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Tele-Viper

(aka Python Tele-Viper)








chronological: Shipwreck<< Tele-Viper >>Eel
alphabetical: Techno-Viper<< Tele-Viper >>T'Gin-Zu

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various22565 seconds34239
DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None320 seconds00

Notes: Sunbow's Tele-Vipers had alternately dark grey or black gear on their headsets, with or without a chinstrap. A red mirror image of words often scrolled across their goggles. Operation Dragonfire included the 1985 outfit in Day 2 and introduced the 1989 outfit in Days 4 and 5. The 1989 outfit was also animated for the Python Patrol ad, but with a black vest instead of a grey one.

 

Lights! Camera! Cobra!5 seconds2 linesinforming Zartan of prisoner exchange
Red Rocket's Glare31 seconds5 linesleading attack on Roadblock's family's diner, fleeing on a Ferret
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 18 seconds in sub activating Cobra's interference in Joe war games
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 219 seconds1 lineplacing island base on alert, activating defenses
Spell of the Siren8 seconds1 lineat Enterprise Tower; preparing for attack on Joe HQ
The Gamesmaster26 seconds2 linesat Cobra Commander's procession; reporting to Destro; present after island battle
Where the Reptiles Roam2 seconds operating camera during Cobra Cmdr's broadcast (15:30-31)
Lasers in the Night43 seconds1 linecapturing Gung-Ho on Snake Island; manning Snake Island command center
The Germ4 seconds1 linedetecting theft of supergerm from Destro's lab
Captives of Cobra, Part 146 seconds2 linesmanning controls at Baroness's base
Worlds Without End Part I26 seconds1 linemanning rocket base; alt versions guarding Joe HQ
The Great Alaskan Land Rush28 seconds3 linesattacking convoy transporting US documents through DC
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 29 seconds1 linein control room at Temple Alpha
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 49 seconds assisting Dr. Mindbender in lab
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 568 seconds6 linesmanning Terror Drome command center; cheering Serpentor; reporting President's surrender
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World17 seconds2 linesplanting false promotion orders
Not a Ghost of a Chance1 second urging quiet during Hector Ramirez interview (10:41)
Sins of Our Fathers73 seconds3 linesmanaging communication project; capturing Flint; at Terror Drome during Hawk's warning
In the Presence of Mine Enemies16 seconds1 lineaboard Cobra sub transmitting to satellite
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep113 seconds1 lineattacked in arctic, supervising slaves in Coil hideout
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 19 seconds1 linedetecting Pythona's infiltration
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 44 seconds assaulted by Falcon
Operation Dragonfire: Day 212 seconds at command center in caves
Operation Dragonfire: Day 44 seconds one seen with Python Conquests
Operation Dragonfire: Day 54 seconds captured by Scoop at Charlie Delta

