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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1985-FORWARDO-01

Series: Four (1985)
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The Forward Observer Unit was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1985. It was also sold in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.

It was available in a mail-order set from 1988-90 as well as 1992-93 with other battlefield accessories (including the Cobra Rifle Range, Mortar Defense Unit, Machine Gun Defense Unit, Ammo Dump Unit, and the Missile Defense Unit).

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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

As the Forward Observer Unit is comprised solely of small, removable parts, all pieces are easily lost.


No variations of Forward Observer Unit are known to exist.

Vehicle Construction

The vehicle mold was repainted or retooled for the following vehicles: This was the only usage of the Forward Observer Unit's major parts.

International Releases

In the 1980's, Palitoy released the Forward Observer in the Action Force line in Europe.

The Forward Observer Unit was also sold internationally in Argentina by Plastirama as the Unidad de Observacion Avanzada.

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 Forward Observer Unit.

Original Retail: $2.39
Product Number: 6854
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85067a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 56 (1st Ed.), Pg. 93 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5427
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a