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1983 Equipment



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Battle Gear Accessory Pack

  • Spare accessories for 1982 figures, mostly brown, grey, and tan, all for the G.I. Joe Team.
  • Carded equipment from 1983; also known as Battle Gear #1.
  • Related: Battle Gear Accessory Pack #2 (1984); Battle Gear Accessory Pack #3 (1985); Cobra Battle Gear Accessory Pack #4 (1986); Battle Gear Accessory Pack #5 (1987); Vehicle Gear Accessory Pack #1 (1987); Cobra Battle Gear Accessory Pack #6 (1988).
  • Collector's equipment; no animated appearances.

 


PAC/RATs

  • Green three-legged robot flamethrower, 4-wheeled robot cannon station, and treaded robot missile launcher, all used by G.I. Joe. Stands for Programmed Assault Computer/Rapid All Terrain.
  • Boxed equipment from 1983, originally sold separately as Flame Thrower PAC/RAT, Machine Gun PAC/RAT, and Missile Launcher PAC/RAT. Later available in mail offers released 1985-1987 and 1992-1993 (Restricted to Loyal G.I. Joe Team Members Only!!; G.I. Joe S.T.R.I.K.E.; B.A.T.T.L.E.; Mission Rescue: Code Blue; Terror on the Tundra).

 

PAC/RAT Animated Appearances

Notes: PAC/RATs made 5 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 48 seconds on screen.

 

The Revenge of Cobra, Part 316 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 51 second
Cobra's Creatures7 seconds
Cobra Soundwaves3 seconds
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 121 seconds

Battle Armor S.N.A.K.E.

  • White armored battle suit, used by Cobra. Stands for System: Neutralizer-Armed Cloaking Equipment
  • Boxed equipment from 1983.
  • Related: Battle Armor S.N.A.K.E. (1985).

 

SNAKE Animated Appearances

Notes: SNAKEs made 6 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 182 seconds on screen. Sunbow's SNAKEs were consistently treated as robots rather than armor to be worn.

 

A Real American Hero, Part 263 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening1 second
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 326 seconds
Spell of the Siren8 seconds
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town72 seconds
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 42 seconds

Pocket Patrol Pack

  • Green 3-figure case with belt clip.
  • Carded equipment from 1983. Later available in mail offers released 1985-1991 (Restricted to Loyal G.I. Joe Team Members Only!!); Operation Freedom; We Need Your Help Now!; Maneuvers Manual; Top Secret, aka Operation Headbanger; The Incredible Shrinking Joes!). Offers from 1987 onward included Starduster (1987) along with the pack.
  • Related: A Rapid Deployment Force set was available in the 1993 mail offer Terrifying Lasers of Destruction. It included Fast-Draw (1987), Repeater (1989), Shockwave (1989), and a black Recolor of Pocket Patrol Pack.
  • Collector's equipment; no animated appearances.

 


Skimobile Polar Battle Bear

  • White snowmobile with front-mounted machine gun and missiles, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1983. Later available in mail offers released 1985-1988 and 1992-1993 (Top Secret Dispatch; S.T.A.R.S.; G.I. Joe S.T.R.I.K.E.; B.A.T.T.L.E.; Special Assignment: North Atlantic; Terror on the Tundra).
  • Related: Rock Slide (2002).

Polar Battle Bear Animated Appearances

Notes: Polar Battle Bears made 7 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 259 seconds on screen.

 

A Real American Hero, Part 259 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 418 seconds
Haul Down the Heavens84 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 321 seconds
Operation Mind Menace36 seconds
Spell of the Siren8 seconds
Iceberg Goes South33 seconds

Cobra F.A.N.G.

  • Black one-man copter with open cockpit, used by Cobra. Stands for Fully-Armed Negator Gyrocopter.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1983. Later available in mail offers released 1986-1988 and 1990-1993 (G.I. Joe S.T.R.I.K.E.; B.A.T.T.L.E.; We Need Your Help Now!; Operation A.C.T.I.O.N.; Special Assignment: North Atlantic; The Incredible Shrinking Joes!; Terror on the Tundra).
  • Related: Dreadnok Air Assault (1986); Cobra FANG II (1989); Cobra F.A.N.G. III (2002); Cobra F.A.N.G. and Cobra C.L.A.W. (2008).

