Archive: Cobra Trooper - The Enemy

September 28, 2011

Originally released in the Spring of 2011 as part of the fifth wave of figures in the Pursuit of Cobra line, the Cobra Trooper was repacked, in the summer of 2011, as part of the first wave of figures in the G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary line. The 30th Anniversary line celebrates 30 years since the release of the modern, 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joe action figure. As part of the celebration, Hasbro not only included figures of classic characters from the 1982 A Real American Hero comic and television series, but also those from the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series.

A heavy overstock of figures from early waves in the Pursuit of Cobra line made it finding figures from subsequent waves difficult. As Hasbro transitioned the Pursuit of Cobra line into the 30th Anniversary line, they took this into account and re-released several hard-to-find figures, such as the Cobra Trooper, in the 30th Anniversary collection. Besides the updated 30th Anniversary card art, there are no variations to the Cobra Trooper figure.

Release Date:
Retail Price: $6.99
Accessories: helmet, web gear, knee pads (2), pistol (2) silencer (2), knife, assault rifle, rocket-propelled grenade launcher, barbed wire, display stand with Cobra logo (COBRA TROOPER)

Did You Know? The first Cobra Trooper--released in 1982 as part of the A Real American Hero line--was code named The Enemy, but classified as Cobra. Since the Cobra figure's code name, The Enemy, was also shared with the Cobra Officer, their respective military specialties were used to distinguish the two figures. Eventually, as Cobra became the all-encompassing term used to define the entire terror network, the Cobra figure evolved to be referred to--and later named--as the Cobra Trooper.

Cobra Trooper
The Enemy
Birthplace: Various Countries
Primary Weapon: LMR-SCI Precision Rifle - Standard Cobra Issue
Combat Gear: Helmet, Assault Rifle, Tactical Knife, Pistol, Silencer, Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher, Barbed Wire

One of the nameless, faceless legions of the Cobra organization. Each Cobra trooper is highly skilled in the use of explosives, infantry weapons, sabotage and the martial arts. They swear absolute loyalty to their leader, Cobra Commander. Their goal is to conquer the word for their own evil purposes.

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