A.W.E. STRIKER DRIVER
Series: Four (1985)
Crankcase was released as part of the fourth series (1985), packaged exclusively with the A.W.E. Striker (All Weather/Environment). He was also sold in 1986, then was discontinued domestically in 1987.
In 1987, Crankcase was available mail-order from Hasbro Direct as part of a six figure vehicle drivers set that included Copperhead, HISS Driver, Stinger Driver, Frostbite, and Thunder.
Crankcase came with a black rifle and a gray helmet.
Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas
Primary Specialty: Motor Vehicle Driver
Secondary Specialty: Armor
No variations of Crankcase (v1) are known to exist.
Crankcase's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
Crankcase's legs were later recolored and re-used to create Major Storm.
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.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Crankcase (v1).
Original Retail: n/a
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Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #86
Tomart's Guide: #GI5403b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a