HIT & RUN (v1)
Series: Seven (1988)
Hit & Run was first released carded as part of the seventh series (1988). He was also sold in 1989 and was discontinued domestically in 1990.
Hit & Run was also available in 1988 with a working parachute in special packaging as a Target exclusive.
Hit & Run came with a black Colt 9mm submachine gun, a green knife, a two piece black duffel bag, and a black grappling hook connected by black string ("rope") to a black crank.
The Target Exclusive Hit & Run also came with a green backpack and a working parachute. (SEE VARIATIONS BELOW)
Instructions how to assemble the duffel bag were printed on the cardback behind the action figure.
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Mountaineering
Orphaned at the age of three by a drunken driver, Hit & Run grew up in a county institution from which he escaped with alarming regularity, climbing down sheer walls and running for miles across the plains in the middle of the night. When asked what he was running away from, he replied, "I'm not running away from anything. I'm practicing." He went from the custody of the county, directly into the Army...
"Infantrymen don't march. They run. They run to get to the battle, the run during the battle, and they run to get away from the battle. The Army doesn't call it running. They call the first one 'advancing', the second 'maneuvering', and the last, 'disengaging'. Hit & Run calls it all running, and he's real good at it."
The security number on the filecard was originally listed as 345-75-8126. Later filecards changed this to 345-7581-SB26.
As a Target Exclusive, Hit & Run also came with a green parachute backpack and a camouflauge parachute (that really worked). The working backpack and parachute set was re-used from the 1985 mail-in exclusive Parachute Pack. The Target version of Hit & Run also came with a filecard that is colored orange instead of gray.
Hit & Run's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Hit & Run's arms were recolored and used to create the arms for Tiger Force Duke.
In the United Kingdom and Europe, Hit & Run was repainted in Tiger Force colors and released as Tiger Force Hit & Run.
In Brazil and Argentina, Hit & Run was released with slight paint changes as Alpinista, Code Name: Hit & Run.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Hit & Run (v1).
Original Retail: $2.55 (Retail), $4.75 (Target)
Hasbro Product: 6510 (Retail), 6698 (Target)
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-88006
Desimone Guide: #199 (Retail), #200 (Target)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5894 (Retail), #GI6000 (Target)
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 107 (1st Ed.), Pg. 161-162 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a