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Frostbite



File Name: Farley S. Seward of Galena, Alaska.
Grades: Army E-4 (1985-2004); E-5 (2005-2006)
various SNs: 215-58-9136; 0215-54-9136; 215-58-GI36; 215-58-SF36
Notes: Galena in central Alaska really is in the middle of nowhere, 270 miles west of Fairbanks on the Yukon River, just south of the Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge. It is inaccessible by road and can only by reached by river during the summer.



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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Chris Latta549 seconds550
DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Louis Chirillo285 seconds549

Sunbow's Frostbite wore his 1985 outfit with gold-tinted goggles and darker fur on his cap and collar. His 1988 outfit was animated for the Tiger Force ad. The Reel FX films used Frostbite's 2004 outfit, with a white visor and grey shoulder pads.

 

The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 37 seconds (silent)
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 24 seconds (silent)
Spell of the Siren1 second (silent)
Eau de Cobra27 seconds5 lines
The Pit of Vipers10 seconds (silent)
Valor vs. Venom82 seconds5 lines
Ninja Battles3 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born June 16, 1951. Frostbite joined the Joe Team in September 1982, and his appearance is represented by Version 1, changing to Version 3 in late 1986. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 4 appearance, changing to Version 10 in 1993.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1985 (Snow Cat)
2. 1988 (Tiger Cat)
3. 1993 (Battle Corps)
4. 2002/I (JvC Wave 1)
5. 2002/II (Rock Slide)
6. 2002/III (JvC Wave 1.35)
7. 2003/I (Snow Cat)
8. 2003/II (Built to Rule)
9. 2004 (Ice Sabre)
10. 2005/I (Valor vs. Venom)
11. 2005/II (Winter Ops)
12. 2006 (DTC Ice Sabre)
Version 1: 1985 boxed Snow Cat vehicle
Fig. #0073: Snow Cat DriverMOS 1: Motor Vehicle Driver [88M]
MOS 2: Armor [19K]
  • head: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • arms: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • torso: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • waist: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • legs: Frostbite (85, 88), Lifeline (86 mail-order)
Accessories: black assault rifle (new, oversized M16)
Frostbite was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked briefly as lineman on the pipeline but found the job unchallenging despite the 40 degrees below zero temperatures and hazardous conditions. The army promised to give him a challenge whenever he wanted one. Frostbite graduated from transportation school, Fort Eustis, and armored school, Fort Knox. Qualified expert: M-16, M1911A1 Auto Pistol, M-2 50 cal. MG, and M-60 7.62mm MG.
"Frostbite has to be cool. The environment he works in is too unforgiving. If his Snow Cat throws a piston, he's got to step out into weather that'll freeze a hex-wrench to bare skin in five seconds and carry through a repair job that would be taxing under ideal conditions. He can't afford to panic. Not if he wants to stay alive."
Toy Notes: Item #6057.
Re-releases: Also available as part of a vehicle drivers set by mail in 1988 through the offers Is This the End of Sergeant Slaughter? and Capture the Excitement, and in 1992 through the offer Mission Rescue: Code Blue.
Version 2: 1988 Tiger Force boxed Tiger Cat vehicle
Fig. #0195: Tiger Cat DriverMOS 1: Tiger Cat Driver
MOS 2: Artillery [13B]
  • head: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • arms: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • torso: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • waist: Frostbite (85, 88)
  • legs: Frostbite (85, 88), Lifeline (86 mail-order)
Accessories: black assault rifle (85 Frostbite's M16)
FROSTBITE was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consisted of two people standing on the same acre. He worked briefly as lineman on the pipeline, but found the job unchallenging despite the 40 degrees below zero temperature and hazardous conditions. The Army promised to give him a challenge whenever he wanted one. After he took his oath to Uncle Sam, he went to Transportation School where he learned how to drive every known vehicle used by the United States Armed Forces. Frotbite thought he had it made being stationed in Greenland, but then he was tapped for duty on Tiger Force and all that changed! Now he's barrelling over sand dunes in the Sahara Desert rather than smashing through snow banks in the Arctic Circle!
