Series: Three (1984)
Cutter (v1) was packaged exclusively with the G.I.Joe Hovercraft (W.H.A.L.E.) as part of the third series (1984). Cutter and the WHALE Hovercraft were also available in 1985. They were discontinued in 1986.
Cutter came with no accessories.
Grade: Lieutenant J.G
Birthplace: Kinsley, Kansas
Primary Specialty: Hovercraft Captain
Secondary Specialty: Special Services (coached the women's swimming team at Annapolis)
Cutter badgered his congressmen for two years to get into Annapolis. Then realized his family lacked two essential ingredients: power and influence. Opted for the Coast Guard Academy instead.
Wanted a life at sea even though hometown is as far away from either ocean as you can get (exactly 1,561 miles from San Francisco and NYC). His iron will and contrary nature, laced with a truly bizarre sense of humor, might explain why.
Found out the Joe team didn't have any Coast Guardsmen. Raised such a stink that the Coast Guard top brass had to pull every string necessary to fix it. It also gave the brass a way to get Cutter out of their hair.
No variations of Cutter (v1) are known to exist.
Cutter's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
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 Cutter
In 2008, Cutter was renamed "G.I. Joe Cutter." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Cutter."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Cutter (v1).
Original Retail: $17.99
Hasbro Product: 6005
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84052
Desimone Guide: #57
Tomart's Guide: #GI5301b
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 36 (1st Ed.), Pg. 53 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a