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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1984-CHAMELEO-01

Series: Three (1984)
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The Chameleon [Swamp Skier] was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1984 and it included Zartan. The toy was also sold in 1985 and was discontinued in 1986.

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Driver/Pilot: ZARTAN (v1)

Zartan was released as part of the third series (1984) packaged with exclusively with the Chameleon Swamp Skier. He was also sold in 1985, then was discontinued domestically in 1986.

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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

The entire Chameleon is extremely fragile if not properly cared for. The handlebars and tow cable are especially prone to loss or breakage. The skids that the Chameleon ride on are also prone to becoming loose. In addition, the green, color-changing plastic of the vehicle body is prone to sun damage and darkening to a dark shade of brown.

Featured In

The Chameleon [Swamp Skier] was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.


There are no known variations of the Chameleon [Swamp Skier] vehicle.

However, there are two versions of Zartan's filecard printed on the back of the vehicle's box. The first version references Zartan's schizophrenia and multiple personalities. After complaints that the filecard was misleading people into thinking schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder were one and the same, Hasbro changed the filecard and the second version does not mention either one.

Vehicle Construction

The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles:

This was the only usage of the Chameleon mold.

International Releases

In Europe in the early 1980's, Zartan and the Chameleon were released in Action Force packaging. In the early 1990's, they were re-released in G.I. Joe packaging.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Chameleon.

Original Retail: $4.20
Product Number: 6064
Lee's Guide: GIJ-84057v
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 41 (1st Ed.), Pg. 63 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5273 and GI5275 (second filecard)
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a