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Side Track

(not to be confused with 2002's Sidetrack)

File Name: Sean C. McLaughlin of Hingham, Massachusetts.
Grade: Army E-6 (2001)
SN: not listed on filecard
Notes: Hingham is on the east coast, about 15 miles southeast of Boston. Barbecue, Blocker, and Col. Courage are from Boston itself.




Previous character: Whiteout
Next character: Warwolf

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Updraft was never animated.

Headcanon

Born March 19, 1963. Side Track joined the Joe Team in July 1991, replacing Ambush, who had been seriously injured the previous month in the Joes' first encounter with the revived Cobra forces. Side Track's appearance is represented by Version 1, and he voluntarily left the team in February 1992 when Ambush returned to duty.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 2001 (RAH Wave 2)    
Version 1: 2001 Real American Hero Collection Wave 2 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0554: Survival SpecialistMOS 1: Wilderness Survival Specialist
MOS 2: Demolitions Expert
  • head: Ambush (90, 93), Side Track (01)
  • arms: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (01)
  • torso: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (01)
  • waist: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (01)
  • legs: Ambush (90, 93, 04), Side Track (01)
Accessories: dark green helmet (92 Duke's); brown backpack (90 Ambush's); black pistol (90 Ambush's grenade launcher); black assault rifle (90 Ambush's EM-2 bullpup); four light brown poles (90 Ambush's tent supports); two light green nets (90 Ambush's); black figure stand
When it comes to taking on an enemy in the world's most inhospitable climates, Side Track is the perfect man for the job! When he was 10, and adventurous uncle took Side Track on a safari and from then on, he was hooked—no more city life for him! Side Track honed his unique combat skills by sneaking up on crocodiles, challenging them for drinking rights at watering holes. He's especially fascinated with the survival techniques of frogs. Who else could learn a breathing regimen from an amphibian that sits on lily pads? Since joining G.I. Joe, Side Track has helped his fellow team members learn how to survive in areas where the temperature is 120 degrees in the shade, with minimal water available.
His favorite vacation spot is the Australian Outback, not a place for lightweights. Every summer, Side Track takes a few of his G.I. Joe friends camping at his favorite site in the middle of the Bush. He doesn't tell them that they'll be 350 miles from the nearest restroom and that they'll need to forage for their meals. That would spoil all the fun.
Toy Notes: Released before Christmas 2000 in a few areas but not until 2001 in most of the US. Carded in a two-pack with Duke (01). Yojoe.com lists this figure as a 2000 release. Item #57757.