Cobra Commander Action Figures RetaliationCobra Commander was first launched as a mail-in number in 1982. Putting on a light blue uniform and also his trademark fight helmet, very early production runs were noted with an early version of the Cobra sigil, nicknamed the "Mickey Mouse" symbol for its more rounded shape. All of the initial sixteen figures from 1982 were launched with "straight arms". In 1983, the number with the correct Cobra sigil was launched on a card for mass market with "swivel-arm battle grip", makinged it easier for figures to hold their rifles as well as accessories. In 1984, the Leader was provided again as a mail-away exclusive, this time in a darker blue, with the iconic hood that he wore prominently in the Wonder comics. This figure continued to be offered as a mail-away number up until the line ended in 1994.
In 1987, a new Cobra Commander number was designed, this time around outfitting him in full-body fight armor. Cobra Leader was given one more overhaul in 1991, putting on a blue and black ritualistic uniform, with an elaborate redesign of his initial battle headgear. Also in 1991, a "Speaking Fight Commander" number was launched, including a blue and yellow uniform influenced by the hooded Cobra Commander number. This number was painted in black with silver accents, for 1993's Battle Corps part.  A 12" version of the Commander using the exact same uniform (blue with yellow accents) was launched in 1993 as well. In 1994, Cobra Commander was worn for room combat as component of the Celebrity Brigade. Using a teal as well as purple spacesuit, the Leader's domed helmet was removable, disclosing a masked head underneath. This face resembles the sculpt which lay under the hood of the 12" figure, with dark hair, as well as a fifty percent mask covering his nose and also mouth.
After the line was canceled in 1994, Hasbro made a number of efforts to resurrect A Genuine American Hero via repaint collection. In 1997, Cobra Commander was launched as component of the "Cobra Command Group" 3-pack, utilizing the 1987 Fight Shield mold and mildew in a dark blue. In 2000, the Chatting Battle Commander mold was painted (sans talking knapsack) in an even darker blue, with silver highlights, with a brand-new personality "Chameleon" (a Baroness doppelganger produced to avoid copyright troubles). A second repaint of the 1987 number was provided in 2001, in a muted version of its initial color design. It was also a double-pack with the 'Laser-Viper' number.  Modern
In 2002, the Commander was at first implied to be redesigned by Hasbro. After the more extreme aspects were gotten rid of, the Leader became one of the least extreme make-overs of the line, once more sporting the famous hood.  A second Leader figure was launched in 2003 for Spy Troops, featuring a much more army appearance than the Leader has ever had before, and making use of the Leader's trademark Battle Safety helmet. Both numbers went on to be repainted numerous times in 2004's Valiance vs. Venom line, consisting of one variation with an interchangeable headgear as well as hood.
A 12" Cobra Leader was launched to coincide with the Spy Soldiers line, based on the same design as its smaller sized counterpart.  A variation of Cobra Commander with no devices had the Developed to Regulation Cobra H.I.S.S. in 2004. The figure featured additional articulation with a mid-thigh cut joint, plus the forearms and calves of the number sported locations where blocks might be attached. http://actionfiguretoys.instastore.io/product/g-i-joe-retaliation-cobra-commander-figure
Cobra Leader returned to his residential life, however after his better half brought to life a son, Billy, she learnt about what had taken place in Japan. He took the child and also left his spouse, ending up being progressively paranoid and condemning all his issues on "the system." He took a trip throughout The U.S.A. with Billy, seeking individuals that shared his need to fall industry and the government, making use of money he had made from pyramid plans to attract followers.