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Wild Bill



File Name: William S. Hardy of Brady, Texas.
Grade: Army CS-4 (1983-2009)
various SNs: RA056403211; 656-2456-PL19; 056-40-BW11; D56-40-BW11
Notes: Brady is the city closest to the center of the state, about 125 miles northwest of Austin.




Previous character: Viper Pilot
Next character: Ace

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Frank Welker461,424 seconds1911,671
Reel FX VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Don S. Davis2210 seconds36377

Notes: Sunbow's Wild Bill wore a completely different outfit from the original figure: light tan hat and black sunglasses, a blue shirt with orange closed vest and no gloves, and blue pants with a brown belt, grey boots, and no leg holsters. In his early commercial animation he was designed and colored like the figure. The Reel FX Wild Bill was based on the 2002 Version, with lighter pants and silver kneepads.

 

A Real American Hero, Part 16 seconds (silent)
A Real American Hero, Part 438 seconds1 line
A Real American Hero, Part 548 seconds3 lines
The Revenge of Cobra Opening1 second (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 11 second (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 316 seconds5 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 45 seconds3 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 52 seconds1 line
Cobra's Creatures34 seconds6 lines
Cobra Soundwaves89 seconds10 lines
Jungle Trap17 seconds8 lines
Haul Down the Heavens21 seconds1 line
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 16 seconds (silent)
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 315 seconds1 line
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 559 seconds3 lines
Battle for the Train of Gold24 seconds9 lines
Cobra's Candidate19 seconds2 lines
Money to Burn2 seconds (silent)
The Phantom Brigade153 seconds16 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 138 seconds6 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 242 seconds5 lines
Spell of the Siren15 seconds4 lines
Twenty Questions8 seconds (silent)
The Greenhouse Effect127 seconds14 lines
The Viper Is Coming17 seconds7 lines
The Funhouse26 seconds2 lines
Where the Reptiles Roam208 seconds32 lines
The Germ2 seconds (silent)
Captives of Cobra, Part 19 seconds1 line
Captives of Cobra, Part 230 seconds9 lines
Bazooka Saw a Sea Serpent8 seconds4 lines
The Traitor, Part 122 seconds (silent)
Excalibur11 seconds2 lines
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town123 seconds10 lines
Hearts and Cannons17 seconds6 lines
The Wrong Stuff96 seconds9 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 19 seconds1 line
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 27 seconds (silent)
Last Hour to Doomsday9 seconds4 lines
Computer Complications5 seconds (silent)
The Rotten Egg6 seconds2 lines
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World1 second (silent)
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs13 seconds3 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening5 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 12 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 312 seconds1 line
Spy Troops: The Movie160 seconds29 lines
Valor vs. Venom50 seconds7 lines

