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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1987-RUMBLER-01

Series: Six (1987)

Rumbler was first released as part of the sixth series (1987) packaged exclusively with the R/C Crossfire fast attack vehicle. It was shipped in limited quantities and he was discontinued after one year.

In 1993, Rumbler was available at the G.I.Joe Convention as a convention exclusive with different accessories misnamed "Footloose."

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Rumbler came with a brown helmet and a gray submachine gun.

Filecard Information

File Name: Swilley, Earl-Bob
SN: 654-56-8723
Grade: E-4
Birthplace: Raeford, North Carolina
Primary Specialty: Fast Attack Vehicle Driver
Secondary Specialty: Armorer, Small Arms

Rumbler's future as a revenue agent was cut short by his propensity toward high-speed car chases through the piney woods in pursuit of moonshiners and tax stamp dodgers. After totalling seven government vehicles, it was though to be in the best national interest for Rumbler to transfer to a branch of service equipped with sturdier vehicles and dedicated to the pursuit of individuals or organizations less inclined to sue the government.

"What you do is sling Rumbler and his Crossfire under a heavy-lift chopper and drop them on the run from twenty feet up, fifty miles behind enemy lines. Sort of like dropping a weasel in a henhouse. You know you're going to see some feathers fly..."


The 1993 G.I. Joe Convention release came with a blue pistol and a blue rifle.

Featured In

Rumbler was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

Rumbler's body is entirely made up entirely from the molds of other figures.

His head is a repaint of Footloose (and shared with Claymore and Footloose (v2)), his chest and arms are repainted from Heavy Metal, and his waist and legs are repaints from Bazooka (and shared with Bazooka (v2)).

International Releases

Rumbler was available individually carded in South Korea. He featured Crystal Ball's shield.

Versions of Rumbler

This was the only version of Rumbler ever released.

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 Rumbler (v1).

Original Retail: $79.97
Product Number: 6004
Lee's Guide: GIJ-87053
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 83 (1st Ed.), Pg. 135 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #165, #400 (Convention)
Tomart's Guide: #GI5788b
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a