Series: Three (1984)
Spirit was released carded as part of the third series (1984). He was also sold in 1985, then was discontinued domestically in 1986.
Spirit came with a brown and red belt, a light green arrow cassette pack, a light green auto-arrow launcher, and a brown and white eagle named "Freedom."
Birthplace: Taos, New Mexico
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Social Services
Spirit comes from a family so far below the poverty line that they never realized they were poor. Was a hunting guide through high school. Served in Southeast Asia, then as a civilian completed his education. Returned to service for reasons inexplicable to anyone but a native American mystic warrior. Qualified expert: M-16; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol; Remington sniper rifle.
"Charlie is a Shaman, a medicine man. He's not a healer or a priest or a witch-doctor. There isn't any equivalent in our culture for what he is unless we had shrinks that could actually help people."
There are two versions of Spirit's filecard:
One version's bottom paragraph begins with "Charlie is a Spirit and ends with Spirit's mysterious powers of the mind extend the limits of the most advanced psychiatric procedures known in our culture.
The other version's bottom paragraph begins with "Charlie is a Shaman and ends with There isn't any equivalent in our culture for what he is unless we had shrinks that could actually help people.
Spirit can be found with differently sized tampographs on his right arm.
Spirit's auto-arrow launcher and cassette pack have been found in two different shades of green.
Spirit's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
Spirit's entire mold was re-used in 1989 for the Slaughters Marauders Spirit (v2).
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 Canada, Spirit was released with the new name Shaman.
In Brazil, Spirit was released as Flecha Veloz, Codename: Olhos de Fenix.
In Europe, Spirit was recolored and released in 1991 as a European exclusive Spirit.
Versions of Spirit
In 2005, Spirit was renamed "Spirit Iron-Knife." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Spirit."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Spirit (v1).
Original Retail: $2.25
Hasbro Product: 6417
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84004
Desimone Guide: #43
Tomart's Guide: #GI5257
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 37 (1st Ed.), Pg. 56 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a