Series: Two (1983)
Grunt (version 2) - also commonly known as Tan Grunt - was available in the second series (1983), packaged exclusively with the G.I.Joe Falcon Attack Glider.
Grunt (v2) and the G.I.Joe Falcon Attack Glider were also sold in 1984, and were discontinued in 1985.
Grunt came with a tan helmet.
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Falcon Pilot Small Arms Amoror Artillery Coordinator
Familiar with all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms as well as domestic civilian arms. Graduated: Falcon Glider School. Advanced Infantry Training: finished in top ten of his class. Qualified Expert: M-14; M-16; M-1911A (Auto Pistol).
"Grunt is a highly motivated, systematic individual. He's a stand-up guy who doesn't blow his cool in a fire-fight."
No variations of Grunt (v2) are known to exist.
Tan Grunt's entire body was a repaint of the swivel-arm version of the original Grunt.
The head of Grunt was re-used for Grand Slam and Zap, and Grand Slam (v2). Grunt's arms were shared with Hawk, Short-fuze, Snake Eyes, Stalker, Steeler, and Zap. Grunt's torso was shared with Breaker, Hawk, Snake Eyes, and Stalker. Grunt's waist-piece was shared with twelve of the original fifteen figures. Grunt's legs were shared with Breaker, Clutch, Hawk, Rock N Roll, Short-fuze, Stalker, Steeler, Zap, and in 1984 Tan Clutch.
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 Argentina, a figure based on Tan Grunt (with a different waist-piece and lower arms) was released carded as Soldado Halcon: Sokerk. A second version of Sokerk was released using the same card art, but using Rip Cord (1984) as a base.
In Brazil, a figure based on Tan Grunt (with a different waist-piece and lower arms) was released carded as Granadeiro: Estopim. Additionally, Falcon Piloto - another figure based on Tan Grunt (with straight-arms and a different chest piece) - was released boxed with the Brazilian version of the Falcon Glider - Asa Delta Camuflada.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Grunt (v2).
Original Retail: $4.20
Product Number: 6097
Lee's Guide: GIJ-83059
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 23 (1st Ed.), Pg. 32 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #19
Tomart's Guide: #GI5151b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a