Series: Thirteen (1994)
Countdown (version 3) was released carded in the thirteenth series (1994) as part of the Star Brigade subset. The later 1994 Star Brigade figures were numbered 49 through 54 - Countdown was number 53.
Countdown was discontinued in 1994.
Countdown came with a green and blue helmet, a blue missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), a black rifle, a black submachine gun, a black knife, two black missiles, and a black figure stand.
Except for the helmet and and missile launcher, all of Countdown's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Grade: O-3 (USAF)
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey
Primary Specialty: Astronaut/Fighter Pilot
Secondary Specialty: Electrical Engineer
Motto: "The only stars I want those monsters to see will be after an uppercut to their fangs!"
Cobra has sent battalions of destructive "space snakes" into the upper atmosphere, causing G.I. Joe to send up their own stellar specialist, COUNTDOWN, to thwart Cobra's evil plans. Countdown is a qualified space shuttle commander, NASA astronaut, electrical engineer and a ranking chess master. If Cobra wants to pick a fight in space, Countdown will be there to checkmate their every move!
No variations of Countdown (v3) are known to exist.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Countdown (v3).
Original Retail: $3.99
Product Number: 81119
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 249 (1st Ed.), Pg. 301 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #548
Tomart's Guide: #GI7275
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a