Headcanon

Born November 27, 1952. Wild Bill was one of the first additions to the Joe Team, joining in March 1981. His appearance is represented by Version 11, changing to Version 4 in 1985. Wild Bill served with the Joes until they were disbanded in December 1989, and he was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, with his Version 5 appearance, changing to Version 9 in 1993.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1983 (Dragonfly)
2. 1992
3. 1993 (Battle Corps)
4. 2000 (Locust)
5. 2002 (JvC Wave 4)
6. 2003/I (Missile Storm/Night Grizzly)
7. 2003/II (Tiger Force)
8. 2004/I (Tiger Storm)
9. 2004/II (VvV Wave 3)
10. 2005 (VvV Wave 6)
11. 2008/I (25th Wave 7)
12. 2008/II (Senior Ranking Officers)
13. 2008/III (Comic #12)
14. 2009 (Tiger Rat)
Version 1: 1983 boxed Dragonfly XH-1 vehicle
Fig. #0030: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (83)
  • arms: Steeler (82), Wild Bill (83)
  • torso: Wild Bill (83)
  • waist: Wild Bill (83)
  • legs: Wild Bill (83)
Accessories: none
Hardy served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during South East Asian debacle. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Item #6025. Was to be recolored as part of 1988's Tiger Force but was dropped for unknown reasons. Recondo (88) was assigned to the Tiger Fly in his place.
Re-releases: A recolored version was released in India.
Version 2: 1992 Wave 2 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0336: Air Cavalry ScoutMOS 1: Air Cavalry Scout [would be 19D?]
MOS 2: Sonic Apache Pilot [152F]
  • head: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • arms: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • torso: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • waist: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • legs: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
Accessories: blue Stetson hat (new, soft plastic); brown backpack (new, with knife clips); brown sidearm (new, Colt .46); blue missile launcher (new, with boxlike back and brown trigger); brown missile (new, with flared tip); brown knife (new, short with notched tip); black figure stand
The original G.I. Joe helicopter pilot, WILD BILL is also an expert tracker and can function on the ground as well as any expert infantry scout. He adapts the hunting skills he learned as a boy whenever he's tracking the enemy in "his own backyard." As he says: "Sneaking up on a Cobra is a sight easier than sneaking up on most critters. Cobras don't smell as good." Wild Bill doesn't believe in being undergunned. His weapon is the new XM-207 hyper-velocity missile launcher, which can punch a hole through six inches of laminated armor.
Motto: "Of course they only sent one pilot . . . me, because you only get one firefight!"
Toy Notes: Item #6742. In the 1992 insert catalog, concept art appears instead of the actual figure.
Version 3: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 2 carded assortment, #25
Fig. #0384: Aero-ScoutMOS 1: Aero-Scout [would be 19D?]
MOS 2: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
  • head: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • arms: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • torso: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • waist: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • legs: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
Accessories: blue Stetson hat (92 Wild Bill's); brown backpack (92 Wild Bill's); brown sidearm (92 Wild Bill's Colt .46); blue missile launcher (92 Wild Bill's, with brown trigger); brown missile (92 Wild Bill's); brown knife (92 Wild Bill's); black figure stand
The original G.I. Joe helicopter pilot, WILD BILL is also an expert tracker and can function on the ground as well as any expert infantry scout. He adapts the hunting skills he learned as a boy whenever he's tracking the enemy in "his own backyard." As he says: "Sneaking up on a Cobra is a sight easier than sneaking up on most critters. Cobras don't smell as good." Wild Bill doesn't believe in being undergunned. His weapon is the new XM-207 hyper-velocity missile launcher, which can punch a hole through six inches of laminated armor.
Motto: "Of course they only sent one pilot . . . me, because you only get one firefight!"
Toy Notes: Item #6794.
Version 4: 2000 Real American Hero Collection Wave 1 boxed Locust XH-1 vehicle
Fig. #0548: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • arms: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • torso: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • waist: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
  • legs: Wild Bill (92, 93, 00)
Accessories: dark blue Stetson hat (92 Wild Bill's, soft plastic)
Hardy served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during South East Asian debacle. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Item #57718.
Version 5: 2002 Joe vs. Cobra Wave 4 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0667: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Two-Pack Accessories: reddish brown Stetson hat (new); dark grey mini-revolver (new, tiny); brown-grey assault rifle (86 Leatherneck's M16/M203, with Sound Attack tab)
Mission Disc Accessories: same, plus an additional mini-revolver (same type) and a black knife (91 Low-Light's)
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going, and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the horse of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of there. When you need out of that LZ, when the enemy triple-A is working overtime, and when you think no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - WILD BILL will. NEO-VIPERS get on his nerves. He thinks that anybody who goes to all that trouble to be the best at what they do should at least have the sense to know right from wrong.
