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SGT. SLAUGHTER (v1)

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1985-SGTSLAUG-01

Series: Four (1985)

Sgt.Slaughter was available via mail-order from Hasbro Direct in late 1985. He was also available on and off from 1986 through 1989.

Professional wrestler Sgt.Slaughter was the first celebrity immortalized as a member of G.I.Joe. In addition, he voiced his own character in the G.I.Joe cartoons, filmed promotional spots and introductions for some of the G.I.Joe cartoons, and served as the spokesman in G.I.Joe toy commercials from 1987 to 1990.

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Accessories

Sgt Slaughter came with a dark brown baton.

Filecard Information

File Name: Classified Top Secret
Grade: E-7 (Sergeant)
Birthplace: Parris Island, South Carolina
Primary Specialty: Infantry/Drill Instructor
Secondary Specialty: Survival Trainer

Variations

Sgt. Slaughter has been found with differently-styled chevrons on his boots.

Body Construction

Sgt Slaughter's body is completely original - all new body parts.

Sgt Slaughter's head, chest, and arms were re-used to create Sgt Slaughter (v2) (1986). The entire body and mold were re-used to create Slaughters Marauders Sgt. Slaughter (v4) (1989).

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 Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Sgt. Slaughter (v1).

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Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #126
Tomart's Guide: #GI5447
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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