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1985 Equipment



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Battle Gear Accessory Pack #3

  • Spare accessories for 1983-1984 figures: tan, bright green, and dark grey for Joes and red for Cobras.
  • Carded equipment from 1985.
  • Related: Battle Gear Accessory Pack (1983); Battle Gear Accessory Pack #2 (1984); 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.

 


Ammo Dump Unit

  • Brown ammunition chest with green and dark grey missiles and other explosives, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed playset from 1985, part of Battlefield Accessories line. Later available as a set with the other five Battlefield Accessories in mail offers released 1988-1992 (Special Assignment: North Atlantic; Operation Deep Six; Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Excitement!; Rumble in the Jungle; Mission Rescue: Code Blue).
  • Related: The other playsets labeled as Battlefield Accessories were Machine Gun Defense Unit (1984); Missile Defense Unit (1984); Mortar Defense Unit (1984); Forward Observer Unit (1985); and Cobra Rifle Range Unit (1985).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Forward Observer Unit

  • Small green tent with mortar launcher, ammo box, and telescope, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed playset from 1985, part of Battlefield Accessories line. Later available as a set with the other five Battlefield Accessories in mail offers released 1988-1992 (Special Assignment: North Atlantic; Operation Deep Six; Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Excitement!; Rumble in the Jungle; Mission Rescue: Code Blue).
  • Related: The other playsets labeled as Battlefield Accessories were Machine Gun Defense Unit (1984); Missile Defense Unit (1984); Mortar Defense Unit (1984); Ammo Dump Unit (1985); and Cobra Rifle Range Unit (1985).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Cobra Rifle Range Unit

  • Shooting range with brick barricade, blue targets, and rifles, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed playset from 1985, part of Battlefield Accessories line. Later available as a set with the other five Battlefield Accessories in mail offers released 1988-1992 (Special Assignment: North Atlantic; Operation Deep Six; Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Excitement!; Rumble in the Jungle; Mission Rescue: Code Blue).
  • Related: The other playsets labeled as Battlefield Accessories were Machine Gun Defense Unit (1984); Missile Defense Unit (1984); Mortar Defense Unit (1984); Ammo Dump Unit (1985); and Foward Observer Unit (1985).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Air Defense

  • Grey missile tower with blast shield and large red missiles, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed playset from 1985, part of Battle Station line.
  • Related: The other playsets labeled as Battle Stations were Bivouac (1984); Mountain Howitzer (1984); Watch Tower (1984); Check Point (1985); Cobra Bunker (1985); L.A.W. (Laser Artillery Weapon) (1986); Outpost Defender (1986); and Cobra Surveillance Port (1986).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Check Point

  • White guard tower with red gate and "Check Point Alpha" label, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed playset from 1985, part of Battle Station line.
  • Related: The other playsets labeled as Battle Stations were Bivouac (1984); Mountain Howitzer (1984); Watch Tower (1984); Air Defense (1985); Cobra Bunker (1985); L.A.W. (Laser Artillery Weapon) (1986); Outpost Defender (1986); and Cobra Surveillance Port (1986).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Cobra Bunker

  • Blue brick half-hut with gun slots and separate rocket mount, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed playset from 1985, part of Battle Station line.
  • Related: The other playsets labeled as Battle Stations were Bivouac (1984); Mountain Howitzer (1984); Watch Tower (1984); Air Defense (1985); Check Point (1985); L.A.W. (Laser Artillery Weapon) (1986); Outpost Defender (1986); and Cobra Surveillance Port (1986).

 

Bunker Animated Appearances

Notes: Bunkers made 1 appearance in the Sunbow series, with a total of 6 seconds on screen.

 

Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)6 seconds

Bomb Disposal

  • Green tread vehicle with forward scoop and black blast shield, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1985. Later available in mail offers released 1989-1991 (Operation Deep Six; Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Excitement!; The G.I. Joe Bugle). The names of the Bomb Disposal and Weapon Transport are swapped in the "Thrills" brochure.
  • No animated appearances.

 


Weapon Transport

  • Green 4-wheeled bomb-towing utility vehicle, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1985. Later available in mail offers released 1989-1991 (Operation Deep Six; Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Excitement!; The G.I. Joe Bugle). The names of the Bomb Disposal and Weapon Transport are swapped in the "Thrills" brochure.
  • No animated appearances.

     


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

    • Blue armored battle suit, used by Cobra. Stands for System: Neutralizer-Armed Cloaking Equipment
    • Boxed equipment from 1985.
    • Related: recolor of Battle Armor S.N.A.K.E. (1983)
    • No animated appearances.

     


    Cobra Flight Pod (Trubble Bubble)

    • White one-man steerable seat with twin jets and canopy, used by Cobra.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985.
    • Related: Cobra Viper Team: Viper and Flight Pod (1997); RAM Cycle vs. Cobra Flight Pod (2008); Ultimate Battle Pack (2008).

