Series: Seven (1988)
The Tiger Fly was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1988 as part of the Tiger Force and included the pilot, Recondo (v2). The Tiger Fly was also available in 1989 and was discontinued in 1990.
Driver/Pilot: RECONDO (v2)
Recondo (version 2) - also commonly known as Tiger Force Recondo - was released in the seventh series (1988) packaged exclusively with the Tiger Fly covert assault helicopter. He was also sold in 1989 and discontinued domestically in 1990.
Recondo was originally intended to be released invidually carded. However, the original Tiger Fly pilot - Wild Bill - was never produced. In his stead, Hasbro included Recondo with the Tiger Fly.
Easily Broken/Lost Pieces
There are several pieces that can come off and become easily lost - including the canopy, the nose turret, the hook and winch, the six missiles, the side gun, the black hose that attaches to the side gun, the two red rubber pieces at the ends of the rotors, and the white piece that is pushed to cause the rotors to spin.
Also, check the spinning rotation of the rotors. The rotors should NEVER be pulled out, as that will break the spinning action.
No variations of Tiger Fly are known to exist.
The Tiger Fly was released in the United Kingdom and other Western European countries in unique packaging. Note that Recondo was called "Wild Bill," though his figure was otherwise unchanged.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Tiger Fly.
Original Retail: $11.99
Hasbro Product: 6672
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5988
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 129 (1st Ed.), Pg. 182 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a