GI Joe: 1988 Personnel and Equipment


Armadillo: Philo R. Makepeace was an insanely fast driver in the civilian market before repeated complaints caused him to seek similar employ in the military. That's when it was discovered that Philo drives not just quickly, but very, very rough, as well! Availability:

Armadillo (MSH Classic)

Armadillo (4C System)

Armadillo (Marvel Saga)

Blizzard: Gregory is tough because he has to be, for he knows that with his job as a cold weather soldier - much less the instructor of such - he will become a statistic if he goes easy on himself. And his charges will as well, if he goes easy on them. Availability:

Blizzard (MSH Classic)

Blizzard (4C System)

Blizzard (Marvel Saga)

Budo: though he was content to spend his time enjoying heavy metal and tinkering with his Harley, young Kyle was surprised to learn his great-great-grandfather was a samurai warrior. Given the family's ancestral home, he has strived to live up to this legacy. Availability:

Budo (MSH Classic)

Budo (4C System)

Budo (Marvel Saga)

Charbroil: Carl grew up working with fire, whether he was heating water pipes with a blowtorch in rural Minnesota or shoveling charcoal into blast furnaces for a living. He's comfortable around the stuff, which makes him an excellent flamethrower for GI Joe! Availability:

Charbroil (MSH Classic)

Charbroil (4C System)

Charbroil (Marvel Saga)

Ghostrider: Jonas has worked his entire life to avoid notice, a trait which has developed to an almost super-human degree. Even when it's written down in front of them, his fellow Joes can barely remember his code name, much less what he actually looks like! Availability:

Ghostrider (MSH Classic)

Ghostrider (4C System)

Ghostrider (Marvel Saga)

Hardball: a former minor league baseball player, Wilmer quit after five seasons upon realizing the leagues valued star power over teamwork. He then enlisted to find a group which appreciated his team player attitude better - and was wildly successful! Availability:

Hardball (MSH Classic)

Hardball (4C System)

Hardball (Marvel Saga)

Hit & Run: Brent was orphaned at three years of age when his parents were wiped out by a drunken driver. He decided he'd join the Army as a youth, and worked all his life to prepare for this - mostly by running marathons. And Brent runs very, very well! Availability:

Hit & Run (MSH Classic)

Hit & Run (4C System)

Hit & Run (Marvel Saga)

Lightfoot: described as a 'Zen fussbudget', Cory Owens is an expert demolitionist. He's memorized the technical details about every explosive known to man, and since he knows how easily bombs can kill, he's become ultra paranoid about boobytraps everywhere! Availability:

Lightfoot (MSH Classic)

Lightfoot (4C System)

Lightfoot (Marvel Saga)

Mangler: an Army newbie who showed significant promise, Mangler was invited to 'try out' for the GI Joe team, which he did. He passed their horrifying entrance tests, though he died in an almost heroic fashion during his 'final exam' in Trucial Abysmia. Availability:

Mangler (MSH Classic)

Mangler (4C System)

Mangler (Marvel Saga)

Muskrat: born and raised in the swamps around Thibodaux, Louisiana, Ross grew up tough and quick. He breezed through his Ranger training and Jungle Warfare school as a result of his background, and easily earned his place within GI Joe upon being invited! Availability:

Muskrat (MSH Classic)

Muskrat (4C System)

Muskrat (Marvel Saga)

Repeater: a venerable Army Ranger, Jeffrey Therien enjoys being a soldier, and is very good at it, but sucks where military politics are concerned. As such, he was assigned to GI Joe, where he can defend freedom without ruffling oversensitive feathers. Availability:

Repeater (MSH Classic)

Repeater (4C System)

Repeater (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)

Shockwave: showing true bravery as a member of Detroit's SWAT team, Jason applied for a position on the GI Joe team to use his skills for even more good. Being accepted, he was trained up in the SOP and made one of GI Joe's experts in urban combat! Availability:

Shockwave (MSH Classic)

Shockwave (4C System)

Shockwave (Marvel Saga)

Skidmark: Cyril seems a perfectly tempered young man with an uncanny attention for detail and propriety - at least, until you put him behind the wheel of any vehicle. That's when you meat the real Cyril, and learn why he received his curious code name! Availability:

Skidmark (MSH Classic)

Skidmark (4C System)

Skidmark (Marvel Saga)

