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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1989-RECOIL-01

Series: Eight (1989)

Recoil was first released carded as part of the eighth series (1989). He was also sold in 1990, then was discontinued domestically in 1991.

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Recoil came with a blue rifle, a blue pistol, a dark gray backpack (with an antenna glued in), and a green mine case. [See VARIATIONS below]

The antenna can often be found pulled out of the backpack.

Filecard Information

File Name: Felton, Joseph
Grade: E-5
Birthplace: Fashion Island, Washington
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: RTO (Radio Telephone Operator)


There are two versions of Recoil's green mine case - one with a thin handle and one with a thick handle. It's unlcear which version, if any, is more difficult to find.

There are also four versions of Recoil's filecard. One version has a ® symbol next to the G.I.Joe logo, lists his SN as 007-8866-DD66, and lists his Grade: E-5 under his birthplace. A second version does not have a ® symbol, lists his SN as 007-3461-0077, and has his Grade: E-5 to the right of his birthplace. A third version does not have a ® symbol, list his SN as 007-34-0277, and has his Grade: E-5 under his birthplace. It is unclear which version, if any, is more difficult to find. In addition, there is a version of the filecard that does not list Recoil's rank (E-5).

Body Construction

Recoil's body is completely original - all new body parts.

Recoil's legs and waistpiece were re-colored and re-used in 1993 to create Colonel Courage.

International Releases

In Brazil, Recoil's head, chest, and arms were recolored and used to create the figure Tigor.

Versions of Recoil

This was the only version of Recoil 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 Recoil (v1).

Original Retail: n/a
Product Number: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #231
Tomart's Guide: #GI6107
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a