Sunday, February 21, 2010

Modern Era : Decimator

Hammerhead Driver

Decimator was released as part of the ninth series (1990), packaged exclusively with the Cobra Hammerhead. He was discontinued domestically in 1991.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Modern Era : Dr.Venom

Dr. Venom first appeared when the Joes Zap, Scarlett and Snake-Eyes were kidnapped during a siege of a Cobra stronghold and taken to the the town of Springfield. Dr. Venom used his Brainwave Scanner machine to interrogate Snake-Eyes in hopes of reading his mind to learn the location of G.I. Joe's headquarters. Snake-Eyes was able to resist the machine and fake his own death in order to get Dr. Venom to release him. Snake-Eyes later hit Dr. Venom in the face with a stolen rifle and escaped.[1]
Dr. Venom has big plans.

This would not be the last time Dr. Venom and Snake-Eyes would cross paths however. Shortly afterward, Snake-Eyes, Stalker, Breaker and Gung-Ho traveled to Sierra Gordo where they were captured by Cobra agents led by the Baroness and Dr. Venom. As a measure of revenge, Dr. Venom viciously pistol-whipped and beat Snake-Eyes for attacking him in Springfield. Venom left Snake-Eyes in a burning warehouse, believing the commando was dead. By the time Venom realized Snake-Eyes had tricked him again, it was too late. Snake-Eyes escaped and rescued his teammates.

Venom gave Scarface and the Baroness a deadly virus, the purpose of which was unknown. When Snake-Eyes made his presence known, Baroness and Scarface leaving Kwinn the Eskimo and Venom behind to deal with Snake-Eyes. Snake-Eyes confronted Kwinn and Venom, but before they could fight, the Baroness bombed the island, trying to kill Kwinn and Venom because they knew too much.[2]

The three men survived and escaped the bunker, but soon Venom betrayed Kwinn and Snake-Eyes, saving himself, not caring that the others had helped save his life. Kwinn knew Venom was nothing but a traitorous coward and vowed to exact his revenge on the Venom.

Modern era : SDCC Cobra Commander

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Modern Era : Iron Grenadier Ferret

Iron Grenadier D.E.M.O.N. Driver

Ferret was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Iron Grenadiers D.E.M.O.N. (Dual Elevating Multi-Ordinance Neutralizer). He was also sold in 1988, then was discontinued domestically in 1989.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Modern Era : Star Viper

Stellar Stiletto Pilot

Star-Viper was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Cobra Stellar Stiletto space fighter. He was also sold in 1989, then was discontinued domestically in 1990.