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Skidmark



File Name: Cyril Colombani of Los Angeles, California.
Grade: Army E-4 (1988)
SN: 470-38-8412
Notes: Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US. Other Joes from LA include Quick Kick, Jinx, Steel Brigade Commander, Sure Fire, and Wreckage.



Previous character: Road Pig
Next character: Star-Viper

 

Animated Appearances

Skidmark was animated only for commercials, in which he wore a yellow helmet.

Headcanon

Born April 6, 1958. Skidmark joined the Joe Team in September 1985, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988 (Desert Fox)    
Version 1: 1988 boxed Desert Fox 6WD vehicle
Fig. #0172: Desert Fox 6WD DriverMOS 1: Fast Attack Vehicle Driver [88M]
MOS 2: Infantry [11B]
  • head: Skidmark (88)
  • arms: Skidmark (88)
  • torso: Skidmark (88)
  • waist: Skidmark (88)
  • legs: Skidmark (88)
Accessories: none
SKIDMARK was the kid that was held up by your mother as a shining example of everything that you were not. He was annoyingly polite, maddeningly well groomed and excruciatingly successful in his studies. There was a collective sigh of relief from his contemporaries when he received his first driver's license, and subsequently shattered all known records for the accumulation of speeding violations.
"He keeps his locker and bay area squared away and spotless; it makes everyone else look bad by comparison. This could have been cause for resentment if he wasn't the fastest and most reliable recon driver around. The worst thing that his teammates can say about him is the best thing that a soldier can say about another soldier: "He does his job."
Toy Notes: Item #6253. Character art, the commercial animation, and the figure in the commercial and the 1988 insert catalog all show a pale yellow helmet instead of the orange one released.