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985
2. 1989 (Python Patrol)
3. 2003 (Spy Troops)
4. 2004 (VvV Wave 5)
5. 2005 (Single Pack)
6. 2008/I (Flight Pod)
7. 2008/II (Extreme Conditions)
Version 1: spring 1985 regular carded figure assortment
Fig. #0066: Cobra CommunicationsMOS 1: Communications
MOS 2: Electronics
  • head: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
  • arms: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
  • torso: Tele-Viper (85, 89), Claymore (86)
  • waist: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
  • legs: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
Accessories: black comm-scan gun with cone-shaped barrel (new), black communications backpack with conical antenna (new), long black hose (common).
These are the RTOs (Radio Telecommunications Operators) of the COBRA ground forces. They carry a standard modular radio pack that contains as a main unit a VHF transceiver equipped with an automatic frequency hopper, a crypto unit and passive jamming and anti-jamming devices. The Tele-Viper helmet contains high resolution earphones with overload dampers and two sets of voice actuated microphones. The interior of the helmet offers an alternative LED readout triggered through the optional computer pack. Optional transmission modes include microwave beam and laser - Both available as add-ons to the basic pack.
Toy Notes: Item #6447.
Version 2: spring 1989 Python Patrol carded figure assortment
Python Patrol Communications
Python Tele-Viper
  • head: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
  • arms: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
  • torso: Tele-Viper (85, 89), Claymore (86)
  • waist: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
  • legs: Tele-Viper (85, 89)
Accessories: black comm-scan gun (85 Tele-Viper's), black backpack (85 Tele-Viper's), long black hose (common).
He's the RTO [Radio Telecommunications Operator] of Python Patrol's ground forces. The PYTHON TELE-VIPER is equipped with a modular radio pack that contains all new, sophisticated radar jamming devices. He carries digital scrambler/decoders and low speed recording decks for ultra-high speed burst transmissions, enabling Python Patrol personnel to communicate rapidly with other Cobra units and support elements.
"It's almost impossible to stay undetected as long as this guy is in the field! As soon as your position is discovered, you might as well 'call it a day' because he is going to radio in for an air strike on your location before you can get away! Once he has you, he has you!"
Variations: Some copies may have come without the black hose.
Toy Notes: Item #6623-3.
Version 3: November 2003 Spy Troops Wave 8 figure two-pack assortment
COBRA Communications Specialist
  • head: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • arms: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • torso: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • waist: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • legs: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
Accessories: black silencer pistol (02 Shipwreck's), black shotgun (02 Dat's), large grey mic bent at wide angle (new), grey shoulder-mounted antenna on C-shaped mount (new), tiny grey walkie-talkie with short antenna (new).
TELE-VIPER troops are the radio and satellite communications specialists of the COBRA legions. The micro-miniaturized equipment built into their helmets and web gear includes a high-speed burst microwave transceiver, VHF and laser signal units, a random series digital encryption module, third generation passive jamming devices, a GPS receiver, a voice synthesizer, and an FM receiver with automatic frequency control. All high-end COBRA command personnel have a TELE-VIPER trooper assigned to them as their personal link to headquarters and as bodyguards. Each TELE-VIPER trooper carries a multi-shot grenade launcher and a suppressed sub-machine gun as well as all his communications equipment, which means that even while he is calling down an air strike he can be laying down his own cover fire. It is suspected that off-duty TELE-VIPER troopers are employed by COBRA as telemarketers to sell pirated technology.
"Half of our job is to provide clear communications up and down the COBRA chain of command. The other half of our job is to degrade or completely jam all G.I. JOE communications"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Halo Jumper, who was reidentified as Sgt. Airborne as a running change. Item #55454.
Reissues: Included in August 2004's Costco-exclusive Battle-in-a-Box set with Dart, Tunnel Rat, Nunchuk, Pit Viper, Cobra Coils, and the vehicles Smoke Screen Transport and Cobra Ringneck.
Version 4: October 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 5 figure two-pack recolor assortment (Python Patrol)
COBRA Communications Specialist
  • head: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • arms: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • torso: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • waist: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • legs: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
Accessories: black silencer pistol (02 Shipwreck's), black shotgun (02 Dart's), grey mic (03 Tele-Viper's), gold antenna (03 Tele-Viper's), gold walkie-talkie (03 Tele-Viper's).
TELE-VIPER troops are the radio and satellite communications specialists of the COBRA legions. The micro-miniaturized equipment built into their helmets and web gear includes a high-speed burst microwave transceiver, VHF and laser signal units, a random series digital encryption module, third generation passive jamming devices, a GPS receiver, a voice synthesizer, and an FM receiver with automatic frequency control. All high-end COBRA command personnel have a TELE-VIPER trooper assigned to them as their personal link to headquarters and as bodyguards. Each TELE-VIPER trooper carries a multi-shot grenade launcher and a suppressed sub-machine gun as well as all his communications equipment, which means that even while he is calling down and air strike he can be laying down his own cover fire. It is suspected that off-duty TELE-VIPER troopers are employed by COBRA as telemarketers to sell pirated technology.
