HEAVY FIRE SPECIALIST
Series: Twelve (1993)
Muskrat (version 3) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993). The 1993 Battle Corps figures were numbered 1 through 36 - Muskrat was number 30.
Muskrat was intended to be part of the 1993 assortment of D.E.F. (Drug Elimination Force) subset. However, Hasbro decided not to release any D.E.F. toys in 1993 and instead repackaged them as Battle Corps toys.
He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Muskrat came with a green helmet (that could attach to the missile launcher), a three dark blue guns, a dark blue knife, an orange missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two dark blue missiles, and a dark blue figure stand.
Except for the missile launcher and helmet, all of Muskrat's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Note that Muskrat's figure stand is for his left foot - not his right like most G.I.Joe figure stands.
Birthplace: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: Social Services
Motto: "After hunting in swamps I thought I'd seen the worst pond scum around, but nothing compares to Cobra scum!"
Muskrat spent his formative years up to his knees in one Louisiana swamp or another, hunting raccoon, possum and wild pig. He held his own against poachers, moonshiners, escapees from chain gangs, and smugglers. After that childhood, Ranger school and JWTC (Jungle Warfare Training Center) seemed like summer camp to him, so he joined the rigorous Battle Corps team. His years in the Louisiana bayou gave him the perfect background for hunting criminals like the Headhunters in the swamps along the Florida coast. And even if he has to chase them through alligator infested waters he knows he'll get his man, no one can outrun him OR his bullets!
1. Flexible, armor plated body cover
2. Sight-guided missile launcher helmet
3. Bullet deflecting forearm guards
4. Two, .44 caliber pistols with holsters
5. Armor plated, body cover coolant tubes
6. Missile launching helmet gun
• Calf-strapped, backup ammo container
• Flexible, armor plated boots
• Chest mounted, computer controlled, micro lab
No variations of Muskrat (v3) are known to exist.
Muskrat's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
In Australia, Muskrat was released on D.E.F. packaging instead of Battle Corps packaging.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Muskrat (v3).
Original Retail: $3.99
Product Number: 6759
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 215 (1st Ed.), Pg. 269 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #412
Tomart's Guide: #GI7057
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a