Series: Eleven (1992)
Duke (version 3) was released carded as part of the eleventh series (1992). He was discontinued domestically in 1993.
Duke came with a tan helmet, a tan cannon (spring loaded, that actually fired), a red seat, a brown cannon tripod, a red missile, a brown submachine gun, a brown knife, and a black figure stand.
Grade: E-8 (Master Sergeant)
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Primary Specialty: Ranger
Secondary Specialty: Military Intelligence (G-2)
Motto: "I'm going to rush that machine gun nest, and when I get there, all you useless profiles better be behind me!"
It takes a special type of old Army sergeant to be the "top-kick" or "first-shirt" of an elite unit like the G.I. Joe team, and DUKE fits the bill. He's got to be the main disciplinarian, the guidance counselor, the big brother, and offensive coach to a whole outfit of specialists who are the very best at what they do. How does he do it? By doing what he does best - kicking butt! During intense engagements with Cobra, Duke's authorized to operate the Fort America and Battle Cycle combat vehicles.
1. Modern Army infantry helmet
2. Semi-automatic commando rifle
3. High-powered, quick-launch missile cannon
4. Hand-to-hand combat, .78 caliber pistol
5. All-purpose, multi-grenade bandolier
• Steel piercing combat knife
• Surface-to-surface "Zap" missile
• Quick-flick, "Stinger" ankle dagger
• Anti-dehydration canister
• Personnel nullification smoke grenades
No variations of Duke (v3) are known to exist.
Duke (version 3)'s body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
The entire mold was re-used to create Duke (v8) (2000). The arms were also used for Leatherneck (v4) (2001). The upper arms were reused to make Agent Faces (v2) (2003), Crimson Guard (v3) (2004), Crimson Guard (v4) (2004), and Crimson Guard (v5) (2004).
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Duke (v3).
Original Retail: $2.65
Hasbro Product: 6725
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #331
Tomart's Guide: #GI6701
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 194 (1st Ed.), Pg. 246 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a