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Steeler

(aka Ralph "Steeler" Pulaski)

File Name: Ralph W. Pulaski of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Grades: Army O-1 (1982); none listed (2004); O-2 (2007)
SNs: RA035386098; 035-38-RW98
Notes: Pittsburgh is in the southwest part of the state, at the source of the Ohio River. It is also the hometown of Depth Charge.



chronological: Grand Slam<< Steeler >>Major Bludd
alphabetical: Steel Brigade Paratrooper<< Steeler >>Stinger Driver

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Chris Latta19791 seconds46426

Notes: Sunbow's Steeler wore a heavily simplified take on his 1982 outfit, with blond hair, dark green pants, and a shorter gold visor, as well as no chest straps or holster and no gloves. His undershirt was usually yellow but sometimes black. Steeler's last name was mentioned in the episode Worlds Without End, Part 2.

 

A Real American Hero Opening7 seconds(silent)on battlefield with Duke, sparring with Rock 'n Roll, in final pose
A Real American Hero, Part 149 seconds1 lineat airfield during Bludd's assault, at HQ for broadcast, fighting at farm
A Real American Hero, Part 24 seconds(silent)assisting Doc in transporting injured Duke
A Real American Hero, Part 340 seconds3 lineson aircraft carrier, presenting killer satellite
A Real American Hero, Part 420 seconds2 linesin Dragonfly and J.U.M.P. at Ring of Fire
A Real American Hero, Part 542 seconds(silent)at first use of M.A.S.S. and Duke's procedure, in J.U.M.P. and F.L.A.K. at Cobra temple
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 319 seconds(silent)at HQ when Flint and Mutt return, part of team to Palace of Doom
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 59 seconds(silent)driving M.O.B.A.T. against Cobra temple
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)2 seconds(silent)on battlefield in flashback (0:32-0:33)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 133 seconds(silent)in space shuttle to Space Station Delta
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 518 seconds(silent)helping retake Space Station Delta, erroneously seen at Joe HQ
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 26 seconds(silent)at Scarlett's briefing, on risers at reinstatement
The Traitor, Part 12 seconds(silent)present when Dusty is rescued (20:49-50)
Worlds Without End Part I237 seconds21 linesin Mauler; sent to alt-Earth; bitten by insect; with Grunt at HQ
Worlds Without End Part II293 seconds19 linesdelirious, finding dead Joes; taken in by Baroness; remaining in alt universe
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening1 second(silent)running with Recondo's team (1:25)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 22 seconds(silent)on guard duty with Stalker at Joe HQ (3:20-21)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 32 seconds(silent)driving Mauler against Cobra in flashback (7:07-08)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 55 seconds(silent)at Hawk's briefing; charging toward palace; running during retreat

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1982 (M.O.B.A.T.)
2. 2004 (Comic #5)
3. 2007 (Convention)
4. 2008/I (Armadillo)
5. 2008/II (Ultimate Battle Pack)
 