    Trubble Bubble Animated Appearances

    Notes: Trubble Bubbles made 41 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 735 seconds on screen. The vehicle had three engines instead of two in some early episodes.

     

    The Revenge of Cobra, Part 124 seconds
    Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 133 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 32 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 46 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 544 seconds
    Operation Mind Menace6 seconds
    Lights! Camera! Cobra!57 seconds
    Red Rocket's Glare10 seconds
    Satellite Down9 seconds
    Money to Burn38 seconds
    Spell of the Siren8 seconds
    The Funhouse1 second
    Where the Reptiles Roam21 seconds
    The Germ12 seconds
    Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent6 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 126 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 25 seconds
    Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town18 seconds
    Eau de Cobra6 seconds
    Hearts and Cannons21 seconds
    The Pit of Vipers25 seconds
    The Invaders6 seconds
    Skeletons in the Closet40 seconds
    There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 21 second
    Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 374 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 42 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 53 seconds
    Last Hour to Doomsday2 seconds
    Sink the Montana4 seconds
    My Brother's Keeper7 seconds
    G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece71 seconds
    The Most Dangerous Thing in the World3 seconds
    Nightmare Assault5 seconds
    Second-Hand Emotions3 seconds
    Sins of Our Fathers31 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening41 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 128 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 33 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 428 seconds

    Cobra Night Landing

    • Blue raft with oars, outboard motor, machine gun, and tools, used by Cobra.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985. Later available in mail offers released 1989-1990 (Operation Deep Six; Stop Cobra in Their Tracks!).
    • Related: Navy S.E.A.L. Mission: Torpedo and Night Landing S.E.A.L. Raft (1997); N.L.C. (2001).
    • No animated appearances.

     


    Silver Mirage Motorcycle

    • White motorcycle and armed sidecar with green cannon, used by G.I. Joe.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985.
    • Related: Army Recon Mission: Duke & Silver Mirage Motorcycle (1997).

    Silver Mirage Animated Appearances

    Notes: Silver Mirages made 28 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 662 seconds on screen.

     

    Cobra's Creatures4 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 56 seconds
    Battle for the Train of Gold13 seconds
    Lights! Camera! Cobra!49 seconds
    Cobra's Candidate19 seconds
    Red Rocket's Glare10 seconds
    Satellite Down34 seconds
    Money to Burn10 seconds
    The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 162 seconds
    The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 211 seconds
    Spell of the Siren15 seconds
    The Greenhouse Effect66 seconds
    The Funhouse3 seconds
    Lasers in the Night2 seconds
    Captives of Cobra, Part 137 seconds
    Captives of Cobra, Part 274 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 226 seconds
    Cobra Quake67 seconds
    Worlds Without End Part I36 seconds
    Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town13 seconds
    The Pit of Vipers3 seconds
    The Invaders54 seconds
    Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds
    The Million Dollar Medic7 seconds
    The Rotten Egg28 seconds
    Once Upon a Joe2 seconds
    Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs2 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 47 seconds

    Mini Tank Armadillo

    • Small green tread-tank with one-man quad turret, used by G.I. Joe.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985.
    • Related: Armadillo (1989); Sgt. Slaughter's Armadillo (2006); Armadillo Tank vs. Serpentor's Air Chariot (2008).

    Armadillo Animated Appearances

    Notes: Armadillos made 23 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 502 seconds on screen.

     

    Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)8 seconds
    Cobra Soundwaves4 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 14 seconds
    Lights! Camera! Cobra!2 seconds
    Red Rocket's Glare20 seconds
    Satellite Down35 seconds
    Money to Burn46 seconds
    The Phantom Brigade13 seconds
    The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 110 seconds
    Twenty Questions6 seconds
    The Germ14 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 122 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 28 seconds
    Worlds Without End Part I42 seconds
    Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town7 seconds
    The Pit of Vipers38 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 34 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 41 second
    The Million Dollar Medic8 seconds
    Once Upon a Joe17 seconds
    The Spy Who Rooked Me178 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 21 second
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 414 seconds

    Cobra Ferret

    • Blue 4-wheeled ATV with red cannon beside driver, used by Cobra.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985. Later available in mail offers released 1988-1992 (Special Assignment: North Atlantic; Is This the End of Sgt. Slaughter?; Is This the End of Serpentor?; The Incredible Shrinking Joes!; Rumble in the Jungle; Mission Rescue: Code Blue). Ferrets bought by mail were a lighter shade of blue.
    • Related: Tiger Paw (1988); Cobra Ferret ATV and Coil Ferret ATV (2006).

    Ferret Animated Appearances

    Notes: Ferrets made 24 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 420 seconds on screen.

