Drac helped write the review and also took a ton of photos for this post. I’m sure you can tell which are mine and which are his.
The 1989 GI Joe HEAT Viper is not technically a 90s figure, but it is a figure I got around 1990 and played with throughout my childhood. I asked Drac if he wanted to collaborate on a review with me, and he suggested this late 80s weirdo. I thought it was a great idea, because what is 1989 if not the dark herald of the 90s to come?
And boy oh boy, does this figure ever foreshadow what would happen in the 1990s with GI Joe.