Series: Six (1987)
Falcon was first released carded as part of the sixth series (1987). He was also sold in 1988 and was discontinued domestically in 1989.
Leftover Hasbro stock of this figure was packaged with new accessories and sold at the 1992 G.I.Joe Convention.
Falcon came with a green backpack with a green antenna, a black shotgun, and a black knife (that fit in the backpack).
The same shotgun and knife were available with Night Force Lt. Falcon.
The backpack and antenna were recolored black and available with Night Force Lt. Falcon.
Grade: O-2 (1st Lt.)
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Medic
Lt. Falcon is a second-generation Green Beret, his father having served with the 10th SFGA (Special Forces Group Airborne) from its very beginnings at Fort Bragg's Smoke Bomb Hill. Falcon was cross-trained in demolitions and served briefly with the 5th SFGA "Blue Light" counter-terrorist unit as an "A" Team XO*. He is proficient in Spanish, French, Arabic and Swahili and a qualified expert with NATO and Warsaw Pact small-arms.
"Green Berets are specialists in training and leading native insurgents. Native insurgents are usually primitive tribal peoples who respond to two types of leadership: You can bully and overwhelm them with superior firepower and technology...Or you can bite the head off a snake, chug-a-lug the local beverage and yell, 'Follow me!' Falcon is a snake-biter if I ever saw one."
Falcon has been found with thick or thin camouflage. Neither version is harder to find than the other.
The 1992 G.I.Joe Convention release came with a black rifle and black flare gun.
Falcon's body is completely original - all new body parts.
His entire mold was re-painted and re-used to create the Night Force Lt. Falcon and Lt. Falcon (v2). His legs and waistpiece were re-used in 1993 to create Leatherneck (v3).
Versions of Falcon
In 1988, Falcon became renamed "Lt. Falcon," and in 2011 he was named back to "Falcon." So while there are different names, they are all based on the character "Falcon."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Falcon (v1).
Original Retail: $2.43
Hasbro Product: 6476
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-87008
Desimone Guide: #139, #388 (Convention)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5705
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 81 (1st Ed.), Pg. 132 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a