COUNTER INTELLIGENCE (straight-armed)
Series: One (1982)
Scarlett was one of the original figures released carded in the first series (1982). Like all of the original sixteen figures, Scarlett was released with "straight arms."
Scarlett came with a black XK-1 Power Crossbow.
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Primary Specialty: Intelligence
Secondary Specialty: Classified
Scarlett's father and three brothers were martial arts instructors. She began her training at age 9 and was awarded her first black belt at age 15. Graudated: Advanced Infantry Training and Ranger School. Special Ed.: Covert Ops School; Marine Sniper School; Special Air Service School; Marine Tae Kwan Do Symposium; Qualified Expert: M-14; M-16; M-1911A1; M-79; M-3A1; M-700 (Remington Sniper Rifle); Mac-10; XK-1 Power Crossbow; Throwing Stars; Garotte; Ka-Bar.
"Scarlett is confident and resilient...it's remarkable that a person so deadly can still retain a sense of humor."
Scarlett was available either with thick thumbs or thin thumbs.
When Scarlett was re-released in 1983, the straight-arms were replaced with arms that could swivel at the bicep. Also, the date stamp on the figure was changed from "1982" to "82-83." While the changes are substantial enough for some to consider this a new version, it is still technically just a variation. Because of this, we have chosen to list this figure as version 1.5, rather than version 2.
There are two versions of Scarlett's filecard. The filecard with the Scarlett available from Hasbro Direct has a glossy red backing, while the filecard that came with Scarlett did not. Scarletts included with the Sears or JCPenney's exclusive gift packs also had the red backing.
As the first female figure released as part of G.I.Joe, her body parts were completely origninal. The mold was re-used in 1997 to create Scarlett (v3) and in 2004 with Agent Scarlett (v3). In 2005, her torso, arms, waist, and uper legs were re-used for Agent Scarlett (v4).
Note that Scarlett's feet do not have the peg hole - she is the only G.I.Joe action figure that was released without these holes.
Also, note that the figure's head only turns left and right - it does not allow the head to look up and down. The heads only turned left and right until the the swivel ball head that was introduced in 1985 (Series Four).
In 1983, Plastirama released Scarlett in Argentina. Additionally, the figure was recolored blonde with a blue and white uniform and released as Glenda.
In Brazil, Estrela released Scarlett with the name Athena. The tan of the uniform was closer to white.
In Mexico, straight-arm Scarlett was released as part of series 1 (1986) by the Auriken toy company, in a box instead of on a card.
Versions of Scarlett
In 2002, Scarlett was renamed "Agent Scarlett," renamed Scarlett in 2004, and went back to Agent Scarlett for a 2005 release. So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Scarlett."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Scarlett (v1).
Original Retail: $2.49
Hasbro Product: 6407 (Retail), 38102 (Sears 3-Pack)
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-82006
Desimone Guide: 8
Tomart's Guide: #GI5015
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 10 (1st Ed.), Pg. 13 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a