"It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they could get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Neo-Viper (02/IV). Item #57490.
Re-releases: Also available in early 2004 with a Mission Disc (Item #55336), or with chewing gum (Item #50402). The Mission Disc and Gum Bits filecards lack the sentence about Neo-Vipers and add "I'm the bus driver" to the beginning of the quote. The Gum Bits release came only with the assault rifle.
Version 6: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 carded Missile Storm vehicle (03/I)
Fig. #0712: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Accessories: grey helmet (02 Duke's, with black visor). The Night Force Grizzly release came instead with a black Stetson hat (02 Wild Bill's)
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the horse of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of theere. When you need to get out of that LZ, when the enemy triple-A is working overtime, and when you think no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - WILD BILL will. NEO-VIPERS get on his nerves. He thinks that anybody who goes to all that trouble to be the best at what they do should at least have the sense to know right from wrong.
"It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they could get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Item #57555.
Re-releases: Also boxed with the Night Force Grizzly vehicle in 2004.
Version 7: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7.75 two-pack assortment (Tiger Force, 03/II)
Fig. #0761: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Accessories: brown Stetson hat (02 Wild Bill's); two metallic mini-revolvers (02 Wild Bill's); brown-grey assault rifle (86 Leatherneck's M16/M203, with Sound Attack tab)
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the horse of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of theere. When you need to get out of that LZ, when the enemy triple-A is working overtime, and when you think no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - WILD BILL will. NEO-VIPERS get on his nerves. He thinks that anybody who goes to all that trouble to be the best at what they do should at least have the sense to know right from wrong.
"It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they coudl get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Roadblock (04/II). Item #56915.
Version 8: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 1 carded Tiger Storm vehicle (04/I)
Fig. #0808: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Wild Bill (02, 03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Accessories: brown flight helmet (02 Duke's, with black visor)
Soft talking, slow walking, easy-going, and hard-riding, WILD BILL might have been a cavalry trooper, a real horse-soldier in another age. These days, the mount of a cavalry trooper eats jet fuel instead of oats and comes with rotor blades instead of a saddle blanket. With WILD BILL at the controls that helicopter can gallop like the wind, take a turn like a thoroughbred at the track, and stop on a dime. A lot of chopper pilots won't think twice about taking you into a hot landing zone. They come in low over the treetops, flare, drop down low enough so you can jump without breaking a leg, and then they are out of there. When you need to get out of that landing zone, when the enemy is working overtime and the tracers are thick in the air like angry bees, no pilot in his right mind is coming in for you - but WILD BILL will. His easiest job so far? Tracking down COBRA SWAMP RAT troops. "You can smell those slimy sewer-skulking critters even when they're a mile underground," he says.
"I'm the bus driver. It's my job to get the boys in to do their job, and if that means hanging tough in a hairy situation, that's okay. That's what I get paid for. Heck, if it was easy, they could get anybody to do it."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Value Zone vehicle pack with Recondo (04), Sand Viper (04), the Tiger Storm vehicle, and a mini-comic. Item #54117.
Version 9: 2004 Valor vs. Venom Wave 3 two-pack assortment (04/II)
Fig. #0852: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • arms: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • torso: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • waist: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • legs: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
Accessories: black Stetson hat (new, smooth and plain); two silver six-shooters (new, Colt Peacemaker); copper machine gun (91 Big Ben's M240); black communications gauntlet (common for VvV Joes)
Slow-talking and easy-going, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. In situations where other people might lose it completely, WILD BILL just keeps on doing his job. This doesn't sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down on a hot landing zone waiting to be picked up. Piloting a helicopter in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination, and spatial perception. Helicopter pilots are trained, not born. WILD BILL feels a measure of pride in his hard-won skills, and to him, COBRA COIL CRUSHER is no better than an athlete pumped up with steroids. He knows that anything that isn't earned has no value.
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Coil Crusher (04). Item #55960.
Version 10: 2005 Valor vs. Venom Wave 6 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0988: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • arms: Wild Bill (04/II, 05)
