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Armadillo



File Name: Philo R. Makepeace of Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Grade: Army E-7 (1988)
SN: 319-52-4887
Notes: Fort Huachuca is an Army base in the southeast part of the state, about 15 miles north of the Mexico border. The Marvel comic series referred to this character as Rumbler.



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Animated Appearances

Armadillo was animated only for commercials, in which some shots include two characters side-by-side wearing Armadillo's outfit.

Headcanon

Born January 8, 1956. Armadillo joined the Joe Team in March 1986, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988 (Rolling Thunder)    
Version 1: 1988 boxed Rolling Thunder vehicle
Fig. #0181: G. I. Joe Rolling Thunder DriverMOS 1: Armored Assault Vehicle Driver
MOS 2: Advanced Reconnaissance
  • head: Armadillo (88)
  • arms: Armadillo (88)
  • torso: Armadillo (88)
  • waist: Armadillo (88)
  • legs: Armadillo (88)
Accessories: none
ARMADILLO is in command of the most heavily armed assault vehicle in the world—the Rolling Thunder! He's the most reliable driver in the whole G.I. Joe motor pool! Armadillo is versed in all the latest land assault technologies and his experience as a vehicle driver is second to none! When it came time to select a driver for this most formidable attack craft, Armadillo was a shoe-in for the job!
"Armadillo is no fun to ride with! You put him behind the wheel of anything with big tires and he just plain loses his sense of humor! His only concern becomes accomplishing his objective and getting to his destination. He used to make good time driving big rigs, but he just left too many people pulled over to the side of the interstate with their teeth rattling. Nobody complains about the way he drives the Rolling Thunder. He gets you there, right?"
Toy Notes: Item #6012.