Series: Thirteen (1994)
Stalker was released carded in the thirteenth series (1994) as part of the Battle Corps subset. The Battle Corps figures were numbered 1 through 13 - Stalker was number 9.
Stalker was discontinued in 1994.
Stalker came with three different black guns, a black machete, a black missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two black missiles, and a black figure stand.
Except for the missile launcher, all of Stalker's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Medic/Interpreter
Motto: "Fight with me and win, or fight against me and be annihilated!"
Generals may win campaigns, but it's the sergeants who win the battles by taking charge and kicking butt! STALKER served in the LRRPs* with SNAKE EYES and STORM SHADOW, so he's no stranger to winning battles first and asking questions later. Any G.I. Joe who has heard him shout "Let's Party!" in the thick of a firefight knows that he means business. Once Stalker starts wielding his razor-sharp machete in one hand and firing a missile launcher in the other, there's no escape for any snake that dares to stand in his way. That's a simple fact COBRA COMMANDER will have to live with, if he manages to live at all!
*Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
1. Special Forces thermal cap
2. 9mm pistol with holster
3. "Stinger" dagger with sheath
4. X-6 delayed blast grenades
5. High-tech machine gun with targeting scope
• Heat seeking missile launcher
• Personalized "slicer" machete
• Standard issue Army shotgun
There were two variants of the Stalker action figure. The first variant has yellow highlights on the figure's chest and has the date stamp "MADE IN INDONESIA." The second variant does not have the yellow highlights but does have the inner leg bands painted. It has the date stamp "MADE IN CHINA."
There are also two variants of the packaging. The earlier first variant featured the G.I.Joe logo horizontally at the top of the card. The filecard on the back of the packaging was the "standard" size. The later second variant featured the G.I.Joe logo vertically on the left side of the card and the filecard was reduced down to "baseball card" size.
Stalker's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Versions of Stalker
In 2002, Stalker was renamed "Sgt. Stalker." So while there are several names, they are all based on the character "Stalker."
In 2006, a Lonzo R. Wilkinson figure was released, showing Stalker from his years prior to G.I.Joe.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Stalker (v5).
Original Retail: $3.99
Hasbro Product: 81008
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #523
Tomart's Guide: #GI7206 (Horizontal Logo), #GI7229 (Vertical Logo)
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 244 (1st Ed.), Pg. 297 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a