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Cross-Country



File Name: Robert M. Blais of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Grade: Army E-5 (1986-1993)
SNs: RA 555-38-6214; 06D-50-25T
Notes: Greensboro, about 95 miles northeast of Charlotte, is in the central part of the state. If Cross-Country uses the French pronunciation of Blais, the s is silent.



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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Michael McConnohie191,036 seconds85659

Sunbow's Cross-Country wore his 1986 outfit, but with a light brown vest, and a white cap with clear lenses on his goggles. He had a lean, youthful face, in contrast to the large, puffy-cheeked face of the figure.

 

Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 112 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 224 seconds3 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 314 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 42 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 519 seconds1 line
Let's Play Soldier51 seconds2 lines
Cobrathon14 seconds (silent)
Once Upon a Joe10 seconds (silent)
The Spy Who Rooked Me313 seconds26 lines
Raise the Flagg!3 seconds (silent)
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World22 seconds1 line
Nightmare Assault23 seconds1 line
Joe's Night Out4 seconds1 line
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep468 seconds41 lines
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs7 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 122 seconds3 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 419 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 56 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born December 12, 1955. Cross-Country joined the Joe Team in September 1983, and his appearance is represented by Version 1, changing to Version 2 in late 1986. 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. 1986 (HAVOC) 2. 1993 (Battle Corps)  
Version 1: 1986 boxed HAVOC vehicle
Fig. #0106: HAVOC DriverMOS 1: Armor [19K]
MOS 2: Heavy Equipment Operator [21E]
  • head: Cross-Country (86)
  • arms: Cross-Country (86)
  • torso: Cross-Country (86)
  • waist: Cross-Country (86)
  • legs: Cross-Country (86)
Accessories: none
Cross-Country's father was a bulldozer operator and his mother drove a grader. You might say he was born to drive big yellow things that run on diesel. Coupled with his natural affinity for heavy machinery, his uncanny sense of direction and fearlessness under fire make him the man you want at the controls whether you're riding into a hairy situation or trying to get out of one! Qualified expert with Heavy Laser Cannon, M-16A2, M-2 50 cal. MG and .45 Auto-Pistol.
"Crank-Case might be a wild man behind the wheel of his A.W.E. Striker, but Cross-Country will steer that H.A.V.O.C. of his across terrain that would break both axles of the RTV. Of course, a tracked vehicle has natural advantages, but it is Cross-Country's talent for sensing the most favorable grade, the shallowest mud, and the firmest sand that makes the difference."
Toy Notes: Item #6030.
Re-releases: A recolored version with a moustache was released in India.
Version 2: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded assortment, #2
Fig. #0350: Transport ExpertMOS 1: Battle Wagon Driver
MOS 2: Mudbuster Driver
  • head: Cross-Country (93)
  • arms: Cross-Country (93)
  • torso: Cross-Country (93)
  • waist: Cross-Country (93)
  • legs: Cross-Country (93)
Accessories: orange backpack (91 Dusty's); black pistol (88 Shockwave's); black submachine gun (88 Hit & Run's Colt 635); black assault rifle (90 Bullhorn's Steyr AUG); blue-green missile launcher (shared with Roadblock and Snow Storm, with side handle and black trigger); two black missiles (common for 93 Joes); black figure stand
CROSS-COUNTRY'S father was a bulldozer operator and his mother drove a grader in the South. You might say this good 'ol country boy was born to drive big things that run on diesel. And when you hear his "rebel yell," and see the Southern flag on the back of his jacket flash by, you'll know he is on his way to do some serious Cobra butt kicking. Bazooka might be a wildman behind the wheel of his Blockbuster, but Cross-Country will drive that Battle Wagon over anything that gets in his way, especially if it has the Cobra insignia on it!
Motto: "I'm always ready to battle anything rotten like I did in my days back in the land of cotton."
Toy Notes: Item #6862. This and other figures from the first wave of Battle Corps were available in most stores by Thanksgiving 1992. The Blockbuster would not be released until 1994.
Re-releases: A recolored version was released in Brazil as Pegasus.