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THE FRIDGE (v1)

PHYSICAL TRAINING INSTRUCTOR 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1986-THEFRIDG-01

Series: Five (1986)

The Fridge - William "Refridgerator" Perry - was first available as a mail-order offer from Hasbro Direct in late 1986. He was available through 1987, and then again in 1989.

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Accessories

The Fridge came with a black football attached to a chain.

Packaging Information

Filecard Information

File Name: Perry, William
Grade: E-5
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina
Primary Specialty: Physical Training Instructor
Secondary Specialty: Special Services

G.I. Joe training procedures are tough to the max and no expense is spared in insuring that G.I. Joe personnel are prepared to deal with the worst possible scenario. Regular troops tackle standard obstacle courses like fences, crawl pipes and water traps. The G.I. Joe obstacle course consists of only one obstacle - The Fridge.

"If lacrosse is the little brother of war, football must be the rich uncle. Note the similarities: Strategy (offensive and defensive), team work, violence, camaraderie, television coverage, parades for the victors and humiliation for the defeated. Using The Fridge to train the Joes is logical and practical...Besides, The Fridge likes to see the looks on their faces when they look up from the mud and see who they have to get past - to pass the course!"

Variations

There are two versions of The Fridge's belt - one version is silver, the other is brown.

There are also two versions of the red, white, and blue paint patterns on The Fridge's wristbands.

There are two versions of The Fridge's filecard. The early ones that came from Hasbro Direct have a dull, cardboard backing - later ones that came from Hasbro Direct has a glossy red backing.

Body Construction

The Fridge's body is completely original - all new body parts.

Versions of The Fridge (v1)

This was the only version of The Fridge ever released.

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 The Fridge (v1).

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RAHC: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #177
Tomart's Guide: #GI5567
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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