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Crystal Ball










chronological: Law<< Crystal Ball >>Jinx
alphabetical: Crusher<< Crystal Ball >>Cutter

 

Animated Appearances

Crystal Ball was animated only for commercials.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1987    
Version 1: spring 1987 regular carded figure assortment
Fig. #0117: Cobra Hypnotist
  • head: Crystal Ball (87)
  • arms: Crystal Ball (87)
  • torso: Crystal Ball (87)
  • waist: Crystal Ball (87)
  • legs: Crystal Ball (87)
Accessories: black hypno-shield with multi-colored lenticular pattern, clips to arm (new).
Born of a Romalian [sic, should be Romanian] father (who supposedly had "second sight") and an American mother from Bangor, Maine, Crystal Ball actually was the seventh son of a seventh son...and such men, the gypsies of old believed, were possessed of supernatural powers. That may or may not be true, but Crystal Ball can sometimes read minds, making him a unique addition to the Cobra forces, especially as an interrogator of captured Joes. Cobra doesn't use torture to interrogate their prisoners; when Crystal Ball is having one of his good days, they simply don't need to.
"When Crystal is around, ya don't just have to watch what you're sayin'; you have to watch what you're thinkin'!"
Toy Notes: Featured in the Buzz Boar commercial. Item #6749. Reportedly developed at the suggestion of Stephen King's son Owen (b. 1976), who was a G.I. Joe fan and wanted a magician on the team. It is additionally rumored that either Stephen or Owen King wrote this filecard. Stephen King mentions this figure in his book The Tommyknockers.