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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1987-AVALANCH-01

Series: Six (1987)

Avalanche was first released carded invidually as part of the Battleforce 2000 subset of G.I.Joe at the very end of the sixth series (1987). In 1988 he was available carded in a special two-pack with Blaster and was discontinued the following year.

Even if they are not listed in the 1987 catalog, the Battleforce 2000 figures are considered part of the 1987 series since they made it to toy shelves in the 1987 calendar year. Be aware that some toy listings will list Avalanche as having been released in 1988.

Note that in the ninth series (1990) a vehicle named the Avalanche was released. This vehicle has nothing to do with the action figure or Battle Force 2000.

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Avalanche came with a silver rifle and a silver microphone.

Filecard Information

File Name: Costello, Ian M.
Grade: E-5 (Sergeant)
Birthplace: Madawask, Maine
Primary Specialty: Armored Vehicle Driver
Secondary Specialty: Cold Weather Survival Driver


Avalanche came carded two different ways. In late 1987, he was available carded by himself. In 1988, Avalanche and Blaster were carded together in special two-packs.

The figure itself was available with two different painted legs. One version had the knife painted gray - the other version was painted silver. It is unclear which version is more difficult to find.

Body Construction

Avalanche's body is completely original - all new body parts.

Versions of Avalanche

This was the only version of Avalanche 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 Avalanche (v1).

Original Retail: n/a
Hasbro Product: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #168
Tomart's Guide: #GI5776, #GI5916 (two pack)
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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