     

    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 15 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 250 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 49 seconds
    Lights! Camera! Cobra!44 seconds
    Cobra's Candidate27 seconds
    Red Rocket's Glare14 seconds
    Spell of the Siren6 seconds
    Twenty Questions32 seconds
    The Funhouse2 seconds
    Captives of Cobra, Part 16 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 210 seconds
    Cobra Quake18 seconds
    Primordial Plot29 seconds
    The Gods Below1 second
    The Pit of Vipers13 seconds
    The Invaders25 seconds
    Cold Slither6 seconds
    Skeletons in the Closet5 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 34 seconds
    Let's Play Soldier11 seconds
    Computer Complications89 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 111 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 22 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 31 second

    A.W.E. Striker

    • Green dune buggy with 4-wheel suspension and top-mounted cannon; similar to Fast Attack Vehicle, used by G.I. Joe. Stands for All Weather & Environment.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985, packaged with Crankcase. Later available in mail offers released 1987-1989 (We Need Your Help Now!; Operation A.C.T.I.O.N.; Is This the End of Sgt. Slaughter?).
    • Related: Eco Striker (1992); A.W.E. Striker (2001); A.W.E. Striker (2003); A.W.E. Striker (2008 Target); A.W.E. Striker (2008 general release).

    AWE Striker Animated Appearances

    Notes: AWE Strikers made 28 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 783 seconds on screen.

     

    Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds
    Red Rocket's Glare8 seconds
    Satellite Down55 seconds
    Twenty Questions37 seconds
    The Gamesmaster11 seconds
    The Viper Is Coming111 seconds
    Where the Reptiles Roam1 second
    The Germ33 seconds
    Captives of Cobra, Part 123 seconds
    Captives of Cobra, Part 228 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 241 seconds
    Worlds Without End Part I51 seconds
    Worlds Without End Part II30 seconds
    Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town87 seconds
    Flint's Vacation3 seconds
    Hearts and Cannons14 seconds
    The Pit of Vipers69 seconds
    Cold Slither23 seconds
    Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)1 second
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 238 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 316 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 42 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 520 seconds
    Glamour Girls47 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 111 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 27 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 32 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 411 seconds

    Snow Cat

    • White half-track with missile box and ski-mounted torpedoes, used by G.I. Joe.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985, packaged with Frostbite. Later available in mail offers released 1987-1989 (We Need Your Help Now!; Operation A.C.T.I.O.N.; Is This the End of Sgt. Slaughter?).
    • Related: Tiger Cat (1988); Snow Cat (2003).

    Snow Cat Animated Appearances

    Notes: Snow Cats made 13 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 447 seconds on screen.

     

    Haul Down the Heavens110 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 336 seconds
    Money to Burn29 seconds
    Spell of the Siren14 seconds
    The Viper Is Coming60 seconds
    Eau de Cobra13 seconds
    An Eye for an Eye25 seconds
    The Pit of Vipers8 seconds
    The Great Alaskan Land Rush54 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 215 seconds
    The Million Dollar Medic25 seconds
    Iceberg Goes South14 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 544 seconds

    Bridge Layer (Toss 'n Cross)

    • Large green tread tank with folding bridge; similar to M60A1 AVLB, used by G.I. Joe.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985, packaged with Tollbooth. Reportedly available as a Sears exclusive in 1984 during the Christmas season.

    Toss 'n Cross Animated Appearances

    Notes: Consistently called the Bridge Layer in dialogue, the Toss 'n Cross made 6 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 125 seconds on screen.

     

    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 323 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 52 seconds
    Red Rocket's Glare19 seconds
    Satellite Down30 seconds
    The Germ13 seconds
    Captives of Cobra, Part 138 seconds

    Mauler M.B.T. Tank

    • Large tan tread tank with hatches beneath main cannon, used by G.I. Joe. Stands for Manned Battle Tank.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985, packaged with Heavy Metal.
    • Related: Lynx (1989); Equalizer (1989). Recolors for G.I. Joe and Cobra were planned as exclusives for the 2007 convention, which was even titled Tanks for the Memories, but their release was delayed and ultimately canceled because the molds for some key parts were not available.

    Mauler Animated Appearances

    Notes: Maulers made 31 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 752 seconds on screen.

