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The Great Alaskan Land Rush

52nd of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Written by David Carren. First aired December 3, 1985.









Previous episode: Cold Slither
Next episode: Skeletons in the Closet

The Joes drive trucks through Washington to transport historic documents to the new National Archive. Cobra attacks, stealing a truck containing a golden cup known as the Great Seal of Alaska. With it, they place car salesman Gergy Potemkin in charge of Alaska. The Joes confirm that Alaska was bought from Russia with the understanding that the Great Seal was proof of possession, but the Seal was believed lost when the Romanov, the ship carrying it sank. Suspecting Gergy has a fake, the Joes lead a team to the arctic to seek out the real Seal, while the Oktober Guard fields a team of its own in hope of returning Alaska to Russia.

Cobra shoots down the Joes' plane, and once on land their vehicles are destroyed by the Oktober Guard. The Joes continue on foot and find the Guard's camp abandoned. They are then attacked by Cossacks, who also hold the Guard prisoner, but the captors turn out to be the descendants of the Romanov's crew. Cobra soon attacks the crew's village, but a three-way struggle for the Seal ends with Cobra defeated and Col. Brekhov agreeing to let Duke deliver the Seal to Juneau.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Duke364 seconds38 linesin DC convoy; at HQ during broadcast; leading Joes to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew
Scarlett299 seconds28 linesin DC convoy; at HQ during broadcast; sent to Alaska to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew
Roadblock223 seconds9 linesin DC convoy; at HQ during broadcast; sent to Alaska to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew
Gung-Ho219 seconds18 linesin DC convoy; at HQ during broadcast; sent to Alaska to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew
Col. Brekhov113 seconds11 linesleading Red Oktober to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew; giving seal to Duke
Baroness90 seconds14 linesposing as tourist in DC; leading Rattlers and HISSes to stop Joes from recovering seal
Tomax84 seconds16 linessupervising Potemkin's installment as owner of Alaska
Daina82 seconds2 linesflying helicopter to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew; briefly holds the seal
Xamot81 seconds15 linessupervising Potemkin's installment as owner of Alaska
Horror Show73 seconds3 linessent to Alaska to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew
 
Background Characters
Snake Eyes26 seconds at HQ during broadcast
Shipwreck17 seconds (silent)in DC convoy; at HQ during broadcast
Dusty16 seconds (silent)in DC convoy; at HQ during broadcast
Recondo5 seconds (silent)at HQ during broadcast
Wild Weasel4 seconds2 linesleading Rattlers against Romanov to recover seal
Ace2 seconds1 lineleading Skystrikers to protect Alaskan seal (20:46-47)
 
Troops Appearing
Greenshirt65 seconds at HQ during broadcast; driving Snow Cats to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew
Tele-Viper28 seconds3 linesattacking convoy transporting US documents through DC
Cobra7 seconds flying Rattlers and driving HISSes to retrieve Alaskan seal
 
Vehicles Appearing
HISS66 seconds used to recover Alaskan seal and destroy Romanov town; used by Joes to break ice
Snow Cat54 seconds used to transport Joes through Alaska; destroyed by Red Oktober
Rattler33 seconds used to attack Joe cargo plane and Romanov
Skystriker6 seconds used to protect Alaskan seal
 
Non-Toy Characters: Gergy Potemkin, Gov. Landsford, Capt. Lukrov
Non-Toy Equipment: Army truck, Romanov, grey Joe cargo plane, Oktober Guard helicopter

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.3 set (Disc 11, Episode 5)