Series: 1.5 (1983)
This swivel-arm version was released carded as part of the second series (1983). The swivel-arm Scarlett (v1.5) was available in stores in 1984 and was discontinued domestically in 1985.
Scarlett came with a black XK-1 Power Crossbow.
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Primary Specialty: Intelligence
Secondary Specialty: Classified
Scarlett's father and three brothers were martial arts instructors. She began her training at age 9 and was awarded her first black belt at age 15. Graduated: Advanced Infantry Training and Ranger School. Special Ed: Covert Ops School; Marine Sniper School; Special Air Service School; Marine Tae Kwan Do Symposium; Qualified Expert: M-14; M-16; M-1911A1; M-79; M-3A1; M-700 (Remington Sniper Rifle); MAx-10; XK-1 Power Crossbow; Throwing Stars; Garotte; Ka-Bar.
"Scarlett is confident and resilient...it's remarkable that a person so deadly can still retain a sense of humor."
When Scarlett was re-released in 1983, the straight-arms were replaced with arms that could swivel at the bicep. Also, the date stamp on the figure was changed from "1982" to "82-83." While the changes are substantial enough for some to consider this a new version, it is still technically just a variation. Because of this, we have chosen to list this figure as version 1.5, rather than version 2.
There are three versions of Scarlett's filecard. The filecard with the Scarlett available from Hasbro Direct has a glossy red backing, while the filecard that came with Scarlett did not. Scarletts included with the Sears or JCPenney's exclusive gift packs also had the red backing. Some Sears Scarletts also came with Cover Girl's artwork.
As the first female figure released as part of G.I.Joe, her body parts were completely origninal. The mold was re-used in 1997 to create Scarlett (v3) and in 2004 with Agent Scarlett (v3). In 2005, her torso, arms, waist, and uper legs were re-used for Agent Scarlett (v4).
Note that Scarlett's feet do not have the peg hole - she is the only G.I.Joe action figure that was released without these holes.
Also, note that the figure's head only turns left and right - it does not allow the head to look up and down. The heads only turned left and right until the the swivel ball head that was introduced in 1985 (Series Four).
In the United Kingdom and Europe, Scarlett was released on Action Force cards. A variation exists that includes Duke's binoculars in addition to the crossbow. The figure was also recolored with blonde hair and a black and green uniform and released with the RAM motorcycle as Quarrel. This version of the figure was also available in the U.S. as a convention exclusive called "Undercover Scarlett" in 1992.
Takara released Scarlett in Japan in 1986.
Toltoys released Scarlett in Australia on Action Man cards.
Versions of Scarlett
In 2002, Scarlett was renamed "Agent Scarlett," renamed Scarlett in 2004, and went back to Agent Scarlett for a 2005 release. So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Scarlett."
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Scarlett (v1.5).
Original Retail: $2.25
Product Number: 6407
Lee's Guide: GIJ-83005
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 20 (1st Ed.), Pg. 28 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #8
Tomart's Guide: #GI5115 (swivel-arm)
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a