SNOW CAT DRIVER
Series: Four (1985)
Frostbite was released as part of the fourth series (1985), packaged exclusively with the Snow Cat arctic assault half-track vehicle. He was also sold in 1986, then was discontinued domestically in 1987.
In 1987, Frostbite was available mail-order from Hasbro Direct as part of a six figure vehicle drivers set that included Copperhead, HISS Driver, Stinger Driver, Crankcase, and Thunder.
Frostbite came with a black rifle.
Birthplace: Galena, Alaska
Primary Specialty: Motor Vehicle Driver
Secondary Specialty: Armor
Frostbite was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked briefly as lineman on the pipeline but found the job unchallenging despite the 40° below zero temperatures and hazardous conditions. The army promised to give him a challenge whenever he wanted one. Frostbite graduated from transportation school, Fort Eustis and armored school, Fort Knox. Qualified expert: M-16, M1911A1 Auto Pistol, M-250 cal. MG, and M-607 7.62mm MG.
"Frostbite has to be cool. The environment he works in is too unforgiving. If his Snow Cat throws a piston, he's got to step out into weather that'll freeze a hex-wrench to bare skin in five seconds and carry through a repair job that would be taxing under ideal conditions. He can't afford to panic. Not if he wants to stay alive."
Mail-in versions of Frostbite feature a lighter gray fur on his hat and coat and a paler blue shoulder patch.
Frostbite's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
The mold was re-used in 1988 to create the figure Tiger Force Frostbite.
Starting with this series (Series Four, 1985), the head joint for G.I.Joe figures was changed into a head "ball." This ball allowed the head to look up and down, in addition to left and right.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Frostbite (v1).
Original Retail: $6.59
Product Number: 6057
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85050
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 48 (1st Ed.), Pg. 79 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #87
Tomart's Guide: #GI507b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a