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G.I.Joe Filecard Variation Archive

1982

Major Bludd - early rough cardboard backed Hasbro Direct with ® next to G.I.Joe logo ("When you're feeling low and woozy..."), early red backed Hasbro Direct with ® next to G.I.Joe logo ("When you're feeling low and woozy..."), early retail card without ® next to G.I.Joe logo ("When you're feeling low and woozy..."), later retail card without ® next to G.I.Joe logo ("A mercenary's job is a heartless one..."), and later red backed Hasbro Direct ("A mercenary's job is a heartless one...")

Short Fuze - retail "Eric Freistadt," red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), or red backed "Mark Freistadt" , red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Breaker - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Clutch - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Cobra - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder (Hasbro Direct)

Cobra Commander - rough cardboard backed with white boarder (early Hasbro Direct), retail without TM next to cobra symbol, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder (later Hasbro Direct)

Cobra Officer - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder (Hasbro Direct)

Flash - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Grand Slam - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Grunt - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Hawk - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Rock 'N Roll - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Scarlett - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Snake Eyes - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Stalker - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

Steeler - retail, red backed (Hasbro Direct), or red/white/blue (convention)

Zap - retail, red backed with black boarder (Sears or JC Penny), red backed with white boarder and ® next to G.I.Joe logo (Hasbro Direct)

 

1983

Ace - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Airborne - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Duke - Bust shot (early mail-in) or head & torso (later mail-ins and retail). The earliest mail-ins included a small American flag sticker, a wider head sculpt, and slightly different colors.

Destro - G.I.Joe logo or Cobra logo

Grand Slam - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

H.I.S.S. Driver - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Snow Job - retail or red backed (JC Penny)

Torpedo - retail or red backed (JC Penny)

Tripwire - retail or red backed (JC Penny)

 

1984

Cobra Commander - rough cardboard backed (early Hasbro Direct) or red backed (later Hasbro Direct)

Spirit - filecard reads "Charlie is a Shaman......" or "Charlie is a Spirit......"

Storm Shadow - tan filecard or gray filecard

Zartan - earlier filecards call him schizophrenic and multiple personality, later cards don't

 

1985

Buzzer - "repressed psychotic anger" (early tan cards), transition correcting sticker, "extreme indignation" (later tan cards), and final gray card, with additional text changes.

Crimson Guard - tan with Secondary Military Specialty of Demolition (no black border), tan with Secondary Military Specialty of Demolition and the word "CG's" with black border, tan with Secondary Military Specialty of Accounting and the word "Siegies" without the black border, tan with Secondary Military Specialty of Accounting and the word "Siegies" with black border around the picture, and gray without top information portion.

Ripper - with "except for motorcycles." or without the "-- except for motorcycles" text.

Torch - tan with "Later rode with the Melbourne Maulers MC," tan with text removed, or gray

Heavy Metal - tan, gray, or red backed (Hasbro Direct) 1989 mail-in card identifies him as Rampage

Airtight - tan or gray

Alpine - tan or gray

Barbecue - tan, gray, or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Bazooka - tan, gray, or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Crankcase - tan or gray

Dusty - tan or gray

Eels - tan or gray

Flint - tan or gray

Footloose - tan or gray

Frostbite - tan or gray

Keel Haul - tan, gray, or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Lady Jaye - tan or gray

Lamprey - tan or gray

Quick Kick - tan, gray, or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Shipwreck - tan or gray

Snake Eyes - tan or gray

Snow Serpent - tan or gray

Tele-Vipers - tan or gray

Tollbooth - tan or gray

Tomax - (shared with Xamot) tan, gray, or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Xamot - (shared with Tomax) tan, gray, or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

 

1986

A.V.A.C. - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

B.A.T. - filecard reads either "B.A.T." or "B.A.T.S."

Hawk - retail or 1991 rectangular Hasbro Direct

Iceberg - retail or 1991 rectangular Hasbro Direct

Lifeline - the 1991 mail-in figure did not include a filecard.

