G.I. JOE COMMANDER
Series: Five (1986)
Hawk (v2) was released carded as part of the fifth series (1986). He was also available in 1987 and was discontinued in 1988.
In 1991, Hawk was available via mail-order from Hasbro Direct.
Hawk came with a green helmet, a green fieldpack, and a black pistol. Though the packaging calls this gun a Walther PPK/9mm short pistol, it is very different from an actual Walther PPK.
The mail-in version of Hawk came with other accessories [See Variations below].
SN: RA 212-75-4036
Grade: Brigadier General
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Primary Specialty: Artillery
Secondary Specialty: Radar
Hawk was the original field commander of the Joe team before he got his General's star and was booted upstairs to honcho the entire G.I. Joe Operation. He's a West Point graduate and has a list of special education credits as long as his arm, but he still managed to get the main body of his experience out there where it counts - on the battle field.
"Hawk's the type of commander who goes out and gets shot at like everyone else. Troops respect that. They know he won't ask them to do anything he isn't willing to do himself. And that's why they are willing to do anything Hawk tells them."
The 1991 mail-in version of came with only one accessory - a gold submachine gun. The mail-in Hawk did not come with a backpack nor a helmet.
In addition, the 1991 mail-in version came with a new filecard. The information remained the same, but the shape of the filecard was updated to the newer rectangular-shaped cards as opposed to the older filecard-shaped cards.
No variations of the Hawk action figure itself are known to exist.
Hawk's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Hawk's entire mold was re-used in 1997 to create General Hawk (v5). Hawk's head was re-painted and re-used in 1997 to create Breaker (v2) and Rock n Roll (v5).
Versions of Hawk
In 1991 Hawk was renamed "General Hawk," in 2000 renamed "General Tomahawk," in 2004 renamed "General Abernathy," and in 2008 renamed "G.I. Joe Hawk." So while there are several names, they are all based on the character "Hawk."
- Hawk (v1) 1982
- Hawk (v1.5) 1983
- Hawk (v2) 1986
- General Hawk (v1) 1991
- General Hawk (v2) 1992
- General Hawk (v3) 1993
- General Hawk (v4) 1993
- General Hawk (v5) 1997
- General Tomahawk (v1) 2000
- General Tomahawk (v2) 2002
- General Abernathy (v1) 2004
- General Abernathy (v2) 2004
- General Abernathy (v3) 2005
- G.I. Joe Hawk (v1) 2008
- G.I. Joe Hawk (v2) 2008
- G.I. Joe Hawk (v3) 2008
- General Clayton "Hawk" Abernathy (v3) 2009
- General Clayton "Hawk" Abernathy (v4) 2009
- G.I. Joe Hawk (v4) 2009
- General Clayton "Hawk" Abernathy (v5) 2009
- General Clayton "Hawk" Abernathy (v6) 2011
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Hawk (v2).
Original Retail: $2.35
Hasbro Product: 6468
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-86006
Desimone Guide: #91
Tomart's Guide: #GI5557
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 64 (1st Ed.), Pg. 107 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a