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T.A.R.G.A.T

(stands for Trans Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Trooper)








chronological: Alley Viper<< T.A.R.G.A.T. >>Dee-Jay
alphabetical: Switch Gears<< T.A.R.G.A.T. >>Taurus

 

Animated Appearances

DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
None110 seconds00

Notes: DiC's T.A.R.G.A.Ts made only a brief appearance, working for Cobra and wearing their 1989 outfit without jet packs.

 

Operation Dragonfire: Day 110 secondsattacking Joes inside monastery

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1989 (Iron Grenadiers) 2. 1993 (Star Brigade)  
Version 1: spring 1989 regular carded figure assortment (Iron Grenadiers)
Trans Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Trooper
  • head: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93)
  • arms: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • torso: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • waist: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • legs: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
Accessories: gold laser pistol with attached hose, clips to arm (new), dark grey gun-shaped hand control unit with peg for hose (new), large light blue face shield (new), light grey bulbous jet pack with folding wings and peg for hose (new), medium-length black hose (common).
Always in the forefront of technology, Destro's technicians have developed a method for inserting troops into totally inaccessible locations. Trans Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Troopers are deployed into orbit from a shuttle, wearing armored self-contained, bio-system suits and ceramic composite heat shields that double as hang gliders and weapons platforms. Their re-entry over their target could easily be mistaken for a meteor shower—until they start shooting!
"T.A.R.G.A.T.s are quite formidable as assault troopers, but their psychological impact on defending troops is even greater! Who wants to have to fight a person who's crazy enough to turn himself into a human meteor?"
Toy Notes: Item #6530.
Version 2: summer 1993 Star Brigade carded figure assortment, #12
Trans Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Trooper
  • head: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93)
  • arms: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • torso: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • waist: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • legs: T.A.R.G.A.T (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
Accessories: neon red laser pistol (88 Iron Grenadier's), neon red submachine gun (89 Annihilator's), neon red rifle (90 Rock-Viper's), red spring missile launcher with neon red trigger (93 H.E.A.T. Viper's), two neon red spring missiles (93 Alley Viper's), purple face shield (89 T.A.R.G.A.T.'s), neon red figure stand (common).
These terror troopers are deployed into orbit from Cobra Invaders wearing specialized, self-contained space suits. The suits contain ceramic composite heat shielding armor that provides coolant safety during atmospheric re-entry. When two or three of them return to Earth at the same time, they are often mistaken for a meteor shower—until they start shooting like typical Cobra terrorists! They are considered to be formidable battle opponents with exceptional firepower capabilities, so next time you see a meteor shower, it might be a good idea to stand beside a G.I. Joe...just in case.
Motto: "If you think sky diving to Earth from a plane is dangerous, try doing it from a Cobra Invader orbiting the moon!"
Toy Notes: Item #81106. Much of T.A.R.G.A.T.'s body is brittle due to the "Gold Plastic Syndrome" that plagued many toys in the late 1980s/early 1990s.