Motor Viper - "S.T.U.N. DRIVER" or "STUN PILOT"

Serpentor - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

Viper - Filecard titled either Viper or Vipers

The Fridge - rough cardboard backed (early Hasbro Direct) or red backed (later Hasbro Direct)

 

1987

Jinx - retail or red backed (Hasbro Direct)

 

1988

Blizzard - "SN: 432-44-2464" or "SN: 432-4424-NG64"

Budo - "SN: 083-48-1009" or "SN: 083-48-JK09"

Hard Ball - "SN: 075-09-4876" or "SN: 075-0948-DW76"

Hit & Run - Target stores exclusive with parachute includes an orange file card

Muskrat - "SN: 564-68-2954" or "SN: 564-6829-WH54"

Road Pig - "SN: 576-44-3345" or "SN: 576-4433-DD45"

Shockwave - "SN: 369-09-6543" or "SN: 369-0965-SW34"

 

1989

Annihilator - filecard had either "The Enemy" under picture (later cards?) or "Cobra" with a logo (earlier cards?)

Backblast - "SN: 000-66-2311" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo or "SN: 000-6623-ME11" also without ® next to G.I.Joe logo

Countdown - "SN: 111-88-6666" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo or "SN: 111-8866-DD66" also without ® next to G.I.Joe logo

Dee Jay - "SN: 553-09-3556" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo, "SN: 553-0935-RT56" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo,or "SN: 553-0973-GA56" with ® next to G.I.Joe logo

Downtown - "SN: 131-78-0476" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo, "SN: 131-7804-RT76" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo, or "SN:131-7831-RT76" with ® next to G.I.Joe logo

Deep Six - "SN: 232-90-5149" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo or "SN: 232-9051-WM49" also without ® next to G.I.Joe logo

Recoil - "SN: 007-34-0277" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo and grade on the left , "SN: 007-8866-DD66" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo and grade on the left, or "SN: 007-3461-0077" and a different "G.I.Joe" and ® next to it and grade on the right.

Rock & Roll - "SN: 989-13-1453" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo, "SN: 989-1314-MC53" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo, or "SN: 989-1302-N053" with ® next to G.I.Joe logo

Scoop - "SN: 887-11-9986" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo or "SN: 887-1192-XE86" with ® next to G.I.Joe logo

Stalker - "SN: 724-05-4339" without ® next to G.I.Joe logo or "SN: 724-0543-WL39" also without ® next to G.I.Joe logo

 

1990

No known variations

1991

Red Star - some cards identify him as a Cobra (first card), some are corrected with a blue Joe sticker, or are correctly printed as a Joe

 

1992

No known variations

1993

Payload - earlier cards had old style figure (1987 version repainted) pictured and the newer ones had new style figure (the one in the package) pictured.

 

1994

Action Marine - photographic image or painted image

Alley Viper - standard size or baseball card size

Beach-Head - standard size or baseball card size

Flint - standard size or baseball card size

Dial-Tone - standard size or baseball card size

Ice Cream Soldier - standard size or baseball card size

Major Bludd - standard size or baseball card size

Metal-Head - standard size or baseball card size

Night Creeper Leader - standard size or baseball card size

Shipwreck - standard size or baseball card size

Snow Storm - standard size or baseball card size

Lifeline - standard size or baseball card size

Stalker - standard size or baseball card size

Viper - standard size or baseball card size

 

1997

No known variations

1998

No known variations

2000

No known variations

2001

Destro - file name listed as "Unknown" (earlier cards) or as "James McCullen Destro XXIV" (later cards)

Rock N Roll / Flint - The same figure was originally available with the filecard identifying him as either Rock N Roll or Flint (despite the fact that the mold was originally used to create Flint in 1994)

2002

Destro - "Secondary Military Specialty: Terrorist" or "Secondary Military Specialty: Thief."

2003

No known variations

2004

Duke (Voice FX) - the word "out" appeared on the bottom line of the card (earlier versions) or on the second line from the bottom. It should be noted that the bonus 3 3/4" figure came with the later cards.





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