"Battling Cobra Toxo-Vipers in temperatures over 113 degrees is like fighting them in a furnace, but somehow that 'frost-jockey' from the north keeps his cool! I saw him pulverize a full-scale attack by a battalion of enemy troops just by firing his Tiger Cat's main gun batteries at the center of their ranks! With guys like him over there, we have nothing to worry about!"
Toy Notes: Item #6671.
Version 3: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 2 carded assortment, #20
Fig. #0379: Arctic CommanderMOS 1: Arctic Special Operations Commander
MOS 2: Artillery [13B]
  • head: Frostbite (93), Blizzard (97)
  • arms: Frostbite (93), Blizzard (97)
  • torso: Frostbite (93), Blizzard (97)
  • waist: Frostbite (93), Blizzard (97)
  • legs: Frostbite (93), Blizzard (97)
Accessories: white face mask (new, with round eye and mouth holes); white shotgun (88 Muskrat's M4 Super 90); white machine gun (91 Grunt's); white submachine gun (91 Tracker's MP5K); orange spring missile launcher (shared with Duke, with orange trigger); two black missiles (common for 93 Joes); white machete (88 Muskrat's); white figure stand
FROSTBITE grew up in a small, remote town where the only season he ever knew was winter. On his 18th birthday he left home in search of adventure, a search that eventually led him to join the G. I. Joe team. Having driven everything back home from turbo-charged snowmobiles to Alaskan oil trucks, he enrolled in the U.S. Army's Transportation School before being recruited by the Joes. He was a the top of his class and the fastest driver the school had ever seen. He has served in burning hot places like the Sahara Desert, but prefers duty in the frozen North. Vehicle specialties include the Mudbuster and Monster Blaster A.P.C.
Motto: "The colder the climate, the hotter my trigger finger!"
Toy Notes: Item #6772.
Version 4: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1 two-pack assortment (02/I)
Fig. #0589: TransportationMOS 1: Operations Commander
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper arms: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • lower arms: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III)
  • torso: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • waist: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper legs: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • lower legs: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Reservist (02)
Accessories: white backpack (83 Snow Job's); black assault rifle (90 Ambush's EM-2 bullpup); black submachine gun (91 Dusty's MAT-49) with stock; two white skis with black ski poles (83 Snow Job's)
FROSTBITE was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked as a lineman on the pipline but found the job unchallenging despite hazardous conditions and 40 degrees below zero temperatures. He joined the army with the promise of endless challenges. He's an expert in all forms of transportation and can make his way through a blizzard of snow and missiles with a steely eye and a big grin. When the NEO-VIPERS ruined unspoiled tundra by turning it into a bio-weapons compound, FROSTBITE made it his personal duty to put them in the deep freeze, permanently.
"The cold north teaches you to always keep your cool, whether you're facing a wall of ice or a wall of NEO-VIPERS."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Neo-Viper (02/I). Item #53134. Many collectors have compared this outfit to those worn by the Rebel soldiers in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Version 5: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1 boxed Rock Slide vehicle (02/II)
Fig. #0591: TransportationMOS 1: Operations Commander
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper arms: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • lower arms: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III)
  • torso: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • waist: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper legs: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • lower legs: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Reservist (02)
Accessories: none
FROSTBITE was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked as a lineman on the pipline but found the job unchallenging despite hazardous conditions and 40 degrees below zero temperatures. He joined the army with the promise of endless challenges. He's an expert in all forms of transportation and can make his way through a blizzard of snow and missiles with a steely eye and a big grin. When the NEO-VIPERS ruined unspoiled tundra by turning it into a bio-weapons compound, FROSTBITE made it his personal duty to put them in the deep freeze, permanently.
"The cold north teaches you to always keep your cool, whether you're facing a wall of ice or a wall of NEO-VIPERS."
Toy Notes: Item #53136.