     

    Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds
    Cobra's Creatures6 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 119 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 326 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 513 seconds
    Battle for the Train of Gold36 seconds
    Red Rocket's Glare12 seconds
    Satellite Down45 seconds
    Money to Burn22 seconds
    The Phantom Brigade14 seconds
    Twenty Questions36 seconds
    The Greenhouse Effect3 seconds
    The Funhouse6 seconds
    Where the Reptiles Roam4 seconds
    The Germ17 seconds
    Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent17 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 144 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 215 seconds
    Worlds Without End Part I38 seconds
    Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town20 seconds
    Hearts and Cannons126 seconds
    Memories of Mara8 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 237 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 352 seconds
    The Million Dollar Medic5 seconds
    Once Upon a Joe6 seconds
    The Most Dangerous Thing in the World78 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 29 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 34 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 430 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 52 seconds

    Transportable Tactical Battle Platform

    • White ocean rig with dock, helipad, and missile and gun stations, used by G.I. Joe.
    • Boxed playset from 1985.

    Battle Platform Animated Appearances

    Notes: Battle Platforms made 4 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 248 seconds on screen.

     

    The Traitor, Part 136 seconds
    Excalibur18 seconds
    Computer Complications161 seconds
    Raise the Flagg!33 seconds

    Cobra Hydrofoil (Moray)

    • Red hydrofoil boat with forward-launching missiles and gun turret, used by Cobra.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985, packaged with Lamprey.
    • Related: Night Ray (1989); Tiger-Ray Hydrofoil (2004); G.I. Joe Moray Hydrofoil (2005); Cobra Stealth Moray (2005).

    Moray Animated Appearances

    Notes: Morays made 18 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 596 seconds on screen.

     

    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 414 seconds
    Cobra's Candidate37 seconds
    The Phantom Brigade13 seconds
    The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 137 seconds
    The Germ29 seconds
    Captives of Cobra, Part 212 seconds
    The Traitor, Part 128 seconds
    Flint's Vacation18 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 324 seconds
    Arise Serpentor Arise Part 55 seconds
    Last Hour to Doomsday114 seconds
    Sink the Montana8 seconds
    The Rotten Egg6 seconds
    Glamour Girls43 seconds
    My Favorite Things67 seconds
    Raise the Flagg!92 seconds
    G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece43 seconds
    G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening6 seconds

    Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Flagg

    • Grey carrier with #99 on deck, includes towing vehicle and fuel trailer; similar to Nimitz class, used by G.I. Joe.
    • Boxed vehicle from 1985, packaged with Keel-Haul.

    USS Flagg Animated Appearances

    Notes: The Flagg made 19 appearances in the Sunbow series, with a total of 1,047 seconds on screen (including interior scenes).

     

    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 2124 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 4175 seconds
    The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 510 seconds
    The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 1119 seconds
    Spell of the Siren19 seconds
    The Germ2 seconds
    Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent127 seconds
    Excalibur53 seconds
    Flint's Vacation11 seconds
    The Pit of Vipers23 seconds
    Skeletons in the Closet6 seconds
    There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 168 seconds
    There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 238 seconds
    Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds
    Let's Play Soldier15 seconds
    Computer Complications113 seconds
    Raise the Flagg!51 seconds
    G.I. Joe and the Golden Fleece59 seconds
    Not a Ghost of a Chance31 seconds

    Jumbo Collectors Case

    • Red plastic case, about 16 x 12 x 8 inches, opening to display figures on 4 shelves, with original art on front and vehicle box art on interior.
    • Equipment from 1985.
    • Related: G.I. Joe Official Collector Display Case (1983); G.I. Joe Collectors Case (1984); Collector's Show Case (1986); Battle Figure Collector's Case (1992).
    • Collector's equipment; no animated appearances.

     


    Cobra's Sentry and Missile System (S.M.S.)

    • Red tank with triangular treads and black towed missile-launching station with large red missiles, used by Cobra's Crimson Guard.
    • Sears-exclusive boxed vehicle from 1985.
    • Recolor of the Cobra H.I.S.S. (1983) and Mobile Missile System (MMS) (1982). Also related: 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).
    • No animated appearances.

     


    Motorized Crimson Attack Tank (C.A.T.)

    • Black tread tank with driver in red top machine gun turret; similar to M1 Abrams or MBT-70, used by Cobra's Crimson Guard.
    • Sears-exclusive boxed vehicle from 1985.
    • Recolor of the Motorized Battle Tank (MOBAT) (1982). Also related: MOBAT (1998); Cobra C.A.T. II (2003); Ultimate Battle Pack (2008).
    • No animated appearances.

     


    Parachute Pack

    • Green backpack with black chest straps and green camo parachute attached by strings, used by G.I. Joe.
    • Available only in mail offers released 1985-1989 (Top Secret Dispatch; 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.; Operation A.C.T.I.O.N.; Is This the End of Sgt. Slaughter?; Top Secret, aka Operation Headbanger).
    • Recolors of the pack without chest straps were included as accessories with 1988's Target-exclusive variant of Hit & Run as well as 1990's Sky Patrol figures and 1994's Action Pilot.
    • No animated appearances, though parachutes were ubiquitous in the Sunbow series.

     



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