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In many instances, the figures released differ from the painted prototype figures that were pictured in Hasbro's promotional photographs published in toy magazines and in models that were displayed at different G.I.Joe Conventions.
The first variation sighting of the new 1997 G.I.Joe series. In the Cobra Command Team, Destro's disk launcher comes in either pink or black. Reports are that the pink one was more common in early assortments, but now the black missle launcher seems to be easier to find.
Toys R Us ran a color advertisement in Sunday newspapers on December 14, 1997 to promote the G.I.Joe toys.
There're more great G.I.Joe 97 items, including the unusual Early Bird Kit pictured in the Collectibles Archive.
Reports from Canada are that with the exception of the Stars&Stripes Collection, all the 97 Joe toys are available in Canadian Toys R Us stores.