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KILLER W.H.A.L.E.

WARRIOR: HOVERING ASSAULT LAUNCHING ENVOY



YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1984-KILLERWH-01

Series: Three (1984)
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The Hovercraft Killer W.H.A.L.E. [Warrior: Hovering Assault Launch Envoy] was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1984. It included the pilot, Cutter. The Killer W.H.A.L.E. was also sold in 1985 and was discontinued in 1986.

In 1992 and 1993, the Killer W.H.A.L.E. (without driver) was available as a mail-in offer from Hasbro Direct.

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Driver/Pilot: CUTTER (v1)

Cutter (v1) was packaged exclusively with the G.I.Joe Hovercraft (W.H.A.L.E.) as part of the third series (1984). Cutter and the WHALE Hovercraft were also available in 1985. They were discontinued in 1986.


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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

The Killer W.H.A.L.E. included numerous pieces that were easily lost or broken. They include the white rockets, the depth charges, the steering flaps on both fans, the recon bike, and the sled.

Featured In

The Killer W.H.A.L.E. was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Variations

The landing ramp for the one-man sled was changed several times. The first version of the Killer W.H.A.L.E. had a solid door - this version may not have reached stores and may only have been seen in prototypes and publicity photos. The next version featured a large notch at the top of the launch door but still had a problem with breaking. A third design was used with the Night Striker and with mail-in versions of the Killer W.H.A.L.E.

Vehicle Construction

The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:

Killer W.H.A.L.E. (1984)
Night Striker (1988)

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Killer W.H.A.L.E..

Original Retail: $17.99
Hasbro Product: 6005
RAHC: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84052v
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5301
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 42 (1st Ed.), Pg. 67 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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