Series: Four (1985)
Airtight was first released as part of the fourth series (1985). He was also available in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.
Airtight came with a black air tube, a black weapon/rifle of some sort, a green backpack, and a black hose to attach the weapon to the backpack.
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut
Primary Specialty: CBR (Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare)
Secondary Specialty: Ordnance
Kurt was the kid who could hold his breath the longest. He was also the kid who had the largest collection of plastic dinosaurs on the block. He was a weird kid who grew up to be an even stranger adult. It takes a mighty weird person to walk into a cloud of toxic gas strong enough to fell a mutant weight-lifter cockroach wearing a protective suit built under contract for the government by the lowest bidder.
"Airtight is an unreformed practical joker; sneezing powder, plastic barf, whoopee cushion - the whole bit!! No prank is too low for him. You'd think that other Joes would hate his guts, but they don't. Because when the bad guys escalate the fire fight and start playing dirty, it's old Airtight who suits-up and wades into the thick of it."
No variations of Airtight (v1) are known to exist.
Airtight's body is completely original - all new body parts. None of his parts were ever used in other figures.
Starting with this series (Series Four, 1985), the head joint on G.I.Joe figures was changed into a head "ball." This ball allowed the head to look up and down, in addition to left and right.
In Brazil, Airtight was recolored in Tiger Force colors and released as Tigre Anti-Radiacao: Ar Puro.
In India in 1993, Airtight was released with lighter green tones.
Versions of Airtight
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Airtight (v1).
Original Retail: $2.29
Hasbro Product: 6439
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85016
Desimone Guide: #74
Tomart's Guide: #GI5361
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 46 (1st Ed.), Pg. 76 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a