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File Name: Kurt Schnurr of New Haven, Connecticut.
Grade: Army E-4 (1985-2008)
SNs: 307-42-4683; 307-42-KS83
Notes: Biloxi is on the Gulf coast, about 60 miles west of Mobile, Alabama. I consider the 2002 "Charles Griffith" Roadblock to be a version of Double Blast.

Previous character: Bazooka
Next character: Lady Jaye


Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Pat Fraley211,005 seconds78760

Sunbow's Airtight wore his 1985 outfit, but usually with a paler yellow than on the figure. He was often seen without his helmet, with brown-to-black hair and a prominent widow's peak.


Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)9 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 241 seconds5 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 366 seconds6 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds (silent)
The Greenhouse Effect54 seconds4 lines
The Funhouse176 seconds18 lines
The Germ233 seconds26 lines
Cobra Quake2 seconds (silent)
Worlds Without End Part I161 seconds7 lines
Worlds Without End Part II152 seconds4 lines
An Eye for an Eye24 seconds (silent)
Primordial Plot14 seconds2 lines
Flint's Vacation23 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 12 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 28 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 55 seconds (silent)
Sins of Our Fathers3 seconds (silent)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs14 seconds5 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening2 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 26 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 56 seconds (silent)


Born October 28, 1953. Airtight joined the Joe Team in September 1982, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 2 appearance.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985 2. 2008 (DTC)  
Version 1: 1985 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0058: Hostile EnvironmentMOS 1: CBR (Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Warfare) [74D]
MOS 2: Ordnance [89B]
  • head: Airtight (85)
  • arms: Airtight (85)
  • torso: Airtight (85)
  • waist: Airtight (85)
  • legs: Airtight (85)
Accessories: light green backpack (new, with hose notch); black Sniffer (new, CBR sensor); black air hose (new, short with ridges except under notch); black hose (long standard)
Kurt was the kid who could hold his breath the longest. He was also the kid who had the largest collection of plastic dinosaurs on the block. He was a weird kid who grew up to be an even stranger adult. It takes a mighty weird person to walk into a cloud of toxic gas strong enough to fell a mutant weight-lifter cockroach wearing a protective suit built under contract for the government by the lowest bidder.
"Airtight is an unreformed practical joker; sneezing powder, plastic barf, whoopee cushion - the whole bit!! No prank is too low for him. You'd think that other Joes would hate his guts, but they don't. Because when the bad guys escalate the fire fight and start playing dirty, it's old Airtight who suits up and wades into the thick of it."
Toy Notes: Item #6439. Featured in 1985's Check Point/Air Defense commercial.
Re-releases: A slightly recolored version was released in India. A Tiger Force version was released in Brazil as Ar Puro.
Version 2: 2008 Direct-to-Consumer Wave 4 carded assortment
Fig. #1392: Chemical OfficerMOS 1: Hazardous Substance Control [74D]
MOS 2: Ordnance [89B]
  • head: Airtight (08)
  • arms: Barrel Roll (05), SAW Viper (06), G.I. Joe (06), Airtight (08)
  • torso: Barrel Roll (05), Airtight (08)
  • waist: Barrel Roll (05), Airtight (08)
  • legs: Barrel Roll (05), Airtight (08)
Accessories: silver visor (new, with nose notch); green vest (new, with black control panel and cord from front to back); black pistol (06 Med Alert's 9mm); black mountable laser rifle (06 Grand Slam's)
The G.I. JOE team has to be ready for any kind of attack from COBRA forces, including dangerous substances created by the fiendish DR. MINDBENDER. That's where AIRTIGHT comes in. He's a trained expert in chemical weapons, and knows how to detect, identify, neutralize, and contain them. He keeps the team prepped for any eventuality, especially since COBRA is evil enough to attack with every nasty method at its disposal. When a toxic gas has been unleashed, it takes a courageous and coolheaded person to walk in and neutralize it, even when he's suited up in Level 4 M.O.P.P. (Mission Oriented Protective Posture) gear made of impermeable, charcoal-saturated polyurethane foam. AIRTIGHT is the guy for the job. When COBRA comes at the G.I. JOE team with their worst, he's there to save the day.
"Dealing with a dangerous toxin is only part of the mission. The other part is capturing the enemy who released it in the first place, and make sure they never do it again."
Toy Notes: Sold exclusively through the G.I. Joe Collector's Club. Originally intended for release in 2006.