Series: Two (1983)
Doc was released carded as part of the second series (1983).
He was sold in 1984 and was discontinued domestically in 1985. In 1986 and 1987, Hasbro Direct offered Doc as part of the "Original Adventure Team" mail-in set. He came packaged in a plastic bag and came with nine other figures in a carrying case.
Doc came with a tan helmet (with two flares molded onto it), a black flare gun, and a dark gray stretcher.
Grade: 0-3 (Captain)
Birthplace: Concord, Mass.
Primary Specialty: Medical Doctor
Secondary Specialty: Chaplain's Assistant
Graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed residency at Johns Hopkins. Hoped for a guarantee of a G.I. Joe assignment upon establishment. Told flatly that the Army made no such deals. Doc enlisted anyway and achieved his goal through ordinary channels. Graduated Airborne School, Mountaineering School, and Desert Training Unit.
An avowed pacifist, Doc believes that "the G.I. Joe team is the best we have. We send them into the worst situations imaginable because that's where we need them most. When the going gets rough, they need something more than a pill roller. I'm their main man!"
No variations of Doc (v1) are known to exist.
Doc's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Doc's waist, arms, and back were used later in the year for Duke. Since Doc's back was associated with Duke's chest, it was reused for some versions of Starduster and Steel Brigade, as well as Tiger Force Duke (v2) and Duke (v7) (1997).
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).
Versions of Doc
The 2007 female "G.I. Joe Doc" character is the niece of the male "Doc/G.I. Joe Doc" character.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Doc (v1).
Original Retail: $2.25
Hasbro Product: 6415
Lee's Guide: GIJ-83018
Desimone Guide: #27
Tomart's Guide: #GI5123
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 22 (1st Ed.), Pg. 32 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a