GI Joe: 1990 Personnel and Equipment

Personnel:

Ambush: Aaron has been one those quiet kinds of guys ever since he was a wee youth. In fact, he always seems to slip through the cracks, and folks tend to forget he's around - which isn't helped any by the fact that he's a master of camouflage...! Availability:

Ambush (MSH Classic)

Ambush (4C System)

Ambush (Marvel Saga)

Bullhorn: an amazing crisis negotiator, Stephen is also a world class shot with a pistol and a former Quantico hand to hand combat instructor. In other words, he has the ability to talk down some nutjobs, and can dismantle others when words fail him! Availability:

Bullhorn (MSH Classic)

Bullhorn (4C System)

Bullhorn (Marvel Saga)

Captain Grid-Iron: when he turned down a cushy appointment for an infantry command to 'stay where the action is', this former West Point quarterback's dedication to the Army got him fast tracked into membership on the GI Joe team! Availability:

Captain Grid-Iron (MSH Classic)

Captain Grid-Iron (4C System)

Captain Grid-Iron (Marvel Saga)

Cold Front: growing up inhaling diesel fumes near Fort Knox, it was only natural that Charles find himself interested in tanks. Excelling in the 3rd Armored Batallion, Charles eventaully earned an assignment driving the GI Joe team's mighty Avalanche! Availability:

Cold Front (MSH Classic)

Cold Front (4C System)

Cold Front (Marvel Saga)

Freefall: though he's got the biggest ego on the Joe team, Phillip's got the tools and the talent to back it up. Whether he's eating bugs or debating philosophy, Phillip's physical and mental conditioning always place him at the top of his game. Availability:

Freefall (MSH Classic)

Freefall (4C System)

Freefall (Marvel Saga)

Major Storm: one of the military's most experienced armor tacticians, Robert was invited onto the GI Joe team to operate the General! Bringing his years of experience to the team, Robert is more than happy to smash Cobras on the government's dime! Availability:

Major Storm (MSH Classic)

Major Storm (4C System)

Major Storm (Marvel Saga)

Pathfinder: William was raised with a plethora of wilderness survival skills as he grew up in the Florida Everglades. Using these to excel as the Army's premier jungle missions expert, William proved to be a natural fit for the elite GI Joe team. Availability:

Pathfinder (MSH Classic)

Pathfinder (4C System)

Pathfinder (Marvel Saga)

Rampart: born with exceptional reflexes, Dwayne spent his youth in video game arcades. Games don't pay the bills though, so after college he joined the Navy, and put his considerable talents to use as an Air Defense Artillery missile specialist! Availability:

Rampart (MSH Classic)

Rampart (4C System)

Rampart (Marvel Saga)

Rapid-Fire: highly motivated and bubbling over with capability, Robbie mastered everything the Army threw at him, from West Point to his graduation of the first fast attack maneuvers class. There's no stopping him from Being All He Can Be! Availability:

Rapid-Fire (MSH Classic)

Rapid-Fire (4C System)

Rapid-Fire (Marvel Saga)

Salvo: David is quite like to Rampart, having joined the military to indulge in his favorite hobby. The difference is that while Rampart blows things up as a part of his love for computerized gaming action, David prefers a more 'low tech' approach! Availability:

Salvo (MSH Classic)

Salvo (4C System)

Salvo (Marvel Saga)

Stretcher: a former Olympic weight lifter, Thomas found he needed a new calling - and source of income - after the games were over. The Army proved good for both, and proved himself as a field medic time and again in a N.A.T.O. unit, his efforts eventually earning his place on the GI Joe team. Stretcher comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Sub-Zero: Mark's an angry man. He just enjoys being mean to his fellow humans. As such, when he joined the Army he felt the need to become a cold weather specialist because, since he hates the cold, it only serves to make him angry all the time. The trick is getting him to save all that bile for Cobra... Sub-Zero comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Topside: infamous after a childhood spent raising prize pigs in Fort Wayne, John decided that he'd had enough, and joined the Navy in order to do ... anything else with his life. Somehow his stubborn and obstinate nature actually served him well, eventually landing him a spot on the Joe team! Topside comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Updraft: a freakishly good pilot, Matthew tends to make almost any helicopter a veritable extension of his own body. This makes him a very good air support operative, especially when he's flying an advanced air vehicle that was essentially designed with his unique flying style in mind - such as the Retaliator! Updraft comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Sonic Fighters:

Dial-Tone: an electronics whiz and ham radio expert before graduating high school, Jack enlisted to further his knowledge - but found military life an end unto itself. His sheer joy in working with his hobby helped him become the best RTO out there! Availability:

Dial-Tone (MSH Classic)

Dial-Tone (4C System)

Dial-Tone (Marvel Saga)

Dodger: an old hand at the fine art of tank warfare, Richard is also an expert in the newest electronic gewgaws installed within armored vehicles. As such, he was picked to join the Battle Force 2000 unit in order to put this expertise to good use! Availability:

Dodger (MSH Classic)

Dodger (4C System)

Dodger (Marvel Saga)

