To my knowledge, Steel Brigade Paratroopers never animated.
The Steel Brigade security force was formed in 1993 as a clandestine means of logistical support for the G.I. Joe Team. Cobra appeared to be gaining strength and stretching the Joes' resources thin, and given the team's unofficial status, the old Army-supplied "greenshirts" were no longer an option. The paratroopers whose appearance is represented by Version 1 accompanied Joes on away missions or occasionally did scouting and simple intelligence gathering on their own.
||1. 2005 (Convention)
|Version 1: 2005 Steel Brigade Trooper special two-pack release
|Fig. #1080: G.I. JOE Security Force||MOS 1: Airborne Infantry [11B]|
MOS 2: Reconnaissance [11B]
- head: Blackstar (94), Steel Brigade Commander (05), Steel Brigade Paratrooper (05)
- arms: Barricade (92, 93, 04), Gears (94), Steel Brigade Paratrooper (05), Overlord (06)
- torso: Duke (92, 01), Leatherneck (01), Sgt. Stalker (04/III), Steel Brigade Paratrooper (05)
- waist: Duke (92, 01), Leatherneck (01), Sgt. Stalker (04/III), Steel Brigade Paratrooper (05)
- legs: Duke (92, 01), Sgt. Stalker (04/III), Steel Brigade Paratrooper (05)
|Accessories: black backpack (87 Jinx's) and attached silver parachute; grey submachine gun (91 Cloudburst's); black knife (93 Beach-Head's); clear figure stand
|The STEEL BRIGADE PARATROOPERS are members of the G.I. JOE Team's international Security Force. They can quickly provide regional stability to "hot spots" throughout the world without drawing the attention that the visible presence of the regular G.I. JOE Team would. Each STEEL BRIGADE combat team functions as a reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition squadron. The entire subteam is comprised of specially talented and highly trained individuals, both military and civilian, some of whom distinguish themselves sufficeintly enough to later be chosen to join the G.I. JOE Team full time.|
The STEEL BRIGADE PARATROOPER helmet has a built-in oxygen mask and communications system that allows each soldier to be tied into a tactical local-area network with their STEEL BRIGADE COMMANDER. The visor has optical display screens with a heads-up targeting sight along with night vision and infrared heat source sensors. Although the helmets look strange, these guys can meet any challenge head on!
"We fight for freedom—wherever there's trouble!"
|Toy Notes: Two copies were bagged together at the Steel Brigade/Iron Grenadiers-themed 2005 Convention. This figure is considerd a high-demand item.