G.I. JOE PHANTOM X-19 STEALTH FIGHTER PILOT
Series: Seven (1988)
Ghostrider was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter. He was also sold in 1989, then was discontinued domestically in 1990.
Ghostrider came with a red cloth scarf.
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Primary Specialty: Stealth Fighter Pilot
Secondary Specialty: Aeronautical Engineer
Stealth isn't simply a matter of technology, it is a state of mind. It isn't enough to wrap yourself in a blended-wing, polymer-composite airframe with shielded air inlets and vectored nozzles, all covered with black, "iron-ball" radar-absorbent paint. True stealth means having the nerve to fly "nap of the earth" at high speeds, without activating electronic sensors or guidance systems that might tip-off enemy radar. It is ridiculous to fly such an aircraft at a low altitude because it was designed by engineers whose priorities centered on radar-invisibility rather that structural integrity and maneuverability. This doesn't seem to matter to GHOSTRIDER.
"Ghostrider has been working on not getting noticed since the second grade. He may have been the only person to make it through the Chicago public school system without ever cleaning an eraser or washing a blackboard. Teachers never noticed him, not because he was dull or lackluster, but because he consciously worked on not being noticed. That's how he is in the cockpit of a stealth fighter. He's WILLING himself to be invisible!"
No variations of Ghostrider (v1) are known to exist.
Ghostrider's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
Versions of Ghostrider
This was the only version of Ghostrider ever made.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Ghostrider (v1).
Original Retail: $18.99
Hasbro Product: 6012
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-88055
Desimone Guide: #217
Tomart's Guide: #GI5952b
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 106 (1st Ed.), Pg. 161 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a