Series: Twelve (1993)
Duke (version 4) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993). The 1993 Battle Corps figures were numbered 1 through 36 - Duke was number 19.
He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Duke came with three black guns, a black machete, a gold missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two black missiles, and a black figure stand.
Except for the missile launcher, all of Duke's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Note that Duke's figure stand is for his left foot - not his right like most G.I.Joe figure stands.
Grade: E-8 (Master Sergeant)
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Primary Specialty: Ranger
Secondary Specialty: Military Intelligence (G-2)
Motto: "A real G.I. Joe should be on the front line with his men, which is where you'll find me!"
DUKE is a natural leader, and nobody knows that better than his men. He passed up an officer's commission because he wanted to stay where the action was on the front lines, not twiddling his thumbs back at some fancy officer's club. Instead of sitting around talking with a bunch of boring brass, he'd rather split some K rations with a platoon of grunts in a battlefield foxhole. He's a firm believer in discipline and the "no pain no gain" work ethic. His men may complain from time to time about sore muscles, but when the bullets start to fly, you can bet every one of them thanks Duke for the rigorous training he put them through.
1. "Fritz" styled infantry helmet
2. Desert camouflage fatigues
3. High-powered, quick-fire missile cannon
4. Standard issue 9mm pistol
5. XJT-baseball grenade
6. Shatter-proof, anti-glare goggles
7. Easy-access ammo pouch
8. Desert terrain combat boots
• Tactical watch with built-in compass
• Standard issue military knife
No variations of Duke (v4) are known to exist.
Duke (version 4)'s body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Duke (v4)'s arms were later used to make Double Clutch (v2) (2004).
In Canada, Duke was released in dual-language packaging.
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 (v4).
Original Retail: $3.99
Product Number: 6771
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 213 (1st Ed.), Pg. 266 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #401
Tomart's Guide: #GI7025
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a