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Alpine

(aka Albert "Alpine" Pine)

File Name: Albert M. Pine of Minidoka, Idaho.
Grades: Army E-4 (1985); E-5 (2004-2008)
SNs: 237-51-3844; 237-51-HG44
Notes: Minidoka is on the Snake River, 50 miles north of the border with Utah.




Previous character: Dusty
Next character: Footloose

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Lee Weaver422,344 seconds2331,865

Sunbow's Alpine wore his 1985 outfit, with a brown shirt under his vest and a white chevron on his hat. He was the Joe Team's resident snarker and was frequently paired with Bazooka.

 

Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)11 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 127 seconds4 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 226 seconds3 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 3143 seconds22 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 4134 seconds18 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 5104 seconds12 lines
Money to Burn127 seconds3 lines
The Phantom Brigade21 seconds2 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds (silent)
Twenty Questions135 seconds16 lines
The Gamesmaster3 seconds (silent)
The Greenhouse Effect197 seconds25 lines
The Viper Is Coming102 seconds12 lines
The Funhouse242 seconds25 lines
Where the Reptiles Roam216 seconds17 lines
Lasers in the Night7 seconds (silent)
Captives of Cobra, Part 149 seconds1 line
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent134 seconds18 lines
The Traitor, Part 124 seconds (silent)
An Eye for an Eye55 seconds9 lines
The Gods Below193 seconds22 lines
Memories of Mara4 seconds (silent)
The Wrong Stuff125 seconds7 lines
The Pit of Vipers5 seconds (silent)
Cold Slither37 seconds2 lines
Skeletons in the Closet22 seconds3 lines
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 12 seconds (silent)
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)6 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 17 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 23 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 317 seconds3 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 517 seconds (silent)
Sink the Montana8 seconds (silent)
Once Upon a Joe2 seconds (silent)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World23 seconds (silent)
Nightmare Assault43 seconds2 lines
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep5 seconds (silent)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs13 seconds3 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening16 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 15 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 229 seconds3 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 51 second (silent)

