STEEL BRIGADE (v3A)
SPECIAL FORCES / G.I. JOE TROOPER / G.I. JOE ELITE TROOPERS
Series: Twenty Seven (2011)
Steel Brigade (version 3a) was released in the third wave of figures for the Pursuit of Cobra line in 2011.
Steel Brigade (v3a) was repackaged in the first wave of 30th Anniversary figures in 2011.
Steel Brigade (v3a) was again released in 2015, this time packaged in the "Troop Build-Up" pack with Iron Grenadier (v8) for the 50th Anniversary line.
Steel Brigade (v3a) came with a green, silver, and black helmet, a light blue collar, a breen and black tactical vest, a black bandolier, a green and black backpack, a tan backpack, a two-piece tan and black rocket launcher, a black machine gun with black tripod, two black rifles, four black rockets, and a black display stand.
See variations below.
Grade: E-4 (Specialist)
Primary Weapon: AR-B Paratrooper Combat Rifle with close-quarter bayonet.
Combat Gear: Ballistic Helmet, Tactical Backpack, Rocket Storage Backpack, Rockets, Bazooka Rocket Launcher, Heavy Machine Gun with Stand, Rotary Grenade Launcher
Steel Brigade Troopers are the backbone of the G.I. JOE fighting force. The "grunts" of the team. They are chosen for their exceptional dedication and skills. They work hard to hone their skills so that they can move up the ranks into specialized positions. They meet every challenge with determination and enthusiasm, and eagerly go on missions where they can watch and learn from their superiors.
Steel Brigade (v3a) was released on Pursuit of Cobra cards and initial shipments of 30th Anniversary cards with Shock Trooper limbs. Later 30th Anniversary releases switched to Snake Eyes (v54) limbs. Additionally, the later shipments also came with slightly different accessories.
The display stand for the 50th Anniversary release was black with gold paint.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Steel Brigade (v3A).
Original Retail: $7.99 (Pursuit of Cobra, 30th), $14.99 (50th)
Product Number: 35546 (Pursuit of Cobra), 35816 (30th), B4065 (50th)
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: POC - 025/048 - 1121 (Pursuit of Cobra, 30th), POC - 025/048 - 1121 - B (50th)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a