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GUNG-HO (v3)

   

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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1992-GUNGHO-03

Series: Eleven (1992)

Gung-Ho (version 3) was released carded as part of the eleventh series (1992).

Many Gung-Ho (v3)'s were also sold in 1993 packaged on the same Battle Corps cards as Gung-Ho (v4).

He was discontinued domestically in 1993.

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Accessories

Gung-Ho came with a black backpack, a black missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), a blue missile, a black machine gun, an American flag, and a black figure stand.

The same machine gun was later available with Gung-Ho (v4) and G.I.Joe Colton. The backpack, missile launcher, missile, and American flag were later available with Gung-Ho (v4).

Filecard Information

File Name: LaFitte, Ettiene R.
SN: 656-2456-ER89
Grade: E-9
Birthplace: Fer-De-Lance, LA
Primary Specialty: Reconnaissance
Secondary Specialty: Battle Wagon Driver
Motto: "I thought you wanted the job done right. Isn't that why you called in the Marines?"

When the going gets rough, that's when the Marine Corps gets sent in. The same is true for G.I. Joe. When his buddies have their backs against the wall, that's when GUNG-HO moves in to do some heavy butt-kicking. The other G.I. Joes claim Gung-Ho is the scariest, craziest jar-head who ever kicked and clawed his way out of the Corps' ultimate hole in the swamp - Parris Island! What kind of hard-case considers an anti-tank missile launcher a personal weapon? Gung-Ho, that's who!

1. Heat-seeking, lightweight rocket launcher
2. American flag, "Old Glory", with 50 stars and 13 stripes
3. JV-9P3 smoke bomb grenade
4. 9mm side arm pistol holder
5. Standard U.S. Marine Corps jungle campaign ammo belt
6. Full length bandolier with multiple rounds of M-60 ammo
7. Traditional Marine Corps logo chest tattoo
8. Anti-fungal, water-proof jungle warfare boots

Variations

Gung-Ho (v3) was available in 1993 repackaged on a Battle Corps card prior to the release of Gung-Ho (v4).

Featured In

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

Body Construction

Gung-Ho (version 3)'s body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.

Gung-Ho (v3)'s entire mold was re-used in 1993 to create Gung-Ho (v4).

International Releases

Gung Ho was also released in South Korea.

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 Gung-Ho (v3).

Original Retail: $2.65 (1992), $2.99 (1993)
Product Number: 6740 (1992), 6767 (1993)
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 194 (1st Ed.), Pg. 247 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #339
Tomart's Guide: #GI6715 (1992), #GI6931 (1993)
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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