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SKYSTRIKER (v1)

TIGER RAT 

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1988-SKYSTRIK-01

Series: Seven (1988)

Skystriker was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Tiger Rat covert ground attack jet. He was also sold in 1989, then was discontinued domestically in 1990.

This figure Skystriker should not be confused with the X14-F Combat Skystriker jet that was released in 1983.

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

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Accessories

Skystriker came with a reddish brown helmet, a reddish brown radio headset that attached to the helmet, and a clear visor that attached to the headset.

Packaging Information

Filecard Information

File Name: Russo, Alexander P.
SN: 780-45-9887
Grade: O-5 (Lt. Colonel)
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Primary Specialty: Tiger Rat Pilot
Secondary Specialty: Combat Tactician

You might say that flying is in SKYSTRIKER's blood. He grew up on an Air Force base in Maryland where his father was in charge of flight operations. Fascinated with fighter jets, Skystriker decided to make a career for himself in the Air Force. Upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy, he went to Officer's Flight Training School to become a pilot. After he received his "wings", Skystriker flew X-30 fighters during several G.I.Joe attacks on Cobra Island! He shot down over 15 Cobra Mamba copters, severely crippling Cobra's island defenses! Skystriker was tapped for duty on Tiger Force because of his fearless attitude in the face of danger!

"The man was born to fly! I saw Skystriker pull-off a double-looped nose dive in front of two enemy fighters, then shoot them down before they could pick him up on their radar scopes! It was unbelievable! When it comes to combat acrobatics, this 'fly-boy' takes the cake!"

Variations

The 1992 G.I.Joe Convention "Thunder" release came with a tan rifle and a tan pistol.

Featured In

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

Body Construction

Skystriker's head was originally used to create Thunder. The rest of Skystriker was originally used to create Wild Weasel.

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 Skystriker (v1).

Original Retail: $12.99
Hasbro Product: 6673
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-88150
Desimone Guide: #216, #389 (Convention)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5992b
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 114 (1st Ed.), Pg. 169 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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