Version 1: summer 1982 boxed Motorized Battle Tank (M.O.B.A.T.) vehicle
Tank CommanderMOS 1: Armor [19A]
MOS 2: Artillery [13A]; Transportation [88A]
  • head: Short-Fuze (82, 97), Flash (82), Hawk (82), Steeler (82), Starduster (87)
  • arms: Steeler (82), Wild Bill (83)
  • torso: Steeler (82)
  • waist: Stalker (82, 97), Short-Fuze (82, 97, 05/I), Breaker (82), Snake Eyes (82, 97/I, 97/II, 03/I, 03/II, 04/IV, 05/IV), Zap (82, 97), Flash (82), Rock 'n Roll (82), Grunt (82, 83, 97), Hawk (82), Clutch (82, 84), Grand Slam (82, 83), Steeler (82), Lt. Falcon (03), Infantry Division (05/I, 05/II, 05/III, 05/IV, 05/V, 05/VI)
  • legs: Stalker (82, 97), Short-Fuze (82, 97, 05/I), Breaker (82), Zap (82, 97), Rock 'n Roll (82), Grunt (82, 83), Hawk (82), Clutch (82, 84), Steeler (82), Lt. Falcon (03), Infantry Division (05/I, 05/II, 05/III, 05/IV, 05/V, 05/VI)
Accessories: black Uzi (82 Snake Eyes's), light green helmet (82 Short-Fuze's), thick black binocular visor (new). Some mail-order Steelers came with black binoculars (83 Duke's) instead of the visor.
Steeler comes from a blue collar middle-class background. He put himself through college on an ROTC scholarship and work as a heavy equipment operator. Familiar and proficient with all NATO and Warsaw Pact AFV's. Graduated Armor School, top of class. Special Training: Cadre-XAFV Project; Artillery School; AFV Desert Exercise; Covert Ops School. Qualified Expert: M-16; M-1911A1; MAC-10; Uzi.
"Young, reckless, often clashes with authority (superior officers), but he's one tough soldier!"
Variations: Re-tooled in 1983 to accommodate swivel-arm battle grip and a new waistpiece design. Yojoe.com lists swivel-arm Steeler as version 1.5.
Toy Notes: Item #6000.
Reissues: The M.O.B.A.T. was reissued in spring 1983 with swivel-arm Steeler. The swivel-arm version was reissued in mail offers 1988-1989 (North Atlantic, Operation Deep Six). The latter of these mistakenly pictures Thunder on the brochure.
Version 2: late October 2004 Wave 2 comic three-pack assortment
Tank CommanderMOS 1: Armor [19A]
MOS 2: Artillery [13A]; Transportation [88A]
  • head: Steeler (04, 07)
  • upper arms: B.A.T. (86), Steeler (04)
  • lower arms: Snow Job (83, 97), Whiteout (01), Frostbite (03/I, 05/II), Snake Eyes (04/II), Steeler (04), Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (06), Grunt (07)
  • torso: Mace (93), Double Clutch (04), Steeler (04)
  • waist: Mace (93), Double Clutch (04), Steeler (04)
  • legs: Mace (93), Double Clutch (04), Steeler (04)
Accessories: black submachine gun (92 Shockwave's), black rifle (04 Cobra Trooper's), black knife (91 Low-Light's), green tall soft-plastic combat helmet with holes for visor (new), thick white binocular visor with thin rectangular lens (new), black backpack (91 Dusty's).
STEELER comes from a blue-collar middle-class background. He put himself through college on an ROTC scholarship and by working as a heavy equipment operator. He entered Armor School at Fort Knox, graduating at the top of his class. One of the first to join the G.I. JOE Team, he has taken part in countless operations against the COBRA organization. While he is recognized as a tough and dedicated soldier, his frequent clashes with authority figures, especially superior officers, make him a quite a handful. Coming from a background in which you proved your mettle through physical contests, he frequently challenges team members to tests of strength and stamina.
"Prove you're right, prove you're tough. That's how you earn my respect."
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with Gen. Flagg, Cobra Officer, and a reprint of Marvel #5. Item #60498. Early promotional material referred to Steeler simply as "Ralph."
Version 3: late September 2007 Tanks for the Memories figure two-pack
Tank Commander
Ralph "Steeler" Pulaski
MOS 1: Armor Officer [19A]
MOS 2: Transportation [88A]
  • head: Steeler (04, 07)
  • arms: Dogfight (89), Steeler (07)
  • torso: Dogfight (89), Steeler (07)
  • waist: Dogfight (89), Steeler (07)
  • legs: Dogfight (89), Steeler (07)
Accessories: dark grey Uzi (02 Nunchuk's) dark grey submachine gun with long magazine and L-shaped stock (new), brown helmet (04 Steeler's), grey visor with red lens (04 Steeler's), clear figure stand (common).
STEELER was selected as the Executive Officer in charge of the G.I. JOE team's tank division. As one of its original members, he has taken part in countless operations against the COBRA organization. While he is recognized as a touch and dedicated soldier, his frequent clashes with superior officers keeps him stationed in the motor pool. Coming from a blue-collar middle-class background in which you proved your mettle through physical contests, he frequently challenges team members to tests of strength and stamina.
STEELER's current assignment is to field test the latest upgrades on the MAULER MBT-X as well as overseeing the NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) qualifications for cold weather training in Fort Carson, Colorado. He knows that many of the original members don't get into the field too often, and this is a perfect opportunity to keep their skills and equipment running like a fine-tuned machine. Everything changes when COBRA launches a surprise attack on a chemical weapons storage facility in his vicinity. Now he and his crew of experienced veterans are the only hope of stopping them from releasing havoc on the world.
"Prove you're right, prove you're tough, then drop and give me fifty."
Toy Notes: Originally intended for sale with a recolored Mauler, which was not available in time for the 2007 convention. Sold in a two-pack with Rip It in limited numbers there, with the expectation that their tanks would be shipped by Thanksgiving. Critically important molds broke during the Maulers' production, so the remaining figures were sold off in November: Steeler by himself, or him and Rip It together. Both figures are considered high-demand items.
