G.I. JOE (v3)
SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMANDER
Series: Thirty (2014)
G.I. Joe (version 3) was released as part of the 2014 International G.I.Joe Convention (Dallas, TX) exclusive Codename: G.I. Joe box set from the Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club. The set also included a 12" Timeless Edition Vintage G.I. Joe and a 12" Timeless Edition Adventure Team G.I. Joe.
G.I. Joe (version 3) was also available individually carded at the same convention, limited to 1250 pieces.
G.I. Joe came with a blue vest, a black shoulder holster, a gray and black shotgun, a gray revolver, a gray pistol, and a black display stand.
The Codename: G.I. Joe box set also included a three-piece black and clear display stand and a photo background.
Grade: O-10 (General)
Birthplace: Central Falls, Rhode Island
Primary Specialty: Executive Officer
Secondary Specialty: Infantry
Motto: "Duty, honor, country. They're not just words; they're the way to live your life."
A graduate of West Point, Joe Colton advanced through the ranks and distinguished himself as an outstanding soldier. He was recruited by Special Forces and became a Green Beret, participating in "ultra" top secret combat operations and extensive tours of duty in trouble spots around the world. Recognizing Colton's innate combat skills and the warrior heart pumping courage through his veins, the President secretly selected him to create and command an ULTIMATE freedom fighting force. Colton was then issued the code name G.I. JOE and became heavily involved with the Adventure Team.
With the rise of the COBRA organization, Colton's codename became the namesake for the special operations team he founded. G.I. JOE himself eventually "retired" from the team and disappeared from the official military roster. But unofficially, he is the head of a secret strategic defense initiative installation whose lead scientist is none other than G.I. JANE.
G.I. Joe was available in the Codename: G.I. Joe box set or individually carded. The box set release included extra accessories: a three-piece black and clear display stand and a photo background.
G.I. Joe (version 3) was created the head of Adventure Team Commander (2010), Air Adventurer (2010), Land Adventurer (2010), and Sea Adventurer (2011), the torso, waist, and upper legs of James McCullen XXIV (2009), the arms, lower legs, and feet of Cobra Commander (v33a) (2008), and the hands of Indiana Jones (2008).
Versions of G.I. Joe
In 2013, G.I. Joe was renamed "Joe Colton." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "G.I Joe."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to G.I. Joe (v3).
Original Retail: $335.00 (Box Set), $30.00 (Carded)
Product Number: 4-28-14 (Box Set)
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a