ALL-WEATHER ASSAULT SPECIALIST
Series: Seventeen (2001)
Pathfinder was released as part of the seventeenth series (2001), packaged exclusively with the A.W.E. Striker.
Pathfinder was later rereleased as part of the twentieth series (2004), packaged with the Toys R Us exclusive VAMP (Multi-Purpose Attack Vehicle) with Twin Battle Gun.
The packaging also included accessory instructions for Pathfinder on the reverse side of the vehicle instructions.
Pathfinder came with no accessories.
V.A.M.P. with Twin Battle Gun
When rereleased in 2004, Pathfinder included two black machine guns (that attached to the backpack), two gray ammo belts, a black backpack, a black arm for the "weed-eater", a black "weed-eater" blade (that fit into the weed-eater arm), and a black hose (to connect the weed-eater arm to the backpack).
Birthplace: Key West, Florida
Primary Specialty: All-Weather Assault Specialist
Secondary Specialty: Forward Observer/Recon
When a G.I. Joe assault team is faced with an obstacle, such as having to scale a 15,000 foot mountain to invade a COBRA fortress, Pathfinder's there to get them over the "hump." Ever since his childhood days in Key West, he's always had a fascination with being able to "rough it" in the wild. When he was only 9 years old, he spent a week alone in the Everglades, just to prove that he could do it. His only worry wasn't the alligators, but the mosquitoes. Pathfinder can't stand bugs. After joining the G.I. Joe Team, he spent over 10 years learning how to overcome whatever Mother Nature dished out. His ability to survive in dense jungles, barren tundras, and sand-swept deserts is uncanny.
When the G.I. Joe team deployed the A.W.E. Striker vehicle there was only one choice for its driver...Pathfinder. It was as if the vehicle was made just for him. Like him, the A.W.E. Striker never quits. That's probably why this man and machine combination is such a good match!
Earlier figures packed with the A.W.E. Striker had both the front and back belt buckles painted black. The later figures packed with the V.A.M.P. had the buckles left unpainted. Also, the accessories were not included with the A.W.E. Striker.
Pathfinder's body mold was originally used in 1990 to create the original Pathfinder.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Pathfinder (v2).
Original Retail: $9.99 (A.W.E. Striker), $19.99 (V.A.M.P.)
Hasbro Product: 57768 (A.W.E. Striker), 60352 (V.A.M.P.)
RAHC: CSE-048/052-091-A (A.W.E. Striker), CSE-048/052-091-B (V.A.M.P.)
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: Vol. 2, Pg. 16 (A.W.E. Striker), Vol. 3, Pg. 11 (V.A.M.P.)