Spearhead & Max: an incredibly persuasive insurance salesman, Peter Millman gave that up to enlist, because he felt guilty about fleecing so many peoples' hard-earned money. He is just as charismatic in the military, and has proven to be a great leader! Availability:

Spearhead & Max: (MSH Classic)

Spearhead & Max: (4C System)

Spearhead & Max: (Marvel Saga)

Starduster: originally a circus acrobat, Edward was recruited by GI Joe after Duke saw his act, and thought it'd be even better with a jet pack. Somehow convincing Edward of this logic, Duke got him to enlist, where he's been wowing the Joes ever since! Availability:

Starduster (MSH Classic)

Starduster (4C System)

Starduster (Marvel Saga)

the Steel Brigade: GI Joe excels in all areas, but sometimes it comes in handy to work with someone having more localized knowledge. When they need such a specialist, they call the Steel Brigade, their reservists and regional contacts around the world! Availability:

the Steel Brigade (MSH Classic)

the Steel Brigade (4C System)

the Steel Brigade (Marvel Saga)

Storm Shadow: Tommy Arashikage, originally Cobra's greatest ninja, eventually broke free of that organization's influence. Turning his life around, he has since joined the GI Joe team, and works to make amends for his many dark deeds! Availability:

Storm Shadow (MSH Classic)

Storm Shadow (4C System)

Storm Shadow (Marvel Saga)

Super Trooper: Phil Lattimer got into West Point the hard way - right out of Basic. Making it in against the odds, Super Trooper then became the top graduate of a brand new, covert ops school combining advanced technical ability and public relations skill. Availability:

Super Trooper (MSH Classic)

Super Trooper (4C System)

Super Trooper (Marvel Saga)

Wild Card: the military appreciates Eric's unparalleled destructive capability, they really do. They only wish he could save it for the bad guys! Something about him, though, causes everything he touches to bend, break, fall apart, or disintegrate. Seriously! Availability:

Wild Card (MSH Classic)

Wild Card (4C System)

Wild Card (Marvel Saga)

Windmill: a former Army Flight Warrant School instructor, Edward Roth also doubled as a helicopter test pilot. It was in this capacity that he mastered the experimental Skystorm X-wing Chopper, earning a place on the GI Joe team for him and his new ride! Availability:

Windmill (MSH Classic)

Windmill (4C System)

Windmill (Marvel Saga)

Night Force:

Crazylegs: David was on his way to becoming one of the world's greatest organists, but his short fingers put the kibosh on that goal. Needing new direction, he instead enlisted, and now jumps out of airplanes while his internal sound track is playing Bach! Availability:

Crazylegs (MSH Classic)

Crazylegs (4C System)

Crazylegs (Marvel Saga)

Lieutenant Falcon: a second generation Green Beret, Vincent Falcone is himself a natural leader. The man excels at inspiring those who serve beneath him, and is a multi-lingual expert in all manner of counter-terrorist operations around the globe. Availability:

Lieutenant Falcon (MSH Classic)

Lieutenant Falcon (4C System)

Lieutenant Falcon (Marvel Saga)

Outback: Stuart is the consummate survivalist - though as a survival and jungle warfare instructor, that's his job. He's at his happiest when he's living off the land, days away from civilization, and immersing himself in the wilds that surround him! Availability:

Outback (MSH Classic)

Outback (4C System)

Outback (Marvel Saga)

Psyche-Out: wielding a doctorate in psychology and an expertise in predictive behavioral analysis and paranoia-inducing ultra low frequency radio waves, Kenneth is the perfect psy-ops expert for GI Joe using his experience in countless covert ops! Availability:

Psyche-Out (MSH Classic)

Psyche-Out (4C System)

Psyche-Out (Marvel Saga)

Sneak Peek: growing up with a love of nature in eerie Bangor, Maine, Owen King enlisted as soon as he could. Using his wilderness skills to become an Army Ranger, Owen has since gone on to become one of the GI Joe team's greatest reconnaissance operatives! Availability:

Sneak Peek (MSH Classic)

Sneak Peek (4C System)

Sneak Peek (Marvel Saga)

Tunnel Rat: raised on the surly streets of Brooklyn back in the day, Tunnel Rat grew up to be tough, indomitable, and somewhat jaded. Always looking for a good challenge, he's more than ready to climb into nasty Cobra tunnels to ferret out the bad guys! Availability:

Tunnel Rat (MSH Classic)

