TRANS ATMOSPHERIC RAPID GLOBAL ASSAULT TROOPER
Series: Twelve (1993)
T.A.R.G.A.T. (version 2) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993) as part of the Star Brigade subset.
He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
T.A.R.G.A.T. came with a purple face shield, a red missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two pink missiles, a pink rifle, a pink submachine gun, a pink pistol, and a pink figure stand.
Except for the face shield and missile launcher, all of T.A.R.G.A.T.'s accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
These terror troopers are deployed into orbit from Cobra Invaders wearing specialized, self-contained space suits. The suits contain ceramic composite heat shielding armor that provides coolant safety during atmospheric re-entry. When two or three of them return to Earth at the same time, they are often mistaken for a meteor shower - until they start shooting like typical Cobra terrorists! They are considered to be formidable battle opponents with exceptional firepower capabilities, so next time you see a meteor shower, it might be a good idea to stand beside a G.I. Joe...just in case.
1. Trans Atmospheric, anti-implosion space suit
2. T.A.R.G.A.T. helmet with folding shield
3. Two thigh-mounted, quick-draw pistol holsters
4. Mega-shock gravity field blaster bombs
5. Steel-plated gravity boots with Cobra dagger
• Short burst LL9-Laser pistol
• Standard issue Cobra rifle with infrared scope
• Missile launching Lunar Gun
At some point, carded T.A.R.G.A.T. figures had a change made to the back of the card. One cardback has a picture of a painted Payload prototype among the six Star Brigade figures - the other cardback has the corrected Payload figure among the six Star Brigade figures.
T.A.R.G.A.T. was created using the same mold as the original T.A.R.G.A.T. (1989).
In Canada, T.A.R.G.A.T. was released in dual-language packaging.
Funskool released T.A.R.G.A.T. in India with red or pink accessories. Additionally, T.A.R.G.A.T.'s arms were used in a release of Ozone. His upper arms were then used in a variant of Ozone.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to T.A.R.G.A.T. (v2).
Original Retail: $3.25
Hasbro Product: 81106
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #453
Tomart's Guide: #GI7098
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 229 (1st Ed.), Pg. 282 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a