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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1988-DESTRO-02

Series: Seven (1988)

Destro (version 2) was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Destro's Despoiler hoverjet. He was also sold in 1988, then was discontinued domestically in 1989.

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Destro came with a gold sword.

Filecard Information

File Name: James McCullen Destro
Birthplace: Callander, Scotland
Primary Specialty: Leader of the Iron Grenadiers & Weapons Manufacturer

Once a major supplier and advisor to Cobra, DESTRO now pursues his own diabolical aims. Building up a small army of Iron Grenadiers from his private bodyguards, he incites unrest in unstable countries, creating new markets for his armaments. As his influence grows around the world, he dreams the dreams that COBRA COMMANDER once dreamed.

"One of Destro's ancestors started the family fortune by selling arms to both sides during the English civil war. One ancestor was caught in the act by Cromwell's men, and was made to wear an uncomfortable steel mask. (They had to punish him, but they still wanted his weapons.) Since that time, the lairds of the Destro clan have worn the mask with pride and passed it down to succeeding generations!"


No variations of Destro (v2) are known to exist.

Featured In

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

Body Construction

Destro's body is completely original - all new body parts. No parts were ever used to create other figures.

Note that there is a cloth red cape permanently attached to Destro's back.

International Variants

In Brazil, Destro was released carded - not boxed with the Despoiler.

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 Destro (v2).

Original Retail: $4.49
Hasbro Product: 6059
RAHC: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-88051
Desimone Guide: #226
Tomart's Guide: #GI5968b
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 114 (1st Ed.), Pg. 169 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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