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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1988-FIREBAT-1B

Series: Seven (1988)
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The Firebat was first released with the Cobra Terror Drome in U.S. toy stores in 1986. It included the Firebat pilot, A.V.A.C.. It was also sold in 1987 and was discontinued domestically in 1988.

From 1988 to 1993 the Firebat was available via mail-order from Hasbro Direct. However, early releases were a brighter Red rather than the original Maroon. Later releases of the Firebat returned to a color much closer to the Maroon of the retail release.

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Driver/Pilot: A.V.A.C. (v1)

AVAC was released as part of the fifth series (1986), packaged exclusively with the Cobra Terrordrome (with Firebat). He was also sold in 1987, then was discontinued domestically in 1988.

From 1988 to 1993, AVAC was available mail-order from Hasbro Direct packaged with the Firebat.

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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

On the Firebat, the missiles and the two landing gear pieces are small and easily lost.

Also, the tabs for the belly guns are very fragile and can break easily - take caution with them.

Featured In

The Firebat was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.


The original Firebat released in 1986 was maroon in color, while the 1988 to 1993 mail-in version was a bright Red.

Vehicle Construction

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

Firebat (1986)
Firebat (1988)

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 Firebat.

Original Retail: $7.50 w/ 2 Flag Points or $9.00
Product Number: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 79 (Retail Release, 1st Ed.), Pg. 124 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a