Headcanon

Born October 28, 1953. Alpine 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. 2004/I (VvV Wave 2)
3. 2004/II (Tiger Force)
4. 2004/III (Single Pack)
5. 2008 (DVD Battles)
Version 1: 1985 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0062: Mountain TrooperMOS 1: Mountain Trooper
MOS 2: Finance Clerk [44C]
  • head: Alpine (85)
  • arms: Alpine (85)
  • torso: Alpine (85)
  • waist: Alpine (85)
  • legs: Alpine (85)
Accessories: tan backpack (new, with axe clip); black machine pistol (new Beretta M12); black grappling gun (new, with sling); black pickaxe (new); two black grappling hooks (new) with string
From the middle of the flat dusty Snake River Plain where Alpine was born he could see the mountains on the horizon in almost every direction like a physical barrier between him and the world he wanted. He took up mountain climbing during college and continued as a recreational climber during his brief tenure as an accountant for a large publishing firm. The G.I. Joe team gave Alpine the most hazardous of all conditions: with COBRA shooting at him!
Graduated Ranger School, Fort Benning. Qualified Expert: M-16, M-14, M-60, M-1911A1.
"Every time Alpine scales a sheer cliff piton by piton, overcoming granite and gravity with muscle and persistance [sic], he is symbolically climbing out of the quagmire of his past. That's why we send him up first on vertical assaults. He doesn't take to being knocked down too easily."
Toy Notes: Item #6443. Featured in 1985's Check Point/Air Defense commercial.
Version 2: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 2 two-pack assortment (04/I)
Fig. #0837: Mountain TrooperMOS 1: Mountaineering
MOS 2: Finance Clerk [44C]
  • head: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • arms: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Footloose (05)
  • torso: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • waist: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • upper legs: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • lower legs: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
Accessories: black handgun (03 Beachhead's); black attack rifle (92 Big Bear's AK-88); black communications gauntlet (common for VvV Joes); silver grappling hook (03 Sgt. Hacker's) with string; reddish brown rope (new, molded plastic piece)
Civilian climbing is hard enough as it is. A military climber is further burdened with a weapon or two, ammunition, communications equipment, a laser-spotter, and body armor. He also has the added problem of having to climb while under enemy fire, usually in the dark or under unfavorable weather conditions. None of this fazes ALPINE, who simply loves the challenge of a sheer rock face as much as he loves auditing a battalion payroll. If it's large, made of granite, and you can pound pitons into it, ALPINE can climb it. If it has double-column entries, he can balance it. ALPINE approaches both climbing and accounting with the same enthusiasm. He never tires of reminding his teammates that the FBI brings more bad-guys to justice by examining bookkeeping than it does by kicking down doors.
"Anybody can jump out of an airplane. That's just giving in to gravity. What I do is an attempt to defy gravity."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Swamp Rat (04/I). Item #55915.
Version 3: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 5 two-pack carded assortment (Tiger Force, 04/II)
Fig. #0931: Mountain TrooperMOS 1: Mountaineering
MOS 2: Finance Clerk [44C]
  • head: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • arms: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Footloose (05)
  • torso: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • waist: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • upper legs: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • lower legs: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
Accessories: black carbine (02 Duke's M4); black grappling hook (03 Sgt. Hacker's) and string; grey climbing rope (04/I Alpine's)
Civilian climbing is hard enough as it is. A military climber is further burdened with a weapon or two, ammunition, communications equipment, a laser-spotter, and body armor. He also has the added problem of having to climb while under enemy fire, usually in the dark or under unfavorable weather conditions. None of this fazes ALPINE, who simply loves the challenge of a sheer rock face as much as he loves auditing a battalion payroll. If it's large, made of granite, and you can pound pitons into it, ALPINE can climb it. If it has double-column entries, he can balance it. ALPINE approaches both climbing and accounting with the same enthusiasm. He never tires of reminding his teammates that the FBI brings more bad-guys to justice by examining bookkeeping than it does by kicking down doors.
"Anybody can jump out of an airplane. That's just giving in to gravity. What I do is an attempt to defy gravity."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Cross Hair (04). Item #03539.
Version 4: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 2 single-pack assortment (04/III)
Fig. #0953: Mountain TrooperMOS 1: Mountaineering
MOS 2: Finance Clerk [44C]
  • head: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • arms: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III), Footloose (05)
  • torso: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • waist: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • upper legs: Duke (03/I, 05/V), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • lower legs: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
Accessories: black backpack (90 SAW-Viper's); black pistol (88 Shockwave's); black carbine/shotgun (02 Ripper's M4 with shotgun barrel); black climbing rope (04/I Alpine's)
Civilian climbing is hard enough as it is. A military climber is further burdened with a weapon or two, ammunition, communications equipment, a laser-spotter, and body armor. He also has the added problem of having to climb while under enemy fire, usually in the dark or under unfavorable weather conditions. None of this fazes ALPINE, who simply loves the challenge of a sheer rock face as much as he loves auditing a battalion payroll. If it's large, made of granite, and you can pound pitons into it, ALPINE can climb it. If it has double-column entries, he can balance it. ALPINE approaches both climbing and accounting with the same enthusiasm. He never tires of reminding his teammates that the FBI brings more bad-guys to justice by examining bookkeeping than it does by kicking down doors.
"Anybody can jump out of an airplane. That's just giving in to gravity. What I do is an attempt to defy gravity."
Toy Notes: Item #01248.
Version 5: 2008 DVD Battles assortment, #5
Fig. #1388: Mountain Trooper
Albert "Alpine" Pine
MOS 1: Mountaineering
MOS 2: Finance Clerk [44C]
  • head: Alpine (08)
  • arms: Alpine (08)
  • body: Alpine (08)
  • legs: Alpine (08)
Accessories: black backpack (85 Alpine's, with modified peg); light green vest (new, with black pads and cream rope); black belt (new, too small to close); black laser rifle (83 Snow Job's XMLR 3-A); black pickaxe (based on 85 Alpine's), with attached string and grappling hook; black Joe figure stand.
Civilian climbing is hard enough as it is. A military climber is further burdened with a weapon or two, ammunition, communications equipment, a laser-spotter, and body armor. He also has the added problem of having to climb while under enemy fire, usually in the dark or under unfavorable weather conditions. None of this fazes Albert Pine, who simply loves the challenge of a sheer rock face. If it's large, made of granite, and you can pound pitons into it, Pine can climb it. For all that, he easily switches gears and climbs into a jet backpack to battle COBRA forces in the sky when they launch an attack from the air.
"For me it's all about defying gravity: It proves that anything is achievable if you put your strength, focus, and will into it."
Toy Notes: Boxed with Duke (08/VI), Cobra Commander (08/XII), Cobra Paratrooper (08/VII), MASS Device beam emitter, and Best of 80s Episodes DVD. Item #35835. This set was short-packed and unevenly distributed so that it was considered a hard-to-find item at the time of its release.