Yes, it’s Cobra’s original “Leaky Suit Brigade”. If I could come up with a forgotten Cobra army builder, this would be one of the finalists. I suppose I shouldn’t say its too odd looking, considering it came just one year after the weirdness of the dog-faced Techno-Viper.
From mask to gloves to color scheme, the Toxic-Viper is downright strange. I have to give Cobra props for their creative uniform designs back in the day. These days, they’d just throw ’em in a standard hazmat suit and call it good. I would point out that in look and color it resembles the style of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys, but this guy was pretty much simultaneously released with that line’s early offerings. While I’m comparing to other toy lines, something about the helmet that conjures up the mask that MASK’s Hondo McLean wore when he traded in a pick-up truck for a flamed-out ’57 Chevy.
This is also a figure that would do well with a remake in the modern style. The amount of detail in this design would really benefit from the modern line’s ability to reproduce fine detail and crispness in a sculpt.