Archive: Cobra Commander - Cobra Leader (Renegades)

October 17, 2011

Cobra Commander was released in the summer of 2011 as part of the second 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.

In G.I. Joe: The Movie, it's revealed that Cobra Commander is a Cobra-La scientist disfigured in a laboratory accident and later entrusted, by Cobra-La leader Golobulus, to build an army capable of ruling the world. While The Rise of Cobra doesn't resonate well with many fans, its origin story for Cobra Commander loosely resembles its animated predecessor. Army scientist Rex Lewis, assumed killed in a friendly-fire attack on a biological weapons lab, emerges as a shadow of himself with a new identity and a obsession for world domination. Most recently, in G.I. Joe: Renegades, disfigured businessman Adam DeCobray uses a pharmaceutical company as a front to develop a human-hybrid army of bio-warriors, in hopes of conquering the world. The origins of Cobra Commander may have evolved over the years, but his hunger for world conquest remains intense, as ever.

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Retail Price: $6.99
Accessories: alternate masked head, pistol, snake-shaped staff, snake, display stand with Cobra logo (COBRA COMMANDER)

Did You Know? Like other Renegades figures in the 30th Anniversary series, Cobra Commander doesn't include all of his original gear, as revealed at G.I. JoeCon. In Cobra Commander's case, the large  bio-containment claw and computer, which are listed in the gear round-up on the Character I.D. card, are not included with the figure.

Cobra Commander
Cobra Leader
Name: Adam DeCobray
Birthplace: Classified
Primary Weapon: Bio-Containment Claw
Combat Gear: Snake, Snake-Shaped Command Staff, Pistol, Computer

Cobra Commander is the shadowy figures who runs Cobra Industries. To the public, he is known as the kind, generous Adam DeCobray. But the truth is that he is a ruthless megalomaniac who wants to rule the world, and will crush anyone who gets in his way.

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