BRIDGE LAYER DRIVER
Series: Four (1985)
Tollbooth was first released available in late 1984 packaged exclusively with the Bridge Layer (Toss N Cross) as a Sears Exclusive.
Tollbooth and the Bridge Layer (Toss N Cross) were released to mass retail as part of the fourth series (1985). They were also available in 1986 and were discontinued in 1987.
Tollbooth came with a gray sledgehammer.
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho
Primary Specialty: Combat Engineer
Secondary Specialty: Transportation
Tollbooth's love for building started when he was six. His parents gave him a construction set for Christmas and he wore it out before he was seven. Every year his sets got bigger and more complex until he outgrew them all. Started building in earnest. Got his Masters in engineering from MIT. Needed a bigger challenge, so he joined the army expressly to sign up for the G.I. Joe Team
Stalker says: "We're on our way to an objective and come to an obstacle we can't cross. River, crevasse, mountain, whatever... Tollbooth gets us across. He may build a bridge out of whatever's there. Blast a pass through solid rock or lay down a four lane blacktop...The man's got magic."
No variations of Tollbooth (v1) are known to exist.
Tollbooth's legs were originally used in Duke and Gung-Ho. The other body parts were original - no parts were ever re-used in other figures.
Note that Tollbooth's head only turns left and right - it does not have the head "ball" that allowed a figure's head to swivel back and forth. Other figures from this series had the new head "ball." It's clear that this figure was designed in 1984.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Tollbooth (v1).
Original Retail: $9.59
Product Number: 6023
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85052
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 50 (1st Ed.), Pg. 83 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #59
Tomart's Guide: #GI5419b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a