SGT. SLAUGHTER (v1)
Series: Five (1985)
Sgt.Slaughter was available via mail-order from Hasbro Direct in early 1986. He was also available on and off from 1987 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.
Sgt Slaughter came with a dark brown baton.
Grade: E-7 (Sergeant)
Birthplace: Parris Island, South Carolina
Primary Specialty: Infantry/Drill Instructor
Secondary Specialty: Survival Trainer
Just about every member of the G.I. Joe team is qualified to be a drill instructor so it takes a special brand of heavy duty honcho to keep 'em squared away. Sgt. Slaughter fits the bill the way his bullet head fits his Smokey the Bear hat. Let's face it, the man be rough and he take no guff.
"They say he cut his teeth on a bogey wheel from a Patton tank and that his first words were "Semper Fi". They say that when the Sarge dresses down a boot in Camp LeJeune, the trainees cringe all the way to 'Pendleton. Most boots would rather dive for apples in the grease trap than cross the Sarge. They say he can blow a month's pay in one night in Thule, Greenland. Of course, 'jarheads' are prone to exaggeration. We all know it's impossible to blow a month's pay in Thule, Greenland."
Sgt. Slaughter has been found with differently-styled chevrons on his boots.
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 InformationThe 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).
Original Retail: $1.00 with 5 Certificates
Hasbro Product: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #126
Tomart's Guide: #GI5447
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 49 (1st Ed.), Pg. 81 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a