Tunnel Rat (4C System)

Tunnel Rat (Marvel Saga)

Tiger Force:

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)

Duke: with his years of experience in special ops, Duke was an excellent choice to be GI Joe's field leader. Second only to Hawk in the team's command structure, Duke has consistently led the Joes to victory against Cobra over the years! Availability:

Duke (MSH Classic)

Duke (4C System)

Duke (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)

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)

Lifeline: though some of the more action-oriented members of the GI Joe team may believe otherwise, Edwin is one of the group's most valuable members. An avowed pacifist, he will go out of his way to save another's life - even risking his own! Availability:

Lifeline (MSH Classic)

Lifeline (4C System)

Lifeline (Marvel Saga)

Recondo: growing up to hate Wisconsin's cold winters, young Daniel wanted to explore the deepest African jungles as a child - and grew up to do just that. Both on and off the Joe team, Daniel has become an expert in jungle combat - and many other disciplines! Availability:

Recondo (MSH Classic)

Recondo (4C System)

Recondo (Marvel Saga)

Roadblock: aspiring to be one of the world's greatest chefs since he was a child, Marvin put himself through the Escoffier School in France. Subsequently enlisting in the Army to learn from their chefs as well, Marvin became quite the machine gunner, too! Availability:

Roadblock (MSH Classic)

Roadblock (4C System)

Roadblock (Marvel Saga)

Skystriker: Alexander Russo was born to fly. His father ran a Maryland Air Force base, and he became a fighter pilot himself after watching them flying over head for so long. He's so good that GI Joe snatched him up for their elite Tiger Force unit! Availability:

Skystriker (MSH Classic)

Skystriker (4C System)

Skystriker (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)


the Desert Fox: a high speed reconnaissance and attack vehicle, the Desert Fox is designed to operate quickly and quietly, even in the harshest terrain. This 6WD ride is most often driven by Skidmark, GI Joe's resident, completely unhinged speed freak! Availability:

Desert Fox (MSH Classic)

Desert Fox (4C System)

Desert Fox (Marvel Saga)

GI Joe's Motorized Micro-accessories: bucking the trend of most GI Joe equipment at the time, these small devices can be carried by a single operative if necessary. Assembled in the field, these motorized items provide the Joes various useful capabilities. Availability:

GI Joe's Motorized Micro-Accessories (MSH Classic)

GI Joe's Motorized Micro-Accessories (4C System)

GI Joe's Motorized Micro-Accessories (Marvel Saga)

the Mean Dog: a powerful 6WD combat vehicle, the Mean Dog is equipped with a 20mm automatic cannon and twin missile banks. While that's respectable in and of itself, the Mean Dog's secret is that it can split into three separate components when necessary! Availability:

the Mean Dog (MSH Classic)

the Mean Dog (4C System)

the Mean Dog (Marvel Saga)

the Phantom X-19: shrouded in secrecy, the Phantom X-19 is a revolutionary stealth aircraft which can perform as either a reconnaissance or fighter jet. The subject of countless speculation, the Phantom X-19 is a Holy Grail to conspiracy theorists. Availability:

the Phantom X-19 (MSH Classic)

the Phantom X-19 (4C System)

the Phantom X-19 (Marvel Saga)

the Remote Piloted Vehicle: giving GI Joe a powerful edge over the enemy, the RPV allows them to perform aerial surveilalnce without putting any Joes at risk. Though unarmed, the RPV can 'spot' for the team from a remote command and control station! Availability:

the Remote Piloted Vehicle (MSH Classic)

the Remote Piloted Vehicle (4C System)

the Remote Piloted Vehicle (Marvel Saga)

the Rolling Thunder: a massive ground vehicle, the Rolling Thunder is the king of armored combat. Built with a staggering array of cannons, lasers and even cluster bombs (!), the Rolling Thunder is the perfect ride for intransigent GI Joe driver Armadillo! Availability:

the Rolling Thunder (MSH Classic)

the Rolling Thunder (4C System)

the Rolling Thunder (Marvel Saga)

the Skystorm X-wing Chopper: a prototype, stopped-rotor aircraft, the Skystorm can take off and land like a helicopter, but its rotor can stop in mid-flight to let its jet turbines take over. This means it's a helicopter and a fighter jet at the same time! Availability:

the Skystorm X-wing Chopper (MSH Classic)

the Skystorm X-wing Chopper (4C System)

the Skystorm X-wing Chopper (Marvel Saga)

the Swampmasher: a small, twelve-wheeled ride (using three of each as a 'triad' bogey of sorts), the Swampmasher is designed to navigate thick and muddy terrain. It can readily churn through almost any kind of terrain, doing so at a slow yet reliable pace. Availability:

the Swampmasher (MSH Classic)

the Swampmasher (4C System)

the Swampmasher (Marvel Saga)

the Warthog AIFV: a replacement for the Joes' old APC, their Warthog Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle does the exact same job, albiet in a smaller, more heavily armed and armored capacity. This makes it more suitable for special missions and the like. Availability:

