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YoJoe ID: 118-HVH-1988-ROLLINGT-01

Series: Seven (1988)
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The Rolling Thunder was first released boxed in U.S. toy stores in 1988. It included the driver, Armadillo. The Rolling Thunder was also available in 1989 and was discontinued in 1990.

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Driver/Pilot: ARMADILLO (v1)

Armadillo was released as part of the seventh series (1988), packaged exclusively with the Rolling Thunder 8WD. He was also sold in 1989, then was discontinued domestically in 1990.

Note that in the fourth series (1985) and eighth series (1988) vehicles named "The Armadillo" were released. The figure "Armadillo" has nothing to do with these vehicles.

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Easily Broken/Lost Pieces

The misslies, rockets, seats, missile launcher base, and ATSV are easily lost/commonly missing.

Featured In

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


Some later Rolling Thunders came with different hubcaps on the wheels.

Vehicle Construction

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

This was the only usage of the Rolling Thunder mold.

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 Rolling Thunder.

Original Retail: $22.99
Product Number: 6012
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 125 (1st Ed.), Pg. 178 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: #GI5950
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a