OKTOBER GUARD SNIPER
Series: Twenty Eight (2012)
Daina (version 2) was released as part of the 2012 International G.I.Joe Convention (New Orleans, LA) exclusive The Oktober Guard - Operation: Bear Trap box set from the Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club. The set included Colonel Brekhov (v3), Horror Show (v2), Iron Bear, four Iron Grenadiers (v9), two Iron Grenadiers (v10), two Iron Grenadiers (v11), Schrage (v2), Stormavik (v2), and Voltar (v2).
The boxed set also included a comic, a pin, and a certificate of authenticity.
The Oktober Guard - Operation: Bear Trap box set was given a second production run later that fall; those that ordered this reissue set received it early 2013.
Daina came with a tan helmet, a green harness, a green parachute backpack, a gray sniper rifle, a gray rifle, a gray pistol, and a green display stand.
Grade: Lieutenant (лейтена́нт)
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Primary Specialty: Marksman
Secondary Specialty: Helicopter Pilot
Motto: "You want charm, go somewhere else. I'm here to fight, and to win."
DAINA is an expert marksman in the OKTOBER GUARD and its only female member. Known for her chronically bad temper, DAINA is also the most tactically intelligent member next to COLONEL BREKHOV, and often takes the role of second in command. Her rough edge is tempered by her coolness in the field, when patience and silence are essential to achieving a hit on her target and completing the mission.
As the only woman in the group, DAINA feels compelled to do twice as much to prove that she deserves a place on the OKTOBER GUARD team. She is multi-talented and can pilot any vehicle in the Soviet arsenal. She is also exceptionally skilled with all Warsaw Pact weapons, but her favorite is the SVD, or Snaiperskaya Vintovka Dragunova (Dragonuv sniper rifle).
Daina (v2) was available both boxed and bagged.
The reissued box set came with a different certificate of authenticity, and the tacks on the pin are set higher.
Versions of Daina
While Volga could conceivably be a unique character, her real name and filecard description match that of Daina. Evidence also exists that strongly suggests Volga was originally intended to be Daina. Therefore, we have opted to list them as the same character.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Daina (v2).
Original Retail: $345.00
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