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Red Star



File Name: Anatoly Fyodorovich Krimov of Odessa, Ukraine, USSR.
Grade: Army O-3 equivalent (1991)
no SN (not US military)
Notes: Odessa is on the Black Sea in southeast Ukraine, which gained independence from the USSR in 1991. Col. Brehkov is also from Odessa.




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Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Unknown8883 seconds1071,001

Notes: DiC's rendition of Red Star was referred to only as Captain Krimov (and as Colonel Krimov on three occasions in Cold Shoulder). He wore the 1991 outfit with blue pockets, a gold star on his cap, and grey or black chest straps.

 

Cold Shoulder232 seconds29 lines
General Confusion134 seconds19 lines
Night of the Creepers68 seconds11 lines
That's Entertainment433 seconds48 lines
Messenger from the Deep5 seconds (silent)
The Greatest Evil Part I2 seconds (silent)
Basic Training5 seconds (silent)
The Legend of Metal-Head4 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born September 14, 1948. Red Star was one of the ten original members of the Oktober Guard, which was formed in 1980 in response to the Cobra threat, and thus the Soviet counterpart to the G.I. Joe Team. His appearance is represented by Version 1.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1991 (Oktober Guard) 2. 2008 (Comic Wave 4)  
Version 1: 1991 Wave 1 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0287: Oktober Guard OfficerMOS 1: Commando Operations (Naval Infantry)
  • head: Red Star (91), Col. Brekhov (98)
  • arms: Red Star (91), Col. Brekhov (98, 05), Stormavik (05)
  • torso: Red Star (91), Col. Brekhov (98, 05), Stormavik (05), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06)
  • waist: Red Star (91), Col. Brekhov (98, 05), Stormavik (05)
  • legs: Red Star (91), Col. Brekhov (98, 05), Stormavik (05)
Accessories: blue officer's cap (new, with star on front); brown backpack (new, with knife clips) and detachable black antenna (new, soft plastic); black assault rifle (new, AK-103); black "hand Gatling gun" (new, with belt peg) and detachable twin barrels; black knife (new, smooth with curved tip); black ammo belt (new, textured)
Detached from the crack Black Sea Regiment of the Soviet Naval Infantry (equivalent of our Marine Corps), RED STAR now commands the Russian version of the G.I. Joe Team, known as the Oktober Guard. He was the youngest chess master in Odessa at the age of eleven, and is a published Pushkin scholar, his monograph on "Boris Godonov" being considered the definitive work. In his spare time, he coaches the pistol team at the Dynamo Sports Club in Moscow.
"Red Star came home from that mess in Afghanistan with a bad attitude and a funny look in the eye, but when they needed an experienced field commander to lead the Oktober Guard, he leaped at the chance. He wasn't about to let the top volunteers from all the best units be led by some party toad with relatives in the high command and a yen to become a hero of the Soviet Union."
Variations: The earliest filecards were printed identifying Red Star as a Cobra, corrected with a sticker.
Toy Notes: Item #6588. The prototype shown in the 1991 insert catalog has a black missile.
Version 2: 2008 Wave 4 comic two-pack assortment
Fig. #1273: Oktober Guard Officer
  • head: Red Star (08)
  • arms: Flint (07), Duke (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III), Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (08/I), G.I. Joe Doc (08), Cpl. Breaker (08/I, 08/II), Red Star (08), Steeler (08/I), Double Clutch (08), Lt. Falcon (08), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Leatherneck (08)
  • body: Flint (07, 08/I, 09/I, 09/II), Duke (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/V, 08/VI), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/II), G.I. Joe Doc (08), Red Star (08), Lt. Falcon (08), Skyduster (08)
  • upper legs: Flint (07, 08/I, 09/I, 09/II), Duke (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/V, 08/VI), G.I. Joe Doc (08), Cpl. Breaker (08/I, 08/II), Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (08/I, 08/II), Red Star (08), Lt. Falcon (08)
  • lower legs: Red Star (08)
Accessories: blue officer's cap (new, with red star and gold braid on front); green pouch backpack (new, with tan straps); light brown webbing (new, with red star buckle and green grenades); brown stachel (new, with red star); black revolver (new); black machine gun (new, with no grip) and removable chamber; black knife (new, short with rounded hilt and silver blade); black Joe figure stand
RED STAR commands the OKTOBER GUARD, which is the Russian version of the G. I. JOE team, and was formerly part of the "crack" Black Sea Regiment of the Soviet Naval Infantry (the equivalent of the United States Marine Corps). He was the youngest chess master in Odessa at the age of eleven, and is published a Pushkin scholar, his monograph on "Boris Godonov" being considered the definitive work. In his spare time, he coaches the pistol team at the Dynamo Sports Club in Moscow.
"When an experienced field commander was needed to lead the OKTOBER GUARD, RED STAR leaped at the chance. He wasn't about to let the top volunteers from all the best units be led by just anyone; they deserved the best, and he made sure they got it."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Duke (08/IV) and an original comic (#6). Item #32163.