SNOW JOB (v1)
Series: Two (1983)
Snow Job was released carded as part of the second series (1983).
He was sold in 1984 and 1985 and was discontinued domestically in 1986. Also at some point in the mid 1980s, Snow Job was included in special three-packs available mail-order from J.C.Penny's with Torpedo and Tripwire.
Snow Job came with a white polar pack, a black XMLR-3A laser rifle, two white skis, and two black ski poles. The polar pack could hold the skis and poles.
Grade: E-6 (Sergeant)
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont
Primary Specialty: Arctic Ski Patrol
Secondary Specialty: Rifle Instructor
Snow Job was a major Olympic Biathlon contender. He enlisted initially for the special training and support privileges that the army gives to Olympic champions. However, to the consternation of army PR flacks, Snow Job volunteered and was accepted into the GI Joe team! Qualified Expert: all NATO long-range sniper rifles, XMLR-3A laser rifle.
Submitted by Rock 'n Roll: "You think we call him Snow Job because he does his job on skis? Negative. He's a con artist, pure and simple, except when he picks up his rifle-sure as heck, something's gonna fall down!"
No variations of Snow Job are known to exist.
There are two versions of Snow Job's filecard. The one that came from the J.C.Penney's mail-order set has a glossy red backing, while the one that came carded does not.
Snow Job's head, chest, waist, legs, and lower arms were original. Snow Job's upper arms were originally used with the swivel-arm versions of Grunt, Hawk, Short-fuze, Snake Eyes, Stalker, and Zap. The entire mold was re-used in 1997 to create Snow Job (v2) and in 2000 to create Whiteout.
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).
Palitoy released Snow Job in the United Kingdom and Europe on Action Force cards.
Takara released Snow Job in Japan in 1986.
Funskool later released Snow Job in India.
Nilco distributed a Funskool-produced Snow Job in Egypt.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Snow Job (v1).
Original Retail: $2.25
Hasbro Product: 6412
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-83014
Desimone Guide: #28
Tomart's Guide: #GI5131
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 23 (1st Ed.), Pg. 34 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a