JUNGLE ASSAULT SPECIALIST
Series: Nine (1990)
Pathfinder was released carded as part of the ninth series (1990). He was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Pathfinder came with two white machine guns (that attached to the backpack), two gray ammo belts, a white backpack, a black arm for the "weed-eater," a silver "weed-eater" blade (that fit into the weed-eater arm), and a black hose (to connect the weed-eater arm to the backpack).
Birthplace: Key West, Florida
Primary Specialty: Jungle Assault Specialist
Secondary Specialty: Forward Observer/Recon
By growing up in the alligator-infested swamplands of southern Florida, PATHFINDER quickly learned how to find his way around in order to stay alive! With his father's help, Pathfinder mastered the ways of jungle survival. He learned how to make trails where there were none, to detect unnatural jungle sounds, and to attack unsuspecting targets swiftly and quietly. When he was eighteen, Pathfinder enlisted in the Army and began a career as a jungle recon specialist. Almost immediately, he became the Army's premiere jungle/rain forest tactical assault expert. Pathfinder was then ordered to serve as G.I. Joe's jungle assault specialist where he is now responsible for all covert operations involving attacks on Cobra Island.
"We could be chest-deep in a midnight swamp, with mosquitos in our ears, leeches in our boots, and Cobra NIGHT-VIPERS firing up our tails with tracers, but as long as Pathfinder has the point, we'll come out smelling like roses. He learned everything from his father, a decorated reconnaissance grunt from the Korean War. Like his father, he doesn't know the meaning of the word surrender. When Pathfinder leads a jungle patrol he doesn't stop until the job is successfully completed and all objectives have been accomplished. And I mean ALL objectives!"
No variations of Pathfinder (v1) are known to exist.
Pathfinder's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
The exact same body mold was re-used in 2001 to create Pathfinder (v2).
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Pathfinder (v1).
Original Retail: $2.55
Hasbro Product: 6577
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #263
Tomart's Guide: #GI6335
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 158 (1st Ed.), Pg. 214 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a