GENERAL HAWK (v1)
G.I. JOE COMMANDER
Series: Ten (1991)
General Hawk was released carded as part of the tenth series (1991). He was discontinued domestically in 1992.
General Hawk came with a gold helmet with a removable clear visor, a dark gray machine gun, a dark gray jet pack (with movable wings that folded out), and four gold missiles.
Instructions how to assemble the accessories were printed on the cardback behind the action figure.
Grade: O-7 (Brigadier General)
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
As a rule, General Officers direct battle from the safety of the rear echelons, but the commander of a tightly coordinated, rapid deployment force like the G.I. Joe Team has to be right on top of the action at all times, ready to make split-second decisions on tactical developments as they happen. The combination of jet pack and communications helmet allows HAWK to survey the progress of battle as well as keep in constant radio contact with all elements of his command!
"Some Generals like to come out and give a nice speech before a fight, full of 'go-get-'em' and 'yay-team', and that's the last you see of them until the dust settles and they're back up from the rear again, handing out medals and trying to look as battle-weary as they can in starched fatigues. When Hawk takes you into a hairy situation, he's usually in FRONT of you yelling, 'Follow me!'"
No variations of General Hawk (v1) are known to exist.
General Hawk's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
The entire mold was later re-colored and re-used in 1993 to create General Hawk (v3). The torso, arms, waist, and legs were later re-colored and used to create Roadblock (v6) (1993) and Roadblock (v7) (1994).
In the United Kingdom, Europe, and China, General Hawk was released with the missile launchers from Crimson Guard Immortal (1991).
In India, General Hawk was released in green and orange. General Hawk could be found with bright or dull orange paint.
Versions of Hawk
In 1991 Hawk was renamed "General Hawk," in 2000 renamed "General Tomahawk," in 2004 renamed "General Abernathy," and in 2008 renamed "G.I. Joe Hawk." So while there are several names, they are all based on the character "Hawk."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to General Hawk (v1).
Original Retail: $2.97
Hasbro Product: 6583
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #289
Tomart's Guide: #GI6503
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 176 (1st Ed.), Pg. 230 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a