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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1983-SCARLETT-1.5

Series: 1.5 (1983)

This swivel-arm version was released carded as part of the second series (1983). The swivel-arm Scarlett (v1.5) was available in stores in 1984 and was discontinued domestically in 1985.

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Accessories

Scarlett came with a black XK-1 Power Crossbow.

Filecard Information

File Name: O'Hara, Shana M.
SN: RA242967434
Grade: E-5
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. Graduated: 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); MAx-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."

Variations

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 three 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. Some Sears Scarletts also came with Cover Girl's artwork.

Featured In

Scarlett was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

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).

International Releases

In the United Kingdom and Europe, Scarlett was released on Action Force cards. A variation exists that includes Duke's binoculars in addition to the crossbow. The figure was also recolored with blonde hair and a black and green uniform and released with the RAM motorcycle as Quarrel. This version of the figure was also available in the U.S. as a convention exclusive called "Undercover Scarlett" in 1992.

Takara released Scarlett in Japan in 1986.

Toltoys released Scarlett in Australia on Action Man cards.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Scarlett (v1.5).

Original Retail: $2.25
Product Number: 6407
Lee's Guide: GIJ-83005
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 20 (1st Ed.), Pg. 28 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #8
Tomart's Guide: #GI5115 (swivel-arm)
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a

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