RIP CORD (v1)
Series: Three (1984)
Rip Cord was released carded as part of the third series (1984). He was also sold in 1985, then was discontinued domestically in 1986.
Rip Cord came with a light green rifle, a black airmask, a light green parachute harness, and a black helmet.
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Primary Specialty: Airborne Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Demolitions
There are two versions of Rip Cord's helmet. One version can be found without holes drilled in the sides of it, the other does have the holes there (pictured below).
Rip Cord'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).
Rip Cord was sold in Canada in dual-language packaging.
In Europe, Ripcord was sold carded in the mid-80s on Action Force cards.
Versions of Rip Cord (v1)
In 2003, Rip Cord was renamed Halo Jumper. So while there are multiple names and ethnicities, they are all based on the character "Wallace A. Weems."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Rip Cord (v1).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #42
Tomart's Guide: #GI5259
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a