Series: Four (1985)
Footloose was first released as part of the fourth series (1985). He was also available in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.
Footloose came with a distinct green PASGT helmet with brown leaves molded on it, a light green backpack, a black M-16 rifle with a solid shoulder strap, and a black M73-A1 LAWS rocket launcher with a solid shoulder strap.
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Special Services (basketball coach)
Meyers was Valedictorian of his high school class, captain of the track team, and an Eagle Scout. He was going for his degree in Phys. Ed. on a state scholarship when he suddenly dropped out, moved to the coast and became quite weird for about three years. He was standing on the boardwalk in Venice pondering something cosmic when the utter pointlessness of his existence hit him between the eyes like a runaway freight train. "I think I'll join the Army," he said, and promptly did. Took basic and AIT at Fort Benning, graduated jump school and desert training unit. Qualified expert all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Some of the Joes think that Footloose is out there, but all he's trying to do is find himself. He's the All-American Boy who got lost on the way to the fair and he's simply trying to go home any which way he can. Most folks think they know who they are and where they're going...They're the dangerous ones!"
No variations of Footloose (v1) are known to exist.
Footloose's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Footloose's entire body and mold were re-used for the 1989 "Slaughters Marauders" Footloose.
Footloose's head was recolored and later used to create Claymore (1986) and Rumbler (1987).
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 Footloose (v1).
Original Retail: $2.29
Product Number: 6444
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85009
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 48 (1st Ed.), Pg. 78 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #66
Tomart's Guide: #GI5353
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a