  • torso: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • waist: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
  • legs: Wild Bill (04/II, 05), G.I. Joe (06)
Accessories: black Stetson hat (04 Wild Bill's); two grey six-shooters (04 Wild Bill's Colt Peacemaker); grey machine gun (91 Big Ben's M240); black communications gauntlet (common for VvV Joes)
Slow-talking and easy-going, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. In situations where other people might lose it completely, WILD BILL just keeps on doing his job. This doesn't sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down on a hot landing zone waiting to be picked up. Piloting a helicopter in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination, and spatial perception. Helicopter pilots are trained, not born. WILD BILL feels a measure of pride in his hard-won skills, and to him, COBRA COIL CRUSHER is no better than an athlete pumped up with steroids. He knows that anything that isn't earned has no value.
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Coil Crusher (05). Item #00283.
Version 11: 2008 25th Anniversary Wave 7 carded assortment (08/I)
Fig. #1255: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: blue Stetson hat (new, with gold braid), brown vest (new, with knife and chest holster), two black revolvers (04 Wild Bill's Colt Peacemaker, with white grip), black Joe figure stand
WILD BILL served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during Southeast Asian missions. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Item #29255.
Version 12: 2008 Senior Ranking Officers Wave 2 three-pack assortment (08/II)
Fig. #1328: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Helicopter Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Pilot [155A]; Aircraft Armorer [151A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: brown Stetson hat (08/I Wild Bill's), brown flight helmet (shared with 08/II Ace, with black goggles and mic), black vest (08/I Wild Bill's), two black revolvers (04 Wild Bill's Colt Peacemaker, with brown grip), black Joe figure stand
WILD BILL served as combat infantryman and participated in LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol) operations during Southeast Asian missions. Reenlisted for Flight Warrant Officer School and has since remained in service. Specialized Training: CLASSIFIED. Qualified Expert: M1191A auto pistol (prefers single action .45 long Colt revolvers), XM-16 attack rifle.
Amiable and slow talking. Fancies himself a country-western singer. Totally honest in personal dealings, but not beyond spinning a tall tale for the amusement of comrades.
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive three-pack with Capt. Ace (08/II) and Skyduster (08). Item #36144, set 1 of 3.
Version 13: 2008 Wave 6 comic two-pack carded assortment (08/III)
Fig. #1350: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: tan Stetson hat (08/I Wild Bill's), blue flight helmet (08/II Wild Bill's, with black goggles and mic), yellow vest (08/I Wild Bill's), two white revolvers (04 Wild Bill's Colt Peacemaker, with black grip), black Joe figure stand
Slow talking and easygoing, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. In situations where other people might lose it completely, WILD BILL just keeps on doing his job. This doesn't sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down on a hot landing zone waiting to be picked up. Piloting a helicopter in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination, and spatial perception. Helicopter pilots are trained, not born. He can pull maneuvers in the air that defy gravity (and sanity), and he has a pretty mean right hook - just ask SCRAP-IRON.
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Scrap-Iron (08/I) and an original comic (#12). Item #31531.
Version 14: 2009 boxed Tiger Rat vehicle
Fig. #1430: Helicopter PilotMOS 1: Rotary Wing Aircraft Pilot [153A]
MOS 2: Fixed Wing Aircraft Pilot [155A]
  • head: Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • upper arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08)
  • lower arms: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09)
  • body: Capt. Ace (08/I), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • upper legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Cobra Para-Viper (08), Specialist Trakker (08), Air Viper Commando (09)
  • lower legs: Capt. Ace (08/I, 08/II), Wild Bill (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 09), Lt. Slip Stream (08), Specialist Trakker (08)
Accessories: tan Stetson hat (08/I Wild Bill's), yellow flight helmet (08/II Wild Bill's, with black goggles and silver mic), grey vest (08/I Wild Bill's, with yellow holster), two tan revolvers (04 Wild Bill's Colt Peacemaker)
Slow talking and easygoing, WILD BILL doesn't let anything shake him up. This might not sound like much, but it means a lot to the G.I. JOE team if they are pinned down and need serious backup. Pioting a VTOL aircraft in combat requires a unique combination of skill, stamina, physical coordination and spatial perception. WILD BILL can pull maneuvers in the air that defy gravity (and sanity). Always willing to lay himself on the line for his team, WILD BILL's been in more crashes than anyone can count, but he always manages to get back on his feet - and right behind the yoke again.
"You've got an aircraft that can dogfight, bust a bunker, and drop down into a war zone and lay down sustained machine gun fire to cover our guys? Not many pilots could fly a machine like that. Good thing you've got me."
"Any old fool can fly into a hot landing zone. Getting out is the hard part."
Toy Notes: Boxed with the Target-exclusive Tiger Rat (09). Item #40142.