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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1985-MAULERMB-01

Series: Four (1985)
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The Mauler M.B.T. Tank [Manned Battle Tank] was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1985. It included the tank driver, Heavy Metal. The Mauler was also sold in 1986 and was discontinued in 1987.

With 2 Forward Speeds
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Driver/Pilot: HEAVY METAL (v1)

Heavy Metal was released as part of the fourth series (1985), packaged exclusively with the Mauler M.B.T. (Manned Battle Tank). He was also sold in 1986, then was discontinued domestically in 1987.

In 1989, Heavy Metal was available as a mail-in offer from Hasbro Direct.

Leftover Hasbro stock of this figure was packaged with new accessories and sold at an early G.I.Joe Convention.

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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

The Mauler included 2 antenna, a tow cable, and 2 grenade launchers which were easily broken or misplaced.

Featured In

The Mauler M.B.T. Tank [Manned Battle Tank] was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years,including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials


No variations of the Mauler M.B.T. are known to exist.

Vehicle Construction

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

Mauler M.B.T. Tank (1985)
Equalizer (1989)

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

Mauler M.B.T. Tank (1985)
Lynx (1989)

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 Mauler M.B.T. Tank.

Original Retail: $16.99
Product Number: 6015
Lee's Guide: GIJ-85054v
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 57 (1st Ed.), Pg. 94 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5411
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a