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Sgt Slaughter: Mudfighter, Cobra HISS 2

In 1989, toy commercials were introduced by professional wrestler and G.I.Joe spokesman, Sgt Slaughter.

This commercial introduced the G.I.Joe Mudfighter and the Cobra HISS 2 tank. It concludes with original Sunbow animation.



Sgt Slaughter: G.I.Joe Raider, Condor Z-25

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduced the G.I.Joe Raider and the Cobra Condor Z-25. It concludes with original Sunbow animation.



Sgt Slaughter: G.I.Joe Raider, version 2

An abbreviated version of the above commercial omitting any references to the Condor Z-25, again narrated by Sgt Slaughter.



Sgt Slaughter: Thunderclap

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduced the G.I.Joe Thunderclap. It concludes with original Sunbow animation.



Sgt Slaughter: Thunderclap/Condor Z-25

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial contained two fifteen-second long commercials put together back-to-back : one for the G.I.Joe Thunderclap, the other for the Condor Z-25.



Sgt Slaughter: Pulverizer, Tri Blaster, Radar Rat, Devastator, Hovercraft (w/Face Camo tag)

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduced the G.I.Joe Pulverizer, G.I.Joe Tri Blaster, the G.I.Joe Radar Rat, the Cobra Devastator, and the Cobra Hovercraft. It also specifically names the figures Rock & Roll (v2) and Recoil. The vehicles are depicted in original Sunbow animation.

It concludes with a short tag advertising the G.I.Joe Face Camouflage paint - that was included free in specially marked packages.



Sgt Slaughter: Darklon's Evader, Arctic Blast (w/Face Camo tag)

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduces Darklon's Evader and the G.I.Joe Arctic Blast.

It also contains original Sunbow animation including the voice of Michael Bell as Darklon (in the voice normally used for Major Bludd). The voice of Destro sounds like Maurice LaMarche, the voice used in the DIC cartoons - and not the voice of Arthur Burghardt, who voiced the character in the Sunbow cartoons

It concludes with a short tag advertising the G.I.Joe Face Camouflage paint - that was included free in specially marked packages.



Python Patrol

This is the only 1989 commercial that was not narrated by Sgt Slaughter. Similar in structure to the Tiger Force commercial from 1988, this commercial explained the origins of and introduces the Python Patrol toys.

The commercial relies heavily on original Sunbow animation - including the voice of Christopher Latta as Cobra Commander.



Sgt Slaughter: Slaughter's Marauders

A counterpart to the above Python Patrol ad, this spot showcases Slaughter's Marauders. Featuring original Sunbow animation, Sgt. Slaughter narrates this commercial, introducing the new version of himself, Spirit, and Footloose. Also featured are the Lynx, Equalizer, and Armadillo. Commercial courtesy of CaptainWrong.





Sgt Slaughter: Slaughter's Marauders, version 2

Though largely the same as the previous ad, the back half of this commercial is re-edited to showcase more of the toys.



Sgt Slaughter: Cobra Fang 2, Destro's Razorback (w/Face Camo tag)

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduces the Cobra Fang 2 and Destro's Razorback. The vehicles are also depicted in original Sunbow animation.

It concludes with a short tag advertising the G.I.Joe Face Camouflage paint - that was included free in specially marked packages.



Sgt Slaughter: Cobra Fang 2, Destro's Razorback (w/Micro Figures tag)

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduces the Cobra Fang 2 and Destro's Razorback. The vehicles are also depicted in original Sunbow animation.

It concludes with a short tag advertising the G.I.Joe Micro Figures - that were included free in specially marked G.I.Joe packages.



Sgt Slaughter: Destro's Razorback

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this short commercial advertises only Destro's Razorback. Commercial courtesy of retrojunk.com.



Sgt Slaughter: Pulverizer, Tri Blaster, Radar Rat, Devastator, Hovercraft (w/Micro Figures tag)

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial featured the G.I.Joe Pulverizer, G.I.Joe Tri Blaster, the G.I.Joe Radar Rat, the Cobra Devastator, and the Cobra Hovercraft. It also specifically names the figures Rock & Roll (v2) and Recoil. The vehicles are depicted in original Sunbow animation.

It concludes with a short tag advertising the G.I.Joe Micro Figures - that were included free in specially marked G.I.Joe packages.



Sgt Slaughter: Darklon's Evader, Arctic Blast (w/Micro Figures tag)

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduces Darklon's Evader and the G.I.Joe Arctic Blast.

It also contains original Sunbow animation including the voice of Michael Bell as Darklon (in the voice normally used for Major Bludd). The voice of Destro sounds like Maurice LaMarche, the voice used in the DIC cartoons - and not the voice of Arthur Burghardt, who voiced the character in the Sunbow cartoons

It concludes with a short tag advertising the G.I.Joe Micro Figures - that were included free in specially marked G.I.Joe packages.



Sgt Slaughter: Arctic Blast

Narrated by Sgt Slaughter, this commercial introduces the G.I.Joe Arctic Blast. It reuses footage and animation from the previous ad, omitting all reference to Darklon's Evader. Commercial courtesy of 80sCommercialVault.



Sgt Slaughter: G.I. Joe Crusader

With dialogue by Sgt Slaughter and original animation, this ad depicted the G.I.Joe Crusader tangling with 1988's Stellar Stiletto.

There was also a 15 second version of this commercial, featuring an alternate take of Sgt Slaughter.






 


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