Series: Six (1987)
Hardtop was released as part of the sixth series (1987), packaged exclusively with the Defiant: Space Vehicle Launch Complex. He was also sold in 1988, then was discontinued domestically in 1989.
Hardtop came with a white mouthpiece and a black handgun.
SEE VARIATIONS BELOW.
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Primary Specialty: Heavy Equipment Operator
Secondary Specialty: Electronics
Some versions of Hardtop did not come with the black handgun.
How common this variation is is a point of debate among G.I.Joe collectors. Some believe that many, if not most, Hardtops came with no handgun at all. Considering this, Hardtop's handgun may be the most difficult accessory to find.
Hardtop's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds. Hardtop's legs were re-used in 1991 to create Major Altitude.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Hardtop (v1).
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Hasbro Product: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #162
Tomart's Guide: #GI5750d
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a