GI Joe: 1985 Personnel and Equipment

Personnel:

Airtight: a merciless practical joker and fan of the bizarre, Airtight is also the GI Joe expert on nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. When Cobra breaks out the dirty tricks, he's the first to wade in after them to put a stop to such tactics! Availability:

Airtight (MSH Classic)

Airtight (4C System)

Airtight (Marvel Saga)

Alpine: though he was a perfectly good accountant, having a decent job with prospects, Albert wanted more out of life. As such, he enlisted to use his hobby, mountain climbing, in order to help his country - which he does as a mountain trooper! Availability:

Alpine (MSH Classic)

Alpine (4C System)

Alpine (Marvel Saga)

Barbecue: thrill-seeker and all around party animal, Barbecue became a fire fighter for the sheer thrill of it all. The only dedicated firefighter on the GI Joe team, Barbecue tends to be placed on missions with the flamethrower experts. Availability:

Barbecue (MSH Classic)

Barbecue (4C System)

Barbecue (Marvel Saga)

Bazooka: a former tank jockey until his sudden epiphany about untrained yahoos immobilizing million dollar hardware with two hundred dollar handheld rockets, Bazooka instead became a missile specialist himself, plying his trade for the GI Joe team! Availability:

Bazooka (MSH Classic)

Bazooka (4C System)

Bazooka (Marvel Saga)

Crankcase: Crankcase was building engines by the time he was thirteen in Lawrence, Kansas, and racing just a short time later. Having a need for speed, he's invariably grumpy unless he's driving something - anything - at its top speed! Availability:

Crankcase (MSH Classic)

Crankcase (4C System)

Crankcase (Marvel Saga)

Dusty: born and bred in dry, dusty Las Vegas, Ronald grew up surrounded by desert - and has loved it his entire life. As such, he makes a perfect desert specialist, a vital skill the Joes need since Cobra frequently works in desert climes. Availability:

Dusty (MSH Classic)

Dusty (4C System)

Dusty (Marvel Saga)

Flint: enlisting after he grew bored with the life of an academic, Flint utilized both his innate intelligence and brash confidence to excel in various elite specialties - which ultimately saw him being recruited onto the GI Joe team by Duke himself! Availability:

Flint (MSH Classic)

Flint (4C System)

Flint (Marvel Saga)

Footloose: Footloose was an overachiever in his formative years, a trait which continued until he suddenly dropped out of college and vanished for years. Eventually coming to his senses, he enlisted in the Army to find purpose in his life - and he has! Availability:

Footloose (MSH Classic)

Footloose (4C System)

Footloose (Marvel Saga)

Frostbite: born in crisp, cool Galena, Alaska, Frostbite grew up to handle the snow and ice like second nature. This taught him how to easily do almost any job under such conditions, whether fixing a leaky oil pipeline or driving the Snow Cat into battle! Availability:

Frostbite (MSH Classic)

Frostbite (4C System)

Frostbite (Marvel Saga)

Heavy Metal: originally enlisting to attend the Army's Finance School, Heavy Metal was forever changed upon seeing his first tank convoy in motion, and has needed the rush of driving a several ton implement of devastation ever since! Availability:

Heavy Metal (MSH Classic)

Heavy Metal (4C System)

Heavy Metal (Marvel Saga)

Keel-Haul: commander of the USS Flagg and an accomplished fighter pilot, Vice-Admiral Everett P. Colby is an impressive - and high ranking - member of GI Joe. Analytical and aggressive, he makes a fine commander for the Joes' mobile base of operations! Availability:

Keel-Haul (MSH Classic)

Keel-Haul (4C System)

Keel-Haul (Marvel Saga)

Lady Jaye: a competent actress even before she was recruited by the Army, Alison became a master of espionage with the tutelage of senior intelligence operatives. She's also a master of several obscure weapons, a master linguist, and a competent pilot! Availability:

Lady Jaye (MSH Classic)

Lady Jaye (4C System)

Lady Jaye (Marvel Saga)

Quick Kick: a Hollywood stunt man before he was recruited by GI Joe, MacArthur was raised by immigrant parents in Watts and grew up tough. A master of numerous martial arts, MacArthur has become a silent weapons specialist in the fight against Cobra! Availability:

Quick Kick (MSH Classic)

Quick Kick (4C System)

Quick Kick (Marvel Saga)

Sgt. Slaughter: a force of nature, Sgt. Slaughter was born on Parris Island, and raised to become as tough and mean as is humanly possible - a perfect Marine! The ultimate drill instructor, the Sarge is who GI Joe relies upon to keep themselves on their toes! Availability:

Sgt. Slaughter (MSH Classic)

Sgt. Slaughter (4C System)

Sgt. Slaughter (Marvel Saga)

Shipwreck: born and raised around the San Diego Naval Grounds, young Hector X Delgado was practically fated to become a sailor - and he joined the Navy to do just that. He was good enough at his job to eventually become a Joe - and even a Navy SEAL! Availability:

Shipwreck (MSH Classic)

Shipwreck (4C System)

Shipwreck (Marvel Saga)

