Series: Three (1984)
The Chameleon [Swamp Skier] was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1984 and it included Zartan. The toy was also sold in 1985 and was discontinued in 1986.
Driver/Pilot: ZARTAN (v1)
Easily Broken/Lost Pieces
The entire Chameleon is extremely fragile if not properly cared for. The handlebars and tow cable are especially prone to loss or breakage. The skids that the Chameleon ride on are also prone to becoming loose. In addition, the green, color-changing plastic of the vehicle body is prone to sun damage and darkening to a dark shade of brown.
There are no known variations of the Chameleon [Swamp Skier] vehicle.
However, there are two versions of Zartan's filecard printed on the back of the vehicle's box. The first version references Zartan's schizophrenia and multiple personalities. After complaints that the filecard was misleading people into thinking schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder were one and the same, Hasbro changed the filecard and the second version does not mention either one.
The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:
This was the only usage of the Chameleon mold.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Chameleon.
Original Retail: $4.20
Hasbro Product: 6064
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84057v
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5273 and GI5275 (second filecard)
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 41 (1st Ed.), Pg. 63 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a