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Countdown



File Name: David D. Dubosky of Plainfield, New Jersey.
Grade: Air Force O-3 (1989-1994)
SNs: 111-8866-DD66; 111-88-WT27
Notes: Plainfield is in the north part of the state, about 20 miles southwest of Newark. Countdown was also the name of an Autobot released in 1989 as a Micromaster Base.



Previous character: Scoop
Next character: Alley Viper

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Countdown was never animated.

Headcanon

Born October 16, 1950. Countdown 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. 1989 2. 1993 (Star Brigade blue) 3. 1994 (Star Brigade grey)
Version 1: 1989 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0200: AstronautMOS 1: Astronaut [13A3]/Fighter Pilot [11F3]
MOS 2: Electronics Engineer [32E3/E]
  • head: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • arms: Countdown (89, 93, 94), Space Shot (94)
  • torso: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • waist: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • legs: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
Accessories: blue and white helmet (new, with silver face shield); silver backpack (new, with rotating jets); silver laser pistol (new); silver grappling hook (new, runs through backpack) with string
Satellites are used by every major power for visual surveillance, electronic and infrared intelligence gathering, and as weapons platforms. Even Cobra has a shuttle and its own spy satellites. The battlefield of tomorrow will surely extend into the upper atmosphere and the G.I. Joe Team is ready with its own specialist. COUNTDOWN is a qualified F-16 fighter pilot, a NASA astronaut, an electronics engineer, and a ranking chess master.
"I don't care if he can take a five-gee turn without blacking out, and never get queasy in zero-gravity! I know that he can fly a fighter plane with burned out instruments through extreme turbulence with one hand while repairing instruments with the other hand and simultaneously playing three games of chess in his head! None of it makes him any less boring!"
Toy Notes: Item #6527.
Version 2: 1993 Star Brigade carded assortment, #8
Fig. #0402: Combat AstronautMOS 1: Astronaut [13A3]/Fighter Pilot [11F3]
MOS 2: Electronics Engineer [32E3/E]
  • head: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • arms: Countdown (89, 93, 94), Space Shot (94)
  • torso: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • waist: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • legs: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
Accessories: red helmet (89 Countdown's with white visor); yellow submachine gun (91 Cloudburst's MP5); yellow plasma rifle (91 Flint's); black spring missile launcher (93 Backblast's, with black trigger); two yellow missiles (93 Backblast's); yellow knife (93 Beach-Head's); yellow figure stand
It has been predicted that the battles of tomorrow would be fought in the cosmic realm of space. Today that theory has become reality as G.I. Joe fights to protect Earth—and the universe—from Cobra's dastardly "Cobranauts." These space snakes have invaded the upper atmosphere causing G.I. Joe to send up their own stellar specialist, COUNTDOWN, to stop them before it's too late. He's a qualified space shuttle commander, Ghoststriker X-16 fighter pilot, NASA astronaut, electrical engineer, and a ranking chess master. If Cobra wants to pick a fight in space, Countdown will be there to checkmate their every move!
Motto: "The only stars I want those Astro Vipers to see will be after an uppercut to the face!"
Variations: Some copies came with a dark brown version of the missile launcher.
Toy Notes: Item #81102.
Version 3: 1994 Star Brigade carded assortment, #53
Fig. #0480: Combat AstronautMOS 1: Astronaut [13A3]/Fighter Pilot [11F3]
MOS 2: Electronics Engineer [32E3/E]
  • head: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • arms: Countdown (89, 93, 94), Space Shot (94)
  • torso: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • waist: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
  • legs: Countdown (89, 93, 94)
Accessories: green helmet (89 Countdown's with blue visor); black submachine gun (91 Cloudburst's MP5); black plasma rifle (91 Flint's); light blue spring missile launcher (93 Backblast's, with black trigger); two black missiles (93 Backblast's); black knife (93 Beach-Head's); black figure stand
Cobra has sent battalions of destructive "space snakes" into the upper atmosphere, causing G.I. Joe to send up their own stellar specialist, COUNTDOWN, to thwart Cobra's evil plans. Countdown is a qualified space shuttle commander, NASA astronaut, electrical engineer, and a ranking chess master. If Cobra wants to pick a fight in space, Countdown will be there to checkmate their every move!
Motto: "The only stars I want those monsters to see will be after an uppercut to their fangs!"
Toy Notes: Item #81119.