Pictured is the B.A.T.T.L.E. (Basic Artillery Tactical Team to Liquidate the Enemy) insert that was packaged with G.I.Joe vehicles sold in the United States in 1986 and 1987. The insert advertised several mail-in offers from Hasbro Direct - mostly vehicles that were no longer sold in stores, but also a handful of mail-in exclusives.
While depicted here as Sgt.
Slaughter (v2), the figure for sale in this ad was most likely
Sgt. Slaughter (v1). Also available
were the Parachute Pack, the PAC/RATs
(Flame Thrower PAC/RAT,
Machine Gun PAC/RAT, and
Missile Launcher PAC/RAT),
the Stinger, the
ASP, a G.I. Joe VHS, Mobile
Strike Force membership, the Slugger, the
Polar Battle Bear, the
MANTA, the Water Moccasin, the
Hooded Cobra Commander, and the
The insert was first available in 1986 and the offers in it expired 1/31/1988.
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From the collection of: Phillip