Version 4: June 2008 Armadillo Tank vs. Serpentor's Air Chariot vehicle two-pack (08/I)
Tank Commander
Ralph "Steeler" Pulaski
MOS 1: Armor Officer [19A]
MOS 2: Transportation [88A]
  • head: Steeler (08/I, 08/II)
  • 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: Snake Eyes (07/I, 07/II, 08/I, 08/II, 08/IV, 08/VII, 08/IX, 09/I, 09/III, 09/IV), Sgt. Stalker (07, 08/I, 08/II), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/I), Cpl. Breaker (08/I, 08/II), Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (08/I, 08/II), Grunt (08), Duke (08/IV), Steeler (08/I, 08/II), Double Clutch (08), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Sgt. Airborne (08), Short-Fuze (08), Outback (09)
  • upper legs: Snake Eyes (07/I, 07/II, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/VII, 09/IV), Sgt. Stalker (07, 08/I, 08/II), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/I, 08/II), Grunt (08), Duke (08/IV), Steeler (08/I, 08/II), Double Clutch (08), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Skyduster (08), Dataframe (08), Short-Fuze (08), Firefly (09/II)
  • lower legs: Steeler (08/I, 08/II), Double Clutch (08), Skyduster (08), Short-Fuze (08)
Accessories: black pistol (07 Snake Eyes's), black knife (07 Snake Eyes's), olive helmet (05 Breaker's), black belt with chest holster (new), black Joe figure stand ("STEELER").
Ralph "Steeler" Pulaski comes from a blue collar middle-class background. He put himself through college on an ROTC scholarship and by working as a heavy equipment operator. He entered Armor school at Fort Knox, graduating at the top of his class. One of the first to join the G.I. JOE team, he has taken part in countless operations against the COBRA organization. He drives one of the G.I. JOE team's ARMADILLO TANKS, pushing the vehicle to its limit as he tears his way through an onslaught of COBRA tanks with turbojet engines firing hot and cannons blazing.
"What some people call 'reckless' is me just making absolutely sure the other guy knows exactly where he stands: you lose, COBRA!"
Toy Notes: Boxed with Serpentor and updates of the Mini Tank Armadillo and Air Chariot. Item #32395.
Version 5: November 2008 Ultimate Battle Pack boxed set (08/II)
Tank Commander
Ralph "Steeler" Pulaski
MOS 1: Armor [19A]
MOS 2: Artillery [13A], Transportation [88A]
  • head: Steeler (08/I, 08/II)
  • left arm: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Grunt (08), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/II), Cobra Driver (08), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I, 08/II), Short-Fuze (08), Steeler (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Maj. Bludd (08/III), Cobra Viper (08/III), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Shockblast (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • right arm: Cobra Officer (07, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Trooper (07/I, 07/II, 07/III, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Cobra Air Trooper (07), Vehicle Driver (07), Night Watch Officer (08), Night Watch Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Grunt (08), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/II), Cobra Driver (08), Cobra Bazooka Trooper (08), Cobra Pilot (08), Scrap-Iron (08/I, 08/II), Short-Fuze (08), Steeler (08/II), Cobra Vehicle Gunner (08), Cobra Viper (08/III), Cobra Paratrooper (08), Shockblast (09), Cobra Stinger Driver (09)
  • body: Snake Eyes (07/I, 07/II, 08/I, 08/II, 08/IV, 08/VII, 08/IX, 09/I, 09/III, 09/IV), Sgt. Stalker (07, 08/I, 08/II), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/I), Cpl. Breaker (08/I, 08/II), Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (08/I, 08/II), Grunt (08), Duke (08/IV), Steeler (08/I, 08/II), Double Clutch (08), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Sgt. Airborne (08), Short-Fuze (08), Outback (09)
  • upper legs: Snake Eyes (07/I, 07/II, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/VII, 09/IV), Sgt. Stalker (07, 08/I, 08/II), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/I, 08/II), Grunt (08), Duke (08/IV), Steeler (08/I, 08/II), Double Clutch (08), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Skyduster (08), Dataframe (08), Short-Fuze (08), Firefly (09/II)
  • lower legs: Steeler (08/I, 08/II), Double Clutch (08), Skyduster (08), Short-Fuze (08)
Accessories: black pistol (07 Snake Eyes's), silver Uzi (07 Snake Eyes's), black knife with silver blade (07 Snake Eyes's), tan helmet (08 Sgt. Flash's), black visor (82 Short-Fuze's), black belt with gold buckles (08 Steeler's), black Joe figure stand ("RALPH 'STEELER' PULASKI").
Steeler comes from a blue-collar middle-class background. He put himself through college on an ROTC scholarship and by working as a heavy equipment operator. He entered Armor school at Fort Knox, graduating at the top of his class. One of the first to join the G.I. JOE team, he has taken part in countless operations against the COBRA organization. He drives one of the G.I. JOE team's mini-tanks, pushing the vehicle to its limit as he tears his way through an onslaught of COBRA tanks with turbojet engines firing hot and cannons blazing.
"What some people call 'reckless' is me just making absolutely sure the other guy knows exactly where he stands: you lose, COBRA!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Target-exclusive set with Cobra H.I.S.S. Driver, Cobra Vehicle Gunner, Destro, Cobra Commander, Short-Fuze, Sgt. Stalker, a dark green M.O.B.A.T., a blue Flight Pod, and a red H.I.S.S. Tank. Item #34106.