Cobra Viper (2004)
It’s always hard to narrow down a choice when one talks about a favorite figure in a series. Most of the brand’s history is filled with multiple figures that I’m really fond of. The new sculpt era of the 2000s isn’t on most fans’ list of great moments in GI Joe history. I take a different view of the time. Having been an adult collector for the entire period, and focusing on completing the line as it was released, I have fond memories of the experience beyond the toys. The 2000s series alone sparked an army building interest in me. The 2004 Viper has become my favorite figure of the era. I guess that wasn’t a hard choice after all. As a result, I have a metric ton of the guys. I really really like them. I know, it’s weird.
Design, colors and weapon combine in a way that looks cool to me. Doesn’t make sense, but true love often doesn’t. Speaking of love, I’d love to see this figure redone in the modern style.