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THUNDER (v1)

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1984-THUNDER-01

Series: Three (1984)

Thunder was released as part of the third series (1984), packaged exclusively with the Self Propelled Cannon (Slugger) tank. He was also sold in 1985, then was discontinued domestically in 1986.

In 1989, Thunder was available mail-order from Hasbro Direct in two different sets. He was available as part of a six figure vehicle drivers set that included Copperhead, HISS Driver, Stinger Driver, Crankcase, and Frostbite. He was also available as part of the "Special Missions Drivers" set with Ace, Admiral Keel-Haul, Lampreys, Strato-Viper, and Motor Viper.

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Accessories

Thunder came with a light green helmet, a black visor that attached to the helmet, a green radio headset that attached to the helmet, and a black monocular.

Packaging Information

Filecard Information

File Name: Breckinridge, Matthew Harris
SN: RA135306694
Grade: E-5
Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Primary Specialty: Artillery
Secondary Specialty: Bandsman (Drummer)

Variations

No variations of Thunder (v1) are known to exist.

Body Construction

Thunder's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.

The head was re-used in 1988 to create the figure Skystriker. The entire mold was re-used in 1998 to create Thunderwing.

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 Thunder (v1)

In 2009, Thunder was renamed "Sgt. Thunderblast." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Thunder."

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Reference Information

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Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #56
Tomart's Guide: #GI5303b
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a

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