Snake-Eyes: a singularly mysterious man, the commando known only as Snake-Eyes has experienced nothing but tragedy in his life. However, he's persevered through the years, and become a true force to be reckoned with - as would any other ninja master! Availability:

Snake-Eyes (MSH Classic)

Snake-Eyes (4C System)

Snake-Eyes (Marvel Saga)

Tollbooth: having a passion for construction since childhood, Tollbooth gained a Masters degree in engineering from MIT - but found the 'real' world lacked a proper challenge. As such, he enlisted in the hopes of becoming GI Joe's combat engineer! Availability:

Tollbooth (MSH Classic)

Tollbooth (4C System)

Tollbooth (Marvel Saga)

Tripwire: one of the single most jittery human beings you're likely to meet, Tormod is seemingly a klutz. Of course, he's the Joe team's ultimate demolitions expert because explosives are the only thing on earth that can calm him down! Availability:

Tripwire (MSH Classic)

Tripwire (4C System)

Tripwire (Marvel Saga)

Equipment:

the AWE Striker: a small, lightweight vehicle, this grass-green, off-road marvel was adopted by GI JOE in 1985. Weighing 2.8 tons and armed with a powerful, recoil-less rifle, the AWE Striker can offer the Joes fire support almost anywhere! Availability:

the AWE Striker (MSH Classic)

the AWE Striker (4C System)

the AWE Striker (Marvel Saga)

the Armadillo Mini-Tank: a tank in miniature, the Armadillo packs the fire power of four linked, 60mm cannons into a vehicle the size of a Ford ™ Escort ™. Though small, and having only one real weapon to speak of, it's fast and highly durable. Availability:

the Armadillo (MSH Classic)

the Armadillo (4C System)

the Armadillo (Marvel Saga)

the Bomb Disposal Unit: handy for Exposive Ordnanace Disposal work, this small, treaded device can handle undetonated weaponry (both allied and enemy) with relative safety. In other words, the Bomb Disposal Unit helps GI Joe render an area safe! Availability:

the Bomb Disposal Unit (MSH Classic)

the Bomb Disposal Unit (4C System)

the Bomb Disposal Unit (Marvel Saga)

the Bridge Layer: a perfect vehicle for combat engineers like Tollbooth, the Bridge Layer is an armored bridge-deploying vehicle, designed to help allied personnel and vehicles (armored or otherwise) to cross troublsome terrain with ease. Availability:

the Bridge Layer (MSH Classic)

the Bridge Layer (4C System)

the Bridge Layer (Marvel Saga)

the GI Joe Battle Field Kits: GI Joe maintains a large supply of prefabricated kits that are packed and able to be put into action in mere moments. Though not as versatile as their vehicles, this gear is nonetheless vital to mission success. Availability:

the GI Joe Battle Field Kits (MSH Classic)

the GI Joe Battle Field Kits (4C System)

the GI Joe Battle Field Kits (Marvel Saga)

the Mauler MBT: a replacement for GI Joe's MOBATs, the Maulers are a more advanced offensive animal. Faster and more durable, the Mauler Manned Battle Tank packs a considerable punch in the GI Joe team's never-ending fight against terrorism! Availability:

the Mauler MBT (MSH Classic)

the Mauler MBT (4C System)

the Mauler MBT (Marvel Saga)

the Silver Mirage: the hue of its namesake, this replacement for the GI Joe team's RAM is a lightweight motorcycle with a heavily armed side car. It is equipped with four tiny missiles it can use to total small vehicles and armored personnel! Availability:

the Silver Mirage (MSH Classic)

the Silver Mirage (4C System)

the Silver Mirage (Marvel Saga)

the Snow Cat: the Snow Cat can traverse the nastiest of icy terrain thanks to its half track design, in even the coldest of Katabatic winds. Armed with surface to surface / air missiles and ground based 'ski torpedoes', the Snow Cat commands winter battles. Availability:

the Snow Cat (MSH Classic)

the Snow Cat (4C System)

the Snow Cat (Marvel Saga)

the Tactical Battle Platform: this easily transportable, prefabricated base can be used by the GI Joe team almost anywhere on earth. Either as a base for other missions or a deterrent in its own right, the Tactical Battle Platform controls any area it occupies! Availability:

the Tactical Battle Platform (MSH Classic)

the Tactical Battle Platform (4C System)

the Tactical Battle Platform (Marvel Saga)

the USS Flagg: a fully functional Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the USS Flagg is the largest, most distinctive, and most expensive conveyance in GI Joe's arsenal. Naturally, this makes it the starting point of countless missions against Cobra! Availability:

the USS Flagg (MSH Classic)

the USS Flagg (4C System)

the USS Flagg (Marvel Saga)

the Weapons Transport: this small vehicle has a specialized purpose in GI Joe's arsenal: the safe delivery of ordnance from one location to another. Though not of much direct combat use, it is nonetheless an important part of the team's vast equipment catalog. Availability:

the Weapons Transport (MSH Classic)

the Weapons Transport (4C System)

the Weapons Transport (Marvel Saga)

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