Series: Twelve (1993)
Ozone (version 3) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993) as part of the Star Brigade subset. That same year, Ozone (version 2) was released on the same type of card with the same packaging.
He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
It was common practice at Hasbro among the toy makers to sculpt action figures to look like real life individuals - including employees of Hasbro.
Ozone was named after David Kunitz, a member of the G.I. Joe design team working for Hasbro at the time of this figure's release.
Ozone came with a red helmet, three black guns, a knife, an orange missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two black missiles, and a black figure stand.
Except for the helmet and missile launcher, all of Ozone's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Birthplace: Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania
Primary Specialty: Environmental Health Specialist
Secondary Specialty: Chemical Laboratory Specialist
At some point, carded Ozone figures had a change made to the back of the card. One cardback has a picture of a painted Payload prototype among the six Star Brigade figures - the other cardback has the corrected Payload figure among the six Star Brigade figures.
In Canada, Ozone was released in dual-language packaging.
In India, Ozone was released in a slightly different paint scheme with T.A.R.G.A.T.'s arms. Additionally, there was a variation with the lower arms of Scrap-Iron.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Ozone (v3).
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Desimone Guide: #492
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