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Canada

From 1982 through 1994, Hasbro Canada released G.I.Joe toys in Canada a short delay after they were released in the United States. In addition to the packaging being translated into both French and English, Canadian G.I.Joe toys had other differences.

Firstly, all labels depicting U.S. flags were replaced with Canadian flags. This makes it very easy to spot vehicles and playsets that were sold in Canada, as opposed to the United States.

Also, some Canadian filecards were changed to make the characters more Canadian. For example, while the U.S. filecard for Grunt placed his birthplace as the state of Ohio, Grunt's Canadian filecard placed him as being born in the province of Quebec. Several Canadian filecards were changed in this manner.

There are also a few reported cases of different accessories being packaged with Canadian carded figures.

There were only two exclusive Canadian toys - both were released very early on in the 1980s. The Sears Exclusive Cobra MSV was a boxed set of a black VAMP jeep and black MMS (Mobile Missile System). The Consumer Distributing exclusive Cobra Tank was a black MOBAT and came with Cobra Commander.



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