNAKE EYES, right to him? STORM SHADOW has mastered several martial arts disciplines, making him the only one who can truly challenge the G.I. JOE team's top ninja. But it's more than just a contest to see who is the better ninja: the matching symbols on their arms reveal a hidden connection that haunts them to this day.
"He may escape from me now, but one day when our swords cross, I'll make sure he doesn't walk away from that duel."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Snake Eyes (08/III) and an original comic (#21b). The cloak and bow design actually match Zartan's Storm Shadow disguise as seen in Marvel #45. Item #29341.
Version 27: 2008 Wave 4 comic two-pack assortment (08/III)
Fig. #1269: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/III, 08/IV)
  • arms: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Storm Shadow (08/III)
  • body: Gung Ho (07, 08), Dreadnok Torch (08, 09), Storm Shadow (08/III), Zartan (08, 09/I, 09/II)
  • upper left leg: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • upper right leg: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Outback (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • lower legs: Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III)
Accessories: black vest (new, with large shoulder pads, gold trim, and silver ninja stars); black backpack (square, with sword clips on each side, opens); black submachine gun (small Uzi, fits inside backpack); two black swords (new, with gold dragon's head tip and silver blade); black claw (new, with curved blades); two silver sickles (new, connected by black string)
STORM SHADOW can trace his family history through thirty generations of ninjas. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. He's an eighth degree black belt in five martial arts and a qualified expert in multiple martial arts weapons including the longbow, samurai sword, throwing stars, and nuchaku sticks. His desire for revenge over the death of his uncle the Hard Master has warped his life, but it may not have completely deadened the ARASHIKAGE code of honor within him.
"Revenge is a snake turning back on itself, entrapping everyone - victim and perpetrator - inside its venomous coils."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Firefly (08) and an original comic (#4). Item #30944.
Version 28: 2008 post-25th Anniversary Wave 9 carded assortment (08/IV)
Fig. #1302: Ninja-Ku LeaderMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/III, 08/IV)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/III), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs to ankle: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • feet: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
Accessories: brown quiver (07/II Storm Shadow's, with black strap and arrows); two black swords (07/I Storm Shadow's, each with brown blade); black dagger (07/I Storm Shadow's, with brown blade); brown bow (07/I Storm Shadow's); black Cobra figure stand
STORM SHADOW can trace his family history through thirty generations of ninjas. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. Qualified expert: Long bow; Samurai sword; Throwing stars; Nunchaku sticks; 8th degree black belt in five martial arts. As a high-ranking member of the elite and elusive Ninja-Ku clan, he is specially trained to blend with the shadows and slip past his enemies without ever being detected.
"The great Ninja clans disappeared a hundred years ago. If they were wiped out, nobody took the credit for it and if they're still around - who are they working for?"
Toy Notes: An homage to Ninja-Ku, a black Storm Shadow recolor released in Argentina. Item #32494.
Version 29: 2009 Wave 8 comic two-pack assortment (09/I)
Fig. #1407: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (09/I)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (09/I)
  • body: Storm Shadow (09/I)
  • legs to ankle: Storm Shadow (09/I)
  • feet: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
Accessories: silver mask (new, with brown plastic cloth); silver ceremonial mask (new, with grilled mouth); red belt (thin); brown bo staff (new, with serrated silver blades); silver axe (92 Dice's, with brown grip); black Cobra figure stand
STORM SHADOW can trace his family history through thirty generations of ninjas. He can scale sheer wals with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. He's an eighth degree black belt in five martial arts and is a qualified expert in the long bow, samurai sword, throwing stars, and nunchaku sticks. He's extremely arrogant about his abilities, but with good reason: he will succeed where all others have failed. An expert at sabotage, he relishes the chance to infiltrate any G.I. JOE operations base; it's a nice way to keep his skills at their sharpest...and the resulting destruction amuses him.
"The G.I. JOE team can put up a good fight, but there's no way they will ever win any confrontation with me."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Tunnel Rat (09) and an original comic (Resolute #2). Item #37447.
Version 30: 2009 Cobra Collector 5 Pack boxed set (09/II)
Fig. #1410: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (09/II, 09/IV)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (09/II, 09/IV)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs: Storm Shadow (09/II, 09/IV)
Accessories: grey quiver (07/II Storm Shadow's, with black trim, strap, and arrows); two black swords (07/I Storm Shadow's, each with silver blade); black dagger (07/I Storm Shadow's, with silver blade); black bow (07/I Storm Shadow's); black nunchuks (new, with silver chain, at an angle), silver grappling hook (new, with four tines and black string); black Cobra figure stand
STORM SHADOW can trace his family history through thirty generations of ninjas in the legendary ARASHIKAGE clan. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. An eight-degree black belt in five martial arts, he's a qualified expert in the long bow, samurai sword, throwing stars, and nunchaku sticks, as well as most conventional military weapons. His bitter rivalry with the G.I. JOE team ninja SNAKE EYES springs from a tragic incident in their shared past. The strong forces of heroism and hatred have combined within him to create one of two deadliest ninja masters in the world, and one of the COBRA legion's most powerful warriors.
"One of the meanings of the word 'ninja' is said to be 'a person who conceals his presence.' You would do well to ponder that meaning and never assume you understand my true intentions."
Toy Notes: Boxed with Baroness (09), Cobra Commander (09/II), Cobra Viper (09/I), and Zartan (09/I). Item #36448.
Version 31: 2009 Greatest Battles DVD boxed set (09/III)
Fig. #1424: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (07/I, 08/II, 09/III), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/III), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper left leg: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • upper right leg: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Crankcase (08), Cobra Driver (08), Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Flint (08/II), Vehicle Gunner (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Outback (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • lower legs: Storm Shadow (08/III, 09/III)
Accessories: grey webbing (07 Cobra Officer's); red backpack (07 Storm Shadow's, with black arrows); two black swords (07 Storm Shadow's, with silver blades); black Cobra figure stand
[This set did not include filecards. The following text appears on the box back.] This ninja master works for Cobra. He is as skilled as his enemy, Snake Eyes, and looks for every chance to defeat the G.I. Joe ninja.
Toy Notes: Boxed with Duke (09/II), Snake Eyes (09/II), Cobra Commander (09/III), and Greatest Battles DVD. Item #38905.
Version 32: 2009 Hall of Heroes carded assortment, #4 (09/IV)
Fig. #1435: Cobra NinjaMOS 1: Sabotage
MOS 2: Intelligence
  • head: Storm Shadow (09/II, 09/IV)
  • arms: Storm Shadow (09/II, 09/IV)
  • body: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/III, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • upper legs: Storm Shadow (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 09/II, 09/IV), Red Ninja (07, 08), Red Ninja Leader (08), Snake Eyes (08/VIII), Cobra Ninja Viper (08)
  • lower legs: Storm Shadow (09/II, 09/IV)
Accessories: black quiver (07/II Storm Shadow's); two black swords (07/I Storm Shadow's, each with silver blade); black dagger (07/I Storm Shadow's, with silver blade); black nunchuks (09/II Storm Shadow's, with silver chain), light grey grappling hook (09/II Storm Shadow's, with black string); gold Cobra figure stand
STORM SHADOW can trace his family history through thirty generations of ninjas. He can scale sheer walls with bare hands and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and pain. Qualified expert: Long bow; Samurai sword; Throwing stars; Nunchaku sticks; 8th degree black belt in five martial arts.
"The great Ninja clans disappeared a hundred years ago. If they were wiped out, nobody took the credit for it and if they're still around - who are they working for?"
Toy Notes: Item #39529.