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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1987-PERSUADE-01

Series: Six (1987)
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The Persuader was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1987. It included the driver, Backstop. The Persuader was also sold in 1988 and was discontinued domestically in 1989.

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Driver/Pilot: BACKSTOP (v1)

Backstop was released as part of the sixth series (1987), packaged exclusively with the Persuader high-speed tank. He was also sold in 1988, then was discontinued domestically in 1989.

Webmaster's Note:
If you consider just the American filecards as official G.I.Joe canon, Backstop is the only Canadian member of G.I.Joe.

Click here for more on Backstop (v1)

Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

The yellow missiles are small and easily lost.

Featured In

The Persuader 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 Persuader are known to exist.

Vehicle Construction

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

Persuader (1987)
Night Storm (1988)

International Releases

Plastirama released the Persuader in Argentina.

Canada released the Persuader in multi-lingual 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 Persuader.

Original Retail: $6.89
Product Number: 6038
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 99 (1st Ed.), Pg. 152 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5754
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a