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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1987-OUTBACK-01

Series: Six (1987)

Outback was first released as part of the sixth series (1987). He was also available in 1988 and was discontinued in 1989.

Leftover Hasbro stock of this figure was packaged with new accessories and sold at the 1992 G.I.Joe Convention.

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Accessories

Outback came with a tan web belt, a tan survival backpack, a black Heckler & Koch rifle, and a green flashlight.

Filecard Information

File Name: Selkirk, Stuart R.
SN: 688-27-4213
Grade: E-5
Birthplace: Big Piney, Wyoming
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Survival Training Instructor

Outback was an instructor at both the Survival School and the Jungle Warfare Training Center. He has had extensive experience in Central America and may or may not have participated in clandestine operations in the Mid East. Most people are intimidated by wilderness:/ 1: the complete absence of the hand of man. Not Outback. He believes in being part of his environment, not its adversary!

Excerpt from the U.S. Army Ranger Handbook (1969 Edition)
S –Size up the situation
U –Undue haste makes waste
R –Remember where you are
V –Vanquish fear and panic
I  –Improve your situation
V –Value living
A –Act like the natives
L –Learn basic skills

Variations

The 1992 G.I.Joe Convention release came with the green flashlight, a white rifle, and a brown machine gun.

Featured In

Outback was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

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

Outback's entire body and mold were re-used for the 1988 Night Force Outback (v2). The chest, arms, waist, and legs were later re-used to create Big Brawler (2001).

Note that there is a hole on the outside portion of Outback's left leg. It was used to hold the flashlight accessory.

International Variants

In the United Kingdom and Europe, Outback was recolored and released as Tiger Force Outback.

In Brazil, a "Sonic Fighters" version of Tiger Force Outback was released as "Forasteiro" with slightly different colors and different accessories.

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 Outback (v1).

Original Retail: $2.43
Hasbro Product: 6483
RAHC: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-87017
Desimone Guide: #141, #392 (Convention)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5707
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 82 (1st Ed.), Pg. 134 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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