FANG Animated Appearances

Notes: FANGs made 39 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 1,000 seconds on screen.
A Real American Hero Opening8 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 18 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 42 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 510 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening2 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 15 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 335 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 47 seconds
Cobra's Creatures20 seconds
Countdown for Zartan56 seconds
Cobra Stops the World17 seconds
Jungle Trap33 seconds
Haul Down the Heavens61 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 29 seconds
Battle for the Train of Gold18 seconds
Operation Mind Menace39 seconds
Satellite Down54 seconds
The Phantom Brigade80 seconds
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 123 seconds
Spell of the Siren3 seconds
The Greenhouse Effect80 seconds
The Viper Is Coming35 seconds
Lasers in the Night52 seconds
The Traitor, Part 118 seconds
The Traitor, Part 218 seconds
Cobra Quake33 seconds
Worlds Without End Part II80 seconds
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town43 seconds
An Eye for an Eye20 seconds
Primordial Plot11 seconds
Flint's Vacation21 seconds
Hearts and Cannons1 second
The Pit of Vipers10 seconds
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 346 seconds
Last Hour to Doomsday22 seconds
Computer Complications5 seconds
Cobrathon4 seconds
The Million Dollar Medic9 seconds
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 42 seconds


Twin Battle Gun Whirlwind

  • Green twin-mounted gun station on folding wheels, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed equipment from 1983. Later available in mail offers released 1985-1986 (Top Secret Dispatch; Restricted to Loyal G.I. Joe Team Members Only!!; Join the G.I. Joe Team on Three Exiciting Missions!).
  • Related: VAMP with Twin Battle Gun (2004).

Whirlwind Animated Appearances

Notes: Whirlwinds made 4 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 30 seconds on screen.

 

A Real American Hero, Part 513 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 25 seconds
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 19 seconds
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent3 seconds

Armored Missile Vehicle Wolverine

  • Green tread tank with missile-box turret, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1983, packaged with Cover Girl. Later available in mail offers released 1985-1987 (Top Secret Dispatch; Restricted to Loyal G.I. Joe Team Members Only!!; S.T.A.R.S.; Join the G.I. Joe Team on Three Exiciting Missions!; Attention! Special Offers!; G.I. Joe S.T.R.I.K.E.; B.A.T.T.L.E.)
  • Related: Lynx (1989).

Wolverine Animated Appearances

Notes: Wolverines made 11 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 167 seconds on screen.

 

A Real American Hero Opening1 second
A Real American Hero, Part 310 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 444 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 59 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 122 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 526 seconds
Cobra Soundwaves6 seconds
Battle for the Train of Gold7 seconds
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 119 seconds
The Funhouse6 seconds
Where the Reptiles Roam17 seconds

Cobra H.I.S.S.

  • Black tank with triangular treads and twin cannon turret, used by Cobra. Stands for High Speed Sentry.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1983, packaged with HISS Driver. Later available in mail offers released 1985-1988 and 1991-1993 (Top Secret Dispatch; S.T.A.R.S.; Join the G.I. Joe Team on Three Exiciting Missions!; Attention! Special Offers!; G.I. Joe Troops, You're Doomed to Defeat!; G.I. Joe S.T.R.I.K.E.; B.A.T.T.L.E.; We Need Your Help Now!; Special Assignment: North Atlantic; Escape from Doom!; Terror on the Tundra).
  • Related: Cobra's Sentry and Missile System (S.M.S.) (1985); HISS II (1989); Septic Tank (1991); H.I.S.S. III (2000); Crimson H.I.S.S. (2002); Cobra Hiss IV (2002); HISS IIb (2003); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2004); Operation Crimson Sabotage (2004); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/I); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2005/II); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2008/I); Cobra H.I.S.S. (2008/II); Ultimate Battle Pack (2008); Arctic H.I.S.S. (2009).

HISS Animated Appearances

Notes: HISSes made 41 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 865 seconds on screen. They also made 1 appearance of 4 seconds in the Reel FX films. Grand Total: 42 appearances, 869 seconds.

