Archive: Jungle-Viper - Cobra Jungle Trooper (Jungle Assault)

July 7, 2011

The Jungle-Viper was released in the fall of 2010 as part of the second wave of figures in the Pursuit of Cobra line. The Pursuit of Cobra line features environment-themed missions in which the G.I. Joe team pursues Cobra operatives to the ends of the earth.. As part of the Jungle Assault mission theme, a G.I. Joe team led by Duke discovers a heavily fortified Cobra fortress, the Terror Drome, in a remote jungle.

Without the ghillie suit, you could easily mistake the Jungle-Viper as a modern update to the Night-Viper. The black and green camouflage and flip-down, night vision visor have an obvious influence borrowed from the 1989 Cobra night fighter. Jungle-Vipers are more theater-specific troopers, however, and are different from Night-Vipers in that they aren't combat troopers, but snipers who lurk invisibly in the shadows, taking out the enemy with a precision shot from their high-powered rifles.

Release Date:
2010
Figure Number: 1013
Retail Price: $5.99
Accessories: night-vision visor; ghillie suit with head, shoulder (2), back (2) and forearm (2) camouflage blades; tassets with pistol holster; knee pads; pistol (2); break-down rifle; rifle rest; display stand with Cobra logo (JUNGLE-VIPER)




















Did You Know? At the collector's roundtable presentation at G.I. JoeCon 2009, Hasbro's design team noted that the Jungle-Viper's break-down rifle, when assembled, is the largest rifle made for a 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joe figure, to date. This, of course, doesn't take projectile-launching weapons into account.

Jungle-Viper
Cobra Jungle Trooper
7868-JU

Mission Equipment: Skulker-JS High-Powered Jungle Series Marksman Rifle

Jungle-Vipers are Cobra Troopers with special training as silent marksmen. Their opti-camo ghille suits have digitized camouflage blades, which make them disappear from any detection devices. They also use multi-visual imaging systems that give them wide visual displays of surrounding territory.

2 comments:

John said...

I hope Hasbro also add a jungle bolo to really make this figure in the jungle. And how come he doesn't have a cobra logo and the iron grenadier has one?

A Real American Hero said...

There actually is a Cobra logo on the figure's left arm. Take a look at the third photo in the first row. You will see the silver logo on the upper arm there. As for the Iron Grenadiers, it doesn't really make sense for them to have a Cobra logo since the Iron Grenadier logo would make more sense.

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