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1988 Equipment



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Cobra Battle Gear Accessory Pack #6

  • Spare accessories for 1985-1986 Cobra and Dreadnok figures: silver, brown, and dark blue.
  • Carded equipment from 1988.
  • Related: Battle Gear Accessory Pack (1983); 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)
  • Collector's equipment; no animated appearances.

 


G.I. Joe Mine Sweeper

  • Tan drone with silver mine detector, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Action Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Action Packs were Anti-Aircraft Gun (1987); Helicopter (1987); Radar Station (1987); Rope Walker (1987); Rope Crosser (1987); Earth Borer (1987); Mountain Climber (1987); Pom-Pom Gun (1987); Mortar Launcher (1988); Double Machine Gun (1988); Dreadnok Battle Axe (1988); Twin Missile Radar (1988); and Machine Gun Nest (1988).
  • The Action Packs were animated only for commercials.

 


G.I. Joe Mortar Launcher

  • Blue launcher on two black supports with red mortar shell, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Action Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Action Packs were Anti-Aircraft Gun (1987); Helicopter (1987); Radar Station (1987); Rope Walker (1987); Rope Crosser (1987); Earth Borer (1987); Mountain Climber (1987); Pom-Pom Gun (1987); Mine Sweeper (1988); Double Machine Gun (1988); Dreadnok Battle Axe (1988); Twin Missile Radar (1988); and Machine Gun Nest (1988).
  • The Action Packs were animated only for commercials.

 


G.I. Joe Double Machine Gun

  • Green machine gun with twin cannons, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Action Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Action Packs were Anti-Aircraft Gun (1987); Helicopter (1987); Radar Station (1987); Rope Walker (1987); Rope Crosser (1987); Earth Borer (1987); Mountain Climber (1987); Pom-Pom Gun (1987); Mine Sweeper (1988); Mortar Launcher (1988); Dreadnok Battle Axe (1988); Twin Missile Radar (1988); and Machine Gun Nest (1988).
  • The Action Packs were animated only for commercials.

 


Dreadnok Battle Axe

  • Red backpack with silver forward-projecting axe, used by the Dreadnoks.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Action Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Action Packs were Anti-Aircraft Gun (1987); Helicopter (1987); Radar Station (1987); Rope Walker (1987); Rope Crosser (1987); Earth Borer (1987); Mountain Climber (1987); Pom-Pom Gun (1987); Mine Sweeper (1988); Mortar Launcher (1988); Double Machine Gun (1988); Twin Missile Radar (1988); and Machine Gun Nest (1988).
  • The Action Packs were animated only for commercials.

 


Cobra Twin Missile Radar

  • Grey monitor with missiles and radar dish, used by Cobra.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Action Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Action Packs were Anti-Aircraft Gun (1987); Helicopter (1987); Radar Station (1987); Rope Walker (1987); Rope Crosser (1987); Earth Borer (1987); Mountain Climber (1987); Pom-Pom Gun (1987); Mine Sweeper (1988); Mortar Launcher (1988); Double Machine Gun (1988); Dreadnok Battle Axe (1988); and Machine Gun Nest (1988).
  • The Action Packs were animated only for commercials.

 


Cobra Machine Gun Nest

  • Blue gun emplacement with grey shield, used by Cobra.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Action Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Action Packs were Anti-Aircraft Gun (1987); Helicopter (1987); Radar Station (1987); Rope Walker (1987); Rope Crosser (1987); Earth Borer (1987); Mountain Climber (1987); Pom-Pom Gun (1987); Mine Sweeper (1988); Mortar Launcher (1988); Double Machine Gun (1988); Dreadnok Battle Axe (1988); and Twin Missile Radar (1988).
  • The Action Packs were animated only for commercials.

 


G.I. Joe Tank Car

  • Tiny green 4-wheeled scooter with machine gun, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Vehicle Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Vehicle Packs were Scuba Pack (1988); ATV (1988); Gyrocopter (1988); and Rocket Sled (1988).
  • The Vehicle Packs were animated only for commercials, using sketchpad animation.

