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Ghostrider



File Name: Jonas S. Jeffries of Chicago, Illinois.
Grade: Air Force O-3 (1988)
SN: 112-30-7140
Notes: Chicago is in the state's northeast corner, at the south end of Lake Michigan. Bullet-Proof, Hardtop, Heavy Duty, Scoop, Short-Fuze, and Static Line are also from Chicago.



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Animated Appearances

Ghostrider was animated only for commercials.

Headcanon

Born February 5, 1956. Ghostrider 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 (Phantom X-19)    
Version 1: 1988 boxed Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter vehicle
Fig. #0179: G. I. Joe Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter PilotMOS 1: Stealth Fighter Pilot [11F3/M]
MOS 2: Aeronautical Engineer [62E3/A]
  • head: Ghostrider (88)
  • arms: Ghostrider (88)
  • torso: Ghostrider (88)
  • waist: Ghostrider (88)
  • legs: Ghostrider (88)
Accessories: red cloth scarf (new)
Stealth isn't simply a matter of technology, it is a state of mind. It isn't enough to wrap yourself in a blended-wing, polymer-composite-airframe with shielded air inlets and vectored nozzles, all covered with black, "iron ball" radar absorbent paint. True stealth means having the nerve to fly "nap of the earth" at high speeds, without activating electronic sensors or guidance systems that might tip-off enemy radar! It is ridiculous to fly such an aircraft at low altitude because it was designed by engineers whose priorities centered on radar-invisibility rather than structural integrity and maneuverability. This doesn't seem to matter to GHOSTRIDER.
"Ghostrider has been working on not getting noticed since the second grade. He may have been the only person to make it through the Chicago public school system without ever cleaning an eraser or washing a blackboard. Teachers never noticed him, not because he was dull or lackluster, but because he consciously worked on not being noticed. That's how he is in the cockpit of a stealth fighter. He's WILLING himself to be invisible!"
Toy Notes: Item #6016. The prototype shown in the 1988 insert catalog had Sneak Peek's head and Heavy Metal's torso.