 

A Real American Hero Opening9 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 150 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 246 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 422 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 56 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening1 second
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 115 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 344 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 47 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 545 seconds
Cobra Stops the World21 seconds
Jungle Trap6 seconds
Haul Down the Heavens44 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 167 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 460 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 511 seconds
Operation Mind Menace23 seconds
Lights! Camera! Cobra!2 seconds
Money to Burn5 seconds
The Phantom Brigade5 seconds
Spell of the Siren31 seconds
The Gamesmaster18 seconds
The Viper Is Coming16 seconds
The Funhouse41 seconds
The Traitor, Part 213 seconds
Worlds Without End Part I6 seconds
Worlds Without End Part II38 seconds
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town4 seconds
Flint's Vacation5 seconds
Hearts and Cannons4 seconds
The Pit of Vipers30 seconds
Cold Slither10 seconds
The Great Alaskan Land Rush66 seconds
Skeletons in the Closet15 seconds
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 13 seconds
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 314 seconds
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 54 seconds
The Million Dollar Medic29 seconds
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World8 seconds
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 216 seconds
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 35 seconds
Ninja Battles4 seconds

G.I. Joe Official Collector Display Case

  • Black plastic case for 12 figures, same art on front as on early Battle Gear Accessory Packs.
  • Equipment from 1983.
  • Related: G.I. Joe Collectors Case (1984); Jumbo Collectors Case (1985); Collector's Show Case (1986); Battle Figure Collector's Case (1992).
  • Collector's equipment, no animated appearances.

 


G.I. Joe Attack Glider Falcon

  • Large green hang glider with black stripes, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1983, packaged with Grunt.
  • Related: Viper Glider (1983). Gliders of a different design were released with the Air Commandos figures in 1991 and 1992.

Falcon Glider Animated Appearances

Notes: Falcon Gliders made 13 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 179 seconds on screen.

 

A Real American Hero Opening4 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 512 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening2 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 11 second
Cobra's Creatures10 seconds
Cobra Soundwaves19 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 416 seconds
Worlds Without End Part I17 seconds
The Invaders22 seconds
Cold Slither4 seconds
Skeletons in the Closet41 seconds
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains5 seconds
My Favorite Things26 seconds

Cobra Command Attack Glider Viper

  • Large blue hang glider with black stripes, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1983, packaged with Viper Pilot.
  • Related: Falcon Glider (1983). Gliders of a different design were released with the Air Commandos figures in 1991 and 1992.

Viper Glider Animated Appearances

Notes: Viper Gliders made 11 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 246 seconds on screen.

 

A Real American Hero, Part 273 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 520 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening1 second
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 124 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 320 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 522 seconds
Cobra Soundwaves2 seconds
The Phantom Brigade5 seconds
Spell of the Siren2 seconds
The Germ45 seconds
Worlds Without End Part I32 seconds

Amphibious Personnel Carrier (APC)

  • Green wheeled transport vehicle with tan removable canopy; similar to French VAB, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed equipment from 1983. Later available in mail offers released 1986-1991 (G.I. Joe S.T.R.I.K.E.; Operation A.C.T.I.O.N.; Maneuvers Manual; Top Secret, aka Operation Headbanger; The Incredible Shrinking Joes!; The G.I. Joe Bugle). APCs ordered by mail from about 1990 onward had a green canopy and grey wheels, identical to the Coastal Unit Defense Amphibious Transport (CUDA) (1992).
  • Related: Night Scrambler (1989); Coastal Unit Defense Amphibious Transport (CUDA) (1992).

APC Animated Appearances

Notes: APCs made 27 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 330 seconds on screen.

 

A Real American Hero, Part 44 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening3 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 245 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 54 seconds
Cobra's Creatures2 seconds
Cobra Soundwaves14 seconds
Jungle Trap20 seconds
Haul Down the Heavens2 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 51 second
Battle for the Train of Gold43 seconds
Lights! Camera! Cobra!3 seconds
Red Rocket's Glare4 seconds
The Phantom Brigade61 seconds
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 218 seconds
The Funhouse3 seconds
Where the Reptiles Roam7 seconds
The Traitor, Part 26 seconds
Excalibur17 seconds
Worlds Without End Part I25 seconds
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town15 seconds
Hearts and Cannons3 seconds
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 12 seconds
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 32 seconds
Let's Play Soldier8 seconds
The Rotten Egg3 seconds
Iceberg Goes South6 seconds
Joe's Night Out9 seconds

Assault Copter Dragonfly (XH-1)

  • Long, slim green copter with 2-man cockpit; similar to AH-1 Cobra, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed equipment from 1983, packaged with Wild Bill.
  • Related: Tiger Fly (1988); Locust XH-1 (2000).

Dragonfly Animated Appearances

Notes: Dragonflys made 48 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 1,717 seconds on screen.