 


G.I. Joe Scuba Pack

  • Silver sea-sled backpack with flippers, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Vehicle Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Vehicle Packs were Tank Car (1988); ATV (1988); Gyrocopter (1988); and Rocket Sled (1988).
  • The Vehicle Packs were animated only for commercials, using sketchpad animation.

 


G.I. Joe ATV

  • Tiny tiny tan 3-wheeled cycle, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Vehicle Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Vehicle Packs were Tank Car (1988); Scuba Pack (1988); Gyrocopter (1988); and Rocket Sled (1988).
  • The Vehicle Packs were animated only for commercials, using sketchpad animation.

 


Cobra Gyrocopter

  • Black helicopter backpack with red rotor, used by Cobra.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Vehicle Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Vehicle Packs were Tank Car (1988); Scuba Pack (1988); ATV (1988); and Rocket Sled (1988).
  • The Vehicle Packs were animated only for commercials, using sketchpad animation.

 


Cobra Rocket Sled

  • Red one-man land sled with jet engines, used by Cobra.
  • Carded equipment from 1988, part of Vehicle Pack line.
  • Related: The other products labeled as Vehicle Packs were Tank Car (1988); Scuba Pack (1988); ATV (1988); and Gyrocopter (1988).
  • The Vehicle Packs were animated only for commercials, using sketchpad animation.

 


R.P.V. Remote Piloted Vehicle

  • Tan treaded launching station with white red-tipped drone, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988.
  • The RPV was animated only for commercials.

 


Cobra Battle Barge

  • Grey and red floating three-man gun emplacement with radar dish, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed equipment from 1988. Later available in mail offers released in 1992-1993 (The Secret of the Dark Lagoon!; Terrifying Lasers of Destruction).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Swampmasher

  • Green and purple dune-buggy with complex 12-wheel system and top-mounted cannon, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988. Later available in mail offers released in 1991-1993 (Attack of the Swamp Creature!; Terrifying Lasers of Destruction).
  • The Swampmasher was animated only for commercials.

 


Cobra Imp

  • Red treaded rocket-launcher tank, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988.
  • The Imp was animated only for commercials.

 


Cobra Adder

  • Blue low-built 6-wheeled rocket launcher vehicle, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988. Later available in 1992/93's Terror on the Tundra mail offer.
  • The Adder was animated only for commercials.

 


Destro's Despoiler

  • Black one-man jet craft with open cockpit, used by the Iron Grenadiers.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Destro.
  • The Despoiler was animated only for commercials.

 


Desert Fox 6 W.D.

  • Tan 6-wheeled jeep with rear machine gun station, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Skidmark.
  • Related: Dino-Hunter Mission Playset (1993).
  • Desert Foxes were animated only for commercials.

 


Cobra Stellar Stiletto

  • Red one-man jet-rocket spacecraft, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Star-Viper.
  • Related: Starfighter (1993).
  • Stellar Stilettos were animated only for commercials.

 


Skystorm X-Wing Chopper

  • Silver aircraft with jet engine and rotor, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Windmill.

 

Skystorm Animated Appearances

Notes: Skystorms made 3 appearances in the DiC series, with a total of 49 seconds on screen.

 

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A.G.P. (Anti-Gravity Pod)

  • Black one-man flight pod with red canopy and VTOL jet engines, used by the Iron Grenadiers.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Nullifier. Later available in mail offers released 1991-1992 (Attack of the Swamp Creature!; Mission Rescue: Code Blue).
  • Related: Iron Grenadier Stealth AGP (2005).
  • AGPs were animated only for commercials.

 


Warthog A.I.F.V.

  • Green tread tank with three hatches and top-mounted rocket launcher, used by G.I. Joe. Stands for Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Sgt. Slaughter.
  • Related: Night Rhino (2002); Renegades Warthog APV (2006).
  • The Warthog was animated only for commercials.

 


D.E.M.O.N.

  • Black two-level tread tank with enclosed three-man cockpit, used by the Iron Grenadiers. Stands for Dual Elevating Multi-Ordnance Neutralizer.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Ferret.
  • DEMONS were animated only for commercials.

 


Mean Dog

  • Brown 3-module tank with green cannon station, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Wildcard.
  • Mean Dogs were animated only for commercials.

