Series: Five (1986)
Wet-Suit was first released as part of the fifth series (1986). He was also available in 1987 and was discontinued in 1988.
Wet-Suit came with a black mouthpiece with hoses, orange scuba tanks, two black flippers, an orange underwater sea sled, and an orange underwater searchlight.
SN: RA 701-54-8793
Birthplace: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Primary Specialty: SEAL
Secondary Specialty: UDT (underwater demolitions)
Seals are the guys who were too nasty to be Airborne Rangers or Marines. The Navy keeps their SEALS locked up below decks until something bad becomes worse. That's when they all get dumped in the soup on a rubber raft with a knife, a gun, and all the ammo and explosives they can carry. Wet-Suit may just as well be the roughest one of the bunch. He's wild and unruly-but he's simply the best at what he does.
"Wet-Suit may be mean to the bones, but he's also quite bright, being well-read in both the classics and the standard texts of military tactics. Pretty amazing considering that the level to which he has developed his toughness would seem to indicate full-time occupation ..."
No variations of Wet-Suit (v1) are known to exist.
Wet-Suit's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Wet-Suit's entire body mold was re-used to create Wet-Suit (v2/Special Mission Brazil) (1986), Wet-Suit (v5) (1998), Wet-Suit (v6) (2001), and Wet-Suit (v9) (2002).
His arms and waist were later recolored and used to create Super Trooper and Rapid Fire. The waist and legs were later recolored and used to create Shipwreck (v2) (1994), Shipwreck (v3) (1998), and Shipwreck (v4) (2002).
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Wet-Suit (v1).
Original Retail: $2.35
Hasbro Product: 6470
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-86002
Desimone Guide: #103
Tomart's Guide: #GI5551
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 67 (1st Ed.), Pg. 112 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a