Height: 6 1/4ths inches
* Here's a shot of one of the Vipers from this set (left), the 2021 Cobra Island Cobra Viper, and the Cobra Viper Officer. While the sculpts are the same on all figures, the paintjobs are different. The Officer is noticeably different with his grey and maroon but the Vipers in this set have more muted colors than the brighter Cobra Island Viper. The vintage Viper was pretty bright, so he seems more vintage accurate. These guys still look really cool, though. The goggles now have silver lenses, too, and the bandanna is a bit more muted as well.
* Like the original Viper figure, this is still an excellent sculpt. I love the color scheme of the Officer and I'm actually pretty OK with the more muted Vipers as well. Everything is neat and clean here. I mentioned it above but all three Vipers have different skin tones visible on their necks. One Viper has light skin, one Viper has brown skin, and the Officer is kind of in the middle with tannish skin. It's a neat way to add some more simple variation to the figures.
* Each of the Vipers comes with a removable holster for keeping their sidearm at the ready. Both of the included pistol models fit perfectly, so no worries here.
* Next up is a version of the above rifle with an optical scope, an under-slung grenade launcher, and a standard stock. This is a pretty impressive piece of equipment and the different configurations in this set really help to give you more options when gearing up your Vipers. Each of the barrels is hollow for attaching suppressors or firing effects and this one has a hollow grenade launcher tube as well.
* Last up is a short version of this rifle with no scope. It does have a vertical forward grip, an infrared illuminator, and a reflex sight. Oh, and the barrel is shorter. This one's apparently for getting right in the middle of things.
* Each of the three above rifles also have a removable magazine. They're all compatible, too. It's a pretty cool feature and one of those things that just makes this line tops in my mind.
* In the package (and on the back of the box) the suppressor is shown attached the to long range rifle. It fits on all of the weapons in the set except for the smaller pistol that came with the original Cobra Island Viper, and it looks great on the new pistol. It also has a hollow barrel, so you can still place a firing effect on the end if you want.
* I still think the Viper rifle included with the first release is one of the best guns in the series and this set comes with two of them. Looking at the design, especially aspects like the magazine and the barrel, it really looks more like an actual firearm with a slightly futuristic design. I love these and the Vipers holds them well.
* These also have removable magazines.
* The next effect is also a standard firing effect molded in red and yellow (so it turns orange in the middle), though this one is less smooth and more "swirly" looking.
* The third effect is kind of like a "splash" with the flash popping out in all directions. I love the look of this one. Plus, there's a hole in the center so you can stack the firing effects.
* This effect shows the flames launching in four directions. It kind of reminds me of the weapon bursts from Contra or Metal Slug. It looks cool, though I'm not sure what the intended effect is supposed to mimic.
* The fifth effect look like it's supposed to mimic a weapon firing in an arc, as if the shooter is sweeping the gun or moving it up. I think some of the Mezco One:12 Collective figures have had effects like this one.
* The sixth effect is a white smoke effect. It's different than the ones included with the Marvel Legends Series figures; solid white rather than wispy and clear.
* The seventh effect is a smaller standard firing effect. Just a straight little muzzle blast with a white puff at the base.
* The eight effect looks like a cone and makes me think it would look great on a shotgun. I think Flint's shotgun will take the effect, so use it there. It also has a hole in the center to add in a second firing effect.
* Last up is an unusual circle effect. It just looks cool. Maybe impractical and unrealistic, but cool. There's a lot of variety here and these all came out really nicely.
* As mentioned above, the firing effects can stack, allowing you to create some crazy looking set ups. This is a great kit and can allow you to get quite creative with your displays.
* Hasbro did improve the straps for the goggles on these Vipers, making them a bit longer and more pliable than on the Cobra Island release, but they're still not perfect and can fall off. Personally, I'd like a peg or something on the back to attach them to the helmets or an elastic strap like the Star Wars Rebel Trooper in Hoth Gear from The Black Series.
This set comes in at the new "luxury" pricing Hasbro is saddling a lot of their figures at, and while I got mine at a nice discount thanks to an Amazon warehouse deal, you're still paying between $20 to $30 dollars a figure. The Viper was already a more deluxe feeling figure at least, and the new rifles and the firing effects at least soften the blow. To be honest, I'm still really happy with this set and it's easily one of my favorite releases of 2022. These are three Epic figures with improvements over the earlier Viper and lots of fun accessories. If you have interest in the set and find a bit of a deal, go for it. These are really fun and not only are they great on their own but the addition of multiple firing effects allows you to spruce up your other Classified Series figures, too.
If you're looking for more Cobra Vipers check out my review of the G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra Island Cobra Viper.
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