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Toxo-Viper











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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Various4227 seconds565

Notes: DiC's Toxo-Vipers wore the 1991 outfit, but with a more rectangular visor and green gauntlets.

 

The Sludge Factor Part I1 second 
The Sludge Factor Part II169 seconds5 lines
The Greatest Evil Part II5 seconds 
Infested Island52 seconds 

Headcanon

Toxo-Vipers were introduced to Cobra forces in summer 1985 as a punishment detail, part of an organization-wide effort to motivate adequate trooper performance in response to Destro's formation of the rival Iron Grenadiers. Version 1's appearance reflects a faulty prototype design, with Version 2 representing the finished uniform. Toxo-Vipers occuped the fifth and lowest tier of Vipers, where they were later joined by Desert Scorpions and Sludge Vipers. Toxo-Vipers were last seen active in Cobra when the organization went underground in 1989.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988 2. 1991 (Eco-Warriors)  
Version 1: 1988 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0162: Cobra Hostile Environment Trooper
  • head: Toxo-Viper (88)
  • arms: Toxo-Viper (88)
  • torso: Toxo-Viper (88)
  • waist: Toxo-Viper (88)
  • legs: Toxo-Viper (88)
Accessories: light blue and brown helmet (new, with orange mouthpiece); black backpack (new, with easily breakable gas canisters); black rifle (new, boxlike experimental weapon)
Cobra Toxo-Viper are thrust into battle situations mainly to create a foul and unsuitable environment, thus giving the upper hand to Cobra. Their battle suit is moderately air-tight and resistant to most solvents. If the suit was completely impervious to atmospheric dangers, it would be awkward, slow-moving, and most importantly, expensive. Cobra leaders feel that Toxo-Vipers should be encouraged to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, unburdened by heavy and expensive equipment.
"Needless to say, being a Toxo-Viper is not something a Cobra trooper aspires to be. In fact, the assignment is meted out as punishment for major offenses. The mere threat of being transferred to the 'leaky suit brigade' is enough to keep even the most obstreperous troops in line."
Toy Notes: Item #6513.
Re-releases: A slightly different version was released in India.
Version 2: 1991 Eco-Warriors premium carded assortment
Fig. #0305: Hostile Environment Trooper
  • head: Toxo-Viper (91)
  • arms: Toxo-Viper (91)
  • torso: Toxo-Viper (91)
  • waist: Toxo-Viper (91), Maj. Bludd (94)
  • legs: Toxo-Viper (91), Maj. Bludd (94)
Accessories: purple backpack (shared with 91 Sludge Viper); purple pistol (shared with 91 Sludge Viper); dark green water cannon (shared with 91 Sludge Viper) with black plunger; black figure stand
The original Cobra TOXO-VIPERS were disparagingly referred to within the ranks as the "Leaky Suit Brigade," and assignment to them was considered severe punishment. The new Toxo-Vipers sport top quality, state-of-the-art equipment, greatly increasing their survival ratio, but they still have to deal with intensely toxic sludge and horrible noxious gases as part of their normal tour of duty.
"Toxo-Vipers have the bad attitudes of permanent latrine orderlies. They don't want to be there, they don't like what they're doing, and they know they're stuck because nobody else will do it. Toxo-Vipers have a grudge against the whole world, and the only thing that makes them feel better is to make the world a nastier place for you to live in."
Toy Notes: Features a temperature-based color change. Item #6819. In the 1991 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure.