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TARGAT

(stands for Trans Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Trooper)









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Animated Appearances

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

Notes: DiC's TARGATs made only a brief appearance, working for Cobra and wearing their 1989 outfit without jet packs.

 

Operation Dragonfire: Day 110 seconds

Headcanon

TARGATs were introduced to the Iron Grenadiers in early 1986, with their appearance represented by Version 1. They did double duty as space troopers and as terrestrial infantry inserted by air.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1989 (Iron Grenadiers) 2. 1993 (Star Brigade)  
Version 1: 1989 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0203: Trans Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Trooper
  • head: TARGAT (89, 93)
  • arms: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • torso: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • waist: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • legs: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
Accessories: blue visor (new, blank), light grey backpack (new, jet pack with hinged fins), grey control unit (new, pistol-shaped), gold laser pistol (new, clips to wrist), black hose (medium standard)
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.
Re-releases: Recolored versions were released in India as Street Hawk and TARGAT.
Version 2: 1993 Star Brigade carded assortment, #12
Fig. #0406: Trans Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Trooper
  • head: TARGAT (89, 93)
  • arms: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • torso: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • waist: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
  • legs: TARGAT (89, 93), Create-a-Cobra (93), Coil Trooper (06)
Accessories: purple visor (89 TARGAT's); red laser pistol (88 Iron Grenadier's); red submachine gun (89 Annihilator's); red sniper rifle (90 Rock-Viper's PSG-1); red spring missile launcher (93 HEAT Viper's, with red trigger); two red missiles (common for 93 Cobras); red figure stand
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.