Version 6: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 1.35 two-pack assortment (02/III)
Fig. #0614: TransportationMOS 1: Operations Commander
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper arms: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • lower arms: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III)
  • torso: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • waist: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper legs: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • lower legs: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III), Reservist (02)
Accessories: white backpack (83 Snow Job's); black assault rifle (90 Ambush's EM-2 bullpup); black submachine gun (91 Dusty's MAT-49) with stock; two white skis with black ski poles (83 Snow Job's)
FROSTBITE was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked as a lineman on the pipline but found the job unchallenging despite hazardous conditions and 40 degrees below zero temperatures. He joined the army with the promise of endless challenges. He's an expert in all forms of transportation and can make his way through a blizzard of snow and missiles with a steely eye and a big grin. When the NEO-VIPERS ruined unspoiled tundra by turning it into a bio-weapons compound, FROSTBITE made it his personal duty to put them in the deep freeze, permanently.
"The cold north teaches you to always keep your cool, whether you're facing a wall of ice or a wall of NEO-VIPERS."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Neo-Viper (02/II). Item #53134.
Version 7: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 boxed Snow Cat vehicle (03/I)
Fig. #0714: TransportationMOS 1: Arctic Special Operations Commander
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II)
  • upper arms: Breaker (82), Rock 'n Roll (82), Clutch (82, 84), Snow Job (97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07)
  • lower arms: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Steeler (04), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07)
  • torso: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Grunt (07)
  • waist: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07)
  • legs: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07), Zap (07)
Accessories: none
FROSTBITE was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked as a lineman on the pipeline but found the job unchallenging despite hazardous conditions and 40 below zero temperatures. He joined the army with the promise of endless challenges. He's an expert in all forms of transportation and can make his way through a blizzard of snow and missiles with a steely eye and a big grin. When COBRA forces ruined unspoiled tundra by turning it into a bio-weapons compound, FROSTBITE made it his personal duty to put them in the deep freeze, permanently.
"The cold north teaches you to always keep your cool, whether you're facing a wall of ice or a wall of COBRA troops."
Toy Notes: Boxed with the Toys 'R Us-exclusive Sound Attack version of the Snow Cat. Item #53241.
Version 8: 2003 Built-to-Rule boxed Forest Fox vehicle (03/II)
Fig. #0769: TransportationMOS 1: Arctic Special Operations Commander
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper arms: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • lower arms: Frostbite (03/II)
  • torso: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II)
  • waist: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • upper legs: Frostbite (02/I, 02/II, 02/III, 03/II), Reservist (02)
  • lower legs: Frostbite (03/II)
Accessories: none
FROSTBITE was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked as a lineman on the pipeline but found the job unchallenging despite hazardous conditions and 40 below zero temperatures. He joined the army with the promise of endless challenges. He's an expert in all forms of transportation and can make his way through a blizzard of snow an dmissiles with a steely eye and a big grin.
FROSTBITE likes to get new toys to play with, and the FOREST FOX vehicle is no exception. It is fast and nimble, with firepower to match. In the SPY TROOPS mode it changes into a transport vehicle with a dual projectile gunner station, which suits FROSTBITE just fine.
"Melting the polar ice caps, satellite hijacking - I've seen all the crazy schemes COBRA tries to pull here in the Arctic. But nothing's crazier than the sight of a SNOW SERPENT eating snow cones at -30 C. Those guys are nuts!"
Toy Notes: Item #6504.
Version 9: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 3 boxed Ice Sabre vehicle
Fig. #0903: TransportationMOS 1: Arctic Special Operations Commander
MOS 2: ICE SABRE Driver
  • head: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • arms: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • torso: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • waist: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • legs: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
Accessories: none
FROSTBITE was born in a place where summer is a myth and a crowd consists of two people standing on the same acre. He worked as a lineman on the pipeline but found the job unchallenging despite hazardous conditions and 40 below zero temperatures. He joined the army with the promise of endless challenges. He's an expert in all forms of transportation and can make his way through a blizzard of snow and missiles with a steely eye and a big grin. When COBRA forces ruined unspoiled tundra by turning it into a bio-weapons compound, FROSTBITE made it his personal duty to put them in the deep freeze, permanently.
"The cold north teaches you to always keep your cool, whether you're facing a wall of ice or a wall of COBRA infantry."
Toy Notes: Item #55476.
