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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.



chronological: Dusty<< Alpine >>Footloose
alphabetical: Alley Viper II<< Alpine >>Altitude

 

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)in Armadillo, grappling onto airship, running from the wreckage, in final pose
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 127 seconds4 linesin J.U.M.P. defending shuttle, at Joe HQ during satellite attack
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 226 seconds3 linesin Killer W.H.A.L.E. leaving U.S.S. Flagg
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 3143 seconds22 linesleading Joes at Mountain of Glass
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 4134 seconds18 linesrescued by Quick Kick, riding under a H.I.S.S., stealing a cargo plane
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 5104 seconds12 linesreturning to Joe HQ, attacking Cobra base, yodeling to bring down Dragon
Money to Burn127 seconds3 linesplaying poker at HQ; in Silver Mirage; saving Lily; in Armadillo against Cobra base
The Phantom Brigade21 seconds2 linesdefending factory
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds(silent)on risers at reinstatement behind Blowtorch
Twenty Questions135 seconds16 linesin A.W.E. Striker at maneuvers; playing pool in rec room; in Dragonfly for search party
The Gamesmaster3 seconds(silent)present after island battle
The Greenhouse Effect197 seconds25 lineschasing CG, fighting vegetables at fair and in Chicago, stealing C.L.A.W.
The Viper Is Coming102 seconds12 linesat Barbecue's party, opening R&R base, climbing Enterprise Tower, meeting The Viper
The Funhouse242 seconds25 linesassaulting Cobra base, paired with Bazooka; rounding up Cobra prisoners
Where the Reptiles Roam216 seconds17 linesleading raid on info center, investigating ranch disguised as Big Bob Austin
Lasers in the Night7 seconds(silent)at briefing on Gung-Ho's disappearance
Captives of Cobra, Part 149 seconds1 lineflying Dragonfly to investigate crystals
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent134 seconds18 linescamping; on Flagg with Bazooka; driving a W.H.A.L.E. against sea serpent
The Traitor, Part 124 seconds(silent)part of failed ambush, present when Dusty is rescued
An Eye for an Eye55 seconds9 linesescorting fusion-engine plane; fighting at Cobra base
The Gods Below193 seconds22 lineslured into pyramid; disguised as Crimson Guard; dies but revived during gods' trial
Memories of Mara4 seconds(silent)at Mauler during island briefing; leading half the divers in undersea base
The Wrong Stuff125 seconds7 linessparring with Bazooka; space training; flying Skystrikers against space station
The Pit of Vipers5 seconds(silent)driving A.W.E. Striker to attack Watchdog
Cold Slither37 seconds2 linesflying Falcon Glider against fortress, eating at HQ
Skeletons in the Closet22 seconds3 linesdelivering mail at Joe HQ
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 12 seconds(silent)escaping sinking Flagg in false flashback (11:04-05)
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)6 seconds(silent)scaling Terror Drome
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 17 seconds(silent)second base in ball game; surrounded on airfield; on night-time run
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 23 seconds1 lineguarding Vlad Tepes' tomb in Transyvlania
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 317 seconds3 linesdigging out Beach Head and Mainframe; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 517 seconds(silent)cheering Sarge at Terror Drome; at Joe HQ briefing; seen after DC battle
Sink the Montana8 seconds(silent)boarding Montana and fighting B.A.T.S on board
Once Upon a Joe2 seconds(silent)helping rebuild orphanage (7:16-17)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World23 seconds(silent)with new officers as attack begins; defending HQ; greeting Hawk; stealing a Stun
Nightmare Assault43 seconds2 linesat breakfast; in final dream
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep5 seconds(silent)in line in mess hall
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs13 seconds3 lineshelping a boy who has lost his brother at an amusement park
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening16 seconds(silent)fighting B.A.T.s, grappling onto Firebat
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 15 seconds(silent)at B.E.T. test
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 229 seconds3 linesguarding Serpentor's cell; injured
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 51 second(silent)charging toward palace (7:08)

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: spring 1985 regular carded figure assortment
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: black Beretta M12 submachine gun (new), black grappling hook rifle (new), large black pickaxe with loop below handle (new), tan backpack with engraved canteen and clip for axe (new), black pair of hooks on black string (new).
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 Battle Stations commercial.
Version 2: late March 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 2 figure two-pack assortment (04/I)
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, 04/VI), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • waist: Duke (03/I, 04/VI), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • upper legs: Duke (03/I, 04/VI, Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • lower legs: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
Accessories: black pistol (03 Beachhead's), black rifle (92 Big Bear's), black communications gauntlet (04 Duke's), silver grappling hook on black string (03 Sgt. Hacker's), red-brown circular coil of rope (new).
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. Item #55915.
Version 3: October 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 5 figure two-pack recolor assortment (Tiger Force, 04/II)
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, 04/VI), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • waist: Duke (03/I, 04/VI), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • upper legs: Duke (03/I, 04/VI, Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • lower legs: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
Accessories: black rifle (02 Duke's), silver grappling hook on black string (03 Sgt. Hacker's), grey rope (04 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."
Variations: Early figures had a pink, almost red, skin tone.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Cross Hair. Item #03539.
Version 4: late October 2004 Wave 2 discount figure single-pack assortment (04/III)
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, 04/VI), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • waist: Duke (03/I, 04/VI), Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • upper legs: Duke (03/I, 04/VI, Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
  • lower legs: Alpine (04/I, 04/II, 04/III)
Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's), black rifle (02 Dreadnok Ripper's), black backpack (90 S.A.W.-Viper's), black rope (04 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."
Variations: Some copies did not include the pistol or the rope.
Toy Notes: Item #01248.
Version 5: late December 2008 DVD Battles multipack assortment, #5
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 rifle (83 Snow Job's), large black pickaxe with four-pronged grappling hook on black string (new), black belt with two side pockets and silver buckle (new), green vest with black pads and tan climbing rope (new), black backpack with engraved canteen and clip for axe (new), 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, Cobra Commander, Cobra Paratrooper, small white Cobra C.L.A.W., M.A.S.S. 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.