Series: Seven (1988)
The Rolling Thunder was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1988. It included the driver, Armadillo. The Rolling Thunder was also available in 1989 and was discontinued in 1990.
Driver/Pilot: ARMADILLO (v1)
Armadillo was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Rolling Thunder 8WD. He was also sold in 1989, then was discontinued domestically in 1990.
Note that in the fourth series (1985) and eighth series (1988) vehicles named "The Armadillo" were released. The figure "Armadillo" has nothing to do with these vehicles.
Easily Broken/Lost Pieces
The misslies, rockets, seats, missile launcher base, and ATSV are easily lost/commonly missing.
Some later Rolling Thunders came with different hubcaps on the wheels.
The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:
This was the only usage of the Rolling Thunder 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 Rolling Thunder.
Original Retail: $22.99
Hasbro Product: 6012
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5950
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 125 (1st Ed.), Pg. 178 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
3 3/4" Vehicles - By Year
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- 2009 - Series Twenty Five
- 2010 - Series Twenty Six
- 2011 - Series Twenty Seven
- 2012 - Series Twenty Eight
- 2013 - Series Twenty Nine
- 2014 - Series Thirty
- 2015 - Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Membership Exclusives
- 2015 - 2014 Convention Exclusives
- 2015 - 50th Anniversary
3 3/4" Vehicles - Alphabetical Listing
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