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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1987-BACKSTOP-01

Series: Six (1987)

Backstop was released as part of the sixth series (1987), packaged exclusively with the Persuader high-speed tank. He was also sold in 1988, then was discontinued domestically in 1989.

Webmaster's Note:
If you consider just the American filecards as official G.I.Joe canon, Backstop is the only Canadian member of G.I.Joe.

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Backstop came with a gray helmet and a silver pistol.

Filecard Information

File Name: Levin, Robert A.
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Primary Specialty: Armor
Secondary Specialty: Mechanized Infantry


No variations of Backstop (v1) are known to exist.

Body Construction

Backstop's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.

The chest, arms, waist, and legs of Backstop were later re-colored and re-used to create Static Line.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Backstop (v1).

Original Retail: n/a
Product Number: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #164
Tomart's Guide: #GI5754b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a