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Pathfinder



File Name: William V. Iannotti of Key West, Florida.
Grade: Army E-6 (1990-2004)
SN: 040-9812-JA41 [same as Stretcher's]
Notes: Key West is a seaport at the western end of the Florida Keys south of the mainland.



chronological: Bullhorn<< Pathfinder >>Airwave
alphabetical: Para-Viper<< Pathfinder >>Payload

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Garry Chalk212,410 seconds2282,115

DiC's Pathfinder wore his 1990 outfit, changing to a new color scheme in the second season (brown shirt with light green vest).

 

Season 1 Opening (DiC)4 seconds(silent)in footage from DiC season 1, in final pose
United We Stand398 seconds45 linesseeking and infiltrating Cobra lab, in infirmary, disguised as nurse, stealing Locust, infiltrating rocket base
Granny Dearest125 seconds12 linesnavigating MBB through Chicago, on train, sneaking aboard the Floating Fortress
Victory at Volcania Part 189 seconds9 lineswrestling an alligator, retreating, at airfield, hiding in ruins, washed up on shore, disguised as Crimson Guard
Victory at Volcania Part 253 seconds(silent)in Hammer during airfield retreat, scaling volcano, entering through cave, wrestling alligator in final scene
The Nozone Conspiracy11 seconds(silent)at arctic base (error? - Sgt. Slaughter sits here in other shots)
Pigskin Commandos40 seconds4 linesat Joe HQ, playing football, driving Avalanche
Injustice and the Cobra Way46 seconds1 linein National Archives battle, witnessing kidnapping
That's Entertainment3 seconds(silent)at HQ when Cobra retreats
I Found You...Evy11 seconds(silent)in General at mobile base
An Officer and a Viperman317 seconds27 linesat base, training as a Range-Viper, leading attack on Tokyo base, recovering Battle Axe
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 1260 seconds32 linesin General in Lappland, at Alcatraz, at Sky Patrol HQ, visiting Skydive's informatnt, sneaking onto Alcatraz
D-Day at Alcatraz Part 2208 seconds22 linesheld captive at Alcatraz, escaping with Grid-Iron
Stuck on You539 seconds67 linesflying Sky Hawk to attack Cobra base, capturing Cobra Cmdr
Season 2 Opening (DiC)1 second(silent)in footage from DiC season 1 (0:09)
El Dorado–The Lost City of Gold85 seconds2 linesat Joe HQ, in cargo plane, driving Badger, captured, freed by Grunt
Long Live Rock and Roll Part I5 seconds(silent)using metal detector to search for Cobra
Long Live Rock and Roll Part II5 seconds(silent)flying a Battle Copter into battle
A Is for Android156 seconds7 linespart of ambush party, on parade ground, defending HQ in Attack Cruiser
Keyboard Warriors2 seconds(silent)operating forklift at Alpha Charlie (7:04-05)
Basic Training52 seconds(silent)seen in flashback

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1990 2. 2001 (A.W.E. Striker) 3. 2004 (V.A.M.P./T.B.G.)
Version 1: spring 1990 regular carded figure assortment
Jungle Assault SpecialistMOS 1: Jungle Assault Specialist
MOS 2: Forward Observer/Recon
  • head: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • arms: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • torso: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04), Clutch (07)
  • waist: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • legs: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
Accessories: two light grey hip-mounted machine guns with long handles (new), black weed trimmer with arm clip and pointed silver blades (new), light grey fuel tank backpack with pegs for hose and ammo belts (new), medium-length black hose (common), two short silver ammo belts with rings on both ends (new).
By growing up in the alligator-infested swamplands of southern Florida, PATHFINDER quickly learned how to find his way around in order to stay alive! With his father's help, Pathfinder mastered the ways of jungle survival. He learned how to make trails where there were none, to detect unnatural jungle sounds, and to attack unsuspecting targets swiftly and quietly. When he was eighteen, Pathfinder enlisted in the Army and began a career as a jungle recon specialist. Almost immediately, he became the Army's premiere jungle/rain forest tactical assault expert. Pathfinder was then ordered to serve as G.I. Joe's jungle assault specialist where he is now responsible for all covert operations involving attacks on Cobra Island.
"We could be chest-deep in a midnight swamp, with mosquitos in our ears, leeches in our boots, and Cobra NIGHT-VIPERS firing up our tails with tracers, but as long as Pathfinder has the point, we'll come out smelling like roses. He learned everything from his father, a decorated reconnaissance grunt from the Korean War. Like his father, he doesn't know the meaning of the word surrender. When Pathfinder leads a jungle patrol he doesn't stop until the job is successfully completed and all objectives have been accomplished. And I mean ALL objectives!"
Toy Notes: Featured in 1990's second new figures commercial. Item #6577. The prototype shown in the 1990 insert catalog has a peg for only one hip-mounted machine gun and has a grey handle added to the pole saw.
Version 2: winter 2001 boxed A.W.E. Striker vehicle
All-Weather Assault SpecialistMOS 1: All-Weather Assault Specialist
MOS 2: Forward Observer/Recon
  • head: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • arms: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • torso: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04), Clutch (07)
  • waist: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • legs: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
Accessories: none
When a G.I. Joe assault team is faced with an obstacle, such as having to scale a 15,000 foot mountain to invade a COBRA fortress, Pathfinder's there to get them over the "hump." Ever since his childhood days in Key West, he's always had a fascination with being able to "rough it" in the wild. When he was only 9 years old, he spent a week alone in the everglades, just to prove that he could do it. His only worry wasn't the alligators, but the mosquitoes. Pathfinder can't stand bugs. After joining the G.I. Joe Team, he spent over 10 years learning how to overcome whatever Mother Nature dished out. His ability to survive in dense jungles, barren tundras, and sand-swept deserts is uncanny.
When the G.I. Joe team deployed the A.W.E. Striker vehicle there was only one choice for its driver...Pathfinder. It was as if the vehicle was made just for him. Like him, the A.W.E. Striker never quits. That's probably why this man and machine combination is such a good match!
Toy Notes: Item #57768. Distinguished from version 3 by a dark grey belt buckle.
Version 3: September 2004: boxed V.A.M.P. (Multi-Purpose Attack Vehicle) with Twin Battle Gun vehicle set
All-Weather Assault SpecialistMOS 1: All-Weather Assault Specialist
MOS 2: Forward Observer/Recon
  • head: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • arms: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • torso: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04), Clutch (07)
  • waist: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
  • legs: Pathfinder (90, 01, 04)
Accessories: two black machine guns (90 Pathfinder's), black pole saw with rounded-off black blades (90 Pathfinder's), black backpack (90 Pathfinder's), medium-length black hose (common), two black ammo belts (90 Pathfinder's).
When a G.I. Joe assault team is faced with an obstacle, such as having to scale a 15,000 foot mountain to invade a COBRA fortress, Pathfinder's there to get them over the "hump." Ever since his childhood days in Key West, he's always had a fascination with being able to "rough it" in the wild. When he was only 9 years old, he spent a week alone in the everglades, just to prove that he could do it. His only worry wasn't the alligators, but the mosquitoes. Pathfinder can't stand bugs. After joining the G.I. Joe Team, he spent over 10 years learning how to overcome whatever Mother Nature dished out. His ability to survive in dense jungles, barren tundras, and sand-swept deserts is uncanny.
"My job isn't just to find a path in and out for the team. It's to make a path if there isn't one. You'll always come out all right if you work with nature, have respect for it, and learn from it."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive vehicle set with Chief Torpedo, Big Brawler, and recolors of the V.A.M.P. and Whirlwind. Item #60352. Distinguished from version 2 by a black belt buckle.