BEACH HEAD (v1)
Series: Five (1986)
Beach Head was first released as part of the fifth series (1986). He was also available in 1987 and was discontinued in 1988.
Beach Head came with a gray 9mm XF-7 Wasp submachine gun, a large black utility backpack, and a black ammo case.
The submachine gun was later recolored white and available with Ice Cream Soldier. Also, a dark gray submachine gun, a cream backpack, and a cream ammunition bag were included with a G.I.Joe Battle Gear Accessory Pack. Beware of these accessories as they are not the original accessories that came with Beach Head.
SN: RA 011-60-9231
Birthplace: Auburn, Alabama
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Small Arms Amorer
Beach Head was a lane instructor at the Ranger School in Fort Benning and an Observer/Advisor at the Covert Ops School in Central America. He's meticulous, patient, and strong-willed. He likes getting up at 0500 hours to take a ten-mile run and PT (Physical Training) session before breakfast. He enjoys squatting motionless beside a jungle trail for three days straight waiting to ambush bad guys that might never show up. What he hates is people who aren't interested in doing their best. Qualified expert all NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.
"Most folk will get mad on occasion or at least get irritable - not Beach Head. He thinks anger is a waste of time and energy. Rage clouds the vision and pollutes logic. Fury impairs judgement and makes you careless. The results of anger are totally unacceptable to Beach Head. He doesn't get angry...he gets even."
No variations of Beach Head (v1) are known to exist.
Beach Head's body is completely original - all new body parts. The mold was reused in 2004 to create Beachhead (v6).
In India, Beach Head with several variations - with red trim, with a yellow vest, and in bright green. The bright green variation itself has several smaller variations. Beach Head's body was also recolored and used to create Skydiver.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Beach Head (v1).
Original Retail: $2.35
Hasbro Product: 6463
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-86008
Desimone Guide: #93
Tomart's Guide: #GI5545
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 63 (1st Ed.), Pg. 106 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a