Law & Order: after years as a Houston beat cop, Christopher enlisted to find a more fulfilling way to be a policeman, taking his trusty dog Order with him. His sheer devotion to the job ultimately got him placed on the Joe team - if under odd circumstances. Availability:

Law & Order (MSH Classic)

Law & Order (4C System)

Law & Order (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)

Sky Patrol:

Airborne 2: Robert is easily the most popular member of the Sky Patrol team, but not because of any juvenile pecking order. No, he's well liked by the squad because he does his level best to get everyone to their mission in one piece - and then patches them up when they wind up perforated. Airborne 2 comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Airwave: an electronics expert without peer, Cliff has the ability to 'kit-bash' circuits like no one else, ans is infamous for his improvisational electronics repair techniques. He serves as the audible frequency expert for the GI Joe Sky Patrol team - and is mean in a firefight, too! Airwave comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Altitude: a former syndicated cartoon artist and a Sergeant Major of the Army, John-Edward has quite a unique background. Of course add the almost supernatural ability to recall anything he's ever seen, and you have the makings for an unbelievably effective recon patrolman and combat artist! Altitude comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Drop Zone: the 'dog face' amongst the Sky Patrol, Samuel loves the Army way of life. He loves the smell of gun oil, feels out of place when not wearing something olive drab, and finds K.P. relaxing. Mind you, he's also at his best when jumping out of an airplane at 20,000 feet... Drop Zone comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Skydive: leader of the Sky Patrol, Lynton goes out of his way to push them to be 'all they can be', wanting to prepare his men for the worst they may encounter in the field, far away from support. This is, of course, when he's not being dropped off in the wilds with only a knife in hand... Skydive comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Static Line: an expert in both demolitions and aircraft maintenance, Wallace is great at not only making sure the Sky Patrol's gear gets them to missions, but in making sure that enemy explosives don't go off in the team's face once they've been deployed into the field from above! Static Line is available in Classic and Saga styles!

Equipment:

the Avalanche: the latest in a mighty line of GI Joe cold weather combat vehicles, the Avalanche is a heavily armed and armored tracked vehicle, that also contained a hidden surprise - a super-sonic V.T.O.L. vehicle stowed within. In other words, the Avalanche is its own air support! the Avalanche comes in Classic and Saga styles!

the General: a mobile battle platform without compare, the General is part tank and part fortress - and all trouble for the forces of Cobra! Armed with a staggering array of weapons in addition to an intricate sensor web to direct its armaments, the General is able to easily dominate any battle field. the General comes in Classic and Saga styles!

the Hammer: based on the now-famous Army vehicle, the Hammer is a relative of the Humvee. Heavily armed and armored, this troop transport handles well over virtually any terrain, and packs enough punch to deal with almost any opposition, whether using the top-mounted pulse cannon or the rocket launchers! the Hammer comes in Classic and Saga styles!

the Locust: this exceptionally small, incredibly heavily armed helicopter was primarily built with air support for the General in mind, but it comes in quite handy under most any other circumstances as well; small and lightweight, it can be shipped anywhere with a minimum of muss or fuss! the Locust comes in Classic and Saga styles!

the Mobile Battle Bunker: a high-speed mini-fortress, the Mobile Battle Bunker can hunker down and compact itself into a nigh-impregnable hidey hole or expand out into a versatile, maneuverable weapons platform - and rapidly switch between either mode depending on battle field conditions. the Mobile Battle Bunker comes in Classic and Saga styles!

the Retaliator: a highly advanced and somewhat customized vehicle, the Retaliator is a helicopter primarily designed with the flying style of GI Joe pilot Updraft in mind. Of course, since he was doing a lot of said design work, this is to be expected - though any Joe pilot can make good use of it. the Retaliator comes in Classic and Saga styles!

Sky Patrol:

the Sky Hawk: handy when standard air support and cover simply isn't practical and/or possible, the Sky Hawk is a small, lightweight vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that can easily help the Joes attain air superiority! Availability:

the Sky Hawk 2 (MSH Classic)

the Sky Hawk 2 (4C System)

the Sky Hawk 2 (Marvel Saga)

the Sky HAVOC: tough despite first impressions, the Heavy Articulated Vehicle Ordnance Carrier is one of the most heavily armed vehicles in the GI Joe arsenal. Sky Patrol HAVOCs are no less durable despite their considerable stealth capabilities. Availability:

the Sky HAVOC (MSH Classic)

the Sky HAVOC (4C System)

the Sky HAVOC (Marvel Saga)

the Sky Raven: the star of their equipment roster, these captured Night Ravens have been retrofitted with the Sky Patrol's revolutionary radar invisibility technology, allowing it to spy on enemy targets with ease - when not engaging them directly! Availability:

the Sky Raven (MSH Classic)

the Sky Raven (4C System)

the Sky Raven (Marvel Saga)

the Sky SHARC: a mainstay of the GI Joe arsenal for over twenty years, the SHARC is a vehicle ahead of its time, in that it is a submarine that can take to the air at a moment's notice. Naturally, this makes it a great fit for the Sky Patrol! Availability:

the Sky SHARC (MSH Classic)

the Sky SHARC (4C System)

the Sky SHARC (Marvel Saga)

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