Version 10: 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 6 two-pack assortment (05/I)
Fig. #0978: Arctic Operations SpecialistMOS 1: Armored Vehicle Driver [19K]
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • arms: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • torso: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • waist: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • legs: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
Accessories: grey sniper rifle (03 Tunnel Rat's Accuracy Int'l AWS); grey paintball marker (shared with Shipwreck); two white ski-missiles (new, attach to snowboard); black communications gauntlet (common for VvV Joes); white snowboard (new, with swiveling stand and color Joe logo)
FROSTBITE loves the challenge of surviving and thriving in a harsh arctic environment. There are other G. I. JOE Team members who are better armored vehicle drivers, but few of them could find their way through a blizzard without a GPS, unclog a fuel line in sub-zero temperature, or know instinctively where a crevasse is hidden under snow cover. He doesn't mind the cold; in fact, an icy wind in his face makes him feel more alive. Extreme cold tends to make troops sluggish and careless, but what it does for FROSBITE is exactly the opposite. Any COBRA infiltration team expecting to attack a G. I. JOE base under cover of a blinding snowstorm is in for a nasty surprise, and his name is FROSTBITE.
"Give me black coffee, scalding hot, thick enough to stand a spoon in, then get out of my way."
Variations: The single-carded release has a busier camo pattern on the legs.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Snow Wolf (05). Item #00278.
Rereleases: Later carded without accessories as part of the 2008 wave of single-carded figures (Item #34894).
Version 11: 2005 Winter Operations carded set (05/II)
Fig. #1064: Arctic Operations SpecialistMOS 1: Arctic Special Operations Commander
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II)
  • upper arms: Breaker (82), Rock 'n Roll (82), Clutch (82, 84), Snow Job (97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07)
  • lower arms: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Steeler (04), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07)
  • torso: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Grunt (07)
  • waist: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07)
  • legs: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07), Zap (07)
Accessories: two black ice shoes (88 Blizzard's); black backpack (92 Gung-Ho's); black sniper rifle (03 Cross Hair's Accuracy Int'l AWP); black assault rifle (04 Cobra Trooper's M16); two black skis (88 Blizzard's)
FROSTBITE loves the challenge of surviving and thriving in a harsh arctic environment, there ar eother G. I. JOE Team members who are better armored vehicle drivers, but few of them could find their way through a blizzard without a GPS, unclog a fuel line in sub-zero temperature, or know instinctively where a crevasse is hidden under snow cover. He doesn't mind the cold; in fact, an icy wind in his face makes him feel more alive. Extreme cold tends to make troops sluggish and careless. But what it does for FROSTBITE is exactly the opposite. Any COBRA infiltration team expecting to attack a G. I. JOE base under cover of a blinding snowstorm is in for a nasty surprise, and his name is FROSTBITE.
"Give me black coffee, scalding hot, thick enough to stand a spoon in, then get out of my way."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Backblast (05), Mirage (05), Short Fuze (05/II), Snake Eyes (05/V), and Sgt. Stalker (05/II). Item #07253.
Version 12: 2006 Direct-to-Consumer Wave 3 boxed Ice Sabre vehicle
Fig. #1115: Arctic Operations SpecialistMOS 1: Armored Vehicle Driver [19K]
MOS 2: Vehicle Specialist [88M]
  • head: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • arms: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • torso: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • waist: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
  • legs: Frostbite (04, 05/I, 06)
Accessories: none
FROSTBITE loves the challenge of surviving and thriving in a harsh arctic environment. There are other G. I. JOE team members who are better armored vehicle drivers, but few of them could find their way through a blizzard without a GPS, unclog a fuel line in sub-zero temperature, or know instinctively where a crevasse is hidden under snow cover. He doesn't mind the cold; in fact, an icy wind in his face makes him feel more alive. Extreme cold tends to make troops sluggish and careless, but what it does for FROSTBITE is exactly the opposite. Any COBRA infiltration team expecting to attack a G. I. JOE base under cover of a blinding snowstorm is in for a nasty surprise, and his name is FROSTBITE.
"Give me black coffee, scalding hot, thick enough to stand a spoon in, then get out of my way."
Toy Notes: Item #56690.