Snow Wolf (2004)
The Snow Wolf made his appearance in the first series of Valor vs. Venom, which was sensible considering the animal theme of the Cobra forces. As troops, they’re venomized to become feral creatures with increased abilities to withstand the extreme conditions of cold weather. They’re also crack shots. Who would figure wolves for marksmen (markswolves?)
The mold first appeared as the more familiarly named Sbow Serpent, a driver figure from the previous year. That figure and this one don’t look all that different, and the older version came equipped with snowshoes. Neither holds up comparatively in the sculpt or accessory department.
The cartoonish proportions render the figure so stylistically different from many of its companions that it looks more than a little odd next to practically any other Joe or Cobra figures. Others of its kind, such as the initial new sculpt versions of Flint and the Baroness, were akin to the vintage figures run through an anime design filter.