 


Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter

  • Large purple teardrop-shaped jet with 2-man cockpit, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Ghostrider.

 

Phantom X-19 Animated Appearances

Notes: X-19's made 1 appearance in the DiC series, with a total of 17 seconds on screen.

 

Operation Dragonfire: Day 417 seconds

Cobra Bugg

  • Blue-green vehicle with domed cockpits and launchable sub and sea sleds, used by Cobra.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Secto-Viper.
  • Buggs were animated only for commercials.

 


Rolling Thunder

  • Green 8-wheeled rocket-launching base with multiple cannon turrets, used by G.I. Joe.
  • Boxed vehicle from 1988, packaged with Armadillo.
  • The Rolling Thunder was animated only for commercials.

 


Night Storm

  • Black 10-wheeled tank with large orange laser cannon, used by G.I. Joe's Night Force.
  • Toys 'R Us-exclusive boxed vehicle from summer 1988.
  • Recolor of the Persuader (1987).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Night Raider

  • Black one-man tread tank with small orange guns and missiles, used by G.I. Joe's Night Force.
  • Toys 'R Us-exclusive boxed vehicle from summer 1988.
  • Recolor of the Triple T (1986).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Night Shade

  • Black amphibious aircraft with cockpit for driver in prone position, used by G.I. Joe's Night Force.
  • Toys 'R Us-exclusive boxed vehicle from summer 1988.
  • Recolor of the SHARC (1984). Also related: Sky SHARC (1990); Wave Crusher (2001); Night Spectre (2008); Sharc Tooth (2008).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Night Blaster

  • Black three-module tread tank with large orange gun emplacement, used by G.I. Joe's Night Force.
  • Toys 'R Us-exclusive boxed vehicle from summer 1988.
  • Recolor of the Maggot (1987).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Night Striker

  • Black hovercraft with launchable sled and cycle; similar to LCAC (Air Cushioned Landing Craft), used by G.I. Joe's Night Force.
  • Toys 'R Us-exclusive boxed vehicle from summer 1988.
  • Recolor of the Hovercraft (Killer W.H.A.L.E.) (1984).
  • No animated appearances.

 


Tiger Paw

  • Yellow 4-wheeled ATV with red cannon beside driver, used by G.I. Joe's Tiger Force.
  • Boxed vehicle from fall 1988.
  • Recolor of the Cobra Ferret (1985). Also related: Cobra Ferret ATV and Coil Ferret ATV (2006).
  • The Tiger Paw was animated only for commercials.

 


Tiger Shark

  • Yellow prop-driven swamp cruiser with red rear fan and forward cannons, used by G.I. Joe's Tiger Force.
  • Boxed vehicle from fall 1988.
  • Recolor of the Cobra Water Moccasin (1984). Also related: Sting Raider (2009).
  • The Tiger Shark was animated only for commercials.

 


Tiger Cat

  • Yellow half-track with missile box and red ski-mounted torpedoes, used by G.I. Joe's Tiger Force.
  • Boxed vehicle from fall 1988, packaged with Frostbite.
  • Recolor of the Snow Cat (1985). Also related: Snow Cat (2003).
  • The Tiger Cat was animated only for commercials.

 


Tiger Fly

  • Long, slim yellow copter with 2-man cockpit; similar to AH-1 Cobra, used by G.I. Joe's Tiger Force.
  • Boxed vehicle from fall 1988, packaged with Recondo.
  • Recolor of the Assault Copter Dragonfly (XH-1) (1983). Also related: Assault Copter Locust (XH-1) (2000).
  • The Tiger Fly was animated only for commercials.

 


Tiger Rat

  • Yellow bomber with wing-mounted VTOL jet engines; similar to A-10, used by G.I. Joe's Tiger Force.
  • Boxed vehicle from fall 1988, packaged with Skystriker.
  • Recolor of the Cobra Rattler (Ground Attack Jet) (1984). Also related: A-10 Thunderbolt (1997); COBRA Rattler (2002); Cobra Rattler (2008); Tiger Rat (2009).
  • The Tiger Rat was animated only for commercials.

 



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