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WORMS

(stands for Weapons/Ordnance Rugged Machine Specialist)









Previous character: Ice Viper
Next character: Gyro-Viper

 

Animated Appearances

WORMS were animated only for commercials.

Headcanon

WORMS were introduced to the Cobra forces in late 1984, with their appearance represented by Version 1. They are selected from among HISS Drivers to specialize in self-propelled artillery, and they rank alongside Stinger Drivers, Decimators, and most other non-Viper vehicle specialists. Because their function makes them a high-priority stationary target in battle, they wear their combat decorations with pride at all times.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1987 (Maggot)    
Version 1: 1987 boxed Maggot vehicle
Fig. #0139: Maggot DriverMOS 1: Weapons/Ordnance
MOS 2: Rugged Machine Specialist
  • head: WORMS (87)
  • arms: WORMS (87), Gen. Mayhem (05)
  • torso: WORMS (87), Gen. Mayhem (05)
  • waist: WORMS (87), Gen. Mayhem (05)
  • legs: WORMS (87), Gen. Mayhem (05)
Accessories: brown helmet (new, with black eyes and grill); brown antenna (new, with short with squarish base)
W.O.R.M.S. are self-propelled artillery specialists of the Cobra ground forces and are cross-trained within their blanket specialty. Any single W.O.R.M.S. can man any position on a Maggot, be it driver, gunner, loader, or diesel mechanic. Under optimum conditions, a Maggot is manned by a crew of four: commander, driver, gunner, and loader. Under battle conditions, it is possible for a Maggot to stay in action, maintaining its fire-capability with its crew reduced to two.
"A battery of Maggots can receive target information from a central fire control vehicle and is capable of firing guided and brilliant munitions, some of which are ECM resistant, fire-and-forget, self-targeting and proximity fuzed HEAT rounds. A Maggot's crew doesn't have to think too hard, which is why the only requirement for being a W.O.R.M.S. is the ability to walk while holding a bogie wheel under one arm and a 155mm shell under the other."
Toy Notes: Item #6029. The prototype shown in the 1987 insert catalog and Maggot commercial has eye-holes cut in the helmet.