|03-31-2009, 06:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: So Cal
Back when it 1st came out in 89, I was able to get one. My original NV w/ accessories is alittle bit damage but bought the funskool version for the replacement parts ie gun,visor couple yrs ago.
When I discovered online fandom some 10 yrs ago, I see people mentioning about the Night Viper figure and army building like crazy. If i had known how popular he was to become in the later years, I would have bought like 3-4 more figures. the only other figure that I army build at the time was the Iron Grenadiers.
|03-31-2009, 06:22 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
He looks cool, and the mold is pretty versatile. I've personally used them as snipers, fixed and rotary wing pilots.
|03-31-2009, 06:24 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego
I was more of an Alley Viper and Rock Viper Fan. But Sad to say my first Cobra was a Crimson Guard and still have him. I enjoy all my CG from the years. Now I'm Building my Iron Grenadiers
|03-31-2009, 06:25 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Because he's freakin' awesome!!!!!
|03-31-2009, 06:33 PM||#5|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
he was the only Joe or Cobra that came with Night Vision at the time.
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|03-31-2009, 06:37 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
NV was just plain kickass!
I remember when I got him. I was down in Buffalo w. my dad, bro, and my dads g/f at the time.
Wound up @ K-Mart and I saw him for like $3
asked my dad if he'd get it for me.. his g/f piped up, yelled at me and told me not to ask my dad for stuff.
He looked at her and said "it's $3... chill out"
thats wa s short lived relationship! thank god! her kid couldnt speak.. just hummed happy birthday over and over...
anyways I digress.. NV was just a sweet addition to the cobra army and just looked AWESOME!
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|03-31-2009, 06:39 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2008
The night viper is a good concept and had, hopefully will have, good accessories
|03-31-2009, 06:44 PM||#8|
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
I've often wondered this myself.
I never "liked" him, in fact, I don't remember him at all from my childhood.
He's pretty cool now, I guess, but I have no nostalgia for him.
There was a crazy specialty-Viper explosion there at the end of the 80s into the 90s, and despite buying a lot of varying Vipers, I still find ones that I knew never existed. This is one of them (I've known about him for a while now though).
That scope thing when you snap it on his visor looks a little disturbing, like something out of a niche fetish shop, and at the very mildest looks like an elephant nose sticking off his face.
|03-31-2009, 06:45 PM||#9|
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: being held in a special containment center at the bottom of Lake Michigan
I never knew a thing about him until visiting these boards, he was after my time. He seems so popular here that I'm really surprised he wasn't included in the Cobra Island 7-Pack. Expecially when the Snake Eyes night vision goggles are just tailor made for him.
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|03-31-2009, 06:48 PM||#10|
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
I think its a combination of how cool the character looked and the concept. A soldier that operates exclusively at night and had the gear to match that function. The massive night optic on his helmet was just awesome. The suit, the rifle, and the flip up helmet just brought all the right elements together.
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