JET PACK TROOPER
Series: Eight (1989)
While it's very difficult to pin a specific year to a specific version of Starduster, this version began shipping in 1989 and probably stopped shipping around 1992.
This version of Starduster came with a Pocket Patrol Pack.
Leftover Hasbro stock of this figure was sold at the 1993 G.I.Joe Convention with a different Pocket Patrol Pack.
This version of Starduster came with a silver grenade launcher, a light blue helmet with a black star painted on top, and a black visor.
The same grenade launcher, helmet, and visor were available with all versions of Starduster.
A black recolored version of the grenade launcher was earlier available with Gung-Ho and the 1997 Gung-Ho (v6). Beware of these accessories as they are not the original accessories that came with this version of Starduster.
This version of Starduster has been found with two different date stamps.
"© 1988 Hasbro" on thigh, "Made in Hong Kong" on back of hip section
"© 1984 Hasbro" on thigh, "Made in Hong Kong" on back of hip section
The Pocket Patrol Pack sold with Starduster at the 1993 G.I.Joe Convention had a unique label.
Versions of Starduster
In 2008, Starduster was renamed "Skyduster." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Starduster."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Starduster (v1C).
Original Retail: n/a
Hasbro Product: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #64, #429 (Convention)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5729
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a