 

A Real American Hero Opening4 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 140 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 4173 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 55 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening9 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 113 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 221 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 343 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 425 seconds
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds
Cobra's Creatures36 seconds
Countdown for Zartan26 seconds
Cobra Soundwaves53 seconds
Cobra Stops the World1 second
Jungle Trap96 seconds
Haul Down the Heavens2 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 13 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 441 seconds
Battle for the Train of Gold48 seconds
Operation Mind Menace76 seconds
Cobra's Candidate32 seconds
Red Rocket's Glare74 seconds
The Phantom Brigade100 seconds
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 173 seconds
Spell of the Siren26 seconds
Twenty Questions132 seconds
The Greenhouse Effect117 seconds
The Viper Is Coming49 seconds
The Funhouse26 seconds
Where the Reptiles Roam18 seconds
Lasers in the Night87 seconds
The Germ1 second
Captives of Cobra, Part 125 seconds
Captives of Cobra, Part 276 seconds
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent17 seconds
The Traitor, Part 114 seconds
Cobra Quake13 seconds
Excalibur26 seconds
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town15 seconds
Hearts and Cannons7 seconds
The Pit of Vipers19 seconds
Cold Slither3 seconds
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 12 seconds
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 34 seconds
Last Hour to Doomsday18 seconds
The Million Dollar Medic20 seconds
Once Upon a Joe1 second
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 35 seconds

Combat Jet Skystriker (XP-14F)

  • White fighter jet with folding wings; similar to F-14, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed equipment from 1983, packaged with Ace.
  • Related: Night Boomer (1989).

Skystriker Animated Appearances

Notes: Skystrikers made 56 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 2,689 seconds on screen. They also made 1 appearance of 1 second in the Reel FX films. Grand Total: 57 appearances, 2,690 seconds.

 

A Real American Hero Opening6 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 1105 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 459 seconds
A Real American Hero, Part 512 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra Opening2 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 154 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 240 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 332 seconds
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 5118 seconds
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)11 seconds
Cobra's Creatures82 seconds
Countdown for Zartan5 seconds
Cobra Soundwaves134 seconds
Cobra Stops the World135 seconds
Haul Down the Heavens65 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 1104 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 239 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 35 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 425 seconds
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 564 seconds
Battle for the Train of Gold22 seconds
Operation Mind Menace6 seconds
Lights! Camera! Cobra!8 seconds
Red Rocket's Glare39 seconds
Satellite Down79 seconds
Money to Burn49 seconds
The Phantom Brigade25 seconds
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 1111 seconds
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 2125 seconds
Spell of the Siren18 seconds
Twenty Questions6 seconds
The Gamesmaster71 seconds
The Viper Is Coming24 seconds
The Funhouse51 seconds
Where the Reptiles Roam10 seconds
Lasers in the Night41 seconds
The Germ161 seconds
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent82 seconds
The Traitor, Part 15 seconds
Cobra Quake22 seconds
Excalibur38 seconds
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town87 seconds
Eau de Cobra8 seconds
An Eye for an Eye85 seconds
Primordial Plot78 seconds
Flint's Vacation10 seconds
The Wrong Stuff190 seconds
The Pit of Vipers88 seconds
The Invaders5 seconds
Cold Slither8 seconds
The Great Alaskan Land Rush6 seconds
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 120 seconds
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 210 seconds
Once Upon a Joe1 second
My Favorite Things1 second
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 32 seconds
Ninja Battles1 second

Headquarters Command Center

  • Silver modular base with forward gun station and separate helipad, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed playset from 1983.
  • Related: Mobile Command Center (1987); Headquarters (1992); Headquarters Fully Armed Command Station (2001); Mobile Command Center (2003); Headquarters Attack (2004).

The G.I. Joe Headquarters that appeared in the Sunbow series and in commercial animation (including the clip used for the Headquarters Command Center ad) had a similar silver-and-red color scheme, but otherwise it bore little resemblance to the toy.

 


M.A.N.T.A.

  • Green collapsible one-man windsurfer, used by G.I. Joe. Stands for Marine Assault Nautical Transport, Air-Driven.
  • Available only in mail offers released 1983-1987 (Show the G.I. Joe Spirit!; For G.I. Joe Team Members Only! brown and green; Top Secret Dispatch; S.T.A.R.S.; Join the G.I. Joe Team on Three Exiciting Missions!; G.I. Joe S.T.R.I.K.E.; B.A.T.T.L.E.).

MANTA Animated Appearances

Notes: MANTAs made 2 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 29 seconds on screen.

 

The Revenge of Cobra, Part 310 seconds
Eau de Cobra19 seconds


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