"Half of our job is to provide clear communications up and down the COBRA chain of command. The other half of our job is to degrade or completely jam all G.I. JOE communications!"
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Cobra Viper. Item #03535.
Version 5: April 2005 Wave 3 discount figure single-pack assortment
COBRA Communications Specialist
  • head: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • arms: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • torso: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • waist: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
  • legs: Tele-Viper (03, 04, 05)
Accessories: black silencer pistol (02 Shipwreck's), black shotgun (03 Burn Out's), black mic (03 Tele-Viper's), black backpack (85 Tele-Viper's, with no hose pin), black walkie-talkie (03 Tele-Viper's).
TELE-VIPER troops are the radio and satellite communications specialists of the COBRA legions. The micro-miniaturized equipment built into their helmets and web gear includes a high-speed burst microwave transceiver, VHF and laser signal units, a random series digital encryption module, third generation passive jamming devices, a GPS receiver, a voice synthesizer, and an FM receiver with atutomatic frequency control. All high-end COBRA command personnel have a TELE-VIPER trooper assigned to them as their personal link to headquarters and as bodyguards. Each TELE-VIPER trooper carries a multi-shot grenade launcher and a suppressed sub-machine gun as well as all his communications equipment, which means that even while he is calling down and air strike he can be laying down his own cover fire. It is suspected that off-duty TELE-VIPER troopers are employed by COBRA as telemarketers to sell pirated technology.
"Half of our job is to provide clear communications up and down the COBRA chain of command. The other half of our job is to degrade or completely jam all G.I. JOE communications!"
Toy Notes: Item #06113.
Reissues: Carded without accessories in July 2008 as part of the Wave 4 discount figure single-pack assortment (Item #35368).
Version 6: June 2008 R.A.M. Cycle vs. Cobra Flight Pod vehicle two-pack (08/I)
Cobra Communications
  • head: Tele-Viper (08/I, 08/II)
  • upper arms:Cobra Viper (08/I, 08/II, 09/I, 09/II, 09/III), Tele-Viper (08/I), Mutt (08)
  • lower arms: Cobra Viper (08/I, 08/II, 09/II), Tele-Viper (08/I)
  • body: Cobra Viper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09/I, 09/II, 09/III), Tele-Viper (08/I), Mutt (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I), Lift Ticket (09), Duke (09/II), Firefly (09/II)
  • legs: Cobra Viper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09/I, 09/II, 09/III), Tele-Viper (08/I), Cobra Trooper (08/IV)
Accessories: purple open vest with quilted pattern on shoulders (new), black Cobra figure stand.
TELE-VIPER troops are electronic communications specialists using headgear outfitted with transceivers, receivers, GPS units, signal jamming devices, encryption modules, and more. They are deployed with COBRA FLIGHT POD vehicles to use their electronic gadgets to monitor and disrupt the G. I. JOE team's communications. When all else fails, they can simply blast the team with missiles, mines, and other firepower. All high-end COBRA command personnel have a TELE-VIPER trooper assigned to them as their link to headquarters and as bodyguards.
"We provide clear communications to and from COBRA command - and at the same time, destroy G. I. JOE communications whatever way we can."
Toy Notes: Boxed with Cpl. Breaker and updates of the R.A.M. and Trubble Bubble. Item #32397.
Version 7: December 2008 Extreme Conditions: Arctic Assault Squad boxed set (08/II)
Arctic Communications Specialist
Cobra Tele-Viper
MOS 1: Communications
  • head: Tele-Viper (08/I, 08/II)
  • arms: Snake Eyes (08/VI), Snow Serpent (08/I, 08/II), Snow Serpent Officer (08), Tele-Viper (08/II), Arctic HISS Driver (09)
  • body: Snake Eyes (08/VI), Snow Serpent (08/I, 08/II), Snow Serpent Officer (08), Tele-Viper (08/II), Blowtorch (09), Arctic HISS Driver (09)
  • upper legs: Snake Eyes (08/VI), Snow Serpent (08/I, 08/II), Snow Serpent Officer (08), Tele-Viper (08/II), Blowtorch (09), Arctic HISS Driver (09)
  • lower legs: Snake Eyes (08/VI), Tele-Viper (08/II)
Accessories: grey rifle (08 Dataframe's), black knife with silver blade (08 Lt. Falcon's), blue backpack with tan rope (08 Lt. Falcon's), black radio (86 Mainframe's), black radio (08 Lt. Falcon's), blue computer with grey keys and hinged legs (08 Dataframe's), black antenna (87 Falcon's), black Cobra figure stand.
TELE-VIPER troops are electronic communications specialists. Their helmets and web gear have built-in micro-miniaturized equipment that includes a high-speed burst microwave transceiver, VHF and laser signal units, a random series digital encryption module, third-generation passive jamming devices, a GPS receiver, voice synthesizer, and FM receiver with automatic frequency control. Each TELE-VIPER trooper also carries a grenade launcher and a submachine gun, so that while he's calling down an air strike, he can also be laying down his own cover fire. Communication is especially tricky in arctic regions because of severe weather and ionospheric disturbances, making the job of a TELE-VIPER all the more challenging.
"Half of our job is to provide clear communications up and down the COBRA chain of command. The other half of our job is to degrade or completely jam all G.I. JOE communications!"
Toy Notes: Sold in an online-exclusive boxed set with Snow Serpent Officer, Scrap-Iron, two copies of Snow Serpent Trooper, and two versions of Cobra Viper.