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Skystorm X-Wing, Mean Dog

This commercial introduces the toys for the G.I.Joe Skystorm X-Wing and the G.I.Joe Mean Dog. It also briefly depicts Destro's Despoiler. Figures that are depicted (but not named) include Windmill, Hardball, and Wild Card.

Under the "Nobody beats G.I.Joe" theme, the commercials open with original Sunbow animation, then end with the same animation. In between, there is some of the pastel sketch animation.



Action Packs, Vehicle Packs

This commercial introduces the action packs and vehicle packs. Named in the commercial are the Scuba pack, Tank Car, ATV, Gyro Copter, and Rocket Sled. Characters depicted include Spearhead, Repeater, Hydro-Viper, Astro-Viper, Road Pig, Iron Grenadiers, Lightfoot, Hit & Run, and Hardball.

The commercial opens with original Sunbow animation, then concludes with the same animation. The pastel sketch animation style is also seen.



Marvel Comics G.I.Joe #72

This animated commercial depicts a huge number of new figures and vehicles - including the Cobra Bugg, the Stellar Stiletto, the Desert Fox 6WD, the Warthog AIFV, Shockwave, Skidmark, Hit & Run, Spearhead, Sgt Slaughter (v3), Secto-Viper, and the Star Viper.

Note the voice of the Star Viper is voiced by Christopher Latta - better known for voicing Cobra Commander.

  • Comic Book Summary



    Desert Fox, Cobra Stiletto, Warthog AIFV

    This commercial is an odd one, in that it features three vehicles pictured in the commercial for G.I.Joe #72. However, the animation from that commercial is not re-used for this toy commercial. In fact, new Sunbow animation was done for it.

    Introduced in this commercial are the toys for the Desert Fox 6WD, Stellar Stiletto, and the Warthog AIFV. Figures depicted include Skidmark, Sgt Slaughter (v3), Star Viper, Lightfoot, and Spearhead.

    The commercial opens with original Sunbow animation, then concludes with the same animation. The pastel sketch animation style is also seen.



    Marvel Comics G.I.Joe #74

    This animated commercial introduces the origin of and several vehicles from Destro's Iron Grenadiers. The commercial specifically names Destro's D.E.M.O.N. and Destro's Anti-Gravity Pod (A.G.P.). It also features new animation featuring Battleforce 2000.

    The commercial features the voice talents of Arthur Burghardt as Destro.

  • Comic Book Summary


    Destro's D.E.M.O.N., A.G.P.

    This commercial introduces the toys of Destro's D.E.M.O.N. and Destro's Anti-Gravity Pod (A.G.P.). It depicts the figures of Destro (v2), Voltar, the Iron Grenadiers, Ferret, and Nullifier.

    The commercial opens with and concludes with animation re-used from the commercial for G.I.Joe #74. The pastel sketch animation style is also seen.



    Tiger Force

    This commercial introduces the origins of and the toys from Tiger Force. It depicts the Tiger Shark, Tiger Paw, Tiger Cat, Tiger Rat, and Tiger Fly vehicles. In addition, glimpses of the Tiger Force figures can be seen.

    The commercial opens with and concludes with original animation - including the voice of Michael Bell as Duke.

    The pastel sketch animation style is not seen in this commercial.



    Cobra Imp, G.I.Joe Swampmasher

    This commercial introduces the toys of the Cobra Imp and the G.I.Joe Swampmasher. It also introduces the figures of Storm Shadow (v2) and Shockwave.

    The commercial opens with and concludes with original Sunbow animation. The pastel sketch animation style is also seen.



    Cobra Adder, G.I.Joe R.P.V., Destro's Despoiler

    This commercial introduces the toys of the Cobra Adder, G.I.Joe R.P.V., and Destro's Despoiler with Destro. Also depicted (but not named) are the Toxo-Viper, Hit & Run, and Spearhead.

    The commercial opens with and concludes with original Sunbow animation. The pastel sketch animation style is also seen.



    Super Trooper

    This commercial introduces the mail-in offer for the G.I.Joe Super-Trooper. The entire commercial is live-action with actors portraying both the Super-Trooper and the Iron Grenadiers that he battles. Commercial courtesy of retrojunk.com.



    Marvel Comics G.I.Joe #80

    This animated commercial depicts the Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter, the Cobra Bugg, and the G.I.Joe Rolling Thunder. Also pictured are Cobra Commander (voiced by Christopher Latta) and the Techno-Viper.

    This was the last G.I.Joe comic book to be animated and advertised on telelvision.

  • Comic Book Summary


    Phantom X-19, Cobra Bugg

    This commercial introduces the toys of the G.I.Joe Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter and the Cobra Bugg. While not named, it also depicts the figures of Hydro-Viper, Secto-Viper, and Ghostrider.

    The commercial opens with and concludes with animation re-used from the commercial for G.I.Joe #80. The pastel sketch animation style is also seen.



    Phantom X-19

    An abbreviated version of the above commercial, focusing solely on the G.I.Joe Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter and Ghostrider.



    Cobra Bugg

    A 15 second commercial focusing solely on the Cobra Bugg was also produced.



    Rolling Thunder

    This commercial introduces the toy of the G.I.Joe Rolling Thunder.

    None of the animation of it from the commercial for G.I.Joe #80 is used at all. The commercial opens with and concludes with original Sunbow animation. The pastel sketch animation style is also seen.



    Rolling Thunder, version 2

    The above commercial for the G.I.Joe Rolling Thunder was also edited down to 15 seconds.



    Sgt Slaughter: Rolling Thunder

    In 1989, toy commercials began to be introduced by professional wrestler and G.I.Joe spokesman, Sgt Slaughter. Two commercials from 1988 were also redone with Sgt Slaughter introducing them.

    The footage for the commercial is essentially the same as the original, except that it has Sgt Slaughter introducing it and ending it.



    Sgt Slaughter: Phantom X-19, Cobra Bugg

    The footage for the commercial is essentially the same as the original, except that it has Sgt Slaughter introducing it and ending it.



    Power Wheels G.I. Joe Tracker

    Power Wheels, another staple of the 1980s, often licensed properties for their vehicles. G.I. Joe was no exception. This ad featured original animation of Falcon and B.A.T.s, interspersed with live-action footage of a kid riding the Power Wheels Tracker.






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