We Need a Medic! (Again)
When searching through my figures for new subjects, I often come across items that I’ve already covered. Sometimes I look at them and think they deserve more exposure, or I just feel the need to talk about them again. Such is the case with this figure.
The Medi-Viper is a character that will be familiar to the Marvel comic readers or to those who have long frequented the GI Joe site joecustoms.com. Over the years, and particularly during the 2000s, this comic originated Cobra was a popular subject for customizers. This one isn’t an exact interpretation, but is a nice effort nonetheless.
I’m still surprised that Hasbro chose this trooper to be part of its DTC offerings. I suppose that speaks to the collector focus the line had at the time. The C stood for Consumer officially, but we all know who the line was intended to serve. Who after all but collectors would want such a toy? I think its inclusion over a re-do of a more popular mainstay like a classic Firefly or the Baroness speaks to Hasbro’s reading of the fandom at the time. The obscure must have been thought to be more popular.