Warthog AIFV (MSH Classic)

Warthog AIFV (4C System)

Warthog AIFV (Marvel Saga)

Night Force:

the Night Blaster: when GI Joe captured several Cobra Maggots, they decided to put those villains' newest anti-tank hardware to good use. Refurbishing them for use within the Night Force, these powerful, three-part vehicles have become their Night Blasters! Availability:

the Night Blaster (MSH Classic)

the Night Blaster (4C System)

the Night Blaster (Marvel Saga)

the Night Raider: when the Night Force 'borrowed' the design for Sgt. Slaughter's Triple T, the former Tag Team Terminator was given a darker paint job, along with muffled gear for extra stealthy operation in the dark, but otherwise functions the same. Availability:

the Night Raider (MSH Classic)

the Night Raider (4C System)

the Night Raider (Marvel Saga)

the Night Shade: a mainstay of the GI Joe naval arsenal for over twenty years, the SHARC is a vehicle ahead of its time: a flying submarine. Which is why, of course, the Night Force felt the need to acquire a few of these things! Availability:

the Night Shade (MSH Classic)

the Night Shade (4C System)

the Night Shade (Marvel Saga)

the Night Storm: a small yet powerful vehicle, the Night Storm is essentially a rolling laser cannon. Built for defense while packing a staggering offense, this vehicle is a perfect fit for its driver, who can use it quickly and quietly against Cobra goons! Availability:

the Night Storm (MSH Classic)

the Night Storm (4C System)

the Night Storm (Marvel Saga)

the Night Striker: a heavily armed and armored hovercraft, the Night Striker is a heavy duty hovercrat, a vehicle that can easily function on land or water, serving as either a patrol, assault, or liaison vessel, depending on the Night Force's needs. Availability:

the Night Striker (MSH Classic)

the Night Striker (4C System)

the Night Striker (Marvel Saga)

Tiger Force:

the Tiger Cat: the Tiger Cat can is an old Snow cat retrofitted to function better in warmer climates than cold - an oddly successful endeavor! Armed with surface-to-surface / air missiles and ground based 'ski torpedoes', the Tiger Cat commands desert battles. Availability:

the Tiger Cat (MSH Classic)

the Tiger Cat (4C System)

the Tiger Cat (Marvel Saga)

the Tiger Fly: a slightly modified and repainted Dragonfly XH-1 Attack Coper, the Tiger Fly has proven to be the ideal air support for the Tiger Force, and not just because of it's legendary pilots. It's armed to the teeth, incredibly maneuverable! Availability:

the Tiger Fly (MSH Classic)

the Tiger Fly (4C System)

the Tiger Fly (Marvel Saga)

the Tiger Paw: rebuilt from captured Cobra Ferrets, the Tiger Paws are small, four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles. They lack special protection for their drivers, but make up for this with a high rate of speed, not to mention all the heavy armaments! Availability:

the Tiger Paw (MSH Classic)

the Tiger Paw (4C System)

the Tiger Paw (Marvel Saga)

the Tiger Rat: repurposing captured Cobra Rattlers for use by the GI Joe team's Tiger Force is sort of a no-brainer, since the Rattler itself was based on the A-10 Thunderbolt. Thus, the team is happy to wield its Tiger Rats against Cobra operatives! Availability:

the Tiger Rat (MSH Classic)

Tiger Rat (4C System)

Tiger Rat (Marvel Saga)

the Tiger Shark: after Copperhead lost his ride to GI Joe forces a few times, the team decided to put their captured airboats to use against terrorism for a change. A few slight modifications and paint upgrades later, the Joes' Tiger Shark fleet was born! Availability:

the Tiger Shark (MSH Classic)

Tiger Shark (4